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As we all brave the eye of the storm that is the coronavirus pandemic, we’re doing our best to stay healthy by wearing masks, frequently washing our hands, getting our flu shots, social distancing, avoiding gatherings and staying in — but there’s another health precaution we should all be taking: our supplements. Immunity boosters can provide your body with the backup it needs to keep you healthy and give you more protection if you come in contact with COVID-19. They’ll also help you fight off viruses and infections that could weaken your immune system, which is an obvious no-no at the height of a pandemic.
While no supplements can specifically fight the coronavirus, equipping your body with an extra immunity boost can help your body do a better job at tackling the virus if you are exposed, and Doctors are recommending a slew of supplements right now. Dr. Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, takes vitamin C and D to support his immune system. “If you're deficient in vitamin D, that does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection. I would not mind recommending—and I do it myself—taking vitamin D supplements," Dr. Fauci said during an Instagram Live interview with Jennifer Garner.
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With a 4.8-star review from over 15,600 reviewers, this top-rated D vitamin supplement from trusted brand Nature’s Bounty is Fauci-approved.
“From what I have read, this helps boost your immune system to help fight off Covid-19,” writes a five-star reviewer. “As the saying goes, ‘an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure,’ so I will continue to use these for peace of mind. Great supplements to take if you aren't able to get enough sunlight during the day.”
Shop it: Vitamin D by Nature’s Bounty for Immune Support, $10 (was $18), amazon.com
Formulated for optimal absorption, this supplement with elderberry is not just great for immune support, it’ll improve your skin health too. It has anti-inflammatory properties that are beneficial to those with acne and related scarring. Plus, it has a 4.8-star rating from nearly 1,000 reviewers.
“I work as a nurse, sometimes taking care of Covid-19 patients,” writes a happy shopper. “I've made these a part of my daily vitamin regimen for immune system support.”
Shop it: New Chapter Fermented Zinc Complex, $13 (was $23), amazon.com
This potent blend of vitamins, minerals and herbs is an Amazon’s Choice product and has a 4.8-star review from over 5,500 reviewers.
“Between the months of November to March I was sick six times. I had more cold/flu days than healthy days. Everyone always said ‘you should take Airborne,’ and I would say ‘I take 2000mg of vitamin C a day and when I feel sick I take 3,000 and beat it.’ Since I have started taking Airborne [for one month] I have not been sick at all. This stuff works. I will never stop taking it,” says a rave reviewer.
Shop it: Airborne Vitamin C Very Berry Chewable Tablets, $10 (was $18), amazon.com
This antioxidant-rich supplement is formulated with Zinc and Vitamin C for a vitamin and mineral cocktail that gives your immune system a major leg-up. It has a 4.8-star rating from over 8,600 reviewers and is an Amazon’s Choice product.
Writes a five-star reviewer: “These elderberry immune gummies are sweet, chewy and delicious! The active ingredients (elderberry extract, vitamin C and zinc) are fantastic for the immune system and really help prevent and treat colds and other viral infections. This helped shorten my mom's respiratory cold and helped completely stop mine before it turned into anything real. Elderberry is an incredibly healthy, immune-boosting powerhouse, and this product allows you to experience its benefits in a tasty way!”
Shop it: Zhou Elder-Mune Sambucus Elderberry Gummies, $9 (was $12), amazon.com
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The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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