Vitamin D deficiency: How lacking in the essential vitamin increases risk from Covid-19

VITAMIN D is known as the sunshine vitamin and is an essential vitamin for overall good health. With coronavirus waging on and knowing that it affects the respiratory system, can vitamin D help protect you and could supplements reduce your risk?
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VITAMIN D synthesis occurs when the rays from sunlight hit the cholesterol in skin cells. The nutrient is essential for your health. With many people in self-isolation, how do you know if you're deficient in vitamin D?
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