Study Finds High Dose Vitamin D Supplements Have no Benefit in Preventing or Treating COVID-19
As the coronavirus pandemic continue to claim the lives of hundreds of thousands of people across the world, scientists, governments, and health organizations are desperately seeking a cure or a viable prevention to save lives or curb the spread of the virus. In the wake of this, experts have suggested several preventive and therapeutic medications including zinc supplements, vitamin c supplements, and more recently, vitamin D supplements.
How effective is vitamin D by itself? A new study has refuted claims that vitamin D is effective in preventing and treating COVID-19. The study, which was done by scientists from Europe, USA, and the UK, investigated available evidence supporting the claim and found no link between high-dose vitamin D supplementation and prevention of COVID-19.
Although previous studies had reported a link between low vitamin D levels and an increased risk of respiratory tract infections, the researchers in this particular study did not find a firm link between vitamin D intake and risk of respiratory tract infections.