Coronaviruses are a large family of viruses, ranging from the common cold virus to more serious illnesses such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome), MERS (Middle East Respiratory Syndrome), and Covid 19 (acute respiratory coronavirus disease -2019). Coronavirus infects the birds and mammals. The novel coronavirus created the Covid 19 disease (acute respiratory coronavirus disease -2019), a new virus associated with a family of viruses such as SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) and involves symptoms such as flu-like symptoms including cough, fever, and shortness of breath. In more severe cases, it causes pneumonia and acute respiratory syndrome, leading to a respiratory infection. The corona virus is easily transmitted to humans through contaminated respiratory secretions and infected surfaces. The incubation period of this virus is between 2-14 days, during which time a person can be seemingly healthy but capable of spreading the virus. It is stated that the novel coronavirus may retain its infectivity on surfaces for 7 to 12 days, indicating its high stability.
The coronavirus infection can be prevented by strengthening the immune system. A significant task of the immune system is to protect the body against harmful and pathogenic microorganisms. Beneficial microorganisms, known as probiotics, reduce the risk of infections by strengthening and modulating the body’s immune system. These compounds are available naturally in fermented products, including dairy products. They are also produced as medicinal supplements that provide the body with a specific and effective amount of beneficial probiotics in the form of supplements.
Probiotics are proved to have beneficial effects on the immune system at various levels, such as increasing the proliferation and improving the performance of immune cells, especially against viruses and pathogenic bacteria. When fighting against the pathogens, the probiotics affect the cells’ proliferation and production of inflammatory compounds and apply their positive effects without causing harmful inflammatory responses.
Benefiting from the probiotic supplements together with other healthcare measures can be a good method to reduce the risk of viral diseases by strengthening the immune system. In the same regard, BioFlora supplement are recommended for adults and BioKid are specifically produced for children, products of Takgene Zist Knowledge-Based Group. These products enjoy beneficial strains of Lactobacillus and Bifidobacterium probiotics that maintain and strengthen the natural gastrointestinal flora, improve mucosal immunity and enhance the performance of primary protective levels of the immune systems against viruses and pathogenic bacteria. We hope to have a positive and effective role in in preventing the spread of coronavirus in these critical situation by raising the level of immunity and strictly observing the health tips.