The COVID-19 pandemic has provoked no shortage of anxiety about health and wellness, as well as innumerable rumors on how to beat the respiratory virus.
Dr. Evron Helland, a Buena Vista chiropractor and nutritionist with a background in cellular biology, recommends calcium to his patients.
The element is best known in nutrition for its role in building strong bones. But in its ionic form, calcium plays an important role in fortifying the cell membrane against unwanted intruders like viruses.
“This is even the first line of defense, even before antibody production,” Helland said.