It concerns everyone who uses food supplements! ‘Do not buy’

gave | Wednesday, March 24, 2021 – 11:54 | Last Updated: 24 03 2021 – 11:54

Dr. Ömer Demir pointed out that people who want to strengthen their immunity during the coronavirus process turn to drugs sold under the name of food supplements, “Do not take food supplements without recommending your doctor. Pay attention to your diet instead of these drugs.”

In the coronavirus process, which affects the whole world, people who want to strengthen the immune system turned to food supplements such as vitamin C, zinc, magnesium. Assistant Professor of Pharmacology at İzmir Tepecik Training and Research Hospital. Ömer Demir stated that it is wrong to use food supplements on their own will, except for the expert recommendation, and that there is no definitive evidence that these supplements strengthen immunity during the coronavirus process.

Iron said, “In the coronavirus process, if there is no vitamin deficiency in the body of the person, I definitely do not want to use it. Testing is done, deficiencies in the body are checked, a certain vitamin deficiencies are found, if these deficiencies are not thought to be adequately supplemented with food and sunlight, then they can be supplemented with additional medication. I do not find an attitude like “I feel very weak, let me go take vitamins”. There are claims that some products especially during the virus process strengthen immunity. These are not concrete and evidence-based examples. For example, zinc is a heavy metal. It accumulates in the body. When used, it can harm health. It should not be used in this way, ”he said.


Stating that many products sold on the internet can be fake under the name of food supplements, Dr. Demir said, “You must be sure of the seller of the product you bought. Even if you have bought a product of a known brand on the Internet, you may encounter a fake product. Therefore, consider that the money you give may go to waste. I do not support the purchase of such products on the Internet. If you have a vitamin deficiency and your doctor will tell you If he recommends, I recommend that you consult the pharmacy and buy the product he recommends, “he said.

Dr. Demir continued as follows:

“There are certain countries and brands about food supplements. The products are released with rumors that they are good for certain ailments. However, there are not enough and detailed researches that these products are good for ailments. As a physician, instead of using these products unconsciously, the missing vitamins and minerals. I recommend taking it from food and sunlight. “

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