Vitamin D

Vitamin D is a nutrient that the body needs in small amounts to function and stay healthy. Vitamin D helps the body use calcium and phosphorus to make strong bones and teeth. It is fat-soluble (can dissolve in fats and oils) and is found in fatty fish, egg yolks, and dairy products. Skin exposed to sunshine can also make vitamin D. Not enough vitamin D can cause a bone disease called rickets. It is being studied in the prevention and treatment of some types of cancer. Also called cholecalciferol.
What is Vitamin D?

Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that is important for strong bones, muscles and general good health. There are two main forms of vitamin D, which are D2 known as ergocalciferol and D3 known as cholecalciferol.

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More evidence on vitamin D deficiency and death rates from COVID-19

More evidence on vitamin D deficiency and death rates from COVID-19

Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Repurposed drug for acute lung injury in COVID-19

Researchers show how upregulation of a single gene by SARs-CoV-2 can trigger cytokine storm

Researchers show how upregulation of a single gene by SARs-CoV-2 can trigger cytokine storm

GlobalData: Uncertainty during COVID-19 increases demand for immunity-boosting products

GlobalData: Uncertainty during COVID-19 increases demand for immunity-boosting products

Vitamin D supplements may help prevent serious side effect of anti-cancer therapy

Vitamin D supplements may help prevent serious side effect of anti-cancer therapy

The Role of Nutrition in Recovery from COVID-19

The Role of Nutrition in Recovery from COVID-19

COVID-19 mortality higher in Spring in the USA

COVID-19 mortality higher in Spring in the USA

The underlying cause of ethnic differences in COVID-19 remains unexplained

The underlying cause of ethnic differences in COVID-19 remains unexplained

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

Study: Vitamin D can reduce side effects associated with chemotherapy

Good vitamin D status can prevent cancer, improve prognosis of several cancers

Good vitamin D status can prevent cancer, improve prognosis of several cancers

Research highlights nutritional risks among female athletes

Research highlights nutritional risks among female athletes

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors

Study says vitamin-magnesium combo may reduce severity of COVID-19 in seniors

Is vitamin D really linked to excess COVID-19 mortality?

Is vitamin D really linked to excess COVID-19 mortality?

Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition

Dairy products ineffective in preventing bone loss or fractures during menopause transition

Study finds insufficient evidence to show vitamin D can prevent or treat Covid-19

Study finds insufficient evidence to show vitamin D can prevent or treat Covid-19

Hot temperatures, air pressure, UV radiation may decrease COVID-19 incidence

Hot temperatures, air pressure, UV radiation may decrease COVID-19 incidence

Does vitamin D deficiency increase COVID-19 risk?

Does vitamin D deficiency increase COVID-19 risk?

New initiative to deliver immune support saves lives of frontline NHS staff

New initiative to deliver immune support saves lives of frontline NHS staff

Vitamin D could improve outcomes in COVID-19

Vitamin D could improve outcomes in COVID-19

Low levels of vitamin D can increase susceptibility to COVID-19 infection

Low levels of vitamin D can increase susceptibility to COVID-19 infection