Along with other professionals, audiologists must also be vigilant in their patient care—especially during their case history review— to counsel their patients about the extremely limited safety and efficacy information about dietary supplements as it pertains to COVID-19.
There are no dietary supplements that will cure or prevent disease. With the 2019 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important to understand that no supplement, diet, or other lifestyle modification other than physical distancing, also known as social distancing, and proper hygiene practices can protect you from COVID-19.
There is no research to support the use of any dietary supplement to protect against COVID-19. No supplement may claim to diagnose, prevent, treat or cure COVID-19. Consumers and retailers should avoid products that suggest they do.1, 2
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