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Covid-19 or Omicron:Best Supplements for Prevent Covid-19

Covid-19 or Omicron virus

Coronaviruses are a family of viruses that can cause respiratory illness in humans. They are called “corona” because of crown-like spikes on the surface of the virus. Severe acute respiratory syndrome (SARS), Middle East respiratory syndrome (MERS) and the common cold are examples of coronaviruses that cause illness in humans.

The first case of COVID-19 was reported Dec. 1, 2019, and the cause was a then-new coronavirus later named SARS-CoV-2. SARS-CoV-2 may have originated in an animal and changed (mutated) so it could cause illness in humans. In the past, several infectious disease outbreaks have been traced to viruses originating in birds, pigs, bats and other animals that mutated to become dangerous to humans. Research continues, and more study may reveal how and why the coronavirus evolved to cause pandemic disease.

What are the symptoms of COVID-19?

COVID-19 symptoms range from mild to severe. It takes 2-14 days after exposure for symptoms to develop. Symptoms may include:

✓Shortness of breath
✓Repeated shaking with chills
✓Muscle pain or aches
✓Sore throat
✓New loss of taste or smell
✓Runny nose and/or congestion

You may never develop symptoms after being exposed to COVID-19, which is referred to as being asymptomatic. But you can still spread the virus to others without symptoms.

Supplements for prevent Covid-19 or Omicron

1.vitamin D

Vitamin D is an important nutrient your body needs to build and keep your bones strong, among other benefits. Sunlight is the main source -- your skin absorbs the sun’s ultraviolet rays and turns them into vitamin D.

But many people are deficient, or don’t get enough. This is especially true if you’re older, don’t eat healthy foods, or have a darker skin tone. And those low levels may raise your risk of severe COVID-19 if infected. Here’s what you need to know.

While vitamin D boosts your immune system and eases inflammation, experts say more research is needed on its antiviral properties.

One study found that people with low levels of vitamin D had a 7.2% chance of testing positive for COVID-19. Another found that high levels of vitamin D might lower your risk for severe COVID-19 infection, especially if you’re a Black person. The study included over 3,000 people whose vitamin D levels were tested within 14 days before they got a COVID-19 test. Black people who had just enough vitamin D in their blood -- just over the normal limits -- were two times more likely to test positive than those who had even higher vitamin D levels.


In the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, the importance of zinc has been documented by several scientific studies. 

Association of zinc deficiency with severe Covid outcomes in patients has probably labelled zinc as the second most important nutrient after Vitamin D that can fight against the novel coronavirus. Across the globe, zinc has also been recognised as one of the indispensable components in standard Covid treatment plan.

Zinc is an essential element for the human body responsible for catalytic activity of more than 100 enzymes, adequate functioning of the immune system, synthesis of genetic materials, and maintaining cell integration.  

Being an essential nutrient, zinc cannot be produced or stored in the body and needs to be supplemented through diet. An adult Indian needs 10-15 mg/day zinc to meet the recommended dietary allowance.

Oysters are the best-known sources of zinc. Other food sources include sea foods like crab, lobster, animal sources like red meat, poultry, and plant sources such as beans, nuts, whole grains and fortified breakfast cereals.

3.Vitamin c

Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential water-soluble nutrient. Humans and a few other animals, such as primates, pigs, depend on vitamin C from the nutritional supply by fruits and vegetables (red peppers, oranges, strawberries, broccoli, mangoes, lemons). The potential role of vitamin C in preventing and ameliorating infection is well established in medical science.

Ascorbic acid is crucial for immune responses. It has important anti-inflammatory, immunomodulating, antioxidant, antithrombotic, and antiviral properties.

Vitamin C appears to favorably modulate host responses to severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), the causal agent of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) pandemic, especially in the critical stages. In a recent review published in Preprints*, Patrick Holford et al. address vitamin C's role as adjunctive therapy for respiratory infection, sepsis, and COVID-19.

This paper discusses the potential role of vitamin C in preventing the critical phase of COVID-19, acute respiratory infections, and other inflammatory diseases. Vitamin C supplementation could hold promise as a preventive or therapeutic agent for COVID-19 - to correct a disease-induced deficiency, reduce oxidative stress, enhance interferon production, and support the anti-inflammatory actions of glucocorticosteroids.

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