Scott A Read,1,2 Stephanie Obeid,3 Chantelle Ahlenstiel,3 and Golo Ahlenstiel1,2


This review focuses on the role of zinc as an essential micronutrient that is required to mount an effective antiviral response. Although zinc possesses direct antiviral properties (e.g. influenza), it is also critical in generating both innate and acquired (humoral) antiviral responses. 

Evid Based Complementary Altern Med

 2017 Jan;22(1):166-174.

doi: 10.1177/2156587216641831. Epub 2016 Apr 6.