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Vitamin D and its effects on immunity

15 Jan 2021 1:43 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that supports general wellbeing, This fat-soluble vitamin:

Maintains bone and muscle strength

Helps boost calcium absorptio

Supports bone mineralisation

Maintains healthy immune system function.



Vitamin D is a crucial nutrient that supports general wellbeing and immune support


A recent study published in The Lancet suggests that vitamin D does not protect most people from developing colds, flu and other acute respiratory infections. Yet many studies have linked low vitamin D levels to increased susceptibility of respiratory infection. Vitamin D is known to affect the function of immune cells, including T cells and macrophages.


Low vitamin D levels have been associated with increased susceptibility to infection, disease, and immune-related disorders in several studies.


Several studies show that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases.


The Queensland study did not target people with low vitamin D levels – the study population was obtained randomly form the Australian general population, using the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.


The authors reported that supplements may shorten the length of infection slightly and help ease the severity of acute respiratory infections. Lead researcher and head of QIMR Berghofer's Cancer Aetiology and Prevention group, Professor Rachel Neale is quoted: “Our findings about reduced length and severity of respiratory tract infection suggests there could be some benefit to the immune system of taking a vitamin D supplement, particularly in people who are deficient."




A recent study published in The Lancet suggests that vitamin D does not protect most people from developing colds, flu and other acute respiratory infections. Yet many studies have linked low vitamin D levels to increased susceptibility of respiratory infection. Vitamin D is known to affect the function of immune cells, including T cells and macrophages.


Low vitamin D levels have been associated with increased susceptibility to infection, disease, and immune-related disorders in several studies.


Several studies show that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases.


The Queensland study did not target people with low vitamin D levels – the study population was obtained randomly form the Australian general population, using the Commonwealth Electoral Roll.


The authors reported that supplements may shorten the length of infection slightly and help ease the severity of acute respiratory infections. Lead researcher and head of QIMR Berghofer's Cancer Aetiology and Prevention group,


Professor Rachel Neale is quoted: “Our findings about reduced length and severity of respiratory tract infection suggests there could be some benefit to the immune system of taking a vitamin D supplement, particularly in people who are deficient."


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