As a health and wellness organization, Natrol is keenly concerned about the recent worldwide outbreak of a novel strain of the coronavirus now detected in more than 100 locations internationally. The coronavirus is a large family of viruses that cause illness ranging from the common cold to more severe diseases.
This new virus strain was first identified in Wuhan, China in December 2019 and has been named “SARS-CoV-2.” The disease it’s causing is abbreviated “COVID-19”, short for Coronavirus Disease 2019. More about Coronavirus.
How does it spread?
Currently, the World Health Organization (WHO) is reporting that COVID-19 is quite contagious. Although this type of coronavirus originates from bats, it quickly begins spreading from person to person when someone coughs or exhales moisture onto nearby surfaces, objects or directly onto another person. And then another person touches their face in some manner or inhales the expulsion directly. Ongoing research by the WHO will continue to expose any new developments regarding the transmittal of the disease. Current Q&A on COVID-19.
What is the incubation period?
The U.S.’s Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) believes at this time that symptoms of COVID-19 may appear in as few as two days or as long as 14 days after exposure. Latest COVID-19 alerts.
What are the symptoms?
The most common symptoms of COVID-19 are:
- Dry Cough
- Shortness of breath
Less common symptoms are:
- Aches and pains
- Nasal congestion
- Runny nose
- Sore throat
How do I protect myself, friends and family?
- Avoid close contact with people who are sick. Maintain at least 3 feet (1 meter) between yourself and anyone coughing or sneezing.
- Regularly and thoroughly clean your hands with an alcohol-based hand sanitizer, or wash them with soap and water.
- Cover your mouth and nose with your elbow or a tissue when you cough or sneeze. Dispose of the used tissue immediately.
- Stay home if you have a fever, cough and difficulty breathing; and seek medical attention immediately.
- Stay informed. Follow advice given by your healthcare provider, your national and local public health authority and your employer on how to protect yourself and others from COVID-19.
More information on protective measures.
The Chinese CDC pamphlet on protective measures.
What is the treatment for COVID-19?
Currently there is no vaccine or antiviral medicine to prevent or treat COVID-2019. Possible vaccines are under investigation. If you suspect you have COVID-19, seek medical treatment immediately to help relieve the symptoms. The good news is most patients recover thanks to supportive care.
As of 3/10/2020, according to the World Health Organization, there had been 113,702 confirmed cases of COVID-19 globally and 4,012 deaths. Of those cases, here is the fatality rate by age:
More stats on Age, Sex and Existing Conditions of COVID-19 cases
*Death rate = number of deaths/number of cases, or the probability of dying if infected by the virus.
Where have COVID-19 cases been reported?
The World Health Organization and the U.S. CDC are publishing updated global maps and listing the locations of confirmed COVID-19 cases in the states.
Global COVID-19 map of countries with reported cases.
U.S. COVID-19 listing and map of locations with reported cases.
Natrol is here to help
A key reason for our existence since inception over 40 years ago, has been to help support health and wellness around the world. To that end, we have relentlessly innovated high quality immune-system boosting products over the years to help fight against disease outbreaks such as the novel COVID-19 virus strain.
If you’re interested in expanding your Natrol product line or want to help fight the disease by starting a Natrol distribution line, below are many Natrol product supplements known to help reduce the chance of infection by supporting a stronger immune system. Contact Natrol International to become a distributor.
Natrol Immune Support Products
Natrol Easy-C is a high potency antioxidant vitamin C supplement essential for optimal nutrition. Our new easy-on-the-stomach formula with Esterified Vitamin C supports immune health by providing free radical protection.†
Natrol Vitamin D3 is known for its ability to help build strong bones, support immunity, heart health and more. Vitamin D is needed in almost every cell of the body and is responsible for calcium absorption, bone and teeth health as well as being vitally important for immune function.††
Vitamin B Complex
Natrol B-Complex is a group of B-vitamins that work individually and together to support energy and a healthy nervous system. Natrol’s Fast Dissolve B-Complex is a convenient way to get these important nutrients.
Omega 3-6-9 Complex
Natrol Omega 3-6-9 Complex provides a potent blend of Omega 3, Omega 6 and Omega 9 complex fatty acids needed for metabolic regulation, structural support, and promoting heart health.†
Natrol Quercetin Complex is designed to give powerful support to the immune system health by combining the powerful antioxidants Vitamin C and Quercetin with a citrus Bioflavonoid complex.
Pycnogenol Antioxidant Protection
Natrol Pycnogenol is a natural compound known for its antioxidant power. This antioxidant power makes Pycnogenol beneficial for overall health, but it is specifically known for supporting the immune system and aiding in healthy circulation.
JuiceFestiv Fruit & Veggie Multivitamin
JuiceFestiv is a simple and convenient solution for getting a daily intake of fruits and vegetables, vital to helping take in the nutrients necessary for healthy and active lifestyles.
†These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.