All You Need to Know About Vitamin D and Covid 19

Dr Harriet Holme
3 min readAug 28, 2020

There have been many headlines recently about the importance of vitamin D during the corona virus 19 pandemic. What is evidence behind the headlines, and what does it all mean?

The virus which causes Covid 19 is called SARS-CoV2 or corona virus 19 (a type of corona virus), which enters cells via a special receptor called Angiotensin Converting Enzyme 2 (ACE2) Receptor. This receptor is predominately found on lung and to a lesser extent heart cells, explaining why the virus causes mainly lung and some heart problems.

Dr Harriet Holme

Registered Nutritionist (AfN), former experienced paediatrician with a PhD in genetics. Harriet lectures on Nutrition and authored ‘Eating During Pregnancy’.