Elderly COVID-19 Patients and Vitamin D

Elderly Patients Previously on Vitamin D3 Supplements More Likely to Survive COVID-19

According to the first semi-experimental study of its kind, elderly patients already taking Vitamin D supplements are more likely to survive COVID-19.  A single dose of 80,000IU of Vitamin D3 after already getting COVID-19 is most likely too late and too low a dosage to see the same protective effects seen with daily supplementation. 77…

Vitamin C and Muscle Retention

Vitamin C Helps 50+ Men and Women Retain Muscle Mass

New research from the University of East Anglia, found Vitamin C might be the answer to improved muscles later on in life. The study, recently published in the Journal of Nutrition found older people with high Vitamin C intake through diet or supplementation had the best skeletal muscle mass and reduced risk of sarcopenia (the…

Probiotics and Immunity in the Elderly

Probiotic Bifidobacterium Lactis Shows Immune Support for Elderly People

Improvements in the activity of white blood cells in elderly adults, a group of individuals with a higher chance of infections, may occur with daily supplementation of the Probiotic strain containing Bifidobacterium Lactis. 37 healthy older adults participated in this double-blinded placebo-controlled randomized cross-over study.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive a Prebiotic (GOS), a…