Coronavirus Immune Support
Updated: Apr 27, 2020
I know we are all tired of COVID19 talk, but on the other hand it is impossible to close our eyes to the reality of it.
I just came across a beautifully written and succinct article about COVID-19.
It was written by Dr. Jill Carnahan in language that makes it understandable and comprehensive along with some new concepts. I thought on sharing it with you guys.
Here is a link for her article.
I revisited my last preventive/supportive protocol with current researches and updated it with new information received. I also made it simpler.
I have found it very useful. We are getting new information and studies everyday, therefore this is what we know as far as now.
Please note the protocol is generic and may require modification based on an individual’s specific health needs.
For additional information or guidance, connect to your health care provider.
1. Wash hands frequently with warm water and soap for 20 seconds, including backs of hands and under nails.
2. Don’t touch face, nose, eyes.
3. Don’t shake hands, sneeze/cough into sleeve, etc.
4. Stay 6 feet away from others.
5. Use Neti-pot twice a day to clean nose and sinuses. Can put a drop of Biocidin in also. Keep nasal mucosa moist and wash away invaders.
Lower Baseline Inflammation and Support Baseline Immune System:
1. Get plenty of sleep. Use melatonin (see below).
2. Manage stress using meditation techniques and adaptogens such as ashwagandha. Suggestions:
a. Cortisol Manager (Integrative Therapeutics) 1 tablet before bedtime. (Ashwagandha, L-theanine, phosphatidylserine, magnolia, epimedium).
b. Heartmath: https://www.heartmath.com/
3. Eat plenty of vegetables (5-7 servings/day) and fruit (2-4 servings/day). This helps alkalinize and keep your potassium levels up, which inhibits over activation of inflammation and may prevent virus replication.
4. Stay away from sugar, simple carbohydrates and alcohol and limit dairy.
5. Eat an anti-inflammatory diet such as Mediterranean, low-carbohydrate, Ketogenic, Paleo, Auto-immune Paleo etc.
6. Eat more fermented foods such as sauerkraut and kimchi.
7. Eat raw garlic: 1 clove/day prevention, 1 clove 4x/day if symptoms.
8. Get exercise but do not over-train.
• VITAMIN C 1gm, 3-4x daily.
Ideally take Vitamin C with bioflavonoids and if possible, slow release or delayed release. If you get sick, can increase to 1 gm every hour (during the day) until feeling better or less often if stools become loose. I prefer liposomal to avoid loose stools.
Vitamin C fortifies the immune system, especially the white blood cells fighting the infection and is a strong antioxidant.
• ZINC 25mg-50mg daily.
If you get sick, increase to 50mg or up to 100mg daily. Divided doses to avoid upset stomach. I have been taking Life Extension lozenges lately due to its effects on upper respiratory system.
Zinc likely works by interfering with the viral replication.
• VITAMIN D Average 10,000U daily x 2 months then 5000U daily.
Interesting findings regarding the level of Vitamin D on cases with COVID. It is believed supplementing helps with immune support. To be honest with Vitamin D I would rather check the individual marker, but … Important: always take Vitamin K2 (K Force or MK7 150-200mcg daily) when supplementing with Vitamin D to prevent soft tissue calcification and directing calcium towards bone.
• VITAMIN A (fish source) 25,000U take 1 every other day for a week, then 1 weekly while pandemic is going on à immune support.
• QUERCETIN 1 tablet, 3-4x daily (ideally along with the Vitamin C)
It anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, help drive the zinc into the cell and supports Vitamin C.
my favorites are Microbiome Labs MegaSpore Probiotics. You can use code Namaste to create an account.
You can find good quality supplements on Fullscript. I added a recommendation with ALL that I am taking right now.
Disclaimer: I am not a Medical Doctor. The information above is not intended to heal, cure or treat any disease. It is not a substitute for medical advice. Speak with a physician to receive any medical advice you might need. The information above is a sample of what most adults in good health might use. Not intended for severely ill individuals.
To our Health!