Immune boosting role of vitamins in prevention of COVID-19 infection

  • Soumendra Darbar Research and Development Division, Dey’s Medical Stores (Mfg.) Ltd., 62, Bondel Road, Kolkata-700019, West Bengal, India
  • Srimoyee Saha Department of Physics, Jadavpur University, 188, Raja S C Mallick Road, Kolkata-700032, West Bengal, India
Keywords: COVID-19, Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin E, Immunity, Nutrition

Abstract

In current pandemic of COVID-19, no effective preventive and curative medicine is available till date. Wearing masks, maintaining social distance and washing the hands etc are advised around the globe as a preventive measure. A healthy immune system is one of the most important weapons to fight against COVID-19. To maintain it, the body needs sufficient vitamins and other nutrients. It is vital to ensure adequate intake of vitamins and micronutrients to boost overall immune functions and prevent such life-threatening infections. Vitamins C, D and E are the essential vitamins with immunomodulatory properties to fight against COVID-19. In this review, the importance of supplementation with such vitamins is reviewed.

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Published
2020-12-13
How to Cite
Darbar, S., & Saha, S. (2020). Immune boosting role of vitamins in prevention of COVID-19 infection. Journal of Basic Pharmacology and Toxicology, 4(2), 1-5. Retrieved from http://scigreen.com/index.php/JBPT/article/view/74
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Review Articles