The winter season is upon us, and you may already be feeling its effects. Not being able to go outside is something we all have to deal with, and with no sunshine to help keep our body’s immune system healthy, we can easily fall prey to illnesses. The CCP Virus (COVID-19) is lurking around every corner, so we need to take action.

Vitamin D is a cheap and easy way to counter the effects of the CCP Virus, according to dozens of new studies, and it is readily available over the counter.

Dr. Peter Osborne with Origins Nutrition Center in Sugar Land, Texas, spoke to FOX 26 of Houston.

“I think that’s probably one of the smartest things that a person could do right now, with an unpredictable role of a relatively unknown illness,” Osborne said. “What we do know at this point about vitamin therapy, particularly about vitamin D, a new study has come out and a new analysis has come out on what we know about vitamin D and COVID.”

Suppose your levels of Vitamin D are low. In that case, your chances of dying from the CCP Virus are increased, the tendency for the body to get into a cytokine storm as a result of its attempts to overcome the virus is increased, and ventilators become the last resort to save you.

“When a person’s on a ventilator with COVID it’s not a good thing. So, the outcomes aren’t great, so if we can keep people off of ventilators and we can keep their immune system supported really well with nutrition, that ideally, that makes the most sense,” explained Osborne.

Additional studies also revealed nine out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented if people had adequate Vitamin D levels, the FOX 26 report said.

Vitamin D is very inexpensive,” he said. “You can buy it at the local nutrition store, and it might just save your life, should you get sick.

“With vitamin D, there’s a therapy that can be done that I recommend, and it’s 1,000 international units (IU) of vitamin D per pound. So if you’re 100 pounds, you would take 100,000 international units of vitamin D for three days. After that, you don’t have to keep taking those higher doses, but three days of high dose vitamin D will elevate your serum vitamin D levels to adequate levels,” Osborne explained.

There are now doctors using vitamins as a treatment for the virus, not just as prevention.

“A lot of doctors are now learning this and coming out and saying it! The East Virginia School of Medicine actually has a COVID protocol that includes Vitamin D. So if you’re a patient who gets hospitalized for COVID, they’re automatically putting you on between 20,000 and 60,000 units of Vitamin D. This is part of their standard of care protocol in that hospital system,” said Osborne.

Osborne suggested that everyone think of boosting their immune systems using four different supplements—Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Zinc, and Quercetin, a natural bioflavonoid that opens up the cells in your body so that zinc can get inside, the FOX 26 report said.

It’s important to talk to your own doctor before taking a new vitamin regimen, to make sure it’s safe for you and doesn’t affect any prescriptions you’re taking or any other medical conditions you may have.

A simple blood test can determine your vitamin levels.