Mega doses of vitamin D is not a covid-19 protective measure – Scientists warns
Scientists have dismissed claims that mega doses of vitamin D is a protective measure against covid-19 virus.
They however emphasized on the need to maintain a healthy level of vitamin D in the body.
This dismissal comes after several online articles in circulation claimed that mega doses of vitamin D can protect and prevent the covid-19 virus.
Professor Colin Smith, from the University of Brighton, alongside some of his colleagues from around the UK writing in the BMJ journal Nutrition Prevention and Health addressed the issue saying:
‘There are currently some very misleading articles doing the rounds on social media about mega doses of vitamin D as a Covid-19 protective measure – which are not true – and hence the urgent need to inform the public.’
‘In lockdown, many of us are not getting enough vitamin D – either from the sun or from the diet – and it is important that we all get enough vitamin D3 via supplements.
‘In addition to maintaining healthy bones and muscles, vitamin D3 is very important for maintaining a healthy immune system.
‘A balanced response by the body to infection by the coronavirus is very important, since an overreaction of the immune system to the virus can be just as dangerous as a weak immune response.