Japanese doctors have found that the prevalence of flu in children can be reduced if they take vitamin D. According to a research in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, vitamin D, which is naturally produced by the body when exposed to sunlight, can be more effective than anti-viral drugs or vaccines, without causing any side effects.
In a clinical trial, only one in ten children taking vitamin D came down with the flu when compared to one in five given anti-viral drug. Mitsuyoshi Urashima, the Japanese doctor who led the trial concluded that the sunshine vitamin was more effective than vaccines when it comes to preventing the flu.
It has been found that vitamin D has even more effect when the comparison excluded children who were already taking vitamin D outside the trial. It was then shown that vitamin D lowered the risk of flu to a third of what it would otherwise be.
According to Dr. Damien Downing, a doctor, and medical consultant, epidemics are profitable for the government. Consequently, he advises patients to boost their vitamin D intake instead of getting the vaccine.