Myth Busters: the Facts on Dietary Supplements and COVID-19

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Vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, elderberry, and silver nutritional supplements have all made recent headlines in the fight against the coronavirus. But do they really work? UConn School of Pharmacy faculty pharmacists, Drs. Kathleen Adams, William Baler, and Diana Sobieraj crunched the evidence based data in a recent article in the Annals of Pharmacotherapy.

The group looked at the theoretical mechanisms and evidence related to the efficacy and safety specifically of vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, elderberry, and silver supplements taken by COVID-19 patients and determined that medical professionals and patients should not rely on dietary supplements to prevent or treat COVID-19. Simply put, there is not enough evidence to indicate a positive effect on the virus.

Read the full article here: Myth Busters: Dietary Supplements and COVID-19