Vitamin D has been in the news for months now. A fat-soluble vitamin, vitamin D is one essential nutrient that helps boost immunity and prevents viral infections. Moreover, an adequate dosage of vitamin D may also reduce the risk of heart disease and respiratory troubles - two of the severe effects of COVID-19. An earlier study, published in The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism, found that over 80 percent of people affected with Covid-19 suffer from vitamin D deficiency. Hence, experts around the world recommend loading up on this nutrient for nourishment and immunity.
Adding to this major observation, a new study by researchers at Brigham and Women's Hospital is all set to find the possible effects of vitamin D on treating COVID-19 infection. Titled 'Vitamin D for Covid-19 (VIVID)', it is a clinical trial to evaluate whether vitamin D can reduce the severe symptoms of the virus.