Evaluation of the enhancer effect of probiotic products on the immune system in the context of Covid-19 pandemic
Onur Oral, Pınar Tatlibal, Evangelia Stavropoulou
Background:The aim of the study is to investigate and evaluate the potential benefits of use of probiotics to improve immune system in the context of covid-19 pandemic.Materials and Methods: In the search for scientific literature related to this review the US National Library of Medicine (PubMed) used MEDLINE and Sport Discus data and the terms “SARS-CoV-2”, “covid-19”, “probiotics”, and “immune system” were used. The relevant literature has also taken its source from the research of relevant articles from reference lists derived from data studies.Results: Probiotics, which are beneficial microorganisms that help balance the in testinals, are arguably potential agents that are likely to benefit immune system. Nutritions that contain probiotic are quite common and accessible. With probiotic intake, it is possible to increase the immune response to viruses, including SARS-Cov-2 and manage the infection rates of the disease.Conclusion:In order to manage the covid-19 pandemic, additional measures and precautions must be considered. Along with medications, vaccines and additional precautions such as social distancing, it is equally important to improve human immune system to cope with SARS-CoV-2 virus. It is a necessity for societies and countries all around the world to adapt their bodies in such way to be guarded against pathogens. Therefore, consuming probiotic containing products are strongly recommended to build a stronger immune response to harmful bacteria, viruses and pathogens.