GridHEALTH.id The recent spike in Covid-19 cases seems to be enough to make people worry.
This is evidenced by the viral video showing long lines of people snaking their way at several pharmacies in Pamulang, South Tangerang (Tangsel).
According to news circulating, residents lined up to buy Anti-Covid vitamins.
It is known, the incident occurred on Tuesday (22/6/21) last night.
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Where residents appeared to be in long lines at two pharmacies located on Jalan Siliwangi, Pamulang, South Tangerang.
The video also shows a long line of shoppers snaking their way out of the Apotik Berkat and Kawi areas.
One of the pharmacist assistants with the initials IL (24) also confirmed the length of the queue.
According to him, long lines at pharmacies have occurred since Covid-19 cases soared in recent days.
“They buy anti-Covid vitamins, such as vitamins C, E, D. It’s been a few days in line since there was news of a spike in the spread of Covid,” IL said as quoted from inews.id, Tuesday (22/6).
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Furthermore, IL said, long lines did not only occur at the pharmacy where he worked.
But at other pharmacies in the vicinity, vitamin shoppers filled lines from morning to night.
“Not only here, next door is also crowded. From opening in the morning until closing, the queue is busy,” he added.
Seeing this incident, it is known that even though vitamin intake does not directly treat Covid-19 infection.
However, vitamin intake is useful as an immune booster so that the immune system becomes stronger.
With a strong immune system we can minimize the transmission of Covid-19.
Launching from Business Insider, essential vitamins can help produce immune cells such as antibodies and white blood cells in sufficient quantities.
These cells will work in the immune system to fight viral and bacterial infections. The following are the benefits of vitamins that are said to be hunted by residents in Pamulang.
1. Vitamin C
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(Photo of MNC Portal).
Residents queue to buy anti-covid vitamins at the Pamulang pharmacy.
Vitamin C can help kill harmful microbes, including bacteria and viruses such as the common cold and pneumonia.
Vitamin C also increases the production of vital immune cells, including white blood cells and phagocytes, which are cells that kill bacteria by absorbing them.
Studies show that taking high doses of vitamin C – 6 to 8 g per day – can shorten the duration of hemorrhoids.
Taking vitamin C after a cold can also make symptoms less severe.
Adults should aim to get between 65 and 90 mg of vitamin C per day.
However, they should not take more than 2,000 mg per day.
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2. Vitamin D
Vitamin D is also an immune-boosting vitamin. Vitamin D is one of the important vitamins for the immune system.
A study shows people who are deficient in vitamin D are more prone to respiratory infections such as pneumonia or bronchitis.
This is because vitamin D increases the number of macrophages or immune cells that help kill disease cells.
In addition, vitamin D can also help balance the immune system by reducing the production of chemicals called inflammatory cytokines.
3. Vitamin E
Vitamin E is a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight infection. Antioxidants themselves have been known to protect against free radicals.
Free radicals can increase the risk of heart disease, cancer, and other diseases. For that, the intake of vitamin E is important for the body.
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