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…

Study Adds Weight to Link Between COVID-19 and Vitamin D

A new study with over 9,900 participants adds to the growing research that shows supplementation with Vitamin D may reduce the intensity of the COVID-19 virus. In this current study researchers from the Germany Cancer Research Center looked at the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency and its association with mortality from respiratory diseases…

RCT Highlights Milk Thistle’s Potential Menopause Benefits

A new study finds daily supplementation with Milk Thistle may support decreased severity and reduced frequency of hot flashes for menopausal women. 80 menopausal women participated in this randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study.  The women were split equally into two groups; one group received a 400 mg Milk Thistle Extract supplement while the 2nd group received…

Alpha Lipoic Acid and Weight Loss

Lipoic Acid Supplements May Aid Weight Control for Obese People

According to a new study daily supplementation with Lipoic Acid could help reduce body fat and body weight in overweight people who are otherwise healthy. 81 overweight adults who had higher than normal plasma triglycerides (over 100 mg/dL) participated in this randomized, double-blind, controlled trial.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive a 600 mg dose…

Review Explores Mounting Science Linking B Vitamins and Depression

According to research from Australia, B-Vitamin supplementation may improve symptoms of depression. Researchers reviewed a pool of studies showing a link between B Complex and depression.  They then broke those studies down to the 8 Vitamin B types.  They also reviewed the link between Immune System and Depression; the link between Inflammation and Depression and…

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…