Can Vitamin D Help Keep You Safe From COVID-19? A Doctor Breaks It Down

Dr. Habib Sadeghi helps PopSugar explain how vitamin D affects the immune system and why it can help in protecting you from COVID-19. Keep reading for a small snippet.

“With cases of COVID-19 remaining steady in parts of the country, and experts warning that there could be a second wave later this year, folks are understandably looking for answers about how to protect themselves and others. If you’ve heard murmurings that vitamin D may help prevent or treat the disease caused by SARS-CoV-2, don’t rush out to stock up on supplements just yet. Here’s what we know about the possible connection, and how you can ensure you’re getting the vitamin D your body needs, in the safest way possible.”

‘Vitamin D is crucial for proper immune function,’ Habib Sadeghi, DO, founder of Be Hive of Healing Integrative Medical Center in Agoura Hills, CA, and author of The Clarity Cleanse, told POPSUGAR. ‘As an immunomodulator, it’s central to regulating the body’s immune response by interacting with immune cells that produce vitamin D-activating enzymes. In this way, vitamin D ensures the immune system remains in balance and reacts appropriately to various threats.'”