Recently, the medical community revealed that the benefits of Vitamin D can match the Covid-19 vaccine.
What is the relationship between vitamin D and Covid-19?
Let’s look at the explanation of the doctor from the Faculty of Medicine (FK) Universitas Airlangga, dr. Henry Suhendra, SpOT.
The alumnus of the Orthopedic and Traumatology Specialist of FK Unair said that a study in Boston in 2020 proved this.
It is said that Vitamin D can reduce the possibility of Corona Virus infection by up to 54 percent.
However, this condition can be achieved by the body having optimal levels of Vitamin D.
“It’s almost the same as a vaccine. That’s quite a lot. If the vaccine is 60 to 65 percent, it will be different,” he said as quoted by Kompas.com from the Unair website, (18/7/2021).
Indonesians still lack vitamin D levels
Checking vitamin D levels is done with a blood test called 25-hydroxyvitamin D, with a measurement of nanograms per milliliter.