Keeping your immune system healthy year-round is key to preventing infection and disease. We do not currently have any vaccines or antiviral medications that specifically prevent, cure, or treat COVID-19.
Our best bet in this fight against the Coronavirus will be to strengthen our immunity.
Here are our top 3 supplements to jump-start your immunity:
1. Vitamin C:
Vitamin C is by far the most popular supplement taken to protect against infection due to its important role in immune health. As an antioxidant, vitamin C can help reduce inflammation—and lung inflammation. There is no harm in taking 1-2g of Vitamin C daily.
2. Vitamin D:
Research shows that having healthy levels of vitamin D, as well as taking a vitamin D supplement, can help keep your immune system healthy and may protect against respiratory illnesses in general.
Vitamin D is especially important for immune system health, leaving many people to wonder whether supplementing with vitamin D may help reduce the risk of contracting the new coronavirus that causes COVID-19.
Zinc helps in fighting a common cold that occurs as infections and can be used as a remedy to counter frequently occurring colds. When supplemented for a longer time can reduce the risk of becoming sick with these colds. Also consuming zinc while being sick can also reduce the time frame of getting better.
Maintaining a balanced diet, getting enough sleep, engaging in regular physical activity, and not smoking are some of the most important ways to help keep your immune system healthy and reduce your chances of infection and disease.
If you have relatively mild COVID-19 symptoms and don’t have any other medical conditions that would put you at high risk for developing complications of COVID-19, these vitamins and supplements might help strengthen your immune system to fight coronavirus.
Make sure to be within the daily recommended intake of each supplement, else it can do more harm than good.