We all know that when the first Covid wave hit us – the mass hysteria and panic froze everybody’s minds. Experts and common people were trying everything to calm things down. Doctors and nutritionists did and are still doing their best to fight the coronavirus.
Luckily, there are some simple solutions, easily accessible over the counter. For example vitamins and minerals, helping us to improve the immune system during the flu and infection seasons.
Like Zinc, for which studies are showing that it may have antiviral activity. Of course, there is no pure evidence if it cures or definitely prevents Covid, but experts are working on tests and studies.
So far, it helps improve the immune cell function which counteracts viral infections, and decreases the ability of viruses to multiply.
Here are some of them:
Still be careful with its intake. The recommended daily allowance for adult women is 8 mg and 11 mg for men, according to the NIH (National Institutes of Health ). The tolerable upper level for zinc is 40 mg per day. Over – consuming zinc can lead to problems like: copper deficiency; nausea or vomiting; headaches; anemia; loss of appetite, etc.
Still zinc as an essential mineral is needed for immune and metabolism functions; growth and DNA synthesis, etc.
Author: Donka Staykova