This link is taken from the Vitamin D Council Newsletter.
This newsletter is not copyrighted. Please print it out, reproduce it, post it on Internet sites, and forward it to your friends and family. Dana Clark, our underpaid but superb webmaster, will post this newsletter on the website.
If you are not subscribed, you can do so on the Vitamin D Council’s website
From the newletter, "As the H1N1 pandemic looms, it is heartening that Dr. Alexandra Yamschchikov and colleagues at Emory University conducted the first meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials of Vitamin D treatment of infections, concluding that significant scientific evidence exists to support further research of Vitamin D treating, not just preventing, infections like the flu. The only mistake I can see is that she confused activated Vitamin D and one of its analogs with Vitamin D.
If you have been taking 5,000 IU per day for several years, you know Vitamin D helps, but certainly does not prevent all respiratory infections. Because H1N1 may be deadly, besides taking 5,000 IU per day every day (1,000 IU for every 25 pounds of body weight for children) to prevent deficiency, make sure you have some 50,000 IU capsules of Vitamin D on hand this winter. "
D-3-50,000 100 capsules (Cholicalciferol form) $30.00 US, available through; just click on this link https://secure.bio-tech-pharm.com/detail.aspx?product_id=20&cat_id=2&subcat_id=0 .
Better yet it is well worth the space in your inbox to sign up for the newletter directly it is sent freely and can be stopped at any time, you'll find the instructions in the Vitamin D Council Newletter which contains the sign-up link.
I am looking into having the 50,000 IU dosage on had for this flu season. I find this newsletter timely with all the discussion about vaccination that is going on here, there and everywhere. Good to to have personal choices and alternatives if you might want one.
I will be interested in anyone who choses this route and ultimately the experiences in the long run.