There may be a link between a lack of Vitamin D and susceptibility to Covid-19.
Researchers at the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism examined 216 Covid-19 patients. 82.2% of the scientists’ patients were deficient in Vitamin D.
Vitamin D is a hormone that is critical for the body to absorb calcium into the bloodstream. It’s primarily produced in the skin as a response to sunlight (amazingly, not all sun is bad) and it can also be absorbed through food.
Vitamin D is also believed to promote healthy bones and teeth. Many studies point to its ability to help protect the immune system–and guard against influenza. As such, Vitamin D is now being linked to possibly better outcomes in cases of Covid-19.
While that link is still being investigated and studied, it’s worth considering the findings of this most recent study done at a hospital in Spain at the Universio Marques de Valdecilla. The results indicated that:
80% of the Covid-19 patients were low in Vitamin D and,
men had a lower rate of Vitamin D than women.
For more on the importance of Vitamin D, make sure to read Cait’s newest article on the “The Vitamins That Help You Nail Your Diet.”
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