Best Supplements to fight Covid-19 and boost your Immune System
It is important to understand that the best way to fight Covid-19 is prevention through physical distancing also known as social distancing and that there is currently no research that suggests that any supplement, lifestyle change and diet can protect against Coid-19 specifically.
However, a strong Immune System can help prevent infection and diseases and prevent further boost your general health which could be essential in your fight against Covid-19 should the day come.
Complied below is a list of best supplements and vitamins that we think you should add your list as they are well known and documented for their health benefits.
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps protect against oxidative stress from reactive molecules known as free radicals.
Vitamin C has also been known to reduce the severity and duration of respiratory problems including the common cold.
2. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble nutrient crucial to your immune system.
Vitamin D increases its pathogen-fighting effects of monocytes and macrophages which are white blood cells that are play a crucial role in your immune defense that decreases inflammation and enhances your immune response
Low Vitamin D levels are known to be associated with an increased risk of upper respiratory tract infections, including influenza and allergic asthma with research suggesting consumption of Vitamin D supplements may protect against such respiratory infections.
Recent research suggests that taking Vitamin D protects and lowers your risk against respiratory tract infections
Probiotics is capable of altering your gut microbiota and may generate anti-viral metabolites that strengthens your immune system.
Melatonin is best known for boosting sleep and reducing anxiety which improves your general well being which is always a plus. Melatonin also blocks inflammasome activity such as reducing inflammation in the lungs thus reducing the risk of fibrosis, one of the most challenging complications for COVID-19 patients.
5. Fish oil
Fish oil which is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids are anti-inflammatory. as they play a role in the function of T-cell and B-cells.