Be well: A potential role for vitamin B in COVID-19

Hira Shakoor, Jack Feehan, Kathleen Mikkelsen, Ayesha S. Al Dhaheri, Habiba I. Ali, Carine Platat, Leila Cheikh Ismail, Lily Stojanovska, Vasso Apostolopoulos

Available online on August 15, 2020 - 0378-5122/© 2020 Published by Elsevier B.V.
This article, published by Elsevier and available online, says that:

  • Vitamin B not only helps to build and maintain a healthy immune system but it could potentially prevent or reduce COVID-19 symptoms or treat SARS-CoV-2 infection. Poor nutritional status predisposes people to infections more easily; therefore, a balanced diet is necessary for immuno-competence.” (emphasis added)
  • “There is a need for safe and cost-effective adjunct or therapeutic approaches, to suppress aberrant immune activation, which can lead to a cytokine storm, and to act as anti-thrombotic agents. Adequate vitamin intake is necessary for proper body function and strengthening of the immune system."
  • “In particular, vitamin B modulates immune response by downregulating pro-inflammatory cytokines and inflammation, reducing breathing difficulty and gastrointestinal problems, preventing hypercoagulability, potentially improving outcomes and reducing the length of stay in the hospital for COVID-19 patients." (emphasis added)

Summary of the different roles vitamin B can play during COVID-19

Summary of the different roles vitamin B can play during COVID-19

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