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#1474 - Dr. Rhonda Patrick
The Joe Rogan Experience
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#1474 - Dr. Rhonda Patrick

The Joe Rogan Experience

Rhonda Patrick, Joe Rogan

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One study in the Philippines found that for every standard deviation increase in vitamin D levels, people were 8x less likely to have a severe form of COVID-19 and 20x less likely to have a critical form of COVID-19.

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases COVID-19 Death Risk

In Indonesia, almost 100% of patients that died with COVID-19 were vitamin D deficient; 4% of patients that died from COVID-19 were vitamin D sufficient.

Vitamin D Deficiency Increases COVID-19 Death Risk

70% of the US population has insufficient vitamin D levels, which is considered to be a blood level less that 30 ng/mL.

70% of Americans Have Insufficient Vitamin D Levels

Joe uses the sauna 7x a week at a temperature of 185 degrees for 25 minutes; Rhonda the same, but only 5x per week.

Joe & Rhonda's Sauna Protocol: 5-7x Per Week, 180 Degrees, 25 Minutes

One of the main things besides age that regulates the immune system is previous exposure to viruses, and in particular one virus: the Cytomegalovirus (CMV). Between 50-80% of the US population has it by the time they're an adult.

Previous Exposure to Cytomegalovirus (CMB) Determines Immune System Health

People with type O blood are less likely to contract COVID-19.

People With Type O Blood Are Less Likely to Contract COVID-19

African Americans are 28x more deficient in vitamin D than Caucasians.

African Americans Are More Likely to Die from COVID-19 Due to Vitamin D Deficiency

1,000 IU of vitamin D will raise your blood levels by about 5 ng/mL.

Rhonda & Joe Supplement With 5,000 IU of Daily Vitamin D

At any given point, a person has antibodies against 10 different viruses—just randomly, so you're constantly being exposed to viruses.

Previous Exposure to Viruses Regulates Your Immune Response

Obese people are three times more likely to be vitamin D deficient in the United States.

Obese People Are 3x More Likely to Be Vitamin D Deficient

Sitting in a 163 degree sauna for 30 minutes raises heat shock protein levels by 50%, and levels stay elevated for 48 hours afterward.

Like the Sauna, Hot Baths Increase Heat Shock Protein Levels

Joe & Rhonda supplement with 5,000 IU/day of vitamin D.

70% of Americans Have Insufficient Vitamin D Levels
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