Vitamin D and COVID-19

Recently several articles have been published about the correlation between vitamin D and COVID-19.

Published on Sky News and Boston University’s School of Medicine’s website, the articles claim that patients with sufficient levels of vitamin D are less likely to experience complications and die from COVID-19. 

The Boston University study findings were published just a day prior to a CNBC article which reports that Dr. Anthony Fauci, one of the world’s leading experts on infectious disease and a lead member of the White House Coronavirus Task Force, says to take vitamin D supplements if you are deficient. 

“If you are deficient in vitamin D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. So I would not mind recommending, and I do it myself taking vitamin D supplements,” Fauci, 79, said during an Instagram Live on Sept. 10.”

Signs of vitamin D deficiency can be difficult to detect, especially early on. The symptoms are subtle and often a deficiency cannot be confirmed without a blood test performed by a doctor. 

Fortunately Kara Kelly, NP, the latest addition to QOMC’s staff, specializes in vitamin supplementation and advocates to optimize your blood level, absorption and consumption of vitamin D.

QOMC is always searching for ways to help our community optimize its health and defend itself against COVID-19 and other infectious diseases. We are happy to schedule a FREE consultation with Kara to answer all your questions about your health and individual wellness concerns. We can’t wait to see you soon.

 

For the Sky News article:

https://news.sky.com/story/coronavirus-vitamin-d-reduces-infection-and-impact-of-covid-19-studies-find-12081132

For the published findings by Boston University:

https://www.bumc.bu.edu/busm/2020/09/25/adequate-levels-of-vitamin-d-reduces-complications-death-among-covid-19-patients/

The CNBC article can be found here:

https://www.cnbc.com/2020/09/26/how-to-know-if-you-have-a-vitamin-d-deficiency.html

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