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Doctors warn against taking ‘mega doses’ of vitamin D to prevent COVID-19

In a paper published in the British Medical Journal this month, 21 experts from the U.K., Ireland and the U.S. conclude that while vitamin D is “essential for good health” (especially for bones and muscles) and may bolster the immune system, it can also be dangerous in high doses.

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Vitamin D-3

Gleiwitz

Back in the 1970s, Dr. Linus Pauling praised the abilities of Vitamin C to prevent the common cold. For many years I took high doses of Vitamin C, and had three or four colds with very bad sore throats each winter. I finally gave up on Vitamin C.

In the late 1980s I had a severe sinus infection one spring. A doctor prescribed antibiotics but they did not help. One warm spring day friends invited me to the beach. It was too cold to swim in the river, but nice to lay out on the beach and soak up some sun. Within half-an-hour, the sinus infection was GONE.

What did I learn from this experience? For some reason it took me another 20 years before I began taking Vitamin D-3 supplements. But when I did, the miserable colds ceased to affect me. At first I took 2,000 units a day during the cold months, but still would get a mild cold occasionally. Later I began taking 5,000 units per day during the spring and fall, and upping it to 10,000 units per day during the winter. In the summer I cease taking any, as I get plenty of sun.

I am not a doctor and not offering medical advice. This is just my anecdotal evidence of the possibility that low levels of Vitamin D invite colds and other such conditions, and that taking Vitamin D-3 supplements during cold months might help prevent them. (I also could share anecdotal evidence that getting hit by a truck could cause serious injuries or death.)

Under our current medical-pharmaceutical system, the possibility exists that testing people for low levels of Vitamin D and then having them supplement could put much of the industry out of business. Not a good idea . . .

Gleiwitz

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