Take Supplements For Immune System And Prevent Corona Virus Infection
Good night doc, the spread of corona virus and my family diligently consume vitamin C, including imboost, whether imboost is good for consumption every 2-3 days for body immunity, rumors circulate from my relatives if the product can make the body’s immune excess and damaged if corona virus, please explain doc, thank you
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In a pandemic like today, there are indeed a lot of news circulating with unclear sources and truth, including news about this supplement and that which can prevent corona virus infection, and also news about this and that supplement which is dangerous if consumed. News that is being circulated a lot at this time is news about propolis and echinacea (echinacea is one of the ingredients in imboost) which is claimed to cause excessive immune system reactions when infected with the corona virus.
Until now there has been no research that shows the benefits of consuming these supplements (including vitamin C, propolis, or echinacea) in preventing corona virus infection and there is no research that also shows that consumption of propolis or echinacea causes excessive immune system reaction to the virus. Therefore the validity of the news is very questionable. Because it is not yet clearly known the benefits or dangers of consuming these supplements, until now there are no official recommendations for the consumption of certain supplements for the prevention of corona virus infection or an official ban on the consumption of certain supplements. One thing is for sure, you are not advised to consume supplements excessively (including vitamin C supplements).
The following are things that are more recommended for the prevention of corona virus infection:
Remain at home and not leave the house if there is no urgent need
Do social and physical distancing, keep a safe distance from other people (at least 1.8-2 meters) and avoid direct contact such as shaking hands, hugging, kissing cheeks, kissing hands, etc.
Don't go to a crowded and crowded place, avoid using public transportation
Wash your hands frequently with soap, or use a hand sanitizer if there is no washing place
Avoid touching your face with your hands, especially if you haven't been washed
Take care of your body's health by getting enough sleep (at least 7-9 hours a day), eating enough nutritious food, drinking enough, exercising regularly 30 minutes a day, avoiding smoking and exposure to cigarette smoke
Masks are not recommended for use by healthy people because they are not effective in preventing transmission
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