With which medicine will the coronavirus-borne epidemic ie Covid-19 outbreak end? Researchers from all over the world are working hard to find the answer to this question.
So far, only one thing is clear that the attack of Covid-19 on people who have strong immunity is not fatal. Now the market has started cashing in on this. Several measures to increase immunity are being suggested on the media and social media.
This is not happening for the first time. Such things keep happening in every epidemic time. When the Spanish flu spread in 1918, similar things had happened and the same thing is happening in 2020. However, in these hundred years, in terms of medical science, man has made a lot of progress.
Recently these days a rumor is very viral on social media. It is being said that more and more masturbation increases blood cells. Along with this, it is advisable to eat fruits that are rich in vitamin C and antioxidants. Many people are also recommending taking pro-biotics. Some are saying that Covid-19 can be weakened by green tea and red chillies.
Research says that super food is a spreading myth of the market. There is no evidence in science research that they increase immunity. Immunologist Akiko Iwasaki of Yale University in the United States says that immunity consists of three parts – the skin, respiratory tract and mucous membrane. These three are helpful in preventing any infection in our body. If a virus breaks these three inhibitors and enters the body, then the cells inside quickly increase alertness and start fighting the virus.
If even this does not work, then the Adoptive Immune System starts its work. This includes cells, protein cells, and antibodies. It may take a few days or a week for this disease resistance to emerge inside the body. The Adoptive Immune System can fight only certain types of viruses.
The symptoms of mild cough, spot, fever, headache are not due to any virus. Rather, they are part of the resistance of our body that we get from birth. Helps in taking out bacteria through sputum. Fever creates an environment to stop the virus from growing in the body. In such a situation, even if something which enhances immunity is consumed at the behest of someone, it is not going to really benefit.
Often people keep taking multi vitamin supplements in the hope that their immunity will increase. Research says that people who are completely well off do not need it.
Humans are not just a victim of the habit of taking extra supplements. Even educated people get caught in this trap. For example, two-time Nobel laureate Linus Pauling started taking 18,000 mg of vitamin C every day to fight colds. This amount was 300 times more than the body needed. Vitamin-C is known to help very little in fighting the common cold.
There is more of a market-set about this. Experts say that in developed countries, people who take a balanced diet, they get vitamin-C according to the requirement of the body only from their food. At the same time, excessive intake of vitamin-C can cause kidney stones.
According to experts, unless there is a deficiency of any vitamin in the body, then any kind of supplement can be harmful. Supplementing only vitamin-D can prove beneficial.
According to Akika Iwasaki, many studies have found that the lack of vitamin-D increases the chances of respiratory disease. Its deficiency can also cause auto immune diseases.
Lack of vitamin-D deficiency in people is not just a problem in poor countries, but it is a serious issue in countries with money. According to one study, by 2012 there were more than one billion people in the world who were deficient in Vitamin-D. Vitamin-D deficiency is more in those people who live in homes away from the sun.
There have been many misconceptions in society for centuries on masturbation. Even for years it was considered the root of many diseases. But modern research counts many health benefits. But this claim is absolutely wrong that masturbation is capable of protecting Covid-19.
Similarly, there is no need to eat antioxidants
Toxic oxygen substances are released from the white cells in the body, which act like double-edged swords. On the one hand they prevent any bacteria or virus from growing in the body, on the other hand they destroy healthy cells and weaken their immunity.
That is why anti-oxidants are needed to keep all cells healthy and safe. We get these anti-oxidants from fruits and vegetables in large quantities. There is no need to take a separate supplement for this. Research is still on how helpful anti-oxidants are in increasing immunity. But, this research has not reached any result yet.
There are some bacteria that are friends of the body. They are very much needed for our health. Sometimes these bacteria are deficient in the body. Hence, probiotics have to be taken from the market. In this era of crisis, some websites are claiming that probiotics are helpful in fighting Covid-19. All such claims are false. So far no research has been able to present convincing evidence on this claim.
Now the question is how to avoid Covid-19. For this, it is important that you take care of social distancing and cleanliness as much as possible. Eat a balanced diet. Exercise with rules. Do not become your own doctor by being seduced by a wellness expert. Seek doctor’s advice immediately if you have problems.