The Flu is Everywhere in America Right Now!
If you’re not sick, there’s a good chance some of your friends, family members, or colleagues are. This year's flu virus is hitting hard! And as usual, the annual flu vaccine is practically useless in defeating the virus.
If you live above the line on the map above, your chances of contracting a cold or the flu virus this winter is higher than your friends or relatives living below it.
Why? Because they receive more sunshine than you do. Living in the northern half of the USA means the sun is lower on the horizon, and the sun's ultraviolet rays the body uses to make vitamin D are less potent. The further north you live, the less vitamin D your body can make.
Vitamin D is the Ultimate Flu Fighter!
Have you noticed flu season in America starts in October when sunlight decreases, ending in late spring as daylight has increased and the sun's path is higher in the sky, supporting more ultraviolet light in the northern hemisphere? In Australia where I'm from, flu season is just the opposite, coinciding with winter down under.
Vitamin D is the most important vitamin for our immune system and has been linked to hundreds of actions in the body, from building strong bones and teeth to supporting normal blood pressure, aiding energy production and of course, boosting immune system response to colds and viruses like influenza.
More than 100 million Americans are seriously vitamin D deficient!
Have you had your vitamin D level tested? It's the only way to know the true amount of vitamin D in your blood, available to be called into action when needed. The test is simple and can be done at home. Visit the Vitamin D Council, a non-profit website, to learn more about vitamin D testing.
What the Research Says about Vitamin D and Influenza
A 3-year study in America with elderly African-American women showed the flu is directly linked to vitamin D deficiency.
The women were divided into 2 groups: group 1 received a placebo while group 2 received 800 IU vitamin D daily for 2 years, and then 2,000 IU daily in the 3rd year.
The researchers looked at how many times those women got influenza over the 3 years. They found:
- In the placebo group, there were 30 cases of influenza or colds over the 3 years.
- The vitamin D group had fewer influenza symptoms compared to the placebo group.
- Only 1 person in the vitamin D group had influenza in year 3 when the vitamin D dose was 2,000 IU per day.
- The placebo group experienced influenza symptoms mostly in the winter, whereas with the vitamin D group, influenza symptoms were independent of the season.
Source: Vitamin D Council
This research study suggests that vitamin D, especially at higher doses, may help to protect against seasonal influenza.
More experiments like this would be beneficial, but based upon this research, increasing your vitamin D, especially now in the middle of winter, may be what you need to reduce your chance or severity of incidence of the flu!
The Safe & Proven Way to Beat the Flu
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Even if you've already been hit with a cold or dreaded flu, Ultra D3 will act like a ninja warrior, giving your immune system what it needs to fight back!
Ultra D3 contains 5,000 IU vitamin D per serving, along with vitamin K for bone and cardiovascular health benefits, antioxidant vitamins A,C,E and vital mineral co-factors for enhancing supporting immune system health and wellness.
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Serving Size: 2 capsules
Suggested Usage: As a dietary supplement, take 2 capsules daily with food. Increase to 3-4 capsules in time of need or as directed by your health care professional.
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