Vitamin D Supplementation Reduces COVID-19 Deaths by 64%
This is yet another study that confirms the critical role that vitamin D has in reducing the risk of Covid-19 causing severe life-threatening illness. Dr Mercola’s newsletters are recommended as they often highlight important scientific findings:
A Spanish study found giving supplemental vitamin D3 (calcifediol) to hospitalized patients with PCR-confirmed COVID-19 — in addition to standard care — reduced ICU admissions by 82% and mortality by 64%.
People who already had higher vitamin D at baseline were 60% less likely to die.
Many are now calling for official vitamin D recommendations to be issued by their governments.
Other recent research found vitamin D is a contributing factor to COVID-19 outbreaks and infection severity. Surges in daily positive tests during the fall of 2020 in 18 European countries linearly correlate with latitude, and, hence, sun exposure and vitamin D levels.
One of the reasons vitamin D is so important against COVID-19 has to do with its influence on T cell responses. Vitamin D receptor signals regulate T cell responses and therefore play an important role in your body’s defence against viral and bacterial infections%…