The OTC card is a prepaid debit card with some Medicare Advantage plans. The card is preloaded monthly or quarterly with money that can be used to purchase plan-approved OTC items at in-network locations. Generally, the program will provide a prepaid debit card that can be used at in-network retailers; however, some plans offer a catalog instead. This catalog allows for browsing and then placing orders online or over the phone to be shipped.
VITAMINS AND SUPPLEMENTS TO BOOST YOUR IMMUNITIES DURING COVID-19
Because COVID-19 comes with cold and flu-like symptoms, Vitamins B, C, and D, as well as zinc, may help boost your immune system and fight the illness in the same way they can help you get over a cold or flu.
Vitamin B6: Vitamin B6 is in charge of keeping the immune system strong, making new red blood cells, and transporting oxygen throughout the body. Vitamin B6 is responsible for producing T cells and white blood cells, which regulate immune responses. Foods rich in vitamin B are tuna, chicken, salmon, leafy greens, and chickpeas.
Vitamin C: Vitamin C contributes to your immune defense system by supporting multiple cellular functions of your body’s adaptive immune systems. Being an antioxidant, it can also fight free radicals in the body, thereby decreasing inflammation and boosting immunity.
Vitamin D: Works with the immune system to fight infections and produce antibodies. You can get D2 with D3 for more efficiency at raising Vitamin D levels in the body. You can find supplements like tablets and sublingual drops or spray, which are an excellent choice for people suffering from malabsorption.
Zinc: According to the National Institute of Health (NIH, 2022), “popping a zinc throat lozenge, or taking an over-the-counter cold remedy with zinc in it (as a syrup or tablet) can help produce and activate T-cells (t-lymphocytes), which trigger the body to respond to infections.”