By Prof Grant Schofield, Public Health; George Henderson, Research writer; Dr Catherine Crofts, Pharmacist; Dr Glen Davies, GP; Dr Caryn Zinn, Dietitian
What is known about supplements, medications and metabolic risk factors?
We’ve noticed that some supermarkets have sold out of high-dose vitamin C, and pharmacists tell us that herbal antiviral supplements and other immunity aids, like Buccaline Berna (an oral vaccine against common bacterial complications of colds and flu) are in high demand. In this fact sheet we’ll answer some of your questions around COVID-19 prevention and risk:
- What is the evidence for supplements in the prevention and treatment of COVID-19?
- What is the evidence around metabolic risk factors?
- Is there any evidence that commonly used medications increase risk?