“Taking regular vitamin D or omega-3 supplements boosts the immune systems of the elderly, helping them to fend off infections including Covid-19, a study has found.” [Source: dailymail.co.uk]
While discussions in the mainstream media largely center around finding an effective anti-viral drug or a vaccine to fight the Covid-19 pandemic, the fact is that our body itself and the food we eat are by far the most effective weapons against viral infections.
Ensuring proper nutrition is critical for healthy function of the immune system. A wide range of micronutrients play vital roles in supporting immunity and defending the body against infectious diseases. In addition to vitamin D and essential fatty acids such as omega-3, they include vitamins A, C, E, B6 and folic acid; minerals such as iron, zinc, selenium, and copper; and the amino acid lysine. A deficiency of any of these substances in the body can result in compromised immunity and an increased risk of contracting infectious diseases.
In the context of the current pandemic it is vital to understand the basis of viral infections and learn how to protect yourself through proper use of the correct micronutrients. Towards this goal, we invite you to download a free copy of our educational course on the health benefits of micronutrients against viral infections, and to share it with your family, friends, and loved ones.