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COVID-19: vaccine or not; you must optimise your vitamin D

Updated: Mar 2

Reaching out to the sun

What follows is from an open letter from scientists to Governments of the World. Let me make a prediction: Governments will ignore this sound, non-patentable health advice.


There is no need to wait for further clinical trials to increase use of something so safe, especially when remedying high rates of deficiency/insufficiency should already be a priority.

Therefore, we call on all governments, doctors, and healthcare workers worldwide to immediately recommend and implement efforts appropriate to their adult populations to increase vitamin D, at least until the end of the pandemic. Specifically to:

  1. Recommend amounts from all sources sufficient to achieve 25(OH)D serum levels over 30ng/ml (75nmol/L), a widely endorsed minimum with evidence of reduced COVID-19 risk.

  2. Recommend to adults vitamin D intake of 4000 IU (100mcg) daily (or at least 2000 IU) in the absence of testing. 4000 IU is widely regarded as safe.5

  3. Recommend that adults at increased risk of deficiency due to excess weight, dark skin, or living in care homes may need higher intakes (eg, 2x). Testing can help to avoid levels too low or high.

  4. Recommend that adults not already receiving the above amounts get 10,000 IU (250mcg) daily for 2-3 weeks (or until achieving 30ng/ml if testing), followed by the daily amount above. This practice is widely regarded as safe. The body can synthesize more than this from sunlight under the right conditions (e.g., a summer day at the beach). Also, the NAM (US) and EFSA (Europe) both label this a “No Observed Adverse Effect Level” even as a daily maintenance intake.

  5. Measure 25(OH)D levels of all hospitalized COVID-19 patients & treat w/ calcifediol or D3, to at least remedy insufficiency <30ng/ml (75nmol/L), possibly with a protocol along the lines of Castillo et al ‘20 or Rastogi et al '20, until evidence supports a better protocol.

Many factors are known to predispose individuals to higher risk from exposure to SARS-CoV-2, such as age, being male, comorbidities, etc., but inadequate vitamin D is by far the most easily and quickly modifiable risk factor with abundant evidence to support a large effect. Vitamin D is inexpensive and has negligible risk compared to the considerable risk of COVID-19.

Please Act Immediately


You can read the entire Open Letter here:

Vitamin D is cheap and very safe for adults and children:

Take 1-2 tablets per day with 1-2 per day of these:

There is no need for a healthy person to take more. Small amounts of a nutrient most days are always better than big, infrequent doses. There is probably no need to take supplementary vitamin D on days you get some sun on your torso.

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Gary Moller
Gary Moller
24 gen 2021

Richard. Good stuff - keep it coming!

Traditionally it was vit D from sunlight or all year round if living in the warmer regions. In Winter it used to come from food when the sun is low. Fatty foods and food like cod and lamb liver.

While we may have a lamb's fry dish about once a week and a little cod liver oil most days, how many families consume these nowadays?

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24 gen 2021

It was suggested by Dr. David Jocker that the Vitamin D dose can be as high as 1000 IU per 25 pounds (that is 1000 IU per 11.34 Kilograms)

So a 70Kg Ault can take up to 6,000IU of Vitamin D, maybe it is better not to over do it.

As for articles written in USA units, (ng/l * 2.5)= nmol/L.

So for example 20ng/l = 50nmol/L, A book worth reading is Vitamin D, is this the miracle vitamin? by Ian Wishart.

My big question is, are we getting too clever for our own good?

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