Can honey, omega-3, resistant potato starch help fight COVID-19? Researchers to examine via clinical trials
By Guan Yu Lim
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In April, researchers from Asia, the Middle East, and the West were trialing omega-3, honey, and even potato resistant starch, on top of vitamins and zinc, as they race to find products that could contribute to the fight against COVID-19 and its symptoms.
In China and India, there are also trials registered to study Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and nutraceutical formulations.
According to one of the largest clinical trial databases, ClinicalTrials.gov from the US, there are 657 registered trials related to COVID-19 as of April 20.
This does not include another 215 trials related to the term ‘SARS-CoV-2’, 33 studies related to the term ‘2019-nCoV’, 18 studies on ‘2019 novel coronavirus’, and 15 studies on ‘severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2’.