Covid-19

Doctors Debunk Claim Vitamin D Supplements Prevent Coronavirus Infection

Per the latest report, doctors and health experts have recently warned against the use of vitamin D in order to help “fight” the coronavirus, saying it has no effect on the virus at all and can have adverse health effects when taken in high doses.

Doctors Warn Vitamin D Is Not Effective Against Coronavirus

Recently, doctors have warned people that taking vitamin D in high doses can do nothing to help protect them against the coronavirus. Furthermore, they also stated that doing so also brings more good than bad since taking more than the recommended dosage can have adverse effects on our health and system.

The update comes in the wake of people actually taking vitamin D supplements as a prophylactic measure after learning that a lot of diagnosed people that turned to be coronavirus positive are also vitamin D deficient.

This is because the nations that have the highest COVID-19 cases are also the ones with the largest number of vitamin D deficient people, while the sickest patients are also the ones with the lowest vitamin D levels.

It’s not all useless, however, because some experts said that vitamin D can really help keep your immune system stronger since it helps stop your immune system from overreacting and attacking its own cells in a process called “cytokine storm.”

However, doctors and health experts from the U.K. are still telling people that it’s not our first line of defense against the virus, especially when taken in very high doses. Doing so increases the risk of developing heart and kidney problems.

As such, a paper warning the public against this has been published in the journal BMJ, Nutrition, Prevention and Health, where it investigated vitamin D and its use in treating infections.

“In line with the latest ... guidance on vitamin D, we recommend that people consider taking a vitamin D supplement of 10 micrograms a day during the winter months (from October to March), and all year round if their time outside is limited,” Judy Buttriss, director general of British Nutrition Foundation and a co-author of the research, said.

Vitamin D Supplements Too much of vitamin D can lead to buildup of calcium in the blood, which causes nausea, vomiting, poor appetite, constipation, weakness, and weight loss. Dmitry Bayer/Unsplash

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