Vitamin D & Immunity
Vitamin D has many important functions in the body and plays a key role in the immune system.¹
41% of U.S. adults have vitamin D insufficiency²
60%of U.S. nursing home residents have vitamin D deficiency³
Balanced nutrition is key to maintaining your immune system so that your body can prevent and manage viral infections. Unfortunately, many of these nutrients are not common in our modern western diets.
Food sources of vitamin D include fatty fish (salmon, mackerel, sardines, cod liver oil) and some types of mushrooms (Shiitake), especially if sundried, contain cholecalciferol (vitamin D3). Few people are able to obtain enough vitamin D from food sources alone and many people have inadequate sun exposure to meet vitamin D requirements, therefore supplementation is important.⁴
UrinoZinc® Prostate Plus Daily Immunity contains 50mcg or 250% the daily recommended value of vitamin D and other key nutrients at immune protection levels to support prostate health AND immune system function, response, and cell health to fight viral infections.†
¹Hewlings SJ, Medeiros DM. Nutrition: Real People, Real Choices. Pearson Prentice Hall; 2009.
²Liu X, Baylin A, Levy PD. Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency among US adults: prevalence, predictors and clinical implications. British Journal of Nutrition. 2018;119(8):928-936.
³Elliott ME, Binkley NC, Carnes M, Zimmerman DR, Petersen K, Knapp K, Behlke JM, Ahmann N, Kieser MA. Fracture risks for women in long-term care: high prevalence of calcaneal osteoporosis and hypovitaminosis D. Pharmacotherapy. 2003; Jun;23(6):702-10.
⁴Heaney RP, Davies KM, Chen TC, Holick MF, Barger-Lux MJ. Human serum 25-hydroxycholecalciferol response to extended oral dosing with cholecalciferol. Am J Clin Nutr. 2003;77(1):204-210.
† These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.