BERLIN (dpa-AFX) – According to the findings of the German Nutrition Society (DGE), there is no reliable evidence of corona protection through vitamin D supplements. A clear cause-effect relationship between a low vitamin D level and a severe course of the disease has not been proven according to studies to date, according to the latest DGE specialist information on the subject (as of January 11, 2021).
The experts examined dozens of studies and observations from different countries. It is true that positive effects of vitamin D administration in the course of Covid 19 disease have been reported many times. However, the studies mostly showed technical deficiencies, for example because the vitamin status of the test subjects was not known before they became ill, the comparison groups were very different or were predisposed by risk factors such as obesity or diabetes.
The conclusion of the nutritionists: “There are currently no arguments in favor of supplementing vitamin D in people with an adequate vitamin D status with the aim of preventing a Sars-CoV-2 infection or reducing the severity of a Covid-19 infection. Cause illness. “
In addition, the DGE experts warn that constant overdosing with vitamin D supplements must be avoided, as they can lead to undesirable side effects such as kidney stones, kidney calcifications and disorders of the cardiovascular system. / Rh / DP / zb