A recent study conducted by Quest Diagnostics and Boston university stating the associations between Vitamin D levels and COVID 19 risk continues to strength indicating that people with low levels of Vitamin D may have a significantly higher possibility of showing high positive rate of SARS -CoV-2.
The SARS-CoV-2 positivity rate was higher in the 39,190 patients with “deficient” 25(OH)D values (<20 ng/mL). Research suggests that compared to people with sufficient levels of Vitamin D, Vitamin D deficient people shown a 54% higher SARS -CoV- 2 positivity rate.
This new study has paved a way suggesting Vitamin D3 Supplementation could be potentially promising and safe approach to reduce the risk of COVID 19 infections and thereby can reduce the mortality rate.
Please always ensure to check with your Doctor / Healthcare / Family Physician before starting with any new medication or therapy.
PLoS ONE 15(9): e0239252. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0239252
Harvey W. Kaufman et al.