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?
“Study: Vitamin D Deficiency Found in Over 80% of COVID-19 Patients,” The Atlanta Journal-Constitution, ajc.com, Oct 28, 2020.