Vitamin D Shows No Effect in Protecting Covid-19

19 Sep 2022
Vitamin D helps the body absorb calcium and phosphate as to keep muscles and teeth healthy and to make bones strong and less likely to break. However, vitamin D is also known to help the immune system fight off invading bacteria and viruses. In the beginning days of Covid-19 outbreak, there were studies showing that the people who are infected with virus has low deficiency in Vitamin D and thus, people start to take Vitamin D supplements. Experts show disappointing results that the supplements cannot prevent help prevent the Covid-19.
First trial is done in UK between December 2020 and June 2021 to test whether vitamin D actually in effective or not, by giving low or high dosage of vitamin D and the second trial was conducted in Norway between November 2020 and June 2021 by giving cod liver oil. Together, these new results suggest that vitamin D supplements do not reduce risk of covid-19 or other acute respiratory infections.
Natural sunlight can also give Vitamin D, people tried to open all windows, staying in the open places in the earlier days but the infected cases did not reduce as we have intended. Vaccination is the only way to protect the respiratory disease, Covid-19. People with normal vitamin D levels should not be taken the supplements more than enough.
Despite the results, the medical examiners say they will continue studying on the additional effects of vitamin D supplements.
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