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COVID-19 and Vitamin D Studies have shown that the proper level of Vitamin D can lessen the severity of COVID-19 symptoms Now that we know the importance of our vitamin D blood levels, how do we achieve healthy levels? (40 to 60 ng/ml 25 OH D) Free from the sun in Chicago (42 degrees latitude) between 10 AM and 2 PM (only) and from March to October. 40% skin exposed, no sunscreen (blocks 90% UVB) and from 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on skin color, darker needs longer. Supplements ($3 -$8 a month) Calculate: 45 x pounds of body weight. Take this amount daily and test in 6 weeks. New findings, adding vitamin K2 and Magnesium glycinate help vitamin D go up. Most adults need 6,000 to 10,000 IU daily (130 to 250 mcg is the new measure). More at the web site on the vitamin D paper found under consultations. Contact Bob Listecki RPh at Glen Ellyn Pharmacy for information at www.glenellynpharmacy.com GLEN ELLYN PHARMACY An Integrative Health Center Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm Saturday 9am-5pm Closed Friday & Sunday 486 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630-469-5200 SM-CL1837610 COVID-19 and Vitamin D Studies have shown that the proper level of Vitamin D can lessen the severity of COVID-19 symptoms Now that we know the importance of our vitamin D blood levels, how do we achieve healthy levels? (40 to 60 ng/ml 25 OH D) Free from the sun in Chicago (42 degrees latitude) between 10 AM and 2 PM (only) and from March to October. 40% skin exposed, no sunscreen (blocks 90% UVB) and from 10 minutes to 1 hour depending on skin color, darker needs longer. Supplements ($3 -$8 a month) Calculate: 45 x pounds of body weight. Take this amount daily and test in 6 weeks. New findings, adding vitamin K2 and Magnesium glycinate help vitamin D go up. Most adults need 6,000 to 10,000 IU daily (130 to 250 mcg is the new measure). More at the web site on the vitamin D paper found under consultations. Contact Bob Listecki RPh at Glen Ellyn Pharmacy for information at www.glenellynpharmacy.com GLEN ELLYN PHARMACY An Integrative Health Center Mon-Thurs 10am-5pm Saturday 9am-5pm Closed Friday & Sunday 486 Roosevelt Rd, Glen Ellyn, IL 60137 630-469-5200 SM-CL1837610