It is believed that zinc helps the different types of white blood cells fight off infections better. Some studies have found that zinc helps lower the duration and the number of viral colds including the coronavirus family by possibly effecting the viral entry into the cell or slowing down the viral production mechanism. It appears that zinc and vitamin C have a synergistic effect on the immune response. Recently you heard President Trump bring up the subject of zinc in regards to coronavirus therapy (Zinc). But let us delve deeper in how zinc can be a line of defense regarding the current coronavirus pandemic.
There was a study in France that showed the patients that were taking Hydroxychloroquine along with the well-known antibiotic Z-pack showed faster recovery and stopped shedding the virus in less than one week. The problem with the study was that it was too small and too short of duration and the patient’s in the different arms of the study were not carefully evaluated for other medical conditions. However, this study is the reason that suddenly there is so much renewed interest in Hydroxychloroquine.
While we are quarantined to our homes it is likely we are consuming more canned or processed meals than usual. It is important to supplement with vitamins to get nutrients that we aren’t getting from our food.Vitamin C1000mg daily has shown in some studies to help decrease rate and duration of viral colds. It is always important to hydrate along with Vitamin C intake. Side effects from too much vitamin C are rare but some studies have shown nausea and vomiting from taking vitamin C at 2000mg daily on a continuous basis and possibly produce calcium oxalate renal stones in susceptible individuals.
Zinc is a mineral that is very important to the immune system. It is believed that zinc helps the different types of white blood cells fight off infections better. Some studies have found that zinc helps lower the duration and the number of viral colds, which are part of the coronavirus family. It is believed that the upper limit of zinc for adults is at 40mg/day. It appears that zinc and vitamin C have a synergistic effect on the immune response. We want to keep our zinc intake to around 20 to 30mg daily dose maximum since at near 50mg/day dosage zinc has been known to cause nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and a lowered immune response. *
Many consumers find themselves considering a new supplement and counting out the cost per vitamin. Now, while we understand that money is an important factor, it is important to be aware of the risks involved with consuming the cheap vitamin. In the article below, we explain the six disadvantages of going with the vitamins that has the “best” price. Because when it comes to vitamins and supplements, price should not matter. The label is what is the most important thing when choosing the better vitamin.
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