Dietary Nitrate Can Help Improve Condition of COVID-19 Patients (The Science Times)

Dietary Nitrate Can Help Improve Condition of COVID-19 Patients

As part of the high-risk groups, most elderly patients that contract coronavirus are placed in intensive care with a ventilation machine. A new study from the University of Florida revealed that dietary nitrate supplementation could potentially improve diaphragm function.

Several studies have revealed that dietary nitrate can enhance physical performance by increasing blood flow and improving the use of oxygen. Moreover, nitrate also helps improve metabolism.

“Our findings are especially important in light of the current COVID-19 pandemic. Dietary nitrate is useful to improve respiratory muscle dysfunction that contributes to difficulty in weaning patients from mechanical ventilation,” said Leonardo Ferreira, Ph.D., associate professor in the College of Health and Human Performance.

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