As evidence builds that coronavirus patients with vitamin D deficiency are much more likely to experience severe clinical outcomes, urgent trials in Europe and North America are underway to evaluate whether vitamin D could be used to treat or prevent the disease.
The launch of these trials follows the recent publication of a study showing that people with low levels of vitamin D may be more likely to die after contracting the coronavirus. The study compared average levels of vitamin D across 20 European countries with coronavirus infection rates and mortality.
Ultimately, however, while the launch of these new vitamin D trials is a positive development, they ignore the fact that micronutrients work together as teams. Optimum functioning of the immune system depends not just on vitamin D but also on many other key micronutrients such as vitamins A, C, E, B2, B6 and B12, folic acid, and the minerals iron, selenium, and zinc. Numerous other natural substances, such as green tea extract, curcumin, and other plant ingredients are also scientifically proven to be helpful in improving human immunity.
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