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Anyone started taking vitamins due to coronavirus ? What one's?

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Changeusernameagain1929383 Fri 10-Apr-20 09:18:58

Just that really - anyone started taking vitamins to try give their immune system a boost?

I've seen some news articles saying other countries been treating it with vitamin c and d .

Just to add, I'm in no way that it's a cure and there's no evidence it works, for me I just feel like I have to do something 🤷‍♀️

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Ninkanink Fri 10-Apr-20 09:23:16

Vitamin C (we always have it on hand to take in big doses when fighting things off), and we’ve expanded to fish oil capsules with multi-vitamins added, mainly for the A & D.

cinammonbuns Fri 10-Apr-20 09:27:11

I always take vitamins because I’m deficient in many.

ScribblingMilly Fri 10-Apr-20 09:31:50

I've been taking Vitamin D3 and also a zinc/vit c combo.

CheesyHousePlant Fri 10-Apr-20 09:36:30

I was taking 1000mg effervescent vit c and vitabiotics d3 high strength every day when I had fatigue. Much better now so taking every few days. There is an oral spray which had d3 and k2, I use that sometimes.

hamstersarse Fri 10-Apr-20 09:38:41

I’ve taken Vit D3 in the winter for many years...and a little amazed that people don’t know to do that

The link between D3 deficiency and respiratory diseases has been around a while.

What is flu season after all?

ofwarren Fri 10-Apr-20 09:39:10

Vitamin D3, C, B12, Zinc and a tumeric supplement.

DivGirl Fri 10-Apr-20 09:39:25

A good multi (with zinc), and a separate 30% iron/vitamin C combo.

The iron ones look and taste like gummy bears which helps with compliance grin

ppeatfruit Fri 10-Apr-20 09:48:29

I'm taking echinacea for the cold symptoms and a specific Immune formula with propolis, elderberry, olive leaf, beta glucans,astaxanthins, acerola cherry. Plus turmeric. (They got me through the 'mild' corona ??? thing)

Oh and to sleep I was taking ess oil of sage and eucalyptus, Which worked for sleeping it was amazing. Also sniffing tea tree ess oil which is anti viral.

pinkpinkeverywhere Fri 10-Apr-20 09:51:04

My friend who is a GP has recommended that everyone starts taking Vitamin D

hamstersarse Fri 10-Apr-20 09:52:06

Most of us are deficient in magnesium too, because of the quality of our soil these days.

I take a quality (it matters for this one) magnesium citrate every night before bed too. Really helps your sleep.

Ninkanink Fri 10-Apr-20 09:52:14

Oh yes, we have two types of vit c - one in big dose tablets, and one in a smaller dose with zinc.

funmummy48 Fri 10-Apr-20 09:55:26

Magnesium, Vit C & Vitamin D but I’ve taken these for years anyway.

LilQueenie Fri 10-Apr-20 10:15:20

I usually forget to take them but have tried to remember. I make sure I have vitamin c and D3. the vitamin D helps prevent lung issues.

mindproject Fri 10-Apr-20 10:18:29

I've been taking an immune booster for a couple of months. Just in case. I don't want to catch flu.

Whathappenedtothelego Fri 10-Apr-20 10:22:01

Started taking C and D about a month ago. We have almost run out of C now, but carrying on with the D.

Thighmageddon Fri 10-Apr-20 10:22:49

I've been taking D3 for 11 years but my usual one I buy from H&B is out of stock so I guess I'm going to have to go back to the ones the Gp prescribe for me and they give me tummy issues.

Franticbutterfly Fri 10-Apr-20 10:25:48

I take so many vitamins I rattle, but to strengthen myself again any possible infections we are all
Taking a large dose of D3, and a large dose of zinc.

I'm also drinking tonic water (not with gin sadly), and taking an antihistamine.

iVampire Fri 10-Apr-20 10:28:38

My immune system is in the hands of the medics anyhow

But on their advice I’m taking extra vitamin D (shielding) and I take a standard multivitamin sometimes anyhow

BahHumbygge Fri 10-Apr-20 10:30:07

High strength D3 (take with K2)
Vitamin C
Red onions, apples, green tea and other quercetin/EGCG rich foods, which augment the bioavailability of zinc into the cells.
Low sugar, processed carbs, processed seed oils, alcohol diet, which can diminish immunity.
Cooking with garlic, ginger, turmeric regularly.
☀️ ... brisk dog & human walk for exercise, plus gardening.

Mimishimi Fri 10-Apr-20 10:32:08

Vitamin C
neem supplements
ashwagandha supplements
turmeric in my food and tea

marblesgoing Fri 10-Apr-20 10:36:03

Always take a multi anyway and vit d and calcium but we are all chugging fizzy vit c and zinc drinks every day Aswell

Howgreenwasmyvalley Fri 10-Apr-20 10:38:34

Zinc with Vitamin C. I have taken these from October to April every year for many years.

Bool Fri 10-Apr-20 10:39:45

D3. High dose

MaidenMotherCrone Fri 10-Apr-20 10:40:39

Vit D3 & K2. I hopefully get enough of the others from food.

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