What is the role of supplementation with ascorbic acid, zinc, vitamin D, or-acetylcysteine for prevention or treatment of COVID-19?
Cleve Clin J Med. 2020 Jun 8. Epub 2020 Jun 8. PMID: 32513807
Seth R Bauer
Several agents intended to supplement dietary intake or endogenous molecules may have a theoretical role in preventing or treating COVID-19. Because of their potential to influence immune response, ascorbic acid (vitamin C), zinc, vitamin D, and-acetylcysteine have been hypothesized to be useful for prevention or treatment of COVID-19. The authors outline the biologic plausibility, applicable clinical data, and potential role of each of these agents.