Elderberry and Virus

Elderberry Minimizes and Inhibits Flu Virus Multiplication

A new study has found how the Elderberry Fruit might aid in the fight against Influenza.  The study showed compounds derived from Elderberries could directly stop the entry and replication of the virus in human cells.  They also found that Elderberry can support a person’s immune response to the Flu virus. Elderberry’s Flu-Fighting properties have…

Supplements and COVID

Supplement Route For COVID-19 Especially Valuable For High-Risk Obese, Review Thinks

According to researchers, using Vitamins, Minerals and Fatty Acid Supplements when battling coronavirus, especially for patients who are obese and are more susceptible to the effects of the virus, are important. It is believed that supplementing these nutrients may reduce proinflammatory protein levels as well as side effects in patients with the virus.  Citing many…

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…

Vitamins A-E-D and COVID

COVID Inspired Study Links High Vitamin A, E, and D Intake to Fewer Respiratory Complaints

A new analysis of survey data from a nationally representative long term survey has found that higher Vitamin A, E and D intakes could be associated with fewer respiratory complaints in adults. Data from over 6,100 adult participants collected between 2008 and 2016 for the NDN RP (Nutrition Survey Rolling Programme) was used for this…

B Vitamins and COVID-19

Vitamin B Could Help Prevent The “Worst Outcomes” in COVID-19 Cases

With the severity of the COVID-19 immune system overreaction, known as a “cytokine storm”, in some COVID-19 patients, doctors remain focused on finding treatments to slow or stop this deadly storm.  Experts in the nutrition world are also looking to find ways to stop it before it even begins.  Early into the pandemic health experts…

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…

Choline and Fetal Brain Development

Study Recommends Pregnant Women Take Additional Choline During Pandemic

According to a new study pregnant women who take additional Choline supplements daily may reduce the impact of respiratory infections, even the Corona Virus, on their babies.  Higher Choline levels seem to protect a fetus’s developing brain even if the mother develops a respiratory infection during the early parts of her pregnancy. Researchers looked at…

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…