Vitamin D and COVID 19: The Evidence for Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2)
Medcram – Medical Lectures Explained Clearly (2020)
In this interview, board certified internist Professor Roger Seheult MD explains growing research evidence that Vitamin D is effective in both prevention and treatment of Covid19.
He begins by explaining that Vitamin D, which is really a hormone rather than a vitamin, has a direct effect on mRNA transcription in many cells. This effect on white blood cells confers a major effect on immune function.
Seheult goes on to explain the role of sunlight in the skin’s production of Vtamin D and the high prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in regions with less exposure to the sun (above 35 degrees latitude in the northern hemisphere and below 35 degrees in the southern hemisphere). Dark skinned and elderly people, who produce Vitamin D less efficiently, are…
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