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Effect of High-Dose Zinc and Ascorbic Acid Supplementation vs Usual Care on COVID-19 patients

Effect of High-Dose Zinc and Ascorbic Acid Supplementation vs Usual Care on Symptom Length and Reduction Among Ambulatory Patients With SARS-CoV-2 InfectionThe COVID A to Z Randomized Clinical Trial


JAMA Netw Open. 2021;4(2):e210369. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2021.0369


Key Points

Question Do high-dose zinc, high-dose ascorbic acid, and/or a combination of the 2 reduce the duration of symptoms of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2)?

Findings In this randomized clinical trial of 214 patients with confirmed SARS-CoV-2 infection receiving outpatient care, there was no significant difference in the duration of symptoms among the 4 groups.

Meaning These findings suggest that treatment with zinc, ascorbic acid, or both does not affect SARS-CoV-2 symptoms.


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