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…

CBD and COVID-19

Can CBD Minimize COVID-19 Lung Damage? A Protective Peptide May Be the Answer

According to new research a reduction in the “cytokine storm”, which is what damages the lungs and even kills many individuals with COVID-19, may occur with CBD Oil supplementation. As reported in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, researchers found apelin levels, a natural peptide, decreases significantly with COVID-19 and CBD Oil seems to…

CoQ10 and Muscle Damage

High CoQ10 Levels May Prevent Muscle Damage in Pro Football Players

A new study shows higher levels of CoQ10 (Co Enzyme Q10), an antioxidant, in the blood may aid in reducing the severity of muscle damage seen in professional football players over 2 separate seasons. Professional football players from the Spanish First League participated in this study.  CQ1I0 levels in the blood in addition to stress…

Zinc and Selenium for Healthy Immune System

Zinc and Selenium: 2 Minerals Essential For Healthy Immunity

The normal functioning of the immune system relies on adequate nutrition, even though some nutrients are more important than others in supporting your body’s ability to defend itself from infections.  Zinc and Selenium are 2 of these essentials and deficiencies in either of these minerals can both increase your susceptibility to infection and also worsen…

L-Carnitine and Weight Loss

L-Carnitine Supplementation Beneficial for Reducing Waistline and Blood Pressure

According to a new meta-analysis, supplementation of the amino acid L-Carnitine has been shown to reduce both systolic blood pressure and waist circumference in people suffering from various health conditions associated with metabolic syndrome. 9 randomized controlled trials with over 500 participants were included in this meta-analysis.  The participants had underlying health conditions like non-alcoholic…

Omega 3 and Lung Inflammation

Higher Omega-3 DHA Levels Linked to Less Lung Inflammation, Lower ILD Risk

According to a new population based cohort study, increased levels of DHA (Docosahexaenoic Acid), one of the essential fatty acids found in Omega-3, are associated with a reduced risk of hospitalizations due to ILD (interstitial lung disease). Data from over 10,000 people who participated in the MESA (Multi Ethnic Study of Atherosclerosis), FHS (Framingham Heart…

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…

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…