Wondering what vitamins, and supplements to take to boost your immunity during the pandemic? Did you know that vitamins such as vitamin D3 and Vitamin C play an important your body's ability to fight infections including respiratory infections? A recent meta-analysis that included 11,321 people from 14 countries demonstrated that supplementing with vitamin D decreased the risk of acute respiratory infections (ARI) in both those who were deficient in vitamin D and those with adequate levels.
Here is WikiMD's recommendation^.
- Vitamin D - 20,000 units of vitamin D3 daily for all adults for a period of 4-8 weeks^
- Vitamin C - 1000 mg of Vitamin C twice daily for all adults^
- Zinc - 100 mg of Zinc daily for all adults^.
- Multivitamin - We recommend a multivitamin with minerals once a day for all adults^.
^ Please check with your healthcare provider before taking any vitamins. Children's dose should be proportionate to their weight.
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