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Effective Immune Functions of Micronutrients against SARS-CoV-2.
Nutrients. 2020 Sep 29; 12(10)N

Abstract

The third coronavirus outbreak in the last two decades has caused significant damage to the world's economy and community health. The highly contagious COVID-19 infection has affected millions of people to date and has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. Aside from the highly infectious nature of SARS-CoV-2, the lack of a treatment or vaccine has been the main reason for its spread. Thus, it has become necessary to find alternative methods for controlling SARS-CoV-2. For the present review, we conducted an online search for different available nutrition-based therapies for previously known coronavirus infections and RNA-based virus infections as well as general antiviral therapies. These treatments have promise for combating COVID-19, as various nutrients and minerals play direct and indirect roles in the control and prevention of this newly emerged viral infection. The patients' nutritional status with COVID-19 must be analyzed before administering any treatment, and nutritional supplements should be given to the affected individuals along with routine treatment. We suggest a potential interventional role of nutrients to strengthen the immune system against the emerging infection caused by COVID-19.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia.Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia.Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia. Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman 14415, Sudan.Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia. Department of Medical Microbiology, Faculty of Medical Laboratory Sciences, Omdurman Islamic University, Omdurman 14415, Sudan.Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences, College of Applied Medical Sciences, Jouf University, Sakaka 72388, Al Jouf, Saudi Arabia.Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, The Women University Multan, Multan 60000, Pakistan.Department of Pathology, Tehsil Headquarter Hospital Kamoke, District Gujranwala, Kamoke 50661, Pakistan.Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, Faculty of Medicine, Menoufia University, Shebin El-koom 32511, Egypt. Department of Microbiology, King Abdulaziz Specialist Hospital, Sakaka 72341, Saudi Arabia.Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, University of the Punjab, Lahore 54590, Pakistan.

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Review

Language

eng

PubMed ID

33003648

Citation

Junaid, Kashaf, et al. "Effective Immune Functions of Micronutrients Against SARS-CoV-2." Nutrients, vol. 12, no. 10, 2020.
Junaid K, Ejaz H, Abdalla AE, et al. Effective Immune Functions of Micronutrients against SARS-CoV-2. Nutrients. 2020;12(10).
Junaid, K., Ejaz, H., Abdalla, A. E., Abosalif, K. O. A., Ullah, M. I., Yasmeen, H., Younas, S., Hamam, S. S. M., & Rehman, A. (2020). Effective Immune Functions of Micronutrients against SARS-CoV-2. Nutrients, 12(10). https://doi.org/10.3390/nu12102992
Junaid K, et al. Effective Immune Functions of Micronutrients Against SARS-CoV-2. Nutrients. 2020 Sep 29;12(10) PubMed PMID: 33003648.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Effective Immune Functions of Micronutrients against SARS-CoV-2. AU - Junaid,Kashaf, AU - Ejaz,Hasan, AU - Abdalla,Abualgasim Elgaili, AU - Abosalif,Khalid O A, AU - Ullah,Muhammad Ikram, AU - Yasmeen,Humaira, AU - Younas,Sonia, AU - Hamam,Sanaa S M, AU - Rehman,Abdul, Y1 - 2020/09/29/ PY - 2020/9/13/received PY - 2020/9/26/revised PY - 2020/9/28/accepted PY - 2020/10/2/entrez PY - 2020/10/3/pubmed PY - 2020/10/21/medline KW - COVID-19 KW - immune enhancement KW - immunonutrition KW - minerals KW - nutrients KW - public health KW - vitamins JF - Nutrients JO - Nutrients VL - 12 IS - 10 N2 - The third coronavirus outbreak in the last two decades has caused significant damage to the world's economy and community health. The highly contagious COVID-19 infection has affected millions of people to date and has led to hundreds of thousands of deaths worldwide. Aside from the highly infectious nature of SARS-CoV-2, the lack of a treatment or vaccine has been the main reason for its spread. Thus, it has become necessary to find alternative methods for controlling SARS-CoV-2. For the present review, we conducted an online search for different available nutrition-based therapies for previously known coronavirus infections and RNA-based virus infections as well as general antiviral therapies. These treatments have promise for combating COVID-19, as various nutrients and minerals play direct and indirect roles in the control and prevention of this newly emerged viral infection. The patients' nutritional status with COVID-19 must be analyzed before administering any treatment, and nutritional supplements should be given to the affected individuals along with routine treatment. We suggest a potential interventional role of nutrients to strengthen the immune system against the emerging infection caused by COVID-19. SN - 2072-6643 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/33003648/Effective_Immune_Functions_of_Micronutrients_against_SARS_CoV_2_ DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -