In recent weeks, sales of immune-boosting dietary supplements have been soaring across the nation due to panic-buying. Many retailers are sold-out.
On March 9th, Dr. Oz suggested adding a few supplements to boost your defenses against illness. “Supplements have never been shown to beat coronavirus, however there are some tactics that will slow down the progression of viruses in general,” he said. “So ideas that work well generally are vitamin D, which you get from the sun, but this time of year you’ve got to take it as a supplement.”
He also recommended vitamin C, zinc and elderberry supplements, as well as getting vitamin C from healthy sources like leafy greens, salmon and berries.
One of the largest distributors of pure dietary supplements in the United States is BulkSupplements.com. According to BulkSupplements.com CEO Kevin Baronowsky, “Our vitamin C and elderberry extract powder sales have skyrocketed in the past week and we are nearly out-of-stock. Our raw material costs have almost tripled and we expect an industry shortage.”