As the outbreak of novel coronavirus, COVID-19,1 continues to spread around the world,2 researchers are feverishly searching for effective remedies. According to a February 15, 2020, Nature article,3 more than 80 clinical trials are underway testing remedies ranging from intravenous vitamin C and stem cells from menstrual blood to HIV drugs and malaria medication.

There’s also a study looking at serum obtained from patients who recovered from laboratory confirmed COVID-19 infection — the idea being that it will contain antibodies a freshly-infected patient would need to fight off the infection more effectively.

Two other potential remedies vying for attention are quercetin and vitamin D. Not only are both known for their immune-boosting and antiviral benefits, they’re also inexpensive and widely available.

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