Can vitamin C of Baobab pulp Tablet be a nutritional adjuvant to COVID 19 treatment?

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Can vitamin C of Baobab pulp Tablet be a nutritional adjuvant to COVID 19 treatment?

Sandrine Kouton, Waliou Amoussa Hounkpatin, Noel Tovidé, Mohamed Soumanou
Int. J. Biomol. & Biomed.13( 3), 1-7, September 2021.
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The relation between immunity and nutrition is high for well-being and against infections. In order to combat the coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) viral pandemic, increased attention must also be paid to this relationship. However, the nutritional status of patients with COVID-19 is affected. The immunopathological changes in COVID-19 patients have affected their nutritional status and induced chronic damage in their organism. In this review, we highlight the nutritional treatment of COVID 19 with vitamin C therapy based on Baobab pulp tablets. Research has shown that high doses of 6 to 8g/day of vitamin C have been used for the treatment of several viral respiratory diseases such as COVID 19. We suggest that this pharmacological dose of vitamin C per day to enhance immunity and improve the nutritional status of COVID 19 patients. According to the nutritional profile of Baobab pulp Tablet, one hundred (100)g of this Tablet contains 428mg of vitamin C. Therefore, more than 14 Tablet of Baobab pulp can be used for moderate treatment of COVID 19. Thus, in this study, it is suggested that vitamin C therapy based on Baobab pulp tablet be used as an adjuvant to nutritional treatment of COVID 19. Clinical studies are required to confirm this hypothesis.


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