Scientists from the Russian National Research Medical University. N.I. Pirogova, together with colleagues from the Federal Research Center “Informatics and Control” of the Russian Academy of Sciences, using computer methods, reviewed the content of 6,628 scientific publications devoted to the effect of vitamins and trace elements in the patient’s body on the effectiveness of vaccinations against infectious diseases, including COVID-19.
According to the authors of the work, the results of the analysis showed that a person’s intake of sufficient amounts of folic acid, vitamins A, D, B12, as well as zinc, iron, selenium, manganese and omega-3-unsaturated fatty acids can increase the titer of antibodies after vaccination, prevent discomfort after vaccination, and if the person does become infected, reduce the severity of symptoms.
Scientists have concluded that the immune response to vaccination in people with a lack of the above trace elements may not be strong enough. Therefore, in some cases, the vaccination should be accompanied by the intake of dietary supplements, experts say.
Experts explained the influence of microelements on the effectiveness of vaccination by their role in the work of immunity.
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