Can Vitamin D play an important role in the treatment against illnesses? Dr. Leslie Ray Matthews thinks so — and according to a new documentary, he’s on a mission to educate the Black community, in general, and workers in particular, on its benefits.

Dr. Matthews is a groundbreaking doctor who is considered a modern-day pioneer. He’s a former Mayo Clinic trained fellow and Senior Associate Consultant (SAC), former professor of clinical surgery, and a former director of surgical critical care and trauma surgery. His work, which focuses on “high-dose” Vitamin D administration, has been used in the frontline treatment of coronavirus and other diseases of chronic illnesses such as traumatic brain injuries, heart attacks, strokes, concussions, ventilator-associated pneumonia, sepsis, ARDS, and infections.

The documentary, called “Vitamin D3: The Miracle Vitamin,” was co-produced by Tamra Simmons and Ebony Porter-Ike. Simmons, of course, is best known for her work on the WeTV show “Growing Up Hip Hop,” while Porter-Ike is best known as a businesswoman and a motivational speaker.

“Many studies have shown that Vitamin D deficiency is linked to impaired growth and development within the human body,” Simmons said in a statement provided to AfroTech. “This documentary is needed in order to share this information with the world and show the impotence of how the world we live in today is deficient which can cause other illnesses to arise. I am excited to work with a world-renowned physician such as Dr. Matthews to inform and educate on this subject matter.”