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Add multivitamins, Omega-3, Probiotic to your diet to lower Covid risks: Study

By Saima Siddiqui 
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Add multivitamins, Omega-3, Probiotic to your diet to lower Covid risks: Study

Lucknow: It has been over a year but no medication has yet been found for Corona virus, however, health experts around the world have been stressing on strengthening immune system to decrease the effects of Coronavirus, since the beginning of this pandemic.

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People around the world are relying on traditional herbs and spices to cure this deadly infection along with modern medication. But a recent study has found an effect way to strengthen your immune system by taking probiotics, omega fatty acids, multivitamins or vitamin D that can lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection by 14 per cent, 12 per cent, 13 per cent and 9 per cent, respectively.

The study even found enough vitamin D content in the body may lessen the oxygen requirement in patients affected with Coronavirus, at least among women. The findings also claimed that vitamin C, zinc or garlic supplements had no link with a lower risk of Covid.

The researcher created a study app and launched in the UK, the US, and Sweden in March 2020 “to capture self-reported information on the evolution of the pandemic,” read a report. From the survey it was found that consumption of probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins or vitamin D has a strong link with lower risk of SARS-CoV-2 infection. “No such effects were observed among those taking vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements,” the report further read.

The researchers, however, asserted that this was an observational study that had several limitations, but Professor Sumantra Ray, Executive Director, NNEdPro Global Centre for Nutrition and Health, which co-owns the journal, stated, “We know that a range of micronutrients, including vitamin D, are essential for a healthy functioning immune system. This, in turn, is key to prevention of, and recovery from, infections.” “But to date, there is little convincing evidence that taking nutritional supplements has any therapeutic value beyond maintaining the body’s normal immune response,” he added.

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