Supportive Synergies: How Vitaminis Ingredients Work Better Together
We’ve explored how essential minerals such as Vitamin C, Magnesium and Zinc work together for even more benefits. Recently we discovered related research conducted during the COVID-19 pandemic on how immune supportive nutrients work together to not only stave off infection but also combat this virus!
Vitamin C and Zinc work in tandem to promote biological barriers against germs and infection as well as the support the proteins that join cells together. Zinc specifically has direct antiviral properties making it essential to the immune systems’ response when presented with an infection. Specifically related to COVID-19, there is a thought that the body prioritizes its zinc stores to battle the virus, limiting the amount used for “other functions, such as the maintenance of smell and taste.” So the body is using Zinc to fight off COVID-19, thus explaining why many affected lose their sense of smell and taste. How interesting!
Zinc supplementation has been shown to be effective in reducing symptoms and durations of many illnesses, from respiratory tract infections to acute diarrhea (due to viral infection) to cold symptoms including nasal congestion, sore throat, cough, muscle pain and fever.
Similarly, Vitamin C is vital to the body’s immune response, resulting in a lower risk of infection and less severe symptoms. Working together with Zinc and other essential nutrients including Vitamins A, B, D and E as well as selenium and magnesium, the antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of these supplements help to modulate the immune system, both proactively and when under attack, mitigating viral respiratory infections such as COVID-19.
Summing up the science, the best protection one can have against potential viruses is an immune system well stocked with the right combination of nutrients, allowing them to work together. Rather than seeking a variety of sources for each, Vitaminis combination of Vitamin C, Zinc and Magnesium delivers these nutrients together in one tasty sip-sized serving. That’s a lot of bang for one little bottle! #miniwin