Frunutta: In 2021, the race against Covid-19 will be pointing us towards vitamins and supplements and less towards standard medicationsWhen the pandemic hit us in early 2020 most doctors were searching for the right medication to cure or suppress the infection. However, as our knowledge about the virus and its effects on the body grew, we learned more and more how we could help our immune response to build an adequate defense against the virus and its deleterious effects on our organs.
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 C 1000mg 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.
Biotin is one of the most popular vitamins available today. It has earned a reputation for contributing to hair growth and strong nails. Let’s look at some of the science behind biotin to understand what it is and how it does this. Here is a quick guide on biotin...
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