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NewsBite Podcast (April 6-10): “Calls for vitamin D supplementation in groups vulnerable to COVID-19, Kerry VP shines light on shifting immunity attitudes”

 14 Apr 2020

NutritionInsight is back with another NewsBite podcast, where you can catch up on the most important industry-related news and information from the past few days. Global focus on immunity has never been stronger as the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across the globe. While there is no substitute for medical care and taking measures such as handwashing and social distancing, many consumers are still seeking to strengthen their immune systems, with key ingredients such as zinc and vitamin D emerging. 

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Kerry VP shines light on shifting immunity attitudes amid COVID-19

Researchers advocate vitamin D supplementation for vulnerable COVID-19 groups

Sizing up zinc’s immunity-boosting credentials

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