Acute respiratory viral infections: possibilities of vitamin and mineral complexes in treatment, prevention and rehabilitation


D.I. Trukhan, I.A. Viktorova, D.S. Ivanova, V.V. Goloshubina

Omsk State Medical University, Omsk, Russia
The present review considers the possibilities of using nutraceuticals for the prevention, treatment and rehabilitation of patients with seasonal acute respiratory viral infections (ARVI) and influenza, as well as with a new coronavirus infection (NCVI). The first part of the review provides data on the potential of microelements (selenium and zinc) and vitamin C as adjuvant therapy in the complex treatment of patients with ARVI, including those with NCVI COVID-19. The second part of the review discusses the possibility of using selenium, zinc, vitamins A, E, C as a means for non-specific prevention of ARVI, as well as the possibility of their use at the stage of rehabilitation. Frequently ill adults are not uncommon in the practice of an internist and general practitioner. The data presented in the review make it possible to recommend determining the levels of selenium, zinc, vitamins A, C, E in this category of patients, and if their reduced level is detected, it is advisable to consider prescribing vitamin-mineral complexes in order to eliminate the deficiency of the main micronutrients.

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Corresponding author: Dmitry I. Trukhan, Dr. Sci. (Med.), Associate Professor, Professor of the Chair of Polyclinic Therapy and Internal Diseases, Omsk State Medical University, Omsk, Russia; phone.: +7 (381) 295-72-77;

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