A hospital in Spain with 216 COVID-19 patients found that 80 percent of them had low vitamin D levels. Another study of nearly 500 people showed that a person who was vitamin D deficient was more likely to test positive for COVID-19 than someone who wasn’t. Lacking this important nutrient also seemed to make the illness more severe.
Vitamin D plays an important role in the immune system by lowering inflammation levels in the body and protecting against infection. Because of this vitamin’s beneficial impact on the body, the co-author of the study at the hospital in Spain suggested that vitamin D should be used to treat COVID-19 patients. But why not ensure that your vitamin D levels are high enough to help prevent illness in the first place?
This health tidbit is taken from the Lifelines section in our latest issue. Read the whole section for free here!
“Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Found in Over 80% of COVID-19 Patients,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ajc.com, Oct 28, 2020.