A study of vitamin D supplements found that it has the potential to protect against the COVIDs caused by the coronavirus and other viruses, especially COVID and CVD.
According to the study published in the journal PLOS ONE, the vitamin D is one of the primary immunostimulating substances found in milk.
It’s known that vitamin D helps the immune system fight off infections, but the exact mechanism for this effect remains unclear.
In the new study, researchers analyzed the vitamin and vitamin D concentrations in milk samples taken from the general population, as well as samples from those in intensive care units.
The results showed that the concentration of vitamin and/or vitamin D in milk has a significant influence on the risk of infection.
The researchers identified three main components in vitamin D: calcium, phosphorus, and vitamin A.
According the study, the concentration in milk of these three components was significantly higher in those who had taken the vitamin than in those with less frequent use of vitamin supplements.
Furthermore, there was a significant difference between vitamin D levels in milk obtained from regular users and those who took vitamin D.
The authors of the study say that vitamin supplementation, especially of vitamin A and calcium, may be beneficial in combating COVID infection.
Vitamin D supplementation may help to prevent the development of CVD as well.
According with the results of the investigation, regular users of vitamin-A and calcium had a lower risk of developing COVID than regular users who used vitamin A, phosphorus and vitamin B.
Additionally, regular vitamin users had a reduced risk of COVID compared with regular users with no vitamin supplementation.
“In terms of vitamin supplementation and COVID prevention, regular supplementation may be a more effective intervention than regular use of any other supplements,” the researchers said.
The study was conducted at the Israeli Medical University in the city of Nazareth, and the researchers also carried out a clinical trial at the Jerusalem Children’s Hospital.