Study finds over 80% of COVID-19 patients deficient in Vitamin D

A study of 200 hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Spain found that over 80% had low vitamin D levels – compared to 47% of people in a control group who did not have the coronavirus.

Published in the Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism, researchers also found that men had lower vitamin D levels than women.

Study co-author José L. Hernández, Ph.D., of the University of Cantabria in Santander, Spain said that “One approach is to identify and treat vitamin D deficiency, especially in high-risk individuals such as the elderly, patients with comorbidities, and nursing home residents, who are the main target population for the COVID-19. Vitamin D treatment should be recommended in COVID-19 patients with low levels of vitamin D circulating in the blood since this approach might have beneficial effects in both the musculoskeletal and the immune system.”

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Though we have plenty of sunshine in Houston, we still retreat into our homes during the darker winter months and are at risk for vitamin D deficiency. With COVID-19 persisting, supplementing with vitamin D has never been a better idea, and that’s why we offer a quick, easy, and affordable intramuscular vitamin D injection at Men’s Health. It’s just $30 and lasts about a month.

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