As South Africans brace for at least one more wave of Covid-19 in the middle of the winter flu season, a clinical review recommends that healthy nutrition and supplementation with vitamins, minerals and probiotics may benefit immunity and prevent or ease viral infections.
In a ground-breaking ruling, one of the highest legal authorities in Europe, the European Court of Justice, has decreed that CBD cannot be considered a narcotic drug as it contains no psychoactive properties. Legal experts and cannabis industry advocates hope the judgment will set the groundwork for a legally regulated CBD market in Europe.
HPA Chairperson, Maria Ascencao, at the HPA Annual General Meeting on 9 July 2020 – conducted via Zoom in order to adhere to Covid-19 regulations – presented a comprehensive and enlightening annual overview of the HPA’s achievements, projects and regulatory concerns.
Vitamins C, D omega 3 fatty acids, zinc, iron and selenium may be essential for immunity — a vital weapon in the fight against Covid-19 — and deficiency of these may make it difficult for the immune system to defend the body, a new study has found.