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Vitamin D For Preventing COVID-19: Hype or Hope? : Shots – Health News – NPR

For a year, researchers have been studying and arguing over vitamin D’s potential for helping protect against or treat COVID-19. The evidence is still not conclusive….

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Some researchers are optimistic that vitamin D supplements may prove helpful in preventing COVID-19. Others are skeptical.
Michele Abercrombie/NPR
When the pandemic hit, many Americans turned to vitamins and supplements in hopes of boosting their immune systems.
Scientists also raced to study them. Vitamin D, perhaps more than any other, captured the attention of researchers.
Even the nation’s top infectious disease doctor, Anthony Fauci, embraced the idea of using the vitamin to help keep COVID-19…

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