With a wide spread and growing concerns about COVID-19, Coronavirus is on everybody's minds at the moment. Here, in a special article, we look at some products on the market that can help you either fight off or minimise the effects of the COVID-19.

1. Vitamin C

COVID-19 can be harmful if the contractor has a poor immune system. That's why Vitamin C, a great immune system booster, is a great vitamin to take.

Using vitamin C to treat the common cold was an idea popularised by double Nobel Prize-winning chemist, Linus Pauling, and further promoted by the dietary supplements industry. The immune system depends to a significant extent on the intake of nutrients. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps prevent and treat the common cold. Many infections lead to the activation of phagocytes, which in turn release oxidizing agents, also known as active forms of oxygen.

2. Vitamin D

Vitamin D helps regulate the amount of calcium and phosphate in the body. These nutrients are needed to keep bones, teeth and muscles healthy. A lack of vitamin D can lead to bone deformities such as rickets in children, and bone pain caused by a condition called osteomalacia in adults.

Vitamin D won't cure COVID-19, but you should definitely take it daily, for overall health. The healthier you are, the less chance you will suffer from the dreaded virus.

3. Folic Acid

Folic acid helps your body produce and maintain new cells, and also helps prevent changes to DNA that may lead to cancer. As a medication, folic acid is used to treat folic acid deficiency and certain types of anemia (lack of red blood cells) caused by folic acid deficiency.

Again, if you're looking for an overall health booster, then folic acid is definitely something to consider taking.  

4. Home-made De-sanitising Remedy 

With hand-wipes and many other anti-bacterial cleaning products hard to find, there's always the option of creating your own remedy. Get a jug/container, and add one cup of water, one cup of vinegar, 12 drops of lavender oil, five drops of essential oil, two teaspoons of detergent, mix in well, and you're ready to go. 

Be sure to wash your hands regularly, and have hot showers. Heat kills the virus, so the hotter the better. Just try not to burn yourself.