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New Research Suggests Vitamin D Has No Effect on Incidence of COVID-19

September 13, 2022

Early in the COVID-19 pandemic, some research suggested that vitamin D deficiency could contribute to exacerbated systems of COVID-19, similarly to how a deficiency contributes to other respiratory illnesses. These studies lead to speculation that vitamin supplementation could be a potential useful treatment or preventative measure. Two recent, strong research studies featured in BMJ, however, indicated that vitamin D supplementation appears to have no effect on incidence of COVID-19, as summarized in a BMJ editorial.

Both studies, one based in the UK and one based in Norway, highlight the important role that vitamin D plays in mediating response to various respiratory illnesses, but the unique, multisystem nature of COVID-19 seems to stymy the effect.  The ongoing research provides evidence that vitamin D may join hydroxychloroquine and ivermectin as proven ineffective agents to prevent or lessen COVID-19.