“Promising new data from a recent study indicates that active forms of vitamin D can inhibit the replication and expansion of COVID-19. ” [Source: newswise.com]
There is now overwhelming scientific evidence supporting the immune function benefits of vitamin D. Interest in this essential micronutrient has mushroomed during the coronavirus pandemic, with research showing that people with low levels of it may be more likely to die after contracting the virus.
Low plasma levels of vitamin D are known to be associated with an increased risk of coronavirus infection. Scientists have found 60 percent higher rates of coronavirus infection among people who are low in vitamin D. Research carried out in Spain suggests that over 80 percent of COVID-19 patients are vitamin D deficient.
Conversely, having an adequate level of vitamin D has been shown to reduce complications and death among coronavirus patients. Spanish doctors say high-dose vitamin D cuts the risk of death from COVID-19 by 60 percent.
To learn how daily doses of vitamin D3, magnesium, and vitamin B12 have been shown to reduce disease severity in older coronavirus patients, see this article on our website.