As the coronavirus continues to spread worldwide, many people are focused on preventing themselves from getting sick or from spreading the disease to others. The CDC’s recommendations of frequent handwashing and social distancing still hold true as the best preventive measures anyone can take right now. However, it’s also a good idea to focus on boosting your own immune system.

A strong immune system can be an effective measure against the coronavirus. While it’s important to recognize you could still be contagious with no symptoms and thus social distancing is critical, focusing on your basic health can reduce your risk of becoming sick. One excellent way to bolster your immunity is to ensure your body receives all the essential nutrients and vitamins it needs.

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How Supplements Can Help

The best way to get the vitamins and minerals your body needs is through a balanced diet. However, most American adults struggle to eat a truly nutritionally dense diet all the time, and others live with medical conditions that make absorbing certain nutrients difficult. In either case, taking doctor-recommended vitamins or health supplements can help. Not only will your body get the nutrients it needs, but with time, your immune system will be strengthened and better equipped to protect you.

Pro Tip: Ask your doctor if it’s possible you have a vitamin deficiency. A health supplement can help get your body back on track.

Health Supplements Offered at MSMC

At Main Street Medical Clinics, we offer several different supplements for a variety of nutritional needs. Talk to your doctor about the following and see if they’re right for you:

Stay Healthy!

A robust immune system and strong body may help reduce your risk of contracting COVID-19. However, remember that even being in perfect health isn’t a complete guarantee. Continue to practice excellent hygiene and social distancing to slow the spread of the virus and help curb the outbreak.

Join the conversation to learn more about protecting yourself and your loved ones from the coronavirus.

Dr Abbas Jafri MD