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Aside from supplementation (which is often necessary), there are a few other ways to up your vitamin D levels: VITAMIN D FROM THE SUN One natural way to get vitamin D is from the sun. When the skin is exposed to ultraviolet rays, it triggers a reaction that synthesizes vitamin D. In fact, a recent study found as many as 75% of U.S. teens and adults suffer from vitamin D deficiency, which can lead to weakened bones, the development of osteoporosis and an increased risk for cardiovascular disease and some cancers.

Aside from supplementation (which is often necessary), there are a few other ways to up your vitamin D level. But, before you rush to the store or add the supplements to your online checkout cart to combat COVID-19, it’s important to know if you are vitamin D deficient. If you are not sure, ask your. The Northwestern team found that patients from countries with a high number of deaths from COVID-19 also had lower levels of vitamin D compared with patients in countries that weren’t as severely affected.

Study leader Vadim Backman, Ph.D., said he and his team focused on vitamin D levels after seeing unexplained differences in COVID-19deaths from country to country. Luckily, there are ways you can naturally increase your vitamin D levels and decrease your risk of developing related health conditions. Spending time in the sun, without sunscreen, is your surest way to get enough, and eating vitamin D-rich foods also helps improve your blood levels. Read on to understand just how much time you need in the sun and what foods will help you avoid a vitamin D deficiency symptoms. Vitamin D is associated with the sun for a reason your body can produce its own vitamin D when you expose your skin to the sun for a period of time.

About 15 minutes of. When it comes to calcium metabolism, vitamins D and K work together. Both play important roles.

The Role of Vitamin D. One of the main functions of vitamin D is to maintain adequate calcium levels. Most experts agree that you want your vitamin D blood level to be at least 20 nanograms per milliliter. The good news: Most of us have this much in our bodies without even trying. Last week my internist checked my Vitamin D levels in addition to TSH levels.

My vitamin D level came in at 7.8 ng/mL(on a recommended range of. Vitamin D: It is impossible for a person to get too much vitamin D from the sun, but taking too many vitamin D supplements can cause adverse symptoms and dangerously raise blood levels of calcium.

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Daily dietary sources (even if rich in oily fish) and sun exposure fail to provide enough vitamin D in patients with vitamin D insufficiency, and supplements are needed to achieve a sufficient circulating level of calcidiol (>50 nmol/l).

“Metabolism of Human Diseases: Organ Physiology and Pathophysiology” by Eckhard Lammert, Martin Zeeb
from Metabolism of Human Diseases: Organ Physiology and Pathophysiology
by Eckhard Lammert, Martin Zeeb
Springer Vienna, 2014

Treatment in otherwise healthy patients with vitamin D supplementation should be sufficient to maintain year-round 25(OH)D3 levels at least between 40–70ng/mL.

“A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine” by Vicki Kotsirilos, Luis Vitetta, Avni Sali
from A Guide to Evidence-based Integrative and Complementary Medicine
by Vicki Kotsirilos, Luis Vitetta, Avni Sali
Elsevier Health Sciences APAC, 2011

The dietary intake of vitamin D alone is not sufficient to sustain serum 25-hydroxyvitamin D levels in many groups, including chronically ill patients with CKD.63,150The new KDIGO guidelines recommend correction of vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency using treatment strategies recommended for the general population.

“Brenner and Rector's The Kidney E-Book” by Maarten W. Taal, Glenn M. Chertow, Philip A. Marsden, Karl Skorecki, Alan S. L. Yu, Barry M. Brenner
from Brenner and Rector’s The Kidney E-Book
by Maarten W. Taal, Glenn M. Chertow, et. al.
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2011

There is evidence that repletion of a low 25-OH-D level in vitamin D– deficient CKD patient decreases PTH,24 especially in CKD stage 3 patients.

“Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension E-Book: A Companion to Brenner & Rector's The Kidney” by Christopher S. Wilcox
from Therapy in Nephrology and Hypertension E-Book: A Companion to Brenner & Rector’s The Kidney
by Christopher S. Wilcox
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2008

Because vitamin D may exacerbate hyperphosphatemia, however, and may produce hypercalcemia, activated vitamin D treatment is contraindicated when serum phosphate levels exceed 5.5 mg/ dL or the corrected serum calcium concentration is greater than 9.5 mg/dL.

“Current Surgical Therapy E-Book” by John L. Cameron, Andrew M. Cameron
from Current Surgical Therapy E-Book
by John L. Cameron, Andrew M. Cameron
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2013

Accordingly, vitamin D therapy should be monitored carefully and should not be instituted without documentation of hyperparathyroidism, correction of 25-hydroxyvitamin D deficiency, and prior control of serum phosphate.

“Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E-Book: Expert Consult Online and Print” by Jurgen Floege, Richard J. Johnson, John Feehally
from Comprehensive Clinical Nephrology E-Book: Expert Consult Online and Print
by Jurgen Floege, Richard J. Johnson, John Feehally
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2010

Certainly vitamin D insufficiency is common in older men [537–538], and adjustments in the dose of supplements based on initial 25(OH)D levels may be useful.

“Osteoporosis” by Robert Marcus, David W. Dempster, Jane A. Cauley, David Feldman
from Osteoporosis
by Robert Marcus, David W. Dempster, et. al.
Elsevier Science, 2013

If a patient is even slightly vitamin D deficient according to lab tests, I always supplement with vitamin D and encourage as much sunshine and exercise as possible.

“Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind: Leaky Gut, Adrenal Fatigue, Liver Detox, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Disease & Trauma. Mindfulness, Holistic Therapies, Diet, Nutrition & Food” by Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND
from Heal Your Body, Cure Your Mind: Leaky Gut, Adrenal Fatigue, Liver Detox, Mental Health, Anxiety, Depression, Disease & Trauma. Mindfulness, Holistic Therapies, Diet, Nutrition & Food
by Dr. Ameet Aggarwal ND
CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform, 2017

Find solutions collaboratively with the client regarding the following: Lack of dairy products Large amount of simple sugars Lack of weight-bearing exercise No sun exposure for vitamin D Recommendation of a vitamin D supplement or 5 to 10 minutes per day of early morning sunshine exposure.

“Dental Hygiene E-Book: Theory and Practice” by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret Walsh
from Dental Hygiene E-Book: Theory and Practice
by Michele Leonardi Darby, Margaret Walsh
Elsevier Health Sciences, 2009

However, vitamin D supplementation in rachitic children increases serum 1,25(OH)2D to supraphysiologic levels indicating a strong compensation to correct the symptoms of vitamin D deficiency or a renewed ability to respond to the elevated PTH levels seen during vitamin D deficiency.

“Vitamin D: Two-Volume Set” by David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, John S. Adams
from Vitamin D: Two-Volume Set
by David Feldman, J. Wesley Pike, John S. Adams
Elsevier Science, 2011

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  • If black people are more prone to be vitamin D deficient why are scientist saying blacks need sunscreen….too much lies! stop eat all of these hybrid foods and you won’t have diseases I live in the tropics and barely gets any sun cause I’m inside. When I live Florida I’m always hearing black ppl worrying about getting darker while whites sun bathe.

  • Thank You..So hospitals and criminal MDs have money incentives to use Ventilators and to kill people and say that every death is from Corona. This is legalized MURDER.. No one dies from anything else but Covid

  • Always remember to repent of your sins (sin is transgression of YAHUAH’S LAW: Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, & Deuteronomy) And Have Belief On YAHUSHA HAMASHYACH. HE Died and Rose Again On The Third Day So that you can be forgiven of your sins!

    HE Loves you! Come to HIM

  • I loved the video! I think some of the dosages may be a bit low, from what I’ve researched, but overall great content. I take preventative doses 25mg Zinc, 800mg Quercetin, 5000IU D3 with 100mcg K2 (MK-7), and 500mg NAC. If I think I was exposed to anyone with the virus, I take 50mg Zinc, 1,600mg Quercetin, 20,000IU D3 with 400mcg K2 (MK-7), and 1000mg NAC for one day. If I develop any symptoms such as fever, dry throat/cough, or heightened allergies, I take 100mg Zinc, 2,400mg Quercetin, 50,000IU D3 with 1,000mcg K2 (MK-7), and 2,000mg NAC. If I get symptoms, I also drink 2-5 dandelion root teas per day and 1,000mg ascorbic acid per hour. I’ve never had to take any of the latter high dosages for more than a day or two because the symptoms always go away incredibly fast, and I return back to the preventative dosages the following day. I also eat low carb because the virus wall receptors can get confused with excess fructose metabolites in the body. Lastly, the benefits of ocasional prolonged water fasting (3-5 days) and intermittent fasting on a regular basis can have profound effects on white blood cell generation, so I practice these two things religiously throughout the year and daily Wim Hof Method breathing exercises which have also shown to vastly improve immune function.

  • Vitamin D / Vitamin K2 should be taken in tandem to work efficiently and effectively. Lack of Vit D causes many immune issues along with autoimmune diseases and may cause lack of sleep but too much vit D can also cause a lack of sleep because ot blocks melatonin production.
    Take 5,000 iu in any case!

  • “Narcotic” is a political term for politicians & law enforcement organizations whose narcotic squads go after many controlled substances which are not true narcotics-like marijuana, cocaine, amphetamines, meth, PCP, barbiturates, tranquilizers, etc… even “bath salts.” Unfortunately this causes confusion because the TV/media reporters use “narcotic” as a catch-all just like LEOs. Chronic pain patients and medical professionals know or learn the difference.

  • Dr. John Campbell says the sun has to be above you for you to get the chance to make vitamin D, that means from 10 a.m. to 12 noon. White skin stay out for 15 to 20 minutes no sunscreen. Do not wash or shower afterwards because your skin needs time to absorb the vitamin D.

  • I think i lack of vitamin d, i see most of the symtom. My hair lost is wierd than normal. It since 2/3 year ago/ and i think im also depress. This year my eye sight getting worst.

  • My wife has all those mentioned… She will be fine till she uses medicines and then same symptoms,pains etc repeats after stopping the medicine…
    Whats ur suggestion?

  • Ice cold bath and then hot shower is also good for acute whiplash injuries. It will significantly decrease the duration recovery time. As a home PT coming home from work, I do a hour, high intensity UV hospital tx for all my equipment, shoes in my car. Afterwards, I wipe down everything, you have to let it dry for a minute or 2 before putting all the equipment away. Most of my elderly patients don’t go anywhere, but contact tracing is an issue with relatives and visitors. I’ve been tested bc of this. Since covid, I’ve been wearing surgical mask, face shield and gloves. Being a germaphobe and Asian healthcare worker in the South, a lot of patients and caregivers have requested me and only me bc of my germaphobe behavior. Unfortunately, people don’t think of others except for themselves.

  • We are connected to the sun. The circadian rhythm for example our blood pressure lowers at night and we wake up because sunlight widens the blood vessels.

  • OMG! I’ve been suffering from severe chronic pain from atypical trigeminal neuralgia for about a decade and have been prescribed morphine for it for the last several years. I had no idea Vitamin D could be beneficial for chronic pain sufferers. BRB, ordering some Vitamin D3… LOL Thank you, Mayo Clinic!:D

  • Do anyone know about Erectodom Secrets? Does it really work? I hear many individuals can last longer in bed with this popular erectile dysfunction treatment.

  • Most people dont have enough vitamin D3. Eating fish doesn’t fix this and being exposed to sun light only helps in sunny months. Try supplements (vitamin D3 + vitamin K2 all trans Mk7 + Magnesium + all vitamin B’s) or be in the sun for an hour daily between 10 and 14 o’clock before and after only will give you a sunburn

  • These are the signs often I’m going through
    Sweating Excessively, lack of sleep, fatigue, restlessness, muscle cramps, headache, not active, etc
    I’ve started my course of supplement as directed by a physician

  • Fuck the Institution of medicine. Blacks lack a certain level of vitamin F for a reason!!!! We are different and unique from any other race of beings.

  • Yup we got a recurrence in Victoria not weather but govt. quarantine did it wrong AGAIN. Leaky border letting international in and bounce around without mandatory testing before release so its loose. not using the army who are the only guys who have the training. we made them practice on xmas island

  • QUESTION: Dr. Seheult, I take vitamin D,C,Zinc,NAC,Quercetin(update 59 amounts) I’m Covid high risk. Can returning to school 14yr old no health issues take same amount or what amount would be safe & still benefit. Thank you and PA Allred You’re magnificent

  • You’re past suspecting when your doctor tells you that your level is at a 20 when the range is 100 being high and 30 being very low. Oh the struggle…

  • Compliments
    Sir, I am 65
    Three years back I underwent CABG (complete grafting).
    My BP ranges 80 / 140
    My HDL / LDL / TG / serum VLDL are within desirable limits as serum Total Cholesterol is 3.42 mmol/l
    My Vitamin D is 37 nmol/L which shows Deficiency.
    Request for guidance, please.
    Sahibzada Bashir
    Islamabad Pakistan

  • I’ve been taking 10,000 IU of vitamin D for a very long time know and I noticed pretty much right away that I wasn’t getting my yearly winter could and sinus infections or soar trout like I used to. I first started taking it during the winters and then continue because I noticed a huge difference in my health. Now I make sure to take my vitamin with Vitamin K2.

  • Thanks for this..Sal.
    All this November weather is making it really hard to keep motivated.
    I suspect sunlight and Vit D have a LOT to do with it.
    Would you recommend the JUUV or any similar product?
    I assume the near infrared spectrum, is no way enough..
    Cheers from Portugal!

  • @PUSSY100ish I tried 5000 iu daily for three decades as part of my supplement program, but not to treat chronic pain originally. Only when I began sitting in the sun 15-20 daily did I notice some pain relief.

  • Thank you! Awesome. Many thoughtful points listed in daily routine. You’re making a positive difference in world and it definitely is appreciated. Greatly appreciated!

  • I’d rather keep seeing you guys in the videos than the newer guys. They just don’t feel very Mind Pump, and I tend to skip anything with them in it at this point. I’m sure they’re wonderful people, but they seem like they’d appeal to a demographic younger than what your podcast demographic probably is. If that’s the intent, great, but that probably means I’ll be sticking to the podcast then. Keep it up!

  • Hi, I really enjoy your updates. Recently, face shields, plastic shields that attach to the brims of hats, glasses and so forth have been agressively marketed to me. I see medical professionals wearing both a face shield and a mask. I’d like to see a video talking about personal protection for the non medical person, the person going out to the grocery store or other. Are face shields a good replacement for masks? I like the idea because my glasses don’t steam up, I can wear makeup, and people can see my facial expressions.

  • There is D3 supplements for vegans. You are spreading incorrect information. A simple google search or a trip to the grocery store will show that.

  • Vitamin D is not absorbed very well alone, most forms are synthetically made as well, not good get from a real health food store with cal/mag being in the mix as well as potassium. I love nature’s sunshine cal mag but yes it can be costly. As a chronic pain patient and naturalist in health as well I would agree study interesting, I like to see it myself. Any brand that has at least cal/mag with the vitamin D3 as well. Thanks for sharing this, good luck to ALL.

  • It could be any number of things, but last winter I had a diet including many of the mentioned foods above and 10,000 iu of a D3 pill every other day and seemed to have better mood and energy throughout. Could have been because of raised hormone levels, or a milder Michigan winter!?

  • Because of this property, melanin is thought to protect skin cells from UVB radiation damage, reducing the risk of folate depletion and dermal degradation, and it is considered that exposure to UV radiation is associated with increased risk of malignant melanoma, a cancer of melanocytes (melanin cells).

    In simple terms

  • gives a doctors recent research findings regarding why zinc along with a zinc ionophore helps to eliminate covid.

  • Great information. I take 2 3 K vitamin C in divided dose, 250 mg Quercetin twice a day, 30 mg. Zinc, 1800 mg. NAC, 100 200 mg Liposomal or S-Acetyl Glutathione, NAD, CoQ10, 5000 IU of Vitamin D3 w/ K2, Fish Oil, DHEA and a probiotic daily. Paleo Mediteranean diet. Peloton class every other day. Infrared sauna and resistance training on off days. Great all in one product out there called Immune Active. I am not recommending any of this for anyone or for treatment or prevention of Covid-19. Just to support a health immune system and a healthy lifestyle. I’ve lived this way for over 10 years, no meds, no injuries, rarely even a cold. Healthier at 55 than I’ve ever been in my life. Ran 16 half marathons last year. Highly recommended way to live.

  • Hey guys! How much time do you spend outside on a typical day?

    And here’s what your nails can say about your health

  • I’m 27. Ever since I was 13, I’ve had extremely debilitating shin splints. It was so painful to run or jump. Simple exercises like jumping jacks were not an option for me. I’ve also gotten sick more than other people normally do all my life. Looking back, I didn’t spend much time outside and didnt get much sunlight. Let me tell you, after I started taking 5,000 IU a day of vitamin d3, along with a calcium supplement, my shin splints went away almost completely. After a few more weeks, they had vanished. They never came back because I keep taking my vitamin D3 and Calcium every day. I also used to have joint pain, particularly in my knees. That’s gone too. I never thought 20 dollars worth of vitamins from Walmart would have improved my quality of life so much.

  • You can’t get any vitamin D from an open window unless there’s no glass in that window. UVB rays, which are required to trigger the body processes that make vitamin D, don’t make it through glass.

  • I like your idea of wiping your shoes down before you get in your car. It’s quick and simple. Whilst the Wuhan study that looked at how many sites within a room were fouled by patients showed little to no contamination of PPE or hallway sites over 10ft from the room entrances, the risk, however low, is so easily mitigated. While treating Covid19 hospital patients each day, I bought a boot tray which I kept by my front door. In it, a towel soaked with peroxide. My wife and daughter are EMTs so we had a fairly high risk of exposure. Anyone entering the house stepped onto the towel first, decontaminating their shoes, much like the wet carpet sections at the entrance of Asian airports during SARS. The weak link in all this? The car. Leaving via the ER, I’d remove the gloves I had been wearing and deposit them in the trash just outside the exit before reaching for the car door. Once, in, my keys, the steering wheel and door handle would get a wipe. A little paranoia isn’t a bad thing and on the balance, served us well.
    Like, you, I currently take all the supplements you do but have also added nicotinamide based on several papers showing it may moderate cytokine response and the risk of inflammatory cascade. Having MAST cell activation disorder, I find cytokine storm worrisome enough to have included it. While each of these steps may provide little, together, they may well tip the scales in our favor.

  • Vitamin D is toxic and your a yellow skin who can’t take much Vitamin D either. Please refrain from trying to be a doctor your totally stupid woman.

  • How about hesperidin as a prophylactic? Any med students like to review this?

  • Look at Australians 55 years old and older they look like weather worn, you have to be so careful in the sun in this country, you can just about feel your self burning, throw smoking i n the mix and yeah you have a lot of people who look way older than what they are, and that is never a good look.


  • South and southern Africa is rapidly turning into the greatest epicenter of Covid-19 in the world. Since early April, the cumulative number of infections in South Africa has doubled about every 14 days. Compare that to the USA (50 days) and Brazil (23 days). Today, 4 July 2020, 177,174 cases of infection have been officially recorded in South Africa. Community spread is now unstoppable. At the current rate of increase, 1 million will have been infected by 8 August, 2 million by 22 August, 4 million by 5 September, 8 million by 19 September, 16 million by 3 October and some 32 million by 17 October 2020. That is 53% of the population of over 59 million people. The daily number of new infections should then drop off steeply.
    Public hospitals in South Africa have been plundered bare over the last 26 years and are unable to meet the increase in demand for sophisticated health care due to the Covid-19 crisis. The additional ‘health budget’ announced some two months ago, has turned out just another opportunity for ‘connected’ black business people to plunder, by loading contracted prices for protective medical equipment several hundred-fold. Even private hospitals are now being flooded by covid cases, and many people will not be able to access hospital care over the next four months. Also, the epidemic in South Africa comes on top of high incidences of tuberculosis, aids, diabetes and hypertension, all co-morbidities that significantly increase the likelihood of
    death – Dr Mary-Ann Davies, @t​. In addition, a high incidence of infant malnutrition and, quite likely, also substantial Vitamin D deficiencies in many South Africans with dark skin, may leave many in South Africa vulnerable to inflammatory respiratory conditions such as covid-19. Defiance, denial and unwillingness to accept the discomfort of lockdown are further important factors.
    Early ‘evidence’ of flattening of the curve in South Africa is unreliable and misleading. Exponential epidemic growth of infected numbers is now well underway, and it appears that, some eight to ten weeks ago, the authorities have quietly accepted that the epidemic will run its course essentially unchecked. Officially, the peak is expected in September. Notwithstanding acceptance that the epidemic will run its course unchecked, very harsh, albeit clearly predominantly entirely nonsensical, irrational and uselessly ineffective, lockdown measures were introduced and are being brutally enforced. Ostensibly, the purpose is window-dressing that ‘government is doing all it can to address’ the crisis. Death rates are likely to be high, regardless a relatively young population. One of every two infected people over the age of 75 will most likely die, one of every four between the ages of 65 and 74, one of five between the ages of 45 and 64 and less than one of 25 younger than 44. Statistics of ‘recoveries’ are evidently hugely suspect. Clearly, many politicians are totally out of sync with epidemic events. Everything that could possibly be done wrong with regard to the social and demographic realities of South Africa, they have managed to do wrong, demonstrating inability to understand the course of an epidemic, and of the role that social and demographic conditions play in its unfolding.
    However, far worse, still, is that government is now trying to conceal their incompetence by beating the old Marxist drum of human sufferingcaused by suppression and exploitation of the black majority section of society by the privileged white minority section (See Jordan Peterson, @.
    The harsh lockdown measures in South Africa is certain to drive a majority of small businesses to the wall. Countless numbers of these were started by Whites when legislated black economic empowerment since 1994 forced Whites out of jobs. Generally, these businesses have done well, a reality resented by many black South Africans with Marxist leanings. State financial assistance to weather the covid-19 crisis is not available to white-owned businesses; they are being discriminated against on a racial basis regardless the fact that they pay taxes and employ large numbers of black citizens. The epidemic is being used to selectively drive white-owned businesses out of business, even though replacement employers are not being instituted. The interests of black employees of such businesses are simply being ignored. This is most deplorable, cowardly racism against an ethnic minority and will result in greater famine, hardship and poverty among ordinary people – both white and black already impoverished by the ongoing plundering of state assets, especially during the Zuma era. The outside world must take notice.
    Expatriate South Africans and others worldwide need to do whatever they can to help white-owned small businesses in South Africa survive the crisis and the racist campaign against them. Please look through the causes listed at @t​ and donate to a business of your choice. Help preserve the lives and livelihoods of countless numbers of both Blacks and Whites in South Africa. The likes of Malema, Dlamini Zuma, Magashule and many others care only for power and the opportunity it affords them to plunder state assets at the cost of the poor.
    Community spread is now unstoppable. No amount of lockdown will have any effect whatsoever. It is up to every individual family unit to protect themselves as best they can. Family isolation, social distancing, washing of hands and of surfaces outsiders might have contaminated, and the wearing of a mask whenever within 6 meters from outsiders, are the measures that should be rigorously applied for the next three to four months. These measures allow individuals to still go outside for walks or a run. Many lives can be saved.
    The upshot of this chain of past and prospective future events is that, by mid-October 2020, South Africa could be one of the very first countries in the world where the population has developed true herd immunity. By November, the epidemic in South Africa should be all over. South Africa can then enjoy their enviable position for a few months until vaccines become available.

  • I was dead tired a few weeks ago, blood tests showed very low levels of Vitamine D. Bought a good supplement + ate sardines daily. My fatigue is almost gone a few weeks later! And yes, I felt anxious for no reason too, gone now.

  • After you sunbathe between 10 a.m. and 12 do, do not shower afterwards because your skin needs time to absorb vitamin D through your skin.

  • Thank you! For the great information. I work in medical field too; Not with patients. One thinks I start doing is I have been drinking my home made bone broth I add ginger and turmeric.

  • To unravel the mystery, Colleagues looked closely at
    various forms of vitamin D in the blood of 2,085 Baltimore residents,
    black and white. They focused on a form of the vitamin called
    25-hydroxyvitamin D, which makes up most of the vitamin circulating in
    the blood. It’s the form that the standard test measures. The 25-hydroxy
    form is tightly bound to a protein, and as a result, bone
    cells, immune cells and other tissues that need vitamin D can’t take it
    up. It has to be converted by the kidneys into a form called
    1,25-dihydroxyvitamin D. For caucasians, blood levels of
    25-hydroxyvitamin D are a pretty good proxy
    for how much of the bioavailable vitamin they have. But not for blacks.
    That’s because blacks have only a quarter to a third as much of the
    binding protein, Thadhani says. So the blood test for the 25-hydroxy
    form is misleading. His study finds that because of those lower levels
    of the protein, blacks still have enough of the bioavailable vitamin,
    which explains why their bones look strong even though the usual blood
    tests say they shouldn’t.

  • still the only MD giving a proactive regimen of vitamins and supplements as well the reasons. also gives his protocol and working with covid pts. this RN thanks you.

  • If nothing else as Blacks we are children of the sun.
    We need the sun, being inside these buildings all day is equivalent to being inside a dark cave all day. It might look nice inside but it’s really a cave.

    And what will happen if you stay in a cave all your life… degenerate mentally & physically.

  • I watch every video and I absolutely love the new Q & A you have added on Sunday evenings. Your sharing of Life Hacks backed with Science and Medicine is phenomenal. You simplify the science into practical understanding. A strong thank you for all you do and your contribution weekly to this channel and to your work at the hospital cannot be overstated. If I make it out the backend of this Covid 19 crisis, it will be because of this channel’s relevant content!

  • I highly recommend trying Oral Lipsomal Glutathione for septic shock. I have had colds/flu’s over the last 5 years and I have used Lipsomal Glutathione to feel remarkably better. The brand I use is Vida Lifescience I think in unison with Vitamin-C it could possibly give great benefit. I’ve tried various anti-oxidants over the years in my supplement trials and Lipsomal Glutathione is the only one I can literally ‘feel’ within an hour and a half after swallowing it. It’s so strong I get a little anxiety because I feel a bit of ‘lightness’ in my body and limbs when I feel it working.

  • DO NOT LOCK DOWN! TREAT New Covid with HCQ, Azithromycin & Zinc. French virologist Dr. Didier Raoult has successfully Treated over 4,000 patients. The Docs I work with have a stash of the Big Cheap 3 for every member of their family.

  • Go to the Dutch website At the bottom you can choose English language and the page will be Google translated into any language you like.
    Besides the ‘Selfcare’ pages also check the News section (regularly).

  • Aftrica and USA blood tests show have similar 5% infected with COVID but death rates are 100 to 1000 times higher in USA and Western countries than rural Africa. Africans are not going to the hospital in Kenya with COVID but they have 50 million people and a similar 5% are infected. NO one is very sick. Strange. Watch video.

    Below video Africans in USA 35% heart attacks. Rampant strokes, diabetes, hormonal cancers breast, prostrate, ovaries, rectal. High autoimmune diseases. In Africa these diseases are rare or nonexistant. See video below.


    Eat plants and berries so you don’t get VERY sick from COVID.

    If not how do explain this? 100x to 1000x more likely to go to the hospital or die in the USA. Not 2x but 100x to 1000x.

  • I started having all sorts of neurological issues at the beginning of 2018. This lasted for months (6 months). During the time I had MRI done and saw countless specialists including a neurologist, cardiologist and ENT. Tests ruled out MS and Lyme among other things. After looking up info I asked my neurologist to check my Vit.D level. It came back low, not low to be considered severely deficient BUT this and maybe some new stressors could have been the route of my issues. I seriously thought I was near the end for a minute there. I am a black female who was born and raised in the Caribbean. Sun is always out. But after living in the U.S. for over a decade this became an issue. Now that I go outdoors more I have been feeling way better. Thanks to Texas sunshine and some relaxation techniques. I would not have believed this deficiency was the cause of my problems.

  • Australia: deep into winter, some resurgence in colder states, social control keeping covid-19 from jumping internal borders. UV light naturally sterilizing?

  • Coronavirus cure Recipe:
    Hydroxychloroquine 200mg 3 times per day
    Azithromycin 500mg 1 time per day for 5 days
    Zinc. Sulfate. 220mg 2 times per day for 10 days
    Vitamin C 500mg. 3 times per day for 10 days.

  • Thank you doctor for the information and sacrifice. Praying for you and yiur family. I am a primary care nurse and appreciate all the bedside hero’s like yourself. Thanks again for the keeping us educated ������

  • He is absolutely right about taking too much Zinc. I took 50mg 1x and it was a terrible experience. I was nauseated and vomiting all day. I called my doctor and he told me the dose was too large for my body. He also mentioned my stomach may be too sensitive. If you eat healthy and are petite, you may want to start with the smallest dose.

  • Too much work, just take Ivermectin.
    Panic for nothing.
    If you take ivermectin for humans you will be safe for 6 months.
    Are you stuck at the matrix

  • Thank you Dr. Seheult. I am recovering from the virus. Look forward to learning and educating myself more with I am on a similar vitamin protocol to assist my immune system. I took it in the gastro system as well as respiratory but turning a corner and feeling better today. Thanks for sharing so much. I enjoy your speaking voice.

  • They forgot to mention the importance of vitamin K in addition to healthy fats to absorb VD3 (NO vegetable or see oils, they are not healthy).

  • Africans belong in Africa, where the UV rays from the sun naturally convert chemical in the skin to Vitamin D. Maybe we should never have been in America in the first place

  • Check out “Artemisia annua” plant extract (30:1). Its used against malaria, and is also effective against sars-cov-2. the german max planck society is actually running a study on it:

  • I don’t know why high dose D didn’t help. I had stopped taking D (except for a low dose daily multivitamin) for a few years before discovering that sitting in the sun helped. Maybe it’s something to do with homegrown D.

  • So since we are in quarantine because of the virus and we can’t get any sunw high gives us vitamin D and a side affect to not having vitamin d is getting sick all the time ���� something ain’t right here

  • “scientist call it a hormone” because it IS a hormone. I find it interesting that you would say that the best way to get it is by getting enough sun without bothering to say anything about when, where and how much. I can only guess that you don’t know. It’s created in out skin with exposure to UVB.Depending on your geographical location and the time of year, you could stand outside with no clothing on in the afternoon clear blue sky for hours and still produce ZERO D because UVB just does not reach the earths surface. IE Canada from NovemberMarch zero UVB reaches the surface of the earth and hence zero D can be made. Also, why you are going to say get it from food and listing fortified foods. That’s just a supplement in your food. Just skip right to taking the supplement.

  • Your a moron there are thousands of prisoners who get 1 hr of sunshine a day for 30 years on a bad diet and they do not suffer low levels of vit d there are people that live in the north of the world were they get 6months of darkness every year again they do not suffer with vit d levels your talking out your arse do some research first before you start talking alot of crap

  • @longlakeshore I have gotten very good results with 5,000iu/day in terms of allowing me to exercise more frequently and intensively, without joint pain. I am a bodybuilder and used to get mild joint pains before this intervention. Can I ask, why didn’t you receive benefits from a strong dose as 15-20 mins/day sunlight usually isn’t enough

  • Taking artificial vitamin c never helped for health issues… Quercentin was a game changer… I’m thrilled… Why is there so little knowledge spreading right now about it…..

  • I love dr Schulz his lectures are terrific. I have been following since the first lecture. I follow his example but im going to have to improve my shower skills. You dont seem as tired Dr and thats really good. As always thank you.����✌��

  • Millions of taxpayer dollars are funding the research for a vaccine. Big Pharma will be at its profiteering best when
    one is approved. Complain to your congressmem now or this vaccine is going to cost $500 a dose. Do it now.
    They have allowed these shady corporations to screw us for decades too long already

  • Sorry, I don’t feel like messing up my top drawer looking for my test results. I don’t know what the measurement terms mean so I’m sure “ng/ml” is wrong but I know that my blood vit D number was 20, which, apparently, is very low and requires heroic amounts of vitamin D to bring to normal. It was so easy to have tested though! And, my doctor just mailed me the prescription along with my test results. It makes sense that vit. D would be very important. We get it from interacting w/the elements.

  • What’s the best vitamin D3 supplement I can buy and is it true I need to add a probiotic to vitamin D in order for it to absorb in my body?

  • Why there is no massive study of Vitamin C megadoze being done now as we have this chance? In my country the patients with low or moderate Covid symptoms are put on regular flu medicine. Many recover eventually but go through many days of unnecessary pain. Others go to hospital because the symptoms worsen.
    Had Covid symptoms in April( regular flu symptoms plus difficulty breathing and chest pain). I took Vitamin C megadoze plus 3 liters of tea plus sleeping as i do for regular flu. Cured in 3 days.
    I ve read that a hospital in China is testing this method for their patients in intensive care with good results. I just don’t understand why not try from the very first symptoms so you don’t give the illness time to develop?

  • Thank you, Dr. Seheult, for your highly informative/instructive lecture. I would like to reconsider my own daily regimen!! Dr. SamuraI

  • OXYTOCIN MAY HELP FOR COVID 19,according%20to%20new%20Stanford%20findings.&text=Karen%20Parker%20and%20her%20colleagues,among%20some%20children%20with%20autism.
    [7/18, 8:06 PM] Milind Joshi:
    OT exerts a dual effect by mobilizing the immune defense potential, and by suppressing pathogenic responses due to over-reactions of the innate immunity. In human, increase in plasma OT levels reported in the early phases of infectious disease, can limit the excessive pro-inflammatory and oxidative stress reactions, by decreasing interleukins levels in the macrophages [1]. OT exerts a metabolic functional role in cardiovascular disease (by regulating, heart rate, blood pressure, muscle contraction), in diabetes (via glucose uptake and insulin secretion), and obesity (food intake and satiety), in gastric injury (by antiulcer properties), and in osteoporosis (with bone formation and resorption) (see Supplementary data).
    [7/18, 8:
    Again, no human studies, but *if there is a shortage of Taclizumab in india*, in patients with severe covid symptoms and/or *cytokine storm symptoms, Oxytocin could be tried*, it does not have many side effects.
    [7/18, 8:06 PM] Milind Joshi: In humans, activation of the OT receptor, which are expressed by endothelial cells in the pulmonary artery, produce a vasolidatory effect via stimulation of the nitric oxide (NO) pathway [2]. In animal models of acute lung injury, OT exposure reduces the expression of inflammatory proteins in the lung tissue [3]. Literature also reveals that viral infections in human (including influenza) attenuate OT receptor expression, indicating a key role for the OT system for human health [4]. 
    [7/18, 8:06 PM] Milind Joshi: We have used Oxytocin in autistic children without side effects.
    *Also, remember, feeling of compassion, love, and Meditation are well known ways of increasing oxytocin*.
    [7/18, 8:13 PM] Milind Joshi: you may ask intranasal oxytocin company to be interested in human travels of covid patients in Roanoke. Their teams have standard protocols, patients are so desperate that they will sign up, placebo group will be those who do not sign up.
    [7/18, 8:19 PM] Milind Joshi:
    [7/18, 8:19 PM] Milind Joshi: About 31.5% of pregnant women with COVID-19 were hospitalized compared to 5.8% of nonpregnant women. Researchers could not determine how much of the difference was caused by pregnant women being hospitalized for labor and delivery vs. illness caused by the virus.
    About 1.5% of pregnant women and 0.9% of nonpregnant women were admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU). Adjusted for age, underlying conditions and race, pregnant women had 1.5 times the risk of being admitted to the ICU.
    Roughly 0.5% of pregnant women required mechanical ventilation compared to 0.3% of nonpregnant women. After adjustment, the risk of mechanical ventilation was 1.7 times higher for pregnant women. Death rates were the same for both groups at 0.2%.

  • When you also listen to topics on magnesium, you also find out that taking vitamin D uses a lot of magnesium in the body. If you already have low RBC mag, this creates a bigger problem, do with the vit D you must take plenty of an easily absorbed magnesium like liquid mag.

  • I read in some articles that you should take a break from quercetin after using it for 12 weeks. Do you have any idea Dr. seheult how long should this break be? Thank you for your videos!

  • Tks! While I appreciate your dosing protocol as a health professional, what about retired folks who are mostly home & only exposed when shopping a couple times/week (grocery store/CVS) or exposed to a working spouse? These would be those considered high risk ONLY due to age (over 65), healthy, taking supplements, including C to saturation. Would 500mg quercetin & 25mg of elemental zinc daily be sufficient? Thank you!

  • Dr. Seheult, do you eat lots of quercetin-rich foods? I’ve always made sure to eat a substantial amount of fruits and vegetables. (Thanks, Mom!) I did consider taking a quercetin supplement but instead decided to just consume a substantial amount of cooked onion every day (in addition to my usual fruit and vegetable consumption). I figured that I can buy a LOT of onions (and other quercetin-rich foods) for the price of a bottle of quercetin supplements. The quercetin supplements lack the vitamins, minerals, fiber, and other nutrients that the foods have. And I’ll bet that for every known nutrient in food, there are at least one or two others that we don’t know about and thus cannot get supplements for.

  • Dr. Seheult, why do you take 50 mg of zinc per day even though you acknowledged that 40 mg is the official tolerable upper limit and that there is a risk of a copper deficiency? I take 25 mg of zinc (half a 50 mg zinc supplement) and 3 mg of copper on alternate days to ensure that I get a substantial amount of both.

  • @MedCram please also mention a mostly whole food plant based diet. with the breadth of evidence, we know it promotes vasodilation, endothelial health, perfusion, fights toxins and inflammation -greens, beans, fruits veggies help greatly to decrease incidence and severity of all co-morbidities we know exacerbate covid (DM HTN CAD asthma..) Refer to work of Drs. Esselstyn, Campbell, Ornish, Barnard..��

  • Please look up Dr. John E. Sarno or Monte Hueftle and get their books. Thousands of people got rid of their pain just by reading these two guys’s work.
    Good luck to all of you!

  • Have you updated your daily supplement regime? Are you getting your recommended 7-8 hours of sleep daily? What about your exercise regime daily and what do you do to destress daily? If you play music for instance what time and how long do you play daily? How much zinc do you recommend for a low exposure individual? 25 not 50 micrograms? Have you ever contacted dr john campbell from the UK. I believe that you two could possibly collaborate and bring this virus to an end quicker.i only have been watching your two videos daily since January and believe you are a couple geniuses that should be consulted and or running the CDC and the WHO. Unbiased non political fact based science. That is what the world needs always.
    Thank you very much for all you do.

  • I am number one all the way!!! I have a sun allergy and now it all makes sense. I thought my excess sweating was due to hypothyroidism but i see it’s because of the vitamin d deficiency. I used to take it long ago and I never repurchased… I will definitely keep it around now!

  • I am 60yrs old with Cystic Fibrosis. I have forwarded this info to my clinic as I would like to start following it. I already have the NAC & zinc on hand, but I know we don’t absorb vitamins like others so I wanted their input. Thank you! Wonder if you have any CF patients?

  • …and this should make sense. Blacks have melanin that acts as a natural sunscreen so yes we do need more sunshine. It’s not far-fetched.

  • If you have European DNA that would destroy elements of your melanin so I find that people of did you spray that have lost a lot of European DLNA the mechanism used to protect them from cancer skin cancer has been reduced for that fat and it is also been advertised in European country that to increase tvitamin D

  • If you’re going to get your vitamin D from sunbathing, be aware that you can’t wash the exposed skin areas for a full 48 hours because it takes that long for the D manufactured in your skin to slowly migrate inward, into your bloodstream. And so what you must do for that time period is only wash the parts of your body where, literally, “the sun don’t shine”, to prevent odor growth.

  • @Jburdo4680 I have fibro, and have normal vit D levels, confirmed by blood tests, so your statement isn’t necessarily true. Some people have been labelled as having fibromyalgia when they have actually got vitamin d deficiency, mainly because the symptoms of muscle pain are very similar.

  • I was just looking online to buy the supplements you mentioned. When I read customer reviews on NAC I’m afraid to take it now, since I have mild asthma. Several people said they had asthma attacks after taking and a lady said she had serious histamine reaction where her whole body broke out in hives and had to be given steroids to counteract. Also seeing many comments about severe GI distress. Any thoughts? I have allergies and know how scary it is to break out in hives and my throat swell shut, along with the mild asthma.

  • I hope someone sees this and can respond. I just came across a study that indicated that, while NAC is beneficial for treating certain lung conditions (COPD, emphysema, etc.), there is some evidence that NAC can enhance the initiation and/or growth of lung endenocarcinoma (Breau, et al, JCI Insight Oct. 19, 2019). Anyone familiar with this research or others with like conclusions?

  • @danthecurious Do you take a high dose of Vit D, i.e., 5,000iu/d as advocated by researchers. The normal amount in multivitamins is woefully inadequate

  • i would love to know your thoughts on ivermectin

  • Another great vid! I started C supps last year after a worthy lecture on it; started D3 when I went vegan; now take Zinc and selenium light supps because I’d rather err on the side… Noted: vitamin C alone, drastically changed my life-long morning time stuffiness. I would swap it for intermittent fexofendadine any day.

  • Dr what are they doing to test for antibodies? Also what about those people who’ve had SARS and

    are they more likely to get this or less?

  • For the past two years I have been battling severe shoulder, back, and leg pain. At 29, I refused to believe this is just getting older. After many Vicodin, a wrong diagnosis of fibromyalgia, and being asked if I’m just anxious, a doctor finally ordered a vitamin d test. After it came back very low, I started high dose d2 supplements (50,000). Have to take it for the next twelve weeks. I really hope this is finally the answer.

  • What do you think of pelargonium sidoides for covid-19? It has plenty of publications for upper respiratory infections with influenza and seasonal coronavirus.

  • nar·cot·ic (när-ktk)
    A drug derived from opium or opiumlike compounds, with potent analgesic effects associated with significant alteration of mood and behavior, and with the potential for dependence and tolerance following repeated administration.

    ^^^ Scientific Definition

  • Your shower schedule sounds great. A study was done on Finland and Greenland. Finland did not shut down and had few cases whereas Greenland shut down and had many cases. The difference was Finland has saunas and frigid outside conditions. People would go into the sauna and then out into the cold. The study found that the WBC would increase by doing this and prevent sickness.

  • Thanks for the information. I didn’t know egg yolks have vitamin D. Where I live now, Denmark, is pretty shitty in this time of the year, since there is little to no sunlight and the sun sets early and raises late.
    But, as you said, if nothing can be done through food or sunlight, I can always supplement, which I will think about, since I do think I already have enough of vitamin D which I get from foods.

  • Glad more people who can influence are getting the word out about the need to keep vitamin D levels in check! I am also glad that “mainstream” doctors are finally getting on board with checking Vitamin D and recognizing D3 over D2 to help with deficiencies. A few years ago when my daughter went in for a physical to participate in high school sports, I asked the doctor to check her levels and discovered her levels were very low. After a couple/few weeks, her mood and energy levels were up noticeably! If you have a teenager you know to celebrate when they are not grouchy and not bumping heads with her so much was good for my energy levels, too 😉 Now she has it checked yearly and is able to buy over the counter D3 to manage it.

  • Dr. Seheult, this is excellent information. How are you, your staff and patients doing? Is everyone well? Do you have any statistics you would like to share? Thank you from Richmond, Virginia.


  • The democrat representative in my state heard that chocolate pudding helps with covid. They are now hysterically writing legislation to outlaw it.

  • Do you actually know about nerve root compression causing pain, has nothing to do with what you eat and how much you exercise. I hope your not a doctor

  • If you would like to understand blood lab values and other associations of vitamin D especially since there now linking low vitamin D levels two more severe cases of COVID-19 I would suggest the following video.

  • A study by Kimme Ng, MD, MPH, at Dana-Farber, shows African-Americans have lower levels of vitamin D in the blood and may need higher doses of vitamin D supplements to meet nationally-established goals.

  • sidWeed, hopefully you have already addressed this. But for those with similar questions at this video site, I asked my dr. to run a vitamin D test along with testing for my thyroid levels. It was no big deal at all…all part of the same blood sample. I found out that I have very low levels of vitamin D..20 ng/ml (anyway 20 was the number.) So, my doctor gave me a script for huge amounts of vit D..50,000 I.U. once a week for 6 weeks. I have bone pain and have avoided sun for vanity reasons.

  • I’ve had chronic myofacial pain (severe chronic otalgia due to CVII trauma) for 26 years. While vitamin D supplements haven’t helped, sitting in the sun a little everyday has.

  • I have many of these issue, so I’ve been taking Vit D for a year, and it has made no deference, just as my GP told me it wouldn’t.

  • Excellent talk.
    Grassrootshealth also have an excellent series of Vitamin D video from expert researchers. They also provide $40 postal 25(OH)D testing.
    60ng 150nmol/l is the natural level achieved by humans living outdoors naked associated with least incidence of chronic illness. Generally it requires roughly 5000iu/daily D3 to achieve that level. But worth checking with a 25(OH)D test after supplementing for 90 days.
    IHERB NOW FOODS 5000iu are cheapest. WAB666 $5 introductory discount code.