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Senior citizens, chronically sick individuals such as cardiovascular patients and diabetics, as well as patients who take medications regularly – these are the risk groups for a biofactor deficiency, which in some cases can have serious consequences for the health of those affected. Biofactors include, in particular, vitamins and minerals – substances which the body requires…

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An adequate vitamin D3 status can minimise the risk of a viral infection. And even though it has still not been clearly demonstrated without doubt that vitamin D3 supplements contribute to a milder course of infection and faster recovery from COVID-19 disease or even reduce the mortality rate, positive study results and supplementation recommendations from the scientific…

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Do you have a sufficient supply of vitamins, minerals and trace elements? A deficit of these essential food components based on unambiguous symptoms is not always immediately noticeable at first and can therefore remain undetected.

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At this year’s symposium of the Society for Biofactors (GfB), re-nowned experts from the fields of internal medicine, geriatrics and neurology pointed out in the form of a consensus how important it is for the daily work on the patient to have a basic knowledge of biofac-tors. In the view of the medical specialists, the assessment of the biofactor status within the framework of…

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A review published at the end of March analysed eight studies from different countries on nutritional status and the supply of biofactors such as vitamins and minerals in older people with COVID-19. “The strength of this systematic analysis is that this is the first study to examine the nutritional status and nutrient deficiencies in relation to the severity of the course of…

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Depression represents a significant health and economic bur-den worldwide. In addition to classical treatment methods such as psychotherapy and anti-depressants, patients with depres-sion should also pay attention to an adequate supply of the biofactors vitamin B12, magnesium, vitamin D and zinc.

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