Does Vitamin D really help with the coronavirus?

There have been studies comparing vitamin D levels and the coronavirus rates in different European countries. The findings suggest that low vitamin D is associated with increased risk of coronavirus infection and death from the illness.

However, this has not gone through a peer review (A proper review process that is checked by other experts). It also doesn't tell us whether it was only the low levels of vitamin D or if any other factors were involved. So, think twice about jumping on the bandwagon in thinking it will be a miracle cure.

Nevertheless, it is needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. So, we would suggest taking it as a supplement. Especially those of you that are UK based which don’t get enough vitamin D through sunlight (Mainly during October to April) as they are the gloomiest months.

If you are lucky enough to get some sunlight you will be pleased to know that 90% of your body's vitamin D is made in your skin from the sunshine falling on it, just don’t use that as an excuse to fry all day when the sun is out to make up for lost time.

A safer way would be for you to grab a vitamin D supplement (Look for D3 in the ingredient list - this is the type of vitamin D made by your skin)