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The Potential Effects and Role of Vitamin C on COVID-19 Infection and Progression: A Review

Surbhi Tyagi, Jaskiran Kaur

Keywords : Biochemistry, COVID, COVID-19, Healthcare workers, Seroprevalence, Severe acute respiratory syndrome 2, Total antibodies, Vitamin D

Citation Information : Tyagi S, Kaur J. The Potential Effects and Role of Vitamin C on COVID-19 Infection and Progression: A Review. Indian J Med Biochem 2022; 26 (1):31-33.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10054-0207

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 03-01-2023

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2022; The Author(s).


Background: In the present scenario, COVID-19 has become a global pandemic, creating a life threat for humans. Some studies depicted that the use of vitamin C may minimize this infection. On the contrary, few studies have denied any beneficial role of vitamin C in COVID-19. The controversies still prevail that need to attain a consensus. Therefore, through this review, we tried to find out the effects of vitamin C on COVID-19 infection. Objective: The objective of this study is to find the impact of vitamin C supplementation on COVID-19 infection and its severity. Conclusion: Vitamin C supplementation can strongly help in reducing COVID-19 and many other infectious diseases by boosting the immune system. Therefore, a regular administration of vitamin C is required to develop strong immunity against the COVID-19 pandemic.

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