Good nutrition is the bedrock foundation of a strong immune system. That’s just basic biology.
Yet mainstream medicine has spent much of the past year scolding us for even daring to think supplements might make a difference when it comes to coronavirus risk.
Well, my friend, new research proves we were onto something all along.
Specific key nutrients could indeed make a difference. And the new study highlights some daily basics that could turn out to be especially helpful for women.
Of course, you can’t rely on nutrients alone to block the virus. But, just as we suspected, they could help provide a bit of extra protection in some cases.
And knowing that might help ease those post-pandemic jitters that keep you from getting back to enjoying life to the fullest as the coronavirus dangers start to shrink.
App tracked virus spread in supplement users
Let’s face it. We hoped the pandemic would simply “end” one day, and we’d all rush out to hug and socialize over dinner and drinks just like the old days.
But that’s not really how it’s shaking out.
The coronavirus is going out with a whimper, not a bang. Positive case flare-ups here and there combined with reports of various variants circulating in the US and abroad are keeping everyone… even the vaccinated… a little on edge.
But the new research reveals something that could give you comfort as you rejoin the world and try to readjust to life after… or at least near the end of… the biggest global pandemic in more than a century.
The data was collected using an app. Volunteers recorded their supplement intake as well as whether or not they tested positive for the infection.
And the study finds four supplements that could potentially help cut the risk of coronavirus infection. Well, in women, at least. The jury is still out for the men.
4 nutrients linked to lower COVID-19 risk
The good news is there isn’t an exotic or hard-to-find nutrient in the bunch. They’re all pretty basic.
In fact, some of them might ALREADY be part of your daily routine:
- Probiotics were linked to a 14 percent lower risk
- Multivitamins were associated with a 13 percent drop in risk
- Omega-3 fatty acids users were 12 percent less likely to test positive
- Vitamin D was linked to a 9 percent drop in risk
This was an observational study, so it comes with my standard warning that more research is needed. But it’s based on solid science. And hopefully, the exciting results will lead to the next step… a clinical trial.
Now let’s be perfectly clear. As I said earlier, vitamins alone won’t stop the coronavirus infection, of course. And as lovely as it sounds, you can’t just swallow your supplements and throw caution to the wind.
You still need to take the other standard precautions… from mask-wearing to social distancing… based on your own risk factors and conditions in your neck of the woods.
But if you find you’re still a little jittery about getting out there even when conditions are “just right,” the results of this study could help. Adding these four proven supplements to your routine could be just what the doctor SHOULD have ordered.
They could provide a bit of extra security that helps put your mind at ease so you can FINALLY start enjoying life again.