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5 things that can help to boost your immune system during the coronavirus outbreak, and 5 that won’t

Miracle cures like colloidal silver, mineral solution or superfoods can't boost your immune system. Your best bet is sleep, exercise and vitamin D.

Vitamins and supplements won’t protect you from the coronavirus despite immune-boosting claims

Some wellness brands are advertising vitamins and herbal supplements to boost your immune system but they aren't proven to prevent the coronavirus.
It's important to get at least 8 hours of sleep when you feel a cold coming on.

What to do when you feel a cold coming on, to help recovery

If you feel a cold coming on, you should get enough sleep, stay hydrated, and take supplements like zinc or elderberry. Here's why.
Drinking electrolytes might not be as effective at rebalancing your sodium levels while undertaking extreme sporting events.

Electrolyte drinks and supplements aren’t doing as much good as you think after exercising, according to a study

New research by Stanford University suggests electrolyte drinks aren't enough to rebalance your sodium levels during an endurance event.
It's important to get as much nutrition from food as possible, before turning to supplements.

The keto diet wreaks havoc on your body — here’s how to make sure you don’t become nutrient-deficient

The ketogenic diet can reduce your body's levels of potassium, sodium, fiber, and magnesium. Here's how to make sure you're getting enough of each.
Supplements offer no apparent benefits for already healthy people.

There’s even more evidence that taking supplements is a waste of money — and could be harmful to your health

A new study found that nutritional supplements don't offer health benefits, and could even be harmful.
Having high levels of B12 isn't as good as it sounds.

High levels of B12 were associated with an increased risk of early death in a new study

A new study from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands suggested that having high levels of vitamin B12 isn't as good as it sounds.
Burpees are a full-body workout you can do at home.

A retired Navy SEAL says burpees are a key to fitness if you don’t have time for the gym

Former Navy SEAL officer John "Jocko" Willink said getting fit means making time for it, even if that means waking up before 6 am to do burpees.
A recent study published in JAMA found that male fertility supplements using zinc and folic acid do nothing to improve the quality of sperm or sperm count.

Male fertility supplements made with zinc and folic acid do nothing to help sperm count or quality

Like many supplements that claim to have great health benefits, supplements marketed toward male fertility have been found to do nothing at all.
"I want people to eat and chew their food and get all the benefits," a dietitian told Insider.

3 ‘health’ products that are a waste of money, according to dietitians

Probiotics are expensive and typically useless, while alkaline water likely doesn't have more health benefits than tap water, experts say.