ISSN: 2582-788X (Online)
Multidisciplinary therapeutic potentials of dietary nutrients in combating COVID-19 pandemic
A novel coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has rapidly spread from a regular seafood market in Wuhan, China to more than 200 countries, globally infecting millions of people with a dangerous pneumonia like fatal conditions. Depending upon the immunity of individual, the severity of infection and its viral load, symptoms varied from mild to severe leading to Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS) and sepsis. Thus, in order to combat the symptoms and reduce the death rate it was accepted globally to use pre-used anti-viral, anti-malaria, anti-inflammatory and various immune-boosters drugs. The drugs are undergoing clinical trials to increase its safety efficiency simultaneously suppressing viral infection. Along with drugs, the micronutrients like vitamin C, vitamin D and Zinc are also used as immune-boosters in combination with drugs to increase the efficiency rate and reduce the side effects. Following review, describes the clinical trials currently undergoing and importance of micro-and macro nutrients to overcome hyperinflammation and cytokine storm generated by SARS-CoV-2.