There’s new information on Vitamin D. The first-ever study to examine the association between vitamin D status and testing positive for COVID-19 was just published in the esteemed medical journal JAMA!
Now that’s something to take seriously. Here’s what the study found…
- The study looked at 489 patients who had been tested for vitamin D levels within the last year and were tested for COVID between March 3 and April 10 of 2020
- 25% of the patients were categorized as “likely deficient” in vitamin D
- 15% of the patients tested positive for COVID-19
- In those who had sufficient vitamin D status, 12% tested positive for COVID
- In those who were likely deficient in vitamin D, 22% tested positive for COVID
The bottom line was this. The risk of testing positive for COVID was significantly greater in those with likely deficient vitamin D status than in those with likely sufficient status.
Testing your vitamin D levels is as easy as a simple blood test. If your levels are low, you can boost your vitamin D production by spending more time with the sun on your skin. You can also take a supplement. Vitamin D is inexpensive and generally considered safe to supplement up to 4000 IU per day for adults.
Questions about vitamin D? Drop them below!
For more information about COVID-19, check out the CDC website for guidance: https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/index.html