Some hospitals provide nutritional supplements to their COVID-19 patients. It is part of an awareness of better ways to help patients recover quicker with less serious symptoms.
https://www.fox26houston.com/news/studies-suggest-4-vitamins-to-prevent-severe-cases-of-covid-19?utm_campaign=trueanthem&utm_medium=trueanthem&utm_source=facebook&fbclid=IwAR0er3csqSi9Do2txBNSVmvrAqXkDIYwJTA1KRy32uCfl7l-jGE0MxX3Dv8 Some hospitals use vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc, and quercetin. It has been established by many studies and observations that most people infected with coronavirus are deficient in vitamin D. It is the sunshine vitamin, and most Americans are deficient in it.
We are taught to cover up, wear long-sleeves, wear a hat, use sunblock, etc. This is to minimize exposure to the sun and reduce the risk of skin cancer. How did generations survive in sunny climates without sunblock? Our skin tone darkens (think suntan) with multiple exposures to the sun. A few foods naturally contain vitamin D, but too few to obtain a healthy daily dose.
https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2010/1/startling-findings-about-vitamin-d-levels-in-life-extension-members How do you know if you do not have enough vitamin D3? Get a blood test. I get one every year. Many years ago, I increased my daily supplementation, especially during the winters, to determine the amount of vitamin D that I had to take daily to maintain healthy levels in my body. I had my vitamin D test incorporated into my annual physical. The normal guidelines for vitamin D are not adequate for me to achieve healthy levels of that vitamin in my body.
https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2020/12/21/Experts-send-Vitamin-D-and-Covid-19-open-letter-to-world-s-governments More scientists are believing there is a link between healthy levels of vitamin D and becoming infected with coronavirus. When infected, the symptoms appear to be less life-threatening in those patients with higher levels of vitamin D.
https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/11/the-link-between-vitamin-c-and-optimal-immunity CDC guidelines recommend increasing vitamin C to boost your immune system. Vitamin C is needed for many aspects of health. In treating COVID-19 patients, vitamin C’s antioxidant ability enhances your immune system.
Many doctors recommend vitamin C to their patients to prevent contracting the common cold. Research has shown vitamin C reduces upper respiratory symptoms, many of which are caused by coronavirus. https://www.uchealth.org/today/effectiveness-of-vitamins-c-and-d-against-covid-19/
Zinc is recommended often as the supplement of choice to treat cold symptoms. COVID-19 is an upper respiratory disease and has many cold-like symptoms. Zinc binds to the same cell receptors that viruses enter. This binding action disrupts or minimizes the spread of rhinoviruses and coronaviruses associated with the common cold. Zinc protects our DNA from viral attacks also.
Zinc supports the immune system. Slow-release zinc lozenges provide long duration release of zinc to block viruses from entering cells. https://www.news-medical.net/news/20201012/Zinc-deficiency-linked-to-poor-COVID-19-outcomes.aspx Low levels of zinc are directly correlated with COVID-19 progress. A recent study done around the country of Spain think that zinc levels are a useful biomarker for predicting the severity of COVID-19 in the early stages.
https://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/ss/sweep-away-senile-cells Quercetin is found in apples, honey, raspberries, onions, cherries, citrus fruits, green leafy vegetables, and more. It is a natural bioflavonoid that opens cells to receive zinc. It heightens the immune system while protecting the body against aging (senescent) cells.
https://www.medrxiv.org/content/10.1101/2020.12.22.20245993v1 A recent clinical trial, NCT04468139, combined quercetin with other nutrients to study the combined effects of nutrient supplementation to reduce the severity of COVID-19 symptoms.
https://www.evms.edu/media/evms_public/departments/internal_medicine/Marik-Covid-Protocol-Summary.pdf is a link to a Critical Care COVID-19 Management Protocol that provides detailed information on quercetin and other nutritional supplements being used to treat COVID-19 patients.
I advocate balanced nutrition, caloric restriction, and an alkaline pH for a longer and healthier life. Most Americans are deficient in many nutrients. I have related many times about the significant improvement my wife made in wiping out months of chemo-fog and radiation-fatigue within 48 hours of changing her diet to include over 30 nutrients the body needs daily to operate at the best levels.
We eat by habit. We typically do not eat by awareness, education, and knowledge. These are things not taught in school, especially medical schools. When you want to have a long, healthy, enjoyable life with reduced risks of age-related diseases, and COVID-19, start with daily balanced nutrition.
Live Longer & Enjoy Life! – Red O’Laughlin – RedOLaughlin.com