“Healthcare workers who self-isolated after developing symptoms of coronavirus infection were more likely to have a vitamin D deficiency, with workers from Black, Asian, or ethnic minority backgrounds particularly affected, a new study has found.” [Source: Medicalexpress.com]
In recent months there has been growing interest in the role of vitamin D in preventing and controlling coronavirus infection. Having adequate levels of vitamin D has already been shown to reduce complications and death among coronavirus patients.
Researchers have compared average levels of vitamin D across 20 European countries with coronavirus infection rates and mortality. They found that people with low vitamin D levels may be more likely to die after contracting the virus. It has also been shown that people with low levels of vitamin D have 60 percent higher rates of coronavirus infection compared to those with adequate amounts.
Other research has found that, in combination with magnesium and vitamin B12, daily doses of vitamin D3 can reduce disease severity in older coronavirus patients.
To read how a specific micronutrient combination developed by researchers at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has been found to block the interaction between the binding site of the coronavirus ‘spike’ and its cellular ‘entry door’ into human cells, see this press release on our website.