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Know How 'Vitamin C' can play Important Role in Fighting Coronavirus

Sangeeta Soni
Sangeeta Soni

COVID-19 or Coronavirus disease is an infectious disease. Most common symptom of this disease is common cough and cold along with respiratory illness, most of the people recover without any special treatment with some precautions and care. Old age people and those with underlying disease or severe medical issues like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, chronic respiratory disease or any other medical problem are more likely to develop serious illness due to COVID-19.

Coronavirus disease is slightly more communicable than a common flu. It is found that, the virus can survive for three hours, floating through the air, it can be transmitted by the tiny respiratory droplets when an infected person exhales, sneezes, or coughs out.

At this time, there isn’t any specific vaccine or treatment for COVID-19, So just like any other virus infection, our own immune system can help us to get rid of it. And to improve our immune system, vitamin C plays an important role.

Role of Vitamin C

These days, you must have listened that vitamin C can help with COVID-19. Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant, means it can neutralize unstable compounds in your body. Vitamin C can reduce inflammation and improve your immune system, because of its antioxidant activity. It is a water soluble powerful antioxidant, and can neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative damage to the lungs. Along with this, it promotes the growth and spread of lymphocytes, a type of immune cell that increases your circulating antibodies, proteins that can attack harmful substances in your blood.

Vitamin C has become the interest of research for researchers in this fight against corona disease. Large doses of intravenous vitamin C are being tried in COVID-19 critical patients on ventilators in China.

Also, vitamin C has the positive impact on many infections caused by bacteria, viruses, fungi, etc. And dose of 4-6g of vitamin C is absolutely safe and cause no side effects. It is especially useful for the old age people and those with pre-existing conditions, to boost the immunity.

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Foods Rich in Vitamin C

Guava, strawberries, lemon, orange, kiwi, papaya, broccoli, tomato, kale, bell peppers, parsley, lychee, mango, pineapple, potato, sweet potato, leafy greens are some foods that are rich in vitamin C.

Any Precaution?

Large dose of vitamin C have been used to improve the immunity and promote wound healing. Normally body can cope with this high dose by reducing the absorption and increasing the oxalate loss in urine. But in some people, the oxalate can get deposited in the kidneys resulting kidney failure, it is most likely to happen with kidney disease patients or people with intestinal disorders. So moderate amounts of vitamin C is safe for them.

One most important thing to understand is that, no supplement can work until and unless you maintain physical distance with others and also maintain proper hygiene practices.

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