"Can I Boost My Immune System?"
As worries grow about the new coronavirus, online searches for ways to bolster the immune system have surged. Are there foods to boost your immune system? Will vitamins help? “There are a lot of products that tout immune boosting properties, but I don’t think any of these have been medically proven to work,” said Krystina Woods, MD, associate professor of medicine and infectious diseases at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. She added, “There are people who anecdotally say ‘I felt great after I took’ whatever. That may be true, but there’s no science to support that.”
— Krystina L. Woods, Associate Professor, Medicine, Infectious Diseases, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, Hospital Epidemiologist, Director of Infection Prevention, Mount Sinai West