Vitamin D Deficiency Increases COVID Infection Risk A Common Deficiency In SIBO

One of the first basic screens I do for my patients, especially my SIBO patients, is track their nutrient levels via pathology.

On December 21st 2020, big news broke about vitamin D. In case you missed it, here’s what happened.

“120 health and medical experts from the US, UK, and Europe sent an open letter to world governments to call for immediate recommendations to increase vitamin D intake to 4000 IU per day for healthy adults.

The recommendation came because of scientific evidence that vitamin D reduces the risk of COVID-19 infection, hospitalization, and death. The experts cite more than 70 studies to support this claim–including a recent randomised  controlled trial.”

Dr Nirala Jacobi has shared that Vitamin D deficiency is common with SIBO. That’s because SIBO can directly lead to malabsorption of fat and fat-soluble vitamins. Here are 2 reasons why:

The overgrown bacteria can deconjugate bile acids, leading to fat malabsorption.
Free bile acids can also irritate the gut lining, leading to inflammation and even more malabsorption

Symptoms of vitamin D deficiency are not obvious, making it easy to overlook. But contribute to many body processes, such as mood and immunity.

Do you suffer from any “IBS symptoms” ie. bloating, pains, reflux, intermittent constipation or diarrhoea? You may have small intestinal bowel overgrowth (SIBO).

You can book now for testing and treatment with myself, I currently hold 5 years of SIBO training and treatment in clinic helping many patients reverse their IBS, along with microbiome restoration.

We know now our gastrointestinal health and microbiome is the control centre of our health, plus mental health. Did you know 90% of you serotonin is made in your gut!?.

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