You probably think I must own stocks in a vitamin D manufacturer? Well, I don’t. I have previously reported on several studies suggesting that low levels of vitamin D may make us vulnerable to COVID-19. However, there may be an additional benefit to taking vitamin D. A recent study conducted by researchers at Harvard revealed regularly taking vitamin D supplements may reduce our chances of dying from cancer. However, researchers are uncertain as to why.
Another study conducted by a hospital in Spain revealed a connection between low vitamin D and a person’s vulnerability to COVID. Researchers working with the University Marques de Valdecialla located in Santander, Spain reported that 82% of the COVID patients they surveyed had low levels of vitamin D.
Yet another study is suggesting that a vitamin D deficiency may contribute to a person’s susceptibility to COVID. This one is a bit different because researchers tested Britain’s National Health Service workers for Coronavirus antibodies and levels of vitamin D. The Daily Mail explains: Further proof that vitamin D could protect people from coronavirus emerged today after another study found adults deficient in the nutrient are more at risk of catching the disease. Seventy-two per cent of NHS workers who were lacking in the ‘sunshine vitamin’ also tested positive for Covid-19 antibodies — a sign of previous infection. This compared to just 51 per cent for those who had a sufficient amount. The difference was even greater among those of a Black, Asian or ethnic minority, who may be more likely to have a deficiency because people with darker skin find it harder to obtain it from the sun. READ: Another study finds having a vitamin D deficiency could make you more likely to catch Covid-19 US President Donald Trump was recently hospitalized when he tested positive …
I hate to be harping on this, but yet another study is confirming that low levels of vitamin D make us more susceptible to COVID. A study out of Boston College in the US suggests that those with sufficient levels of the sunshine vitamin have a 52% less chance of dying from the virus than those who don’t.