Medical History Mysteries: Supplements to reduce COVID-19 symptoms: Fact or fiction?

March 25, 2021
If vitamin C, zinc, and other supplements relieve symptoms of the common cold, are they also effective in mitigating coronavirus symptoms?

You’ve probably heard talk about taking high doses of supplements to reduce the symptoms of COVID-19. Is this actually effective? If so, which supplements are beneficial, and does dosage matter? Do the supplements themselves cause side effects? If you have an autoimmune disease, do recommendations differ?

In this week’s episode of Medical History Mysteries, Drs. Tom Viola and Pamela Maragliano-Muniz look at several studies about vitamin C, zinc, and other supplements regarding their efficacy in mitigating COVID-19 risks.

Watch the video at this link.

Editor’s note: This article first appeared in Through the Loupes newsletter, a publication of the Endeavor Business Media Dental Group. Read more articles and subscribe to Through the Loupes.

Pamela Maragliano-Muniz, DMD, is the chief editor of DentistryIQ and editorial codirector of Through the Loupes. Based in Salem, Massachusetts, Dr. Maragliano-Muniz began her clinical career as a dental hygienist. She went on to attend Tufts University School of Dental Medicine, where she earned her doctorate in dental medicine. She then attended the University of California, Los Angeles, School of Dental Medicine, where she became board-certified in prosthodontics. Dr. Maragliano-Muniz owns a private practice, Salem Dental Arts, and lectures on a variety of clinical topics. You may contact her at [email protected].