If you find that you are prone to respiratory infections as so many are you might benefit from taking in more vitamin D. It may help you keep them at bay. You can get a supplement or you can drink whole milk which contains it. You can also absorb it directly from the sun so just go outside more to see what happens. There are many ways to get it so you can see if it helps you without too much trouble.
- As a preventative measure, consuming vitamin D may help protect people from respiratory infections.
- According to a 2016 study, high doses of a vitamin D proved to reduce acute respiratory illnesses in the elderly population by 40 percent.
- Vitamin D may also help reduce the incidence of Influenza A in children, according to the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition.
“Lead researcher Dr. Adrian Martineau said vitamin D supplements helped reduce the risk of developing respiratory illnesses such as colds and flu by 10 percent.”