How to boost immune system against illness with food & Vitamins

The COVID-19 or Novel Coronavirus cases have reached an alarming level, with increasing daily spikes yet no signs of slow down. Up till now researchers are working hard to find a cure, be it a vaccine or a drug, but till yet there is no scientifically proven treatment. That leads to very solid question how are the COVID-19 infected persons recovering. Answer = Natural Immunity.

What is natural immunity?
Natural immunity is our bodies defence mechanism against infections that could be due to different types of organisms bacteria, fungi, or viruses. The body naturally produces cells and some substances that fight off any foreign organism that somehow gains entry.

What the research says ? Is there any proven Food or Vitamin Supplement to prevent or treat Covid-19 ?
According to WHO guidelines there is no research proven supplement, diet or lifestyle modification to cure or prevent from coronavirus apart from social distancing and good hygiene practices.

Though it is scientifically documented that keeping your immune system in optimum shape can help ward off or at least ensure quick recovery from infections, that involves getting enough sleep eating nutritious and balanced diet and exercise.

Below is a list of Vitamins that have a role in boosting the immune system to ward off infections.

Vitamin D
Many people are deficient in this important vitamin, which may negatively affect immune function. In fact, low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of upper respiratory tract infections, including influenza and allergic asthma.

Some studies show that supplementing with vitamin D may improve immune response. In fact, recent research suggests that taking this vitamin may protect against respiratory tract infections.

Current research is ongoing regarding disease severity in those people with low vitamin D levels.

Zinc is a mineral and is involved in the immune cell development and helps prevent respiratory infections and increases recovery time.

Vitamin C
Vitamin C an already well-known vitamin that is abundant in fruits, also has role in immune health and anti-oxidant activity.

Honey & Black Seed 
Honey and Black Seed apart from the supplements mentioned above are also well known immunity and health boosters not just limited to infections but other diseases too.

Again it’s important to emphasize till the availability of a proven vaccine or drug against Coronavirus, prevention strategies should be strictly adhered too meanwhile keeping your body fit physically and mentally.

Source: WHO, CDC

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