This was a study of severely ill, hospitalized Covid-19 patients. Using the hospital diet as a control, the experiment added:
B-complex: 10 mg of cyanocobalamin, 100 mg of thiamin, and 100 mg of pyridoxine administered intramuscularly every 24 h for the first 5 days
2 envelopes of NSS powder each day (after morning and evening meals, diluted in 400 mL water) for 21 days. Daily intakes from these 2 packets resulted in Spirulina Maxima 5 g, folic acid 10 mg, glutamine 10 g, vegetable protein 20 g, constituted by two foods without processing or fragmenting in amino acids, brewer’s yeast, and amaranth, ascorbic acid 2 g, zinc 40 mg, selenium 200 mcg, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) 4000 IU, resveratrol 400 mg, Omega-3 fatty acids 2 g, L-Arginine 1.5 g, inulin 40 g, and magnesium 800 mg.
Probiotics: Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) 500 mg daily for 6 days orally
The result was striking: Follow up for the patients was on day 40; at this time, there were 33 patients remaining in the control group (7 had died) and 39 remaining in the NSS group (1 had died). Nutritional support significantly increased survival and decreased mortality compared to the control group (p=0.027); in fact, 7 times more patients died without the nutritional support system than those who received nutritional support.
Yes, we can all do the nutritional support at home to buttress our immune system.
It’s not surprising that the bland, low-nutrition hospital diet is lacking essential nutrients. Doctors tend to focus more on medicine than nutrition.