Vitamin D and Inflammation
Updated: Feb 12, 2022
Not only is inflammation at the root of most "lifestyle diseases", but it's also a huge issue with both COVID-19 and the COVID vaccination.
The higher the level of inflammation in the body, the higher the risk of chronic disease.
Not only do scientists continue to find connections between chronic low-level inflammation and diseases like cancer, heart disease, and diabetes, but they are also finding that inflammation may be connected to mental disorders like depression and poor sleep.
Over the past year, you may have seen inflammation mentioned in the media in relation to COVID-19 patients. Patients with unhealthy and imbalanced immune systems were experiencing inflammatory responses that were out of control and leading to severe complications.
In recent months, since the rollout of the COVID vaccine, inflammation has been in the news again. The majority of side effects or unwanted reactions to the vaccine involve some level of an inflammatory response, including myocarditis, which is inflammation of the heart muscle.
Bottom line: Inflammation is scary stuff, and Vitamin D to the Rescue is here to help. Several studies published last year suggest that Vitamin D helps reduce or mitigate the inflammatory response to the virus. See here, here, and here to read some of those studies. As for inflammation in general, here is a fascinating paper published in 2015 about inflammation being linked to low Vitamin D levels.
Find out more information about Vitamin D to the Rescue here.