One of the natural developments of getting older is that one becomes aware of ones own frailty and mortality. Things start hurting if you don't use them. Things start hurting if you overuse them. In other words, you start looking for comfort optimization. Part of that comfort is being in good health and doing things that ensure you won't feel lousy in the future.
Given my family's history with the men reaching retirement age, I have grown concerned as I inch closer to 50. I would like to enjoy retirement rather than leave it to my widow. I find myself taking measures like eating better and drinking less. Now, I am at the stage where I am looking at food supplements.
Some time back, I got introduced to USANA products. I thought I would give it a go to become a rep. The truth is that people do care about their health, but not enough to spend money every month buying products. At least not the people I know. I don't do USANA as a business. However, I do buy their products.
I have been taking the BIOMEGA supplement, which consists of fish oil with a lemon extract. The lemon keeps it from tasting fishy if you happen to burp.
Last night I fell into a YouTube rabbit hole and learned that Vitamin D may possibly be very important in how much of an impact COVID-19 has for people who are infected. Videos posted prior to all this madness showed that people with sufficient vitamin D tend to have fewer and less severe upper respiratory infections among other things like tonsil hypertrophy.
So, I just updated my autoship to include USANA Vitamin D. The dosage is about 5000 IU, which is a bit more than the recommended 4000 IU. However, I plan on sharing the bottle with family members, taking one every other day. Vitamin D is not meant to protect you from infection, just lessen the severity. COVID-19 is too recent for there to be any actual studies for conclusive evidence. However, it's worth supplementing if it helps with other types of respiratory infections or even allergies. This way, these can by ruled out as symptoms when I get infected.
I've accepted that I will be infected. There are too many people who don't know how to prevent spreading disease. I'm outnumbered. I need to have the best chance of a quick recovery in order to be available to everybody who depends on me.
I was fascinated by all the things that Vitamin D does. It is amazing that so many people are deficient without realizing. I also learned that vitamin D is a hormone that is responsible for gene level operations. I'm going to spend some time learning more about it.