Supplementing with vitamin D could reduce the risk of contracting colds or the flu by about 12 percent, a new meta-analysis finds:
- BBC News: Vitamin D Pills ‘Could Stop Colds or Flu’
- The British Medical Journal: Vitamin D Supplementation to Prevent Acute Respiratory Tract Infections: Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Individual Participant Data
Vitamin D is important for our immune system and bone health – and many people (especially in the North) may be deficient since we’re not getting enough sunlight on our skin (the main source). Taking a supplement could be a cheap way to err on the safe side and ensure that you’re getting enough.
What do you think? Are you supplementing with vitamin D or just making sure that you’re spending enough time in the sun?