Review this list of Cleveland Clinic’s recently recommended supplements for COVID-19 prevention and treatment to help boost your immune system.
The Cleveland Clinic recently released a list of supplements that may be effective for the prevention and treatment of COVID-19, which is the disease caused by the coronavirus.
Supplements included on the academic medical center’s list were zinc, vitamins C and D, and N-acetylcysteine.
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Read on to learn more about how these supplements can help boost your immune system and potentially protect you against COVID-19.
Recommended Supplement #1 – Zinc
According to The Cleveland Clinic, zinc is known for being an important immune-booster. It plays a role in white blood cell and antibody production to help you fight infections.
Research shows that zinc deficiency is linked to increased inflammation and decreased antibody production. Additionally, zinc supplementation has been shown to increase the infection-fighting abilities of polymorphonuclear cells.
Taking high doses of zinc has also been shown to reduce the duration of common cold symptoms. The researchers at the Cleveland Clinic reported that it’s not yet clear how patients with lower respiratory tract infections, such as COVID-19, will benefit from zinc.
However, one study found that zinc inhibited viral replication in an in vitro and cell culture model of SARS-CoV-1, indicating promising results for people who suffer from COVID.
The Cleveland Clinic noted that because of its role in immune function and its ability to potentially decrease coronavirus replication, zinc is being studied as a possible treatment for COVID-19.
Recommend Supplement #2 – Vitamin C
Ascorbic acid, or vitamin C, has antioxidant functions in the body that reduce free radical damage and inflammation, which helps support immune health.
The Cleveland Clinic noted that several studies show that supplementing with vitamin C can support immune system health.
Specifically, in vitro and in vivo research has shown that vitamin C may help protect against avian coronavirus infections.
Human studies have indicated that vitamin C may also decrease the risk of pneumonia and viral respiratory infections.
Taking high doses of vitamin C helps reduce the duration and severity of the common cold or rhinovirus. Plus, the Cleveland Clinic notes that large doses of intravenous vitamin C is generally safe.
As a water-soluble vitamin, vitamin C is not stored in the body. This means that it needs to be constantly replaced via supplementation and food sources.
Researchers are unsure of the impact vitamin C has on COVID-19, but studies are underway in the United States and China.
Recommended Supplement #3 – Vitamin D
Vitamin D is a fat-soluble vitamin that has immunomodulatory effects due to its ability to activate certain immune cells and prevent the growth of pro-inflammatory markers in the body.
According to the Cleveland Clinic, vitamin D deficiency is a common problem as approximately 40% of the US population is lacking in the vitamin, especially during the winter months. Older adults and those with darker skin or who take corticosteroids may also have lower amounts of vitamin D.
Research shows that vitamin D deficiency may increase the risk of acute respiratory infections. There may also be a link between vitamin D deficiency and influenza, according to Cleveland Clinic. According to one study, vitamin D deficiency was shown to increase the risk of infection of bovine coronavirus in calves. Another study found that vitamin D supplementation reduced the risk of acute respiratory infection in humans. Authors from a study posted in Nutrients recommended that patients at risk for COVID-19 may want to consider supplementing with vitamin D daily to reduce their risk of infection.
The Cleveland Clinic noted that this approach is not likely to cause harm, but needs to be studied further before being recommended to patients.
Recommended Supplement #4 – N-acetylcysteine
N-acetylcysteine is an antioxidant precursor that is needed to make glutathione, which is often depleted in the body due to stress, inflammation, and illness, including among those who have COPD and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Research shows that after N-acetylcysteine is administered in vitro and in vivo studies, it leads to anti-inflammatory and antioxidant effects in people with pulmonary diseases, including viral pneumonia. N-acetylcysteine also has mucolytic activity due to its ability to prevent the buildup of respiratory mucus.
N-acetylcysteine also acts as an important detoxification agent, due to its ability to increase glutathione production. This can help cleanse the body and boost immune health by activating immune cells.
The Cleveland Clinic stated that because COVID-19 patients may have systemic inflammation, such as a possible cytokine storm, may have respiratory mucus buildup that limits airflow, and may have their symptoms further complicated by acute respiratory distress syndrome, supplementing with N-acetylcysteine may help improve symptoms. However, to date, no research has linked these benefits to clinical patients with hyper-inflammatory disease.
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One serving (four capsules) contains the following of the supplements recommended by the Cleveland Clinic for COVID-19:
● 250 mg of vitamin C (471% RDV)
● 1,000 IU of vitamin D3 (250% RDV)
● 5 mg of zinc (33% RDV)
● 600 mg of N-acetylcysteine
Additionally, SolVit® Multi Energy & Immune contains other proven ingredients that can help support energy levels and immune function during a COVID-19 infection.
For example, many long-term sufferers of COVID-19 state that they have chronic fatigue that lasts for several months. SolVit® Multi Energy & Immune contains acetyl L-carnitine (ALC), which is an amino acid that increases free fatty acid flow to fuel mitochondria and boost energy.
The formula also contains the antioxidant alpha-lipoic acid (ALA), which helps support other antioxidants in the body, such as vitamins C and E, CoQ10, and glutathione. This can help eliminate inflammation that drains our cells, resulting in improved energy levels.
Additional potent antioxidants include resveratrol, green tea, and broccoli seed extract. These nutrients help support your body’s natural detoxification process to get rid of harmful compounds. The micronutrient blend contains minerals that are essential for enzyme support.
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