I am paying attention to the recommendations for nutrition and supplements as related to Covid 19. If you need nutrition support please reach out!
Here are some vitamin D and COVID-19 research summaries (these are preliminary reports):
In one study it was found that 100% of ICU COVID-19 patients who were less than 75 years old had vitamin D insufficiency.
In another, out of 55 patients with higher blood serum levels of vitamin D metabolite (more than 30ng/ml 25-hydroxycholecalciferol), 47 had mild symptoms, 4 had ordinary symptoms, 2 had severe symptoms and 2 had critical symptoms.
In contrast, of the 157 patients with lower vitamin D (less than 30ng/ml 25-hydroxycholecalciferol), 2 had mild symptoms, 55 ordinary symptoms, 54 severe symptoms and 46 critical symptoms.
A third study found that across European countries, there was a strong association between (insufficient) vitamin D levels and per capita COVID-19 cases and mortality.
“Vitamin D Insufficiency is Prevalent in Severe COVID-19”
Frank H. Lau, Rinku Majumder, Radbeh Torabi, Fouad Saeg, Ryan Hoffman, Jeffrey D. Cirillo, Patrick Greiffenstein
“Vitamin D Supplementation Could Possibly Improve Clinical Outcomes of Patients Infected with Coronavirus-2019 (COVID-19)”
Mark Alipio, Davao Doctors College; University of Southeastern Philippines