Role of vitamin C, D and zinc supplementation in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19 |
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Role of vitamin C, D and zinc supplementation in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19

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A new article published in Cleveland Clinic Journal of Medicine stated that owing to their potential to influence immune response, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), zinc and vitamin D are said to be useful in the prevention or treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19).Vitamin Cacts as an antioxidant by reducing the reactive oxygen species(ROS), and evidence suggests thatits supplementation can impact the immune system. Human trials have found that vitamin C may decrease susceptibility to viral respiratory infections and pneumonia.Zinc is important for immune function and playsimportant roles in antibody and WBC production. Deficiency of this micronutrientdecreases the production of antibodies, while its supplementation increases the ability of polymorphonuclear cells to fight infection. Increase in intracellular concentrations of zinc inhibitscoronavirus RNA polymerase activity and viral...
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