Vitamin Retailer article on natural supplements for COVID-19 by Michael Murray, Linda Woolven and Ted Snider

Read the new article we coauthored with Michael Murray, one of the world's leading experts on natural health, in Vitamin Retailer. The article looks at some of the natural supplements with the most promising research for COVID-19.

elderberry reduces symptom severity and duration of acute respiratory infections like cold and flu

Elderberry is an amazing herb for fighting off cold and flu. It is remarkable at blocking proteins that allow viruses to attach to your cells and enter them. It also effectively inhibits the virus from propagating at later stages if the virus has gotten into the cell.

vitamin D may prevent COVID-19 and ICU admissions

Two important recent studies of vitamin D and COVID have looked at crucial outcomes: Can vitamin D prevent you from getting COVID, and can it prevent ICU admissions?

garlic improves gingivitis and periodontitis

Gingivitis refers to inflammation and bleeding of the gums. If not managed, it can progress to the more serious periodontitis. Garlic can help not to let that happen.

hibiscus lowers blood pressure

A red rose has always been the flower of the heart and the gift you give on Valentine’s Day. Perhaps it’s time for the rose to move over, and let another flower take its place.

flavonoids in dark chocolate, green tea and grapes inhibit the virus that causes COVID-19

Wouldn’t it be great if dark chocolate was as bad for COVID as it is delicious for you?

melatonin helps tension and migraine headaches

Melatonin is famous as a sleep aid. But emerging research is pointing to headaches as an important use of melatonin too.

dark chocolate improves memory and cognition

Now there’s the health tip you’ve been waiting to hear. Eating dark chocolate makes you smarter.

peppermint essential oil prevents nausea and vomiting of chemotherapy

It is well known, especially by those who have undergone it, that chemotherapy commonly causes nausea and vomiting. If there were a simple, safe way of relieving it, that would be welcome relief.

ashwagandha improves sperm and fertility in men

The Ayurvedic herb ashwagandha has traditionally been used as an aphrodisiac. Recent research has supported its use for improving sperm and helping infertile men. Once again, a herbal tradition proves scientifically true.

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