According to researchers at Boston University School of Medicine, getting enough vitamin D provides significant support in protecting hospitalized individuals infected with Covid-19 from adverse outcomes.
Dr. Michael F. Holick, lead author of the study, and professor of medicine, physiology and biophysics, and molecular medicine at BUSM, says, “This study provides direct evidence that vitamin D sufficiency can reduce the complications, including the cytokine storm (release to too many proteins into the blood too quickly) and ultimately death from Covid-19.”
Holick says, “Because vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency is so widespread in children and adults in the United States and worldwide, especially in 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.”
A separate study recently found that having a sufficient level of vitamin D can reduce the risk of catching Covid-19 by 54-percent. And having adequate vitamin D levels helps ward off other viruses causing upper respiratory tract illnesses including influenza.
During an interview on September 10, Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease said, “If you are deficient in vitamin D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. So I would not mind recommending, and I do it myself, taking vitamin D supplements.”
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