(Natural News) Ever since the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic struck, a number of cures for COVID have been espoused. These cures included hydroxychloroquine, ivermectin and vitamin D. Despite being suppressed by Big Pharma, many studies have shown that vitamin D plays a role in preventing hospitalizations and deaths from COVID-19.
One such study done in November 2020 found that COVID-19 patients who had low levels of vitamin D had a higher chance of dying from the disease. The study published in Scientific Reports found that severe COVID-19 patients had "markedly low" vitamin D levels and high inflammatory responses. The Indian authors recommended "mass administration of vitamin D supplements" to populations at risk for COVID-19."
A later study from May 2021, also published in Scientific Reports, noted the positive effects of vitamin D on the immune system. It argued that vitamin D promotes the expression of anti-inflammatory cytokines and reduces pro-inflammatory cytokines. Many COVID-19 treatments focused on eliminating the virus in the body instead of regulating the hyper-inflammation caused by these cytokines.
Cytokines are proteins produced by the body to control inflammation. These cytokines are released in the case of infections, but there are times that excess cytokines than needed are produced. This resulting "cytokine storm" becomes dangerous – and has been linked to the deaths of COVID-19 patients.