Bisnis.com, JAKARTA – Vitamins and supplements have an important role in improving the immune system or the immune system of Covid-19 patients. Vitamins and supplements can be taken if you have relatively mild Covid-19 symptoms.
However, for those of you who are at high risk of complications due to Covid-19, such as being over 65 years old, diabetes, COPD, heart disease, kidney disease, HIV, asthma, undergoing cancer treatment, you should consult first. specialist for treatment.
Here’s a list of 16 vitamins and supplements that can help strengthen the immune system to fight the Covid-19 virus:
1. Vitamin C
Vitamin C can help you fight a cold more quickly or relieve cold symptoms if you take it before you get sick. As an antioxidant, vitamin C can help reduce inflammation, especially pneumonia.
2. Vitamin D
The main function of vitamin D is to help your body maintain optimal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus. You can get vitamin D through exposure to the sun’s ultraviolet rays, supplements, and the foods you eat.
3. Vitamin B Complex
Vitamin B Complex or B6 is essential for keeping your immune system in tip-top shape. Be sure to get enough B vitamins as a supplement.
4. Zinc (Zinc)
Zinc has also been found to help produce and activate T-cells (T lymphocytes), which trigger the body to respond to infection. For a faster recovery, start taking zinc to treat your illness within the first 24 hours of symptoms.
Full of antiviral and anti-inflammatory properties, elderberry syrup is used as a remedy for colds, flu, and bacterial sinus infections. Elderberry works by reducing swelling of the mucous membranes.
Mushrooms are rich in selenium and B vitamins such as riboflavin and niacin, which are needed to keep the immune system running optimally. Mushrooms are also high in polysaccharides, sugar-like molecules that boost immune function.
Astragalus is an herb whose roots are used in medicine. Astragalus is usually used to strengthen the immune system and treat the common cold, upper respiratory tract infections, seasonal allergies, swine flu, astragalus is also used to fight bacteria and viruses.
Selenium is a mineral with many uses, including preventing bird flu and swine flu. As a powerful antioxidant, selenium can improve immune function, except in those with autoimmune disorders, which can negatively impact their immune system.
Garlic’s antiviral properties can help reduce the severity of symptoms of a cold, flu, or Covid-19 infection.
A plant used in the treatment of various ailments, andrographis is often used as a painkiller and fever reducer, as well as to treat colds and flu.
11. Licorice Root
Licorice root, when used as a mouthwash, can be used to relieve sore throats, a common symptom of the Corona virus.
12. Pelargonium Sidoides
Known as Umckaloabo among other names, pelargonium sidoides is commonly taken by mouth for upper respiratory tract infections including bronchitis, sinusitis, sore throat, tonsillitis, and colds.
13. Turmeric (Curcumin)
Curcumin comes from the Curcuma longa plant, commonly known as turmeric. Curcumin may help fight inflammation and aid the body’s immune response, a study published in Molecules found.
Echinacea has been used to treat cold symptoms at the first signs of illness, but research on its effectiveness varies. Some studies show that taking echinacea can reduce the risk of getting the flu by 45-58 percent.
Propolis is used to boost the immune system, and as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent. Some evidence suggests that propolis may help prevent or reduce the duration of colds and other upper respiratory infections.
16. Acai Berry
Acai berry is a powerful antioxidant and immune system stimulator, researchers study it as a potential treatment for all kinds of conditions, and is often touted as a supporter of general health and immune function.
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