Little was known on the impact of pharmaceutical aspects on the age-appropriateness of a pediatric medicine. There are also many products on the market. Some with countless mineral and vitamin combinations.
For decades, there has been a general lack of (authorized) formulations that children are able to and willing to take.
Effervescent products provide in the new era of medicine a much more efficient way of taking supplements or medication.
Dietary supplements containing micronutrients and vitamins C and D are a safe, low-cost, and effective way of helping the immune system fight off COVID-19 other acute respiratory tract diseases according to a new report.
Adrian Gombart of Oregon State University says: “A nutritional focus on the immune system could help minimise the impact of many kinds of infections. The present situation with COVID-19 and the number of people dying from other respiratory infections make it clear that we are not doing enough. We strongly encourage public health officials to include nutritional strategies in their arsenal.”
The research was carried out by Gombart of Oregon State University‘s (OSU) Linus Pauling Institute and collaborators at the University of Southampton (United Kingdom), the University of Otago (New Zealand) and University Medical Centre (The Netherlands), and findings have been published in the journal Nutrients.
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1.1 Vitamin D
- Vitamin D and Healthy Bones
- Vitamin D plays a significant role in the regulation of calcium and maintenance of phosphorus levels in the blood. These factors are vital for maintaining healthy bones.
- People need vitamin D to allow the intestines to stimulate and absorb calcium and reclaim calcium that the kidneys would otherwise excrete.
- Vitamin D deficiency in children can cause rickets, which leads to a severely bowlegged appearance due to the softening of the bones.
- Similarly, in adults, vitamin D deficiency manifests as osteomalacia, or softening of the bones. Osteomalacia results in poor bone density and muscular weakness.
- A vitamin D deficiency can also present as osteoporosis, for which over 53 million people in the United States either seek treatment or face an increased risk.
- 2. Vitamin D reduce the risk of flu
- A 2018 review of existing research suggested that some studies had found that vitamin D had a protective effect against the influenza virus.
- However, the authors also looked at other studies where vitamin D did not have this effect on flu and flu risk.
- Further research is, therefore, necessary to confirm the protective effect of vitamin D on the flu.
1. 3. Vitamin D and Healthy infants
- Vitamin D deficiency has links to high blood pressure in children. One 2018 study found a possible connection between low vitamin D levels and stiffness in the arterial walls of children.
- The American Academy of Allergy Asthma and Immunology (AAAAI) suggest that evidence points to a connection between low vitamin D exposure and an increased risk of allergic sensitization.
- An example of this is children who live closer to the equator and have lower rates of admission to hospital for allergies plus fewer prescriptions of epinephrine autoinjectors. They are also less likely to have a peanut allergy.
- The AAAAI also highlight an Australian study of egg intake. Eggs are a common early source of vitamin D. The children who started eating eggs after 6 months were more likely to develop food allergies than children who started between 4–6 months of age.
- Furthermore, vitamin D may enhance the anti-inflammatory effects of glucocorticoids. This benefit makes it potentially useful as a supportive therapy for people with steroid resistant asthma.
2. Vitamin C
- One of the main reasons people take vitamin C supplements is to boost their immunity, as vitamin C is involved in many parts of the immune system.
- First, vitamin C helps encourage the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection.
- Second, vitamin C helps these white blood cells function more effectively while protecting them from damage by potentially harmful molecules, such as free radicals.
- Third, vitamin C is an essential part of the skin’s defense system. It’s actively transported to the skin, where it can act as an antioxidant and help strengthen the skin’s barriers.
- Studies have also shown that taking vitamin C may shorten wound healing time See Source 1 and Source 2.
- Low vitamin C levels have been linked to poor health outcomes.
Vitamin C may boost immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defense system, and helping wounds heal faster.
- Your immune system keeps your body healthy by identifying and fighting off potential threats. These include bacteria, viruses, and parasites.
- Selenium plays an important role in the health of your immune system. This antioxidant helps lower oxidative stress in your body, which reduces inflammation and enhances immunity.
- Studies have demonstrated that increased blood levels of selenium are associated with enhanced immune response.
- On the other hand, deficiency has been shown to harm immune cell function and may lead to a slower immune response
- Studies have also associated deficiency with an increased risk of death and disease progression in people with HIV, while supplements have been shown to lead to fewer hospitalizations and an improvement in symptoms for these patients
- Additionally, selenium supplements may help strengthen the immune system in people with influenza, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C
SUMMARY Selenium is crucial for the health and proper functioning of your immune system. Higher levels of selenium may help boost the immune systems of people with HIV, influenza, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C.
4. Beta Carotene (Vitamin A)
Antioxidants such as beta carotene play crucial roles in the body’s fight against free radicals. There is a lot of evidence to support the intake of antioxidants in order to help reach optimal wellness. Consuming beta carotene has been linked to the following:
4.1 Vitamin A improves Cognitive function
One study involved more than 4,000 men over an 18-year period. It linked the long-term consumption of beta carotene to a slowing of cognitive decline. However, no significant difference was found over a short-term period. There may have been other contributing factors in the group that consumed beta carotene long-term.
4.2 Vitamin A promotes good skin health
Taking beta carotene may reduce sun sensitivity for certain people who have the blood disorder erythropoietic protoporphyria. It may also have this effect for people with other photosensitive diseases.
Vitamin A or Beta carotene may also reduce the effect of phototoxic drugs. Other research has shown that it may prevent skin damage and contribute to maintenance of skin health and appearance. This is due to its antioxidant properties.
4.3 Contributing to lung health
High doses of beta carotene (15-milligram supplements) may increase the likelihood of lung cancer for smokers. However, a recent study involving more than 2,700 people suggested that eating fruits and vegetables rich in carotenoids such as beta carotene had a protective effect against lung cancer.
4.4 Vitamin A is reducing macular degeneration
- Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a disease that affects vision.
- According to researchers, taking high doses of beta carotene in combination with vitamin C, vitamin E, zinc, and copper may reduce the risk of advanced AMD by 25 percent.
- However, higher intakes of beta carotene have been linked to higher incidence of lung cancer for smokers. Because of this, the formula was later modified, and beta carotene was removed. For those who are not smokers, there were no issues with taking beta carotene, but food sources are always the safest source of beta carotene.
- Here are eight nutrients that will further optimize your eye health.
4.5 Vitamin A: Preventing cancer
- According to the National Cancer Institute , antioxidants such as beta carotene can reduce or prevent free radical damage.
- This type of damage has been linked to cancer. However, many observational studies have shown mixed results. In general, eating a diet rich in fruits and vegetables full of phytochemicals and antioxidants is recommended over supplementing beta carotene.
- This is particularly true for those who already have cancer.
- Zinc helps keep your immune system strong.
- Because it is necessary for immune cell function and cell signaling, a deficiency can lead to a weakened immune response.
- Zinc supplements stimulate immune cells and reduce oxidative stress.
- For example, a review of seven studies demonstrated that 80–92 mg per day of zinc may reduce the length of the common cold by up to 33%
- What’s more, zinc supplements significantly reduce the risk of infections and promote immune response in older adults
6. Piperine extract
Boosts absorption of nutrients:
Bio-piperine is die black pepper active Pierre@Ecohealth use to increase the absorption of essential nutrients like calcium and selenium, as well some beneficial plant compounds, such as those found in green tea and turmeric (1Trusted Source, 44Trusted Source)
- Bioflavonoids are antioxidants. These compounds protect the cells from free radical damage. Free radicals are toxins in the body that can damage healthy cells. When this happens, it is called oxidative stress.
- Other antioxidants, like flavonoids, may not be found in high concentrations in the bloodstream alone. But they may affect the transport or activity of more powerful antioxidants, like vitamin C, throughout the body.
7.1 Antioxidant power
Researchers share that bioflavonoids may help with a number of health issues. They have the potential to be used therapeutically or protectively. Flavonoids may also influence the ability of vitamin C to be absorbed and utilized by the body. The antioxidant power of flavonoids is well documented in different studies. Flavonoids work in a variety of ways.
- Interfere with the enzymes that create free radicals, which suppresses reactive oxygen species (ROS) formation
- Scavenge free radicals
- They deactivate bad free radical molecules before they cause damage
- Protect and increase antioxidant defenses in the body
- When antioxidants stop free radicals in their tracks, cancer, aging, and other diseases may be either slowed or prevented.
7.2 Bioflavonoids and Allergy-fighting potential
Allergic diseases may respond well to taking in more bioflavonoids.
- atopic dermatitis
- allergic rhinitis
- allergic asthma
- Development of allergic diseases is often associated with excess oxidative stress on the body.
- Bioflavonoids scavenge free radicals and stabilize the reactive oxygen species. This can lead to fewer allergic reactions.
- Bioflavonoids also reduce inflammatory responses that contribute to diseases like asthma.
- May reduce inflammation
Free radicals may do more than simply damage your cells.
- Research shows that high levels of free radicals may help activate genes that promote inflammation. Thus, high levels of free radicals may lead to an increased inflammatory response.
- While a little inflammation is necessary to help your body heal and fight infections, persistent inflammation is linked to health problems, including certain cancers, as well as heart and kidney diseases
- Studies show that quercetin may help reduce inflammation.
- In test-tube studies, quercetin reduced markers of inflammation in human cells, including the molecules tumor necrosis factor alpha (TNFα) and interleukin-6 (IL-6)
- An 8-week study in 50 women with rheumatoid arthritis observed that participants who took 500 mg of quercetin experienced significantly reduced early-morning stiffness, morning pain, and after-activity pain
- They also had reduced markers of inflammation, such as TNFα, compared with those who received a placebo
8. Pelargonium extract
- Pelargonium sidoides, commonly known as African geranium, is a medicinal herb. It is also sold under the brand names Kaloban and Umckaloabo as a plant-derived pharmaceutical.
- Pelargonium sidoides is highly effective for treating acute bronchitis. It increases the body’s natural healing rate. Studies have found that 40-60% of patients suffering from acute bronchitis fully resolve their symptoms within a week of Pelargonium sidoides supplementation. Some people reported experiencing benefits after just two to three days. People that are not cured after a week still experience benefits from Pelargonium sidoides supplementation, since it can treat the symptoms associated with bronchitis, including headache, fever, fatigue, cough, chest pain while coughing, sputum in the lungs, rhonchi, and nasal dripping.
- Preliminary evidence suggests Pelargonium sidoides can reduce the duration of the common cold, while treating symptoms.
- It may also provide benefits for people suffering from lung disorders, by alleviating flare-ups in symptoms.
- Pelargonium sidoides has anti-infective properties. It prevents bacteria from adhering to cells, helps fight viruses and stimulates the immune system to hunt down invaders.
- Pelargonium sidoides may be able to fight Helicobacter pylori infection, which is the stomach bacteria that causes stomach ulcers. Pelargonium sidoides may also reduce the replication of the herpes simplex virus.
9. Echinacea extract
- Echinacea is best known for its beneficial effects on the immune system.
- Numerous studies have found that this plant may help your immune system combat infections and viruses, which could help you recover faster from illness Source 1, Source 2, Source 3
- That’s one reason why echinacea is often used to prevent or treat the common cold.
- In fact, a review of 14 studies found that taking echinacea may lower the risk of developing colds by more than 50% and shorten the duration of colds by one and a half days