The spread of COVID-19 caused by SARS-CoV-2 continues apace. Therefore, it is absolutely essential that
the suggestions people should follow to defend COVID-19 should not mislead or harm their lives. In a recent
article published in the journal BMJ Nutrition, Prevention and Health, pertaining to the consumption of
vitamin D during the COVID-19 period researchers encourages people to strictly follow the government's guidance
even during self isolation.
The study observed that low vitamin D status may be exacerbated during this COVID-19 crisis due to indoor
living and reduced sun exposure. Hence, anyone who is self-isolating with limited access to sunlight is a
dvised to take a vitamin D supplement according to their government's recommendations for the general
population which is produced by hepatic hydroxylation of vitamin D coming from either skin or the gut
from oral intake. The continued spread of COVID-19 has led to calls for the widespread high-dose vitamin D
supplementation. Studies investigating vitamin D and COVID-19 are currently underway and more are likely
The study concludes that with lifestyle strategies for avoiding vitamin D deficiency and ensuring a healthy
balanced diet at any time, we can include vitamin D during the current pandemic.