Taking regular vitamin D or Omega-3 supplements supports older people's immune systems, helping them to fend off infections, including COVID-19, reports a new study. The findings of the study are published in
the journal JAMA.
Both supplements are necessary for good overall health and are found in oily fish. A study found that vitamin D levels stave off Covid-19 and improve people's chances of survival if they get infected.
Professor Heike Bischoff-Ferrari from Zurich University in Switzerland, who led the latest study, stated: 'Our findings suggest supplementation of vitamin D and omega-3s in the older population who lead an active lifestyle and have no pre-existing conditions does not provide any benefits when it comes to bone health, memory and muscle function.
The study took place between 2012 and 2014, long before the COVID-19 pandemic exploded in November 2019.
While the findings, therefore, do not contribute direct proof, the supplements can protect the elderly against COVID-19.