Should you take extra vitamins to avoid COVID-19?

According to the HuffPost, health experts say there’s insufficient evidence that supports taking supplements to prevent COVID-19.

News 12 Staff

May 7, 2020, 1:57 PM

Updated 1,538 days ago

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Will taking extra vitamins or supplements help you ward off COVID-19?
According to the HuffPost, health experts say there’s insufficient evidence that supports taking supplements to prevent COVID-19.
A review of vitamin D showed that there is no link between a deficiency and likelihood of contracting the virus. Supplementing didn’t seem to treat or prevent it either, and doctors say that taking over a suggested regular dose of vitamins could be dangerous.
Sales of vitamin C are thought to have raised 142% around the time news of the pandemic emerged in the United States.
Michael Roizen, chief wellness officer for Cleveland Clinic explained, "Don’t take a multivitamin and a bunch of other things, like vitamin water or extra B vitamins."
Most of the experts interviewed suggested focusing on eating balanced, healthy meals to strengthen the immune system.
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