Friday 16 October 2020
Winter is associated with some seasonal illnesses, such as influenza and colds, respiratory infections and even feelings of depression.
The sun’s rays are absent for a long time in the winter season in many countries, which deprives many people of vitamin D that helps support the immune system, which exposes them to various diseases.
Reducing the risk of getting the flu
Studies have found that taking vitamin D can reduce the risk of respiratory infections such as colds and influenza, as vitamin D helps our immune systems to stay balanced during the winter season, according to the Emirati “24”.
In a study published in the US National Library of Medicine, vitamin D supplementation was examined to prevent seasonal influenza in schoolchildren, and the study concluded that taking this vitamin supplement during the winter season may reduce the incidence of influenza.
Treating depressive symptoms
In a study published in the Journal of Psychiatry, researchers noted that study participants with depression had low levels of vitamin D, and the same analysis found statistically that people with vitamin D deficiency were more likely to have depression.
Researchers believe that because vitamin D is important to brain function, insufficient levels of this vitamin D may play a role in depression and other mental illnesses.
A new global study confirmed that vitamin D supplementation can help protect against acute respiratory infections, as well as help the body fight acute respiratory infections, which are responsible for millions of deaths worldwide each year.
And many studies have found that a large number of those who have been infected with the Coronavirus do not have enough vitamin D, and some recent studies also indicate that people with low levels of vitamin D may be more susceptible to infection with the Corona virus.