Vol. 6 No. 1 (2020): Current Issue
Review Article

Role of Micronutrients (Vitamins & Minerals) in COVID-19

Kinal Bhatt
Larkin Community Hospital
Published January 7, 2021
Keywords
  • COVID-19,
  • Coronavirus,
  • Micronutrients,
  • Vitamins,
  • Minerals

Abstract

Currently, there is no curative medicine available for the current pandemic caused by Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19). With rising death toll across the globe, considering effective prevention measures and healthy immune system are paramount for the management of COVID-19. Nutrition based interventions may play an essential role in the prevention and management of viral infections, particularly in respiratory infections. While researchers are still discovering the impact of nutrition based interventions in COVID-19 infection, several publications have discussed possible benefits of vitamins and minerals viral infections, including COVID-19. Different sources are touting the next best cure and prevention daily making a lot more information available to the public that may or may not be research-based and data-driven. Here we discuss role of vitamins and minerals in prevention and therapeutic uses of COVID-19. Further studies, including clinical trials warranted to determine effectiveness of usage and capitalize on the substantial potential against viral infections, including COVID-19.

Keywords: COVID-19, Coronavirus, Micronutrients, Vitamins, Minerals,