To prevent severe COVID-19, it is recommended to take vitamins C and D in combination with melatonin and zinc, an Italian scientist told RIA Novosti.
A group of scientists from Italy for six months studied the effect of these additives on the organisms of patients. They calculated the dose that should be taken to get the best effect from the drugs.
According to Corrao, one to two grams of vitamin C should be added to food daily and 50,000 international units of vitamin D should be added monthly, while the second is the best drunk on a full stomach. And melatonin should be taken in a dosage of 6 to 10 milligrams every night.
The specialist also added that you need to eat 50 milligrams of pure zinc every day. Given that this substance accumulates in the body, over time, the dose should be reduced by 25 milligrams. The expert recalled that any drugs must be taken under the supervision of a doctor.
Why Do Some Covid-19 Patients Experience Loss Of Taste?
The taste buds located on the tongue contain angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), through which the coronavirus enters cells, bioRxiv portal reported.
As the authors of the study explained, when infected with coronavirus, taste cells can also be affected. This explains the fact that COVID-19 patients complain of loss of taste or change in taste.
Experts at the US National Institute on Aging, led by Josephine Egan, compared the feelings of people with coronavirus infection and the state of their taste buds during illness and six months after recovery. It can take weeks for taste stem cells to recover in recovering patients, scientists say.
According to scientists, the information received that COVID-19 enters the body through receptors can help in the development of treatments for people who have a long-term loss of taste after coronavirus.