The Vitamin D Study

The Vitamin D Study

Prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in adults & prevention of respiratory tract infections

Vitamin D & respiratory tract infections

A large body of studies have shown Vitamin D levels to be of great importance in the prevention and severity of acute respiratory infections. Vitamin D protects against pathogens including viruses via the innate and adaptive immune system, involving white blood cells and T-cells. It is known, that a large proportion of Australians are Vitamin D deficient, specifically older people. Research has shown Vitamin D supplementation to be a key to alleviate Vitamin D deficiency.

Relevant articles on Vitamin D and prevention of respiratory infections:

  1. Vitamin-D and COVID-19: Time for the profession to take a stand. By Prof Ian Brighthope, Prof Avni Sali, AProf Dr Karin Ried. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7826030/

Media Release – Vitamin D – The simple and cost-effective supplement proven in research to enhance immunity against COVID 19

2. Borsche et al. COVID-19 Mortality Risk Correlates Inversely with Vitamin D3 Status, and a Mortality Rate Close to Zero Could Theoretically Be Achieved at 50 ng/mL 25(OH)D3: Results of a Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis. Nutrients 2021, 13 (10): https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC8541492/

3. Benskin LL. A basic review of the preliminary evidence that COVID-19 risk and severity is increased in vitamin D deficiency. Front Public Health. 2020;8:513. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33014983/


4 Nov 21:   Recruitment for this study is now closed.

A big thank you to all the participants. Follow-up is ongoing.

FREE Vitamin D supplements still available:

  1. Schedule a blood test with your GP to measure your Vitamin D.
  2. If you are deficient or suboptimal in Vitamin D, let us know, and we can schedule the pick up of a FREE Vitamin D supplement at NIIM, Hawthorn, VIC.

Contact us with information on your Vitamin D level to receive your FREE Vitamin D supplement:

research@niim.com.au / Subject heading: My Vitamin D levels