NEWS & RESEARCH
VITAMIN B12 & COVID-19
COVID-19 LETTER TO GOV
With society's greater awareness of nutritional health, there is an increasing number of studies and trials being carried out right across the globe. From doctors carrying out trials, scientists doing lab research, and even patient groups gathering information and anecdotal evidence from within their membership, we are getting ever closer to understanding vitamin B12 deficiencies.
Right here is where we will keep you up-to-date with all the latest research and news on studies, trials, ideas and even questions involving vitamin B12.
Please note that this page will be updated regularly with any new information we find that's worth sharing, so keep checking in!
When we became inundated with queries an desperate cries for help from many of our support group members, after their GP's withdrew B12 injections due to the Covid-19 Crisis, we wrote to each of the home nations governments, and the top medical bodies within the UK. Shortly afterwhich new guidance was issued. Although we cannot be sure that our letter influenced the changes, we are grateful they were made, an appreciate the responses from each of the recipients who took the time to reply. A copy of this letter can be downloaded here.
COVID-19 & B12 WHAT THE WHO ARE SAYING
"The link between immunity and nourishment is clearly known and special attention is being given to its role in the COVID-19 disease Vitamin B12 is one of the dietary requirements necessary in the treatment of coronavirus patients"
The link between inherited Parkinson's disease and vitamin B12
Spanish research carried out by University of the Basque Country shows that Adenosylcobalamin "acts as an inhibitor of the kinase activity of LRRK2", the enzyme known to be affected by gene mutations in the inherited forms of Parkinson's disease.
SCIENCE DIRECT -
"COVID-19...Is vitamin B12 deficiency an accomplice?"
"This review shows that B12 deficiency associates in multiple areas very similar to where COVID-19 exerts its damaging effects..."
Nobel Laureates awarded for their work with vitamin B12
The essential role that nutrients play in our everyday lives has been known for centuries, with Nobel prizes in Physiology or Medicine, for their work with vitamins, being awarded in 1934 to George Hoyt Whipple, George Richards Minot and William Parry Murphy, and in 1965 to Robert Burns Woodward, in 1957 to Lord (Alexander R.) Todd, then in 1964 to Dorothy Crowfoot Hodgkin. Yet the realities of B12 deficiencies are still very much misunderstood.
HEALTH RESEARCH AUTHORITY
"Vitamin D and B12 Levels – a Clue to Severity of Respiratory COVID-19"
"Our hypothesis is, therefore, that vitamin D and/or B12 levels are associated with more severe COVID-19."
RESPONSE LETTER TO THE BRITISH MEDICAL JOURNAL
Retired nurse Hilary Davidson wrote to the BMJ in August 2020 - Read what she says:
"I am writing to the BMJ because I think there is an important subject ignored by doctors in the treatment of Covid-19. The symptoms of post-covid-19 patients are much the same as that of Vitamin B12 deficiency."