A study published in the British Medical Journal revealed that: Multivitamins And omega-3 or vitamin D supplements, it reduces the risk of corona virus, among women, according to what was reported by Medical Express.
The study showed that taking any vitamin C, zinc, or garlic supplements was not associated with a lower risk of contracting the virus, as researchers noted the high sales of nutritional supplements to prevent and treat virus infection since the beginning of the epidemic.
The researchers pointed out that nutritional supplements help support a healthy immune system, so the study focused on identifying the most prominent vitamins that play a role in reducing transmission of the virus, by relying on user data for one of the technological applications COVID-19 Symptom Study, which is used in Britain to find out what If users of regular supplements are less likely to test for Coronavirus.
The app was launched in the United Kingdom, the United States and Sweden in March 2020 to capture self-reported information about the evolution of the epidemic.
The researchers took into account the age factor and underlying health risk factors for the participants, and the researchers analyzed the information provided by 372,720 UK subscribers in the app about their regular use of nutritional supplements throughout May, June and July 2020 during the first wave of the epidemic, in addition to any results of a coronavirus swab test.
The study confirmed that during the months of May and July, 175,652 participants in the United Kingdom took the supplements regularly.
The researchers found that consuming probiotics, omega-3 fatty acids, multivitamins, or vitamin D contributed to a 14%, 12%, 13%, and 9% reduction in the risk of infection.
And when the researchers looked specifically at gender, age, and weight, the protective associations of probiotics, omega-6g3 fatty acids, multivitamins, and vitamin D were only found in women of all ages and weights, while no such clear associations were shown in men.