Vitamin D and Covid-19
COVID-19 is a severe respiratory disease caused by SARS CoV-2 and has infected millions worldwide. The key to handling Covid-19 infection lies in its early recognition and understanding of the clinical problems during the different progressive phases of the disease. Practical knowledge leads to a rational approach to case management and an excellent clinical outcome.
Vitamin D is a group of fat-soluble prohormones and is responsible for enhancing intestinal absorption of calcium, magnesium, iron, phosphate, and Zinc. In addition, vitamin D has other bodily roles, including modulation of cell growth, neuromuscular and immune function, reduction of inflammation, and protective effects against acute respiratory infections.
Since SARS CoV-2 is highly contagious and fatal, with rapidly emerging new variants, it has been of significant importance in medical research to find the role of vitamin D in the treatment and prevention of COVID-19. Many studies have been conducted to establish the correlation between the low levels of Vitamin D and the risk of COVID infection. Vitamin D deficiency leads to a high risk of acquiring COVID-19 infection, and its low levels may be able to correlate with disease severity and poor prognosis in many observational studies conducted. Therefore, vitamin D helps treat COVID-19 by preventing the cytokine storm and subsequent adult respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS), which is commonly the cause of mortality.
J. Mitra & Co. offers diagnostic test kits for Quantitative determination of Vitamin D levels in Human Serum; Vitamin D Quanti Microlisa; An Elisa test kit with a user-friendly test procedure and turnaround time of fewer than 2 hours for 90 samples.
Vitamin D Quanti card; Fluorescence immunoassay based POCT for Quantitative determination of Vitamin D levels in Human Serum.
Both the products are indigenously developed and have good precision and accuracy in test results traceable to an international reference standard.
As we say, prevention is better than Cure; always maintain sufficient levels (30 -100 ng/ml) of Vitamin D in the body to overcome any severe effects in case of getting infected with SARS-CoV-2.