Series title: Lifestyle and Health Promotion, A Book Series
Series Editor: Chandan Prasad, PhD
Book title: COVID-19 and Nutraceuticals, A Guidebook
Editors: Chandan Prasad, PhD and Güler Öztürk, PhD
Published By: Bohr Publishers & New Century Health Publishers
The rapid rise in Covid-19 infection to a pandemic stage in the face of lack of few choices for treatment, prevention has taken a special purpose in this battle. The 1918 Spanish Flu with no vaccine to protect against the infection and no antibiotics to treat secondary bacterial infections associated with influenza infections, control efforts worldwide were limited to non-pharmaceutical interventions including, isolation, quarantine, good personal hygiene, use of disinfectants, and limitations of public gatherings, which were applied unevenly. These same measures hold good for Covid-19 pandemic today.
Nutraceuticals and Functional foods for many reasons, largely its perceived safety, have gained popularity in disease prevention. Also, in the last 2-3 decades there have been well designed and controlled basic and clinical investigations that have steadily added credence to nutraceuticals for disease prevention.
This book is a compilation of reviews of data on different nutraceuticals that may be of relevance to Covid-19 pandemic. These include, probiotics, melatonin, plant bioactives, lipoic acid, curcumin, selenium, zinc, magnesium and boron to name some.
Keywords: Probiotics, Melatonin, Plant Bioactives, Lipoic Acid, Curcumin, Selenium, Zinc, Magnesium, Boron.