Date of Award

Fall 2020


Capstone - Open Access

First Advisor

Elizabeth Natale


Many individuals who contract COVID-19 and experience poor outcomes are also found to be deficient in certain vitamins and minerals. As a result, many nutrients have been related to improved outcomes for patients suffering from COVID-19. While it is not proven that increased intake of any one vitamin or mineral can prevent COVID-19, the supplementation of specific vitamins or minerals such as vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and magnesium could impact the risk of getting COVID-19 and the severity of cases of COVID-19. Positive benefits are expected from this relationship because certain vitamins and minerals have been known to support the immune system and impact the effects of respiratory diseases. Since COVID-19 impacts populations differently, nutritional measures of prevention and treatment may be more beneficial for those who are more at risk of developing COVID-19 and experiencing poorer outcomes.