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Do Quercetin, Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C and Melatonin help Protect against the Coronavirus?

There seems to be a war going over COVID-19 and supplements. On one side are experts telling you that supplements don't work and you should avoid them and just rely on wholesome foods. On the other, are experts telling you to take all kinds of supplements that will help protect you against COVID-19. Do they actually work? Some supplements do have evidence and some don't. This guide can help you make sense of the options and to separate the facts from fiction. As of December 2020, there are more than 70 types of supplements that are being tested for  COVID-19 . You can review the details of these trials on . There are  more than 120 trials  testing the various nutrients and dietary supplements including vitamin D, vitamin C, zinc and melatonin. Vitamin D remains the most tested vitamin followed by vitamin C, for COVID-19. The lung injury in COVID-19 patients is associated with ROS (reactive oxygen species) released by white cells in the blood, and thus the  u

10 Best Nutrients and Supplements to Reduce Cytokine Storm, a Severe Complication from COVID-19

As of December, 2020, there are more than 2,000  clinical trials of COVID-19  treatments or vaccines that are either ongoing or recruiting patients have been registered. New ones are being added every day. The drugs or treatments being tested range from repurposed flu treatments to failed ebola drugs, to stem cell therapy, to malaria treatments that were first developed decades ago. So, this is a situation where there is not much difference between experts and self-proclaimed experts. This is when the mixing of credible scientific information and marketing hypes will confuse the public at large. It's important to stress that what is more important is 'what' is right rather than 'who' is right. We know that while a large percentage of the population only experiences mild to moderate symptoms of COVID-19 and won’t require hospitalization, others experience severe symptoms and complications, require hospitalization, or may even die. The cytokine storm may be one possib