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Introduction to COVID-19 and magnesium
Magnesium is a trace element and a cofactor in more than 300 enzymatic systems that regulate diverse biochemical reactions in the body. Although magnesium is found in abundance in healthy many foods (seeds, greens, nuts, legumes, whole grains etc.), poor dietary habits have led to insufficient magnesium intake being a major issue globally.
Summary of COVID-19 and magnesium
COVID-19 and magnesium: Reviews
COVID-19 and magnesium: Lab studies
COVID-19 and curcuminoids: Human studies
But we always want to look for human studies.
Another study examined nutrients levels in patients with severe COVID-19 infection and admitted to ICU and found low levels of magnesium in these patients and also that lower magnesium levels were associated with more sever COVID-19. Inddeed ,the researcher concluded that lower blood levels of magnesium were involved in severe COVID-19 (Beigmohammadi et al 2021)
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Conclusion: COVID-19 and magnesium
In addition to magnesium, other supplements and nutraceuticals for COVID-19 include:
The best evidence we have suggests that regarding COVID-19 infection, earlier supplementation is better!
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