A recent review published in the journal Frontiers in Nutrition suggests that taking vitamin B6 may reduce the severity of COVID-19. According to Asian researchers, vitamin B6 can reduce cardiovascular disease complications, diabetes complications, cytokine storms and blood clots, all of which are linked to worse COVID-19 outcomes.
Most studies so far focused on the role of vitamins C and D, as well as minerals such as zinc and magnesium, in strengthening the immune system against COVID-19. On the other hand, research on vitamin B6 had been trailing.
To that end, the researchers reviewed previous studies on vitamin B6 to examine whether vitamin B6 can reduce COVID-19 severity. Studies showed that vitamin B6 can protect against chronic conditions such as cardiovascular disease and diabetes, which are two of the most common pre-existing conditions seen in COVID-19 patients.
Studies also reported that vitamin B6 can calm cytokine storms and unclog blood clots. Cytokine storms occur when the immune system goes into overdrive and starts attacking healthy cells. They are linked to many deaths from COVID-19. Read more…