It is now well over a year since the corona virus reached Europe and the United States. Scientists and researchers are constantly devising studies to determine the best way to reduce the risk of infection and effective methods to bolster patient’s immune system once they contract the virus. Many studies are still quite at early stages and further research is still needed to reach conclusive results. However, early results suggest there are a handful of supplements that can help reduce risk of severe symptoms. Here are the main two.
This is a common antioxidant that can boost your immune system. Early research shows that sufficient vitamin C levels in the body can help reduce inflammatory reactions from severe Covid-19 cases.
Dosage: Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) is 75 to 90 milligrams per day. Always check with your health physician before taking any supplements.
This is another vitamin that can help the immune cells in the body. This vitamin is produced naturally as your skin reacts to sunlight, so it might be important to take a vitamin D supplement in higher latitudes during winter months. Around 40% of U.S. adults are deficient in this vitamin.
Studies in Europe are showing that as high as 80% of hospitalizations were patients with vitamin D deficiency.
Dosage: Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) for adults is 600 IU (international units) daily. Check with your health physician before starting a daily supplement.