Vitamins and Supplements
The use of vitamins and supplements has become increasingly common in recent years, and the Pharmacy Times® Vitamins and Supplements resource center provides clinical news and articles as more and more become available over the counter.
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Previous studies have explored the benefits of vitamins D and C, as well as minerals such as zinc and magnesium, in fortifying the immune response against COVID-19.
Pharmacists must ascertain the appropriateness of use and screen for potential contraindications and drug interactions.
The objective of the study was to determine the impact of goldenseal on specific drug transporters, proteins that facilitate absorption or expulsion of drug molecules in different tissues, such as the intestine, liver, and kidney.
Investigators found that poor diets are particularly common among adult cancer survivors who have significant sociodemographic disparities, including those who have less formal education and those who are overweight.
In addition, the study found that daily coffee consumption helps heart attack survivors by lowering their risk of death after a heart attack and can help prevent heart attacks or strokes in healthy individuals.
Experts recommend that people monitor their vitamin C intake through incorporation of non-processed foods such as kale, peppers, or kiwis.
Helpful patient education suggestions for the successful management of COVID-19 at home and when it is appropriate to seek medical attention.
Observational studies have suggested that vitamin D supplementation could lower the odds of developing respiratory infections, but randomized trials have had mixed results.
One of the more recent potential risk factors of COVID-19 is vitamin D deficiency, which is an important modulator of innate and acquired immunity.
Regular exercise and sufficient sleep can help strengthen the response to the COVID-19 vaccine.
The supplements, which claimed to primarily for weight loss and male enhancement, contained unlisted drug ingredients.
Study finds that 12 particular types of bacteria appeared more often in the gut microbiomes of men with lots of active vitamin D.