According to Holistic Primary Care news,
The Centers for Disease Control has cautiously acknowledged that vitamin C, and other common nutrients have a role in strengthening the immune system and quelling the inflammation associated with COVID.
The Centers for Disease Control has finally acknowledged that “certain vitamins & minerals may have effects on how the immune system works to fight off infections and inflammation.”
The statement, issued in a tweet in July, and added to the CDC’s Food and Coronavirus Disease guidelines, is the first time the federal agency has publicly recognized that supplements such as vitamin C, vitamin D, and zinc, might have a role in quelling the inflammation associated with COVID, and strengthening the immune system’s ability to fight off infections. https://bit.ly/3gpzZWf
My recent experience with vitamin C....
For many reasons, I have picked up a summer cold. To fight it I did the usual supplement regime of high dose vitamin C, 400 mg magnesium, became more consistent with cod liver oil, and took a couple of multis with zinc and iodine daily.....
But the coronavirus hung tough - I'm sure there is some coronavirus involved by not Sars-CoV-2.
I then increased my vitamin C dose - without testing for bowel tolerance - from 4 grams 3 times/day to 8 grams 3 times per day. And I didn't notice any side effects.
This dose made the difference. In the usual time, roughly 1.5 days, the severe symptoms abated. I'm not there yet and there may be an allergy component - but I know the battles has been won.
More on the CDC and vitamin C: https://bit.ly/2CSyv92
Taking vitamin C supplements regularly reduces the risk of catching a cold among people who perform intense physical exercise but not in the general population. Taking vitamin C on a regular basis may lead to shorter colds, but taking it only after a cold starts does not. Vitamin C supplements appear safe, even at high doses.
Probiotics might reduce susceptibility to colds or other upper respiratory tract infections and the duration of the illnesses, but the quality of the evidence is low or very low.
Zinc taken orally (often in the form of lozenges) may reduce the duration of a cold. Zinc, particularly in large doses, can have side effects including nausea and diarrhea. The intranasal use of zinc can cause anosmia (loss of sense of smell), which may be long-lasting or permanent.
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