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Multivitamin & mineral supplement linked to less-severe illness  


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19 August 2020 15:50  

Multivitamin, mineral supplement linked to less-severe, shorter-lasting illness symptoms


The Effect of a Multivitamin and Mineral Supplement on Immune Function in Healthy Older Adults: A Double-Blind, Randomized, Controlled Trial

42 healthy people ages 55 to 75 - illness symptoms were less severe and went away faster than those experienced by the placebo group.

The multivitamin supplement used in the study focused on vitamins and minerals typically thought to help immunity:

  • 700 micrograms of vitamin A
  • 400 international units of vitamin D
  • 45 milligrams of vitamin E
  • 6.6 milligrams of vitamin B6
  • 400 micrograms of folate
  • 9.6 micrograms of vitamin B12
  • 1,000 milligrams of vitamin C
  • 5 milligrams of iron
  • 0.9 milligrams of copper
  • 10 milligrams of zinc
  • 110 micrograms of selenium

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19 August 2020 15:57  

From a nutritional perspective, it would be interesting to see if the same effects can be seen from a switch to WFPB foods, over a similar time scale.