While vitamins C and D have garnered much attention in the fight against COVID-19, B vitamins can also play an important role, according to two recent papers — niacin (B3) in particular.

•B vitamins may play an important role in COVID-19 prevention and treatment, according to two recent papers

•Based on B vitamins’ effects on your immune system, immune-competence and red blood cells (which help fight infection), supplementation may be a useful adjunct to other prevention and treatment strategies

•B vitamins can influence several COVID-19-specific disease processes, including viral replication and invasion, cytokine storm induction, adaptive immunity and hypercoagulability

•Niacin appears particularly important. According to a recent paper, there appears to be a causative link between low niacin status and SARS-CoV-2 infection

*Leafy Greens , Legumes and Salmon also have good sources of B Vitamins. 

Keep up with the CDC to learn more about what’s going on with COVID in 2021