For the study, scientists sifted through data from Cleveland Clinic’s COVID-19 registry. It was found that patients who took melatonin were 30 per cent less likely to test positive for COVID-19 causing SARS-CoV-2 virus. The risk of infection was even less, 52 per cent among the African Americans. The data was based on age, race, smoking history and various disease comorbidities.
Though the findings are positive, more research is needed to confirm the supplement’s effect, say scientists. That is why doctors warn that one should not just started taking melatonin supplements without consulting their physician as random administering can lead to side effects.