Olcay Eminsoy I1*, Eminsoy MG2 and Erdal R3
1Baskent University Baglica Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of
Nutrition and Dietetics, Fatih Sultan Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Boulevard, Eskisehir Yolu 18 km Etimesgut Ankara, Turkey
2Baskent University Ankara Hospital Marshal Fevzi Cakmak Caddesi 10. Sok. C block Bahcelievler Ankara, Turkey
3Başkent University Bağlıca Campus Department of Public Health Fatih Sultan Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Boulevard Eskişehir Road 18 km Etimesgut Ankara, Turkey
*Corresponding Author:Olcay Eminsoy I, Baskent University Baglica Campus, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Nutrition and Dietetics, Fatih Sultan Mahallesi, Dumlupınar Boulevard, Eskisehir Yolu 18 km Etimesgut Ankara, Turkey
Received: March 10, 2022; Published: March 24, 2022
Introduction: Coronavirus (Covid-19) is a pandemic, affecting lifestyle, healthcare system, national and worldwide economy. Along with social isolation, we are experiencing the physiological and psychological effects of Covid-19. The immune system can be strengthened by differentiating dietary habits.
Method: The study was distributed over social media through a questionnaire consisting of 29 questions prepared with Google forms between September 2020 and January 2021. In this study, the pre-Covid-19 period is defined as the period until 31.12.2019, and the post-Covid-19 period is defined as the period after 01.01.2020.
Results: The individuals participating in the study were 84.9% women and 15.1% men. The average age of the women, men and all the participants in order were 32.2 ± 11.03, 38.1 ± 11.09 and 33.2 ± 11.20 years. The use of supplementation by individuals has increased during the Covid-19 period. The reason ‘increase immunity’ for using mineral, vitamin and nutrition support in order was 34.1%, 40.4% and 39.7% after Covid-19. While vitamin C was never used before Covid-19, it was determined that the use of some vitamins and nutritional supplements, especially vitamin C, increased.
Discussion: Vitamin C deficiency impairs immune function and increases susceptibility to infections. People with low vitamin C status might benefit more from vitamin C supplementation than those who already obtain sufficient vitamin C In this study, there was a great increase for taking vitamin C. The participants began to use vitamin C for increase the immune system, and participants began using vitamin with the healthcare professional advice after Covid-19. Participants used vitamin C without knowing their vitamin level.
Conclusion: However, scientific evidence regarding the prevention of chronic diseases by routine use of micronutrients is insufficient, it has been seen that participants decided to use supplementations with but especially without healthcare professional advice.
Keywords:Covid-19; Supplementation; Vitamin C; İncrease İmmunity
Citation: Olcay Eminsoy I., et al. “Vitamin, Mineral and Dietary Supplement Use of Adults Before and After Covid-19 Period".Acta Scientific Nutritional Health 6.4 (2022): 114-119.
Copyright: © 2022 Olcay Eminsoy I., et al. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.