Plant lectin to help those with MBL deficiency?


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This 2020 article suggests plants and fruits may help fight Covid


While mannose binding lectins are common in legumes and alliums (e.g., leeks, onions, shallots, wild garlic, chives, etc…), plant lectins exhibit a broad range of specificities with varying levels of affinity.41

Therefore, dietary supplementation of SARS-CoV-2 effective plant MBL through a general increase in consumption of fruits and vegetables should reduce infection rate and improve COVID-19 outcomes.

It is also important to maintain sufficient calcium levels as MBL is dependent on calcium for binding.

Policy and other measures encouraging fruit and vegetable consumption by increasing their accessibility and availability to at risk populations are also recommended.

DOI: 10.14302/issn.2692-1537.ijcv-20-3492