These vitamins don’t lessen Covid-19 symptoms, study finds

Originally Published: 12 FEB 21 11:02 ET

By Sandee LaMotte, CNN

(CNN) — Can vitamin C and zinc help you fight off Covid-19?

No, not even at high doses, according to the first randomized clinical trial to test the two supplements under medical supervision.

Despite the popular use of vitamin C and zinc to fight off or lessen the severity of viral colds and flu, the new study, published Friday in JAMA Network Open, found the two supplements were of no benefit to people isolating at home with Covid-19.

In fact, the findings were so unimpressive that the study was stopped early.

“Unfortunately, these 2 supplements failed to live

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