A new study finds that supplementation with 25(OH) vitamin D, in an Italian cohort of hospitalized COVID-19 patients that were deficient, resulted in a reduced length of hospital stay compared to those who were not supplemented.
Evidence that vitamin D supplements help protect against COVID-19 and its complications emerged early in the pandemic. Following confirmation that low levels of this nutrient are associated with an increased risk of coronavirus infection, Spanish doctors showed that high doses cut the risk of death from the virus by 60 percent. Since then, despite ongoing mainstream media claims led by CNN and others that vitamin D supposedly doesn’t protect against COVID-19, the scientific evidence in the nutrient’s favor has continued to grow.
To read about a recent study from Italy which revealed what its researchers described as ‘definitive evidence’ that vitamin D supplementation protects against COVID-19-related intensive care unit hospitalization, see this article on our website.