Doctors recommend to take vitamin D in quarantine

Before the epidemic of the coronavirus to the British, as residents of the country where cold season few Sunny days, it is recommended to take 10 micrograms of vitamin D daily in the winter months (October to March) or year-round if they don’t spend enough time. However, now that all the prescribed to sit at home, you may experience the lack of it, writes the BBC.

the publication cited the recommendations of the health service, in some cases, the vitamin D you need to take throughout the year:

– if you are on the street, for example, for health reasons (after heart surgery, the transfer of serious diseases, etc.)

– if you live in a nursing home

– if you usually wear closed clothes when go out.

“unfortunately, because the coronavirus continues to affect our lives, many of us spend in the air very a little time, – quotes the edition of Sarah Stanner of the British Foundation of nutritionists. – It is very important to comply with all recommendations of the government and stay home, but at the same time, many of us receive less sunlight, which means that we need to ensure that the body is not experiencing the lack of vitamin D”.

Vitamin D strengthens teeth, bones and muscles. In children it prevents the development of rickets in adults – osteoporosis. According to some studies, this vitamin helps to fight off the usual colds and flu. Thus, as underlines the edition, the antivirus activity against COVID-19 had not. Although a restorative action of vitamin during an outbreak can bring some benefit.

Safe dose as recommended by the British doctors, these are:

– children from 1 year to 10 years – no more than 50 mcg a day

infants up to 12 months – no more than 25 mcg a day

– adults – no more than 100 mcg per day, and in the supplements of 10 micrograms a day.

Doctors warn about danger of overdose of vitamin. It is not recommended and in some diseases , particularly diseases of the kidneys. In some cases, if the patient is diagnosed with vitamin D deficiency (this is confirmed by the analysis run), your doctor may prescribe dose individually.