Vitamins such as vitamins A, C, D and E and minerals such as zinc, copper, selenium and iron have been reported to play an important role in maintaining a healthy immune response (1). In this review, especially it is aimed to review the studies on vitamin C and D, selenium and zinc, which are prominent in the treatment of COVID-19. There has been some systematic review and meta-analysis has been published. Low serum 25 (OH) vitamin-D levels were significantly associated with a higher risk of COVID-19 infection and associated with higher risk of need for invasive mechanical ventilation and death (3, 5). Average 1 g / day of vitamin C it was determined to prevent upper respiratory tract infection of purchase and shorten the duration of upper respiratory tract infection by an average of 8% in adults and 14% in children (11). Selenium is reported that the susceptibility to infectious diseases increases and the infections are more severe in selenium deficiency (13). Zinc is showned to has antiviral effect to against many viruses such as Herpes Simplex, Hepatitis C, HIV and shortened the duration of flu symptoms in adults (16, 17). As a result; In the fight against COVID-19, the use of some vitamins and minerals such as vitamin C and zinc in pharmacological doses has also come to the fore. Therefore, it is considered important to take doses that prevent deficiencies of vitamins and minerals but do not cause toxicity and that more studies and guidelines are needed.
Anahtar Kelimeler: Nutrition, COVİD-19, Vitamins, minarels