Why it works: Studies show that people with COPD often have low levels of vitamin D. Other studies have suggested that Vitamin D may protect against COPD flare-ups by protecting the body against viral and bacterial infections, which often trigger COPD attacks. Vitamin D also reduces MMP-9 compounds in the body which may destroy body tissues and contribute to COPD.
How it works: Take vitamin D from sunshine, foods or supplement. Recommended daily intake of vitamin D for this remedy ranges from 1000 IU (25 mg) to 5000 IU (120 mg).
The self cure remedy of Take vitamin D for the care and relief of COPD has an effectiveness score of 2.1 and a popularity score of 2 on the self-cure system.