Vitamin D can reduce the impact of Covid-19

The research has shown that Vitamin D can reduce the risk of infection by 54 per cent.

Vitamin D can half the risk of fatal coronavirus complications, according to a breakthrough new study.

Earlier this year, research suggested that Covid-19 patients with high vitamin D levels were more likely to survive the disease but U.K. health officials responded by stating back in June that there wasn't enough evidence to suggest that taking vitamin D supplements, which is essential for bone, muscle and teeth health, can prevent or reduce the threat of coronavirus.

However, new research led by Dr Michael Holick from Boston University's School of Medicine has found that the supplement can reduce the risk of being infected with Covid-19 and lowers the likelihood of a patient suffering from fatal complications, with the researchers claiming that vitamin D sufficiency is linked to a significantly decreased level of inflammatory markers and higher blood levels of immune cells.

"Because vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is so widespread in children and adults in the U.S. and worldwide, especially in the winter months, it is prudent for everyone to take a vitamin D supplement to reduce risk of being infected and having complications from Covid-19," he advised.

For the study, Holick's team took blood samples to measure the vitamin D levels of 235 patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and the severity of their infection was monitored. They found that in patients older than 40, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more than 51 less likely to die from coronavirus.

In another study led by Dr Holick, research found that the supplement can decrease the risk of infection as they discovered that sufficient vitamin D can reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 by 54 per cent.

The research has shown that Vitamin D can reduce the risk of infection by 54 per cent.

Vitamin D can half the risk of fatal coronavirus complications, according to a breakthrough new study.

Earlier this year, research suggested that Covid-19 patients with high vitamin D levels were more likely to survive the disease but U.K.


health officials responded by stating back in June that there wasn't enough evidence to suggest that taking vitamin D supplements, which is essential for bone, muscle and teeth health, can prevent or reduce the threat of coronavirus.

However, new research led by Dr Michael Holick from Boston University's School of Medicine has found that the supplement can reduce the risk of being infected with Covid-19 and lowers the likelihood of a patient suffering from fatal complications, with the researchers claiming that vitamin D sufficiency is linked to a significantly decreased level of inflammatory markers and higher blood levels of immune cells.

"Because vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is so widespread in children and adults in the U.S. and worldwide, especially in the winter months, it is prudent for everyone to take a vitamin D supplement to reduce risk of being infected and having complications from Covid-19," he advised.

For the study, Holick's team took blood samples to measure the vitamin D levels of 235 patients admitted to hospital with Covid-19 and the severity of their infection was monitored. They found that in patients older than 40, those who had sufficient levels of vitamin D were more than 51 less likely to die from coronavirus.

In another study led by Dr Holick, research found that the supplement can decrease the risk of infection as they discovered that sufficient vitamin D can reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 by 54 per cent.