Vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is naturally present in very few foods. It is a nutrient found in some foods that is needed for health and to maintain strong bones. It does so by helping the body absorb calcium from food and supplements.

The foods with rich source of Vitamin D are;

  1. Soybeans
  2. White Beans, Cereals.
  3. Fish
  4. Spinach
  5. Oranges
  6. Dairy Products
  7. Cheese
  8. Eggs yolk
  9. Meat

There are various symptoms of Vitamin D deficiency like;

  1. Any kind of infection
  2. Sleep changes
  3. Low mood
  4. Frequent cough and cold
  5. Poor muscle and bone strength
  6. Loss of appetite
  7. Fatigue
  8. Sometimes skin appears to be pale and with dark circles

Vitamin D deficiency and Covid-19

The relationship between Vitamin D and Covid 19 continues to be of interest to the specific community as possible way to effectively mitigate or treat the disease.

New Indonesian research has some key findings that Vitamin D is critical to healthy psychological functioning.  The research goes further, implicating Vitamin D deficiency in the fight against Covid-19.

According to the research, a majority of COVID-19 cases with Vitamin D deficiency have died. The odds of death were higher in older and male cases with pre-existing conditions and lower than normal Vitamin D levels. When accounting for the effects of age sex and comorbidity.  Vitamin D status is strongly related to COVID-19 mortality.

A recent report released by Davao doctors college in the Philippines has claimed that normal vitamin D levels were more likely to be observed in patients with mild cases of COVID-19.

To be specific, the team has estimated that, normal vitamin D levels increase the odds of having a mild clinical outcome by approximately 19.6 times.

The researchers make clear that their findings are part of an ongoing research effort and the data may be subject to change. Hence, it is important to boost your immunity.

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