“Doctors in the Netherlands say there appears to be a relationship between serious coronavirus complications and patients with a low level of vitamin K.” [Source: dutchnews.nl (Netherlands)]
Deficiencies of essential micronutrients are a major factor contributing to compromised immunity. Recent research has found that people with low levels of vitamin D are more likely to die after contracting the coronavirus, for example.
For strengthening immunity, ensuring optimum levels of vitamin C is particularly important. The antiviral mechanisms of vitamin C have been scientifically demonstrated in a multitude of viruses affecting humans. Examples include influenza virus, herpes virus, and polio virus. When used against HIV, vitamin C has been shown to inhibit its multiplication by over 99 percent.
Vitamin C has also been found effective against the coronavirus. In February this year, the first clinical reports became available from Chinese clinics where patients severely infected by the virus recovered after receiving high dose vitamin C treatment. Doctors in New York state hospitals are similarly now treating coronavirus patients with high-dose vitamin C.
Clearly, if knowledge about the importance of micronutrients in strengthening the immune system had been disseminated globally over the past decades, the coronavirus pandemic could essentially have been prevented or quickly contained.
To access scientific publications demonstrating the effectiveness of vitamins, antioxidants and polyphenols in supporting and improving immunity, see this page on our website.