The Nationwide Institute for Well being and Care Excellence (Good), Public Well being England (PHE), and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Diet (SACN) have been requested by Well being Secretary Matt Hancock to hold out a speedy evaluate of present proof after some research advised vitamin D could also be efficient in opposition to coronavirus.
However Good, which led the speedy evaluate, mentioned extra analysis is required, notably of high-quality randomised managed trials.
Present PHE recommendation states that folks ought to take 10 micrograms (400 IU) of vitamin D each day between October and early March to maintain bones and muscle tissues wholesome.
PHE additionally advises these most prone to not having sufficient vitamin D – resembling folks with darkish pores and skin or care house residents – take a vitamin D complement all yr spherical.
Dr Paul Chrisp, director of the centre for tips at Good, mentioned: “Whereas there’s inadequate proof to suggest vitamin D for the prevention or therapy of Covid-19 presently, we encourage folks to observe Authorities recommendation on taking the complement all through the autumn and winter interval.
“As analysis continues on the affect of vitamin D on Covid-19, we’re persevering with to observe proof as it’s revealed and can evaluate and replace the steering if needed.”