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.'”
Dr. Habib Sadeghi is the co-founder of Be Hive of Healing, an integrative health center based in Los Angeles. He provides revolutionary healing protocols in integrative, osteopathic, anthroposophical, environmental, and family medicine, as well as clinical pharmacology. He served as an attending Physician and Clinical Facilitator at UCLA-SM Medical Center and is currently a Clinical Instructor of Family Medicine at Western University of Health Sciences. Dr. Sadeghi is a regular contributor to Goop, CNN, BBC News and TEDx. He is the author of Within: A Spiritual Awakening to Love & Weight Loss, as well as the foreword to Gwyneth Paltrow’s It’s All Good, and is the publisher of the health and well-being journal, MegaZEN.