Vitamins and COVID-19

Dietary Supplements May Be an Important Weapon for Fighting off Respiratory Conditions including COVID-19

According to a researcher from Oregon State University, supplements that contain Vitamin D and Vitamin C in addition to other micronutrients, sometimes in dosages exceeding the Recommended Daily Allowances, are an effective, low cost and safe way of aiding the body’s Immune System in fighting off acute respiratory tract diseases and even COVID-19.  The findings…

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…

Zinc and Inflammation

Zinc May Help Battle Infections by Moderating Immune Responses

Researchers believe Zinc’s ability to support the immune system in fighting off infections may lie in its ability to shut off and kick start immune pathways. A new study shows the mineral Zinc plays an important role in controlling how the body responds to infections by slowing various immune system pathways.  It seems that if…

Zinc and Immune Support

Zinc Supplements May Cut Infections in the Elderly

A new trial implies daily Zinc supplementation may significantly reduce infections in the elderly while improving the overall antioxidant status of this group of the population. 50 healthy male and female individuals between the ages of 55 and 87 participated in this double-blind, placebo controlled study.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a daily…

Vitamin D and Immunity

Could Vitamin D Play a Role in Coronavirus Resistance? Researchers Say Yes

According to researchers, Vitamin D supplements could help in boosting a person’s resistance to respiratory infections, like the Coronavirus, and/or limit the severity of the ailment in those infected. An article just published in the Irish Medical Journal recommends adults take 1000 – 2000 IU of Vitamin D daily to see the benefits of increased…

CBD-Antibiotic Resistant Bugs

CBD Could Play Role in Dealing With Resistant Microorganisms

A new alarming trend is appearing, antibiotic resistance, and researchers are looking at ways to stop it.  Overuse of antibiotics is considered to be a major cause of antibiotic resistance.  Additionally antibiotics can cause havoc on the microbiome of the gut.  Researchers are looking at “helper compounds”, non-antibiotic compounds that enhance the efficacy of antibiotics. …