Myths About Supplements and Coronavirus Prevention or Treatment

I’ve been blogging the last 10 days or so about many of the myths and deceptions circulating on the Internet about preventing or treating the Coronavirus, COVID-19, with unproved and sometimes dangerous supplements.

My friends at ConsumerLab.com have produced an incredible resource on the topic. I thought you’d like to know about it.

Question: What are natural remedies for coronavirus (COVID-19)? Do supplements like zinc, vitamin C, or herbals work? 

Answer:
Many supplements and natural or other alternative treatments are being promoted to prevent or treat coronavirus (COVID-19). None have been proven to work, but some have potential benefit. Here’s what you need to know, and we’ve grouped these approaches in the following categories: 

Vitamin and minerals that can help with coronavirus if you’re not getting enough

Supplements that may possibly help reduce symptoms of coronavirus

Supplements and products unlikely to help with coronavirus and could be dangerous

If you are planning to try any of these supplements, be aware that ConsumerLab has tested and reviewed many of these products and it may be worthwhile to check ConsumerLab’s Top Picks in each category — based on best quality, appropriateness of strength and dosing, and value — using the links provided above.

My friend, Tod Cooperman, MD, the founder and president of ConsumerLab.com has a nice video on the topic. You can view it here.

Of course, the most important thing you can do to avoid infection with coronavirus is to prevent exposure by following the latest recommendations of the CDC and World Health Organization and take steps to stay healthy, including getting adequate sleep and exercise and eating a healthful diet that includes adequate (but not excessive) intakes of essential nutrients, such as vitamins C and D, as described below. Also take steps to control hypertension and blood sugar fluctuations with diabetes, as these conditions are associated with more severe disease if infected. 

© Copyright WLL, INC. 2020. This blog provides a wide variety of general health information only and is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment from your regular physician. If you are concerned about your health, take what you learn from this blog and meet with your personal doctor to discuss your concerns.

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