Vitamin D Level Is Directly Correlated to COVID-19 Outcome

STORY AT-A-GLANCE

  • An analysis of medical records revealed a direct correlation between levels of vitamin D and the severity of illness in people infected with SARS-CoV-2
  • Low vitamin D levels are normally found in people with dark skin. This may be a compelling factor in the higher rates of COVID-19 illness and mortality
  • The U.K. recommends vitamin D supplementation during this pandemic, concerned people are not getting enough sunlight; yet the U.S. continues to focus on drugs and vaccine production
  • Vitamin D needs vary widely, so it’s important to get your levels tested before deciding how much vitamin D3 supplement you should take

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