During this period, scientific research is focused on finding remedies that can help combat and prevent the ongoing health emergency. The news follows each other very quickly and we all have become more careful in reading them.
Covid: beware of fake news
Given the enormous amount of information and the strong interest in it by the population, a multiplicity of sites has begun to report articles in the field of health, with health advice. Paying attention to the source of the article is crucial to being properly informed and safeguarding health and well-being. We invite you to rely on authoritative and official websites, even better to consult directly the studies mentioned in the articles (usually in English).
Covid: the latest studies on Lactoferrin
In the second half of July, news of the probable usefulness of Lactoferrin in the treatment and prevention of Covid-19 was reported.
The reasons why Lattoferrin was investigated in this area are essentially 2:
- Milk (maternal and bovine) and colostrum are foods particularly rich in Lactoferrin and it has been observed clinically that infants have suffered less heavily from SARS-Cov-2 infection.
- Lactoferrin had already been studied on several viruses, including the virus responsible for the 2002 SARS epidemic, genetically similar to the present virus.
At these links you can find the complete and original studies in English that discuss the action of Lattoferrin on covid-19:
Covid and Quercetin
The latest news is about Quercetin, of which many will have heard about in news from the most well-known national newspapers.
Please refer to the official press release of the CNR (National Research Council), as a participant in the study.
As can be seen from the statement, this study did not provide clinical evidence, but it is an initial discovery that needs further study, also in order to define dosage, method of administration and tolerability.
Covid and Dietary supplements
We remind you that clinical evidence showing treatment of pathologies is always referred to drugs.
Dietary supplements cannot be attributed, by definition, therapeutic purposes, but they can be particularly useful for promoting the physiological functions of the organism, even in particular periods.