Nutraceuticals to prevent and treat flu & coronavirus
The authors of a new paper published in the Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases journal write:
“In light of worldwide concern regarding the recent outbreak of a deadly novel strain of coronavirus in China, it is fortuitous that two recent discoveries point the way to effective nutraceutical measures for potentiating the type 1 interferon response to RNA viruses.”
What’s a nutraceutical? A food or dietary supplement that has nutritional and health benefits. In a nutshell the authors found that some nutraceuticals work well to help your immune system fight RNA-type viruses, like influenza and coronavirus.
McCarty, Mark F., and James J. DiNicolantonio. “Nutraceuticals Have Potential for Boosting the Type 1 Interferon Response to RNA Viruses Including Influenza and Coronavirus.” Progress in Cardiovascular Diseases, W.B. Saunders, 12 Feb. 2020, www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0033062020300372.
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