There is much uncertainty and misinformation regarding coronavirus and COVID19. I wanted to create a singular source to refer friends, family and loved ones to so they can work on improving immune resiliency. I get asked a lot, “what do you take?” or “what does your family take?”. I wanted to just share this with you.
I want to share from the start that there are no claims here to prevent or treat COVID19. The FDA has not approved any of these statements. I am going to share with you my personal supplement regimen and what I use to promote immune resilience in the midst of other immune challenges. I also want you to know that I am including links to online references as well as products that I am mentioning. The product links are to my online store. I am not using this page trying to sell supplements…I am using this page to provide you with some high-quality options should you desire.
- COVID19: Nutritional and Botanical Recommendations for Patients compiled by the Institute of Functional Medicine.
- Nutrient Overview – this page contains more information regarding each of the individual nutrients / botanicals mentioned here.
- Article from Dr. Mercola – he calls this the “most important paper he has ever written” and discusses the importance of vitamin D3.
Nutrients / Botanicals
Please read the Institute of Functional Medicine handout in the first link in “online resources” section.
Promotion of Immune Resilience / No Symptoms
For my patients I recommend Foundational Nutrients. This consists of a multivitamin/mineral, fish oil, vitamin D, plant nutrients and a probiotic. This helps to reduce inflammation. It is important to also consume a whole foods diet and avoid excess sugars, processed foods, artificial colors/preservatives, etc in your diet.
Essential Multi – 3 capsules taken 1 time daily.
D3-5000 with K2 – 1 capsule taken 1 time daily.
OmegaPure EPA DHA 1000 – 1 capsule 2-3 times daily.
NutriDyn Fruits and Greens – 1 scoop 1 times daily.
Ultra Biotic Daily Multi Strain – 1 capsule 2 times daily.
Immune Support – 1 capsule daily.
If symptomatic, or positive test results, I would personally use the following nutrient protocol. I would continue with the multi, fish oil, greens, and probiotic. Not knowing a vitamin D blood test I would recommend 5000-10000 IU daily of D3 with K2. If a serum test is known and low (optimal is 55-65) I would dose higher. Vitamin D is critically important for immune support.
Immune Support – 4 capsules 2 times daily. This contains zinc and medicinal mushrooms for immune support.
Nerve Eze – 3 capsules 3 times daily for two weeks. This is the PEA mentioned in the IFM article.
Herbal Eze – 3 capsules 2 times daily for curcumin and ginger support.
AllerPro – 2 capsules 3 times daily for quercetin support.
Vitamin A – **CAUTION** Do not use this dosing regimen if you are pregnant. You should not consume over 8000 IU of preformed vitamin A if you are pregnant. Vitamin A is depleted very quickly in viral illnesses. Using a higher dose of vitamin A can help prevent a deficiency. This product I am using has 25,000 IU per one capsule. I recommend taking 300,000 IU (12 capsules) daily for two days loading dose. Then 150,000 IU (6 capsules) daily for three days. Then 75,000 IU (3 capsules) daily for three days. Then 50,000 IU (2 capsules) daily for three days. Then 25,000 IU (1 capsule) daily for one week.
Liposomal Sleep – 2 full droppers at bedtime for melatonin support. Each dose (2 droppers) is 5 milligrams of melatonin. IFM recommendations are 5-20 milligrams daily for antiviral support.
NAC 600 – 1 capsule three times daily for NAC antiviral and mucolytic support. NAC is also a direct precursor to glutathione.
Vitamin C 1000 Complex – 2 tablets 2-4 times daily. Each one tablet is 1000 milligrams, 0r 1 gram, of buffered vitamin C.
Supporting yourself with stress management, healthy exercise, adequate sleep, proper hydration and whole foods diet is important in the prevention and management of viral illnesses. I hope this helps provide you with some basics on what can be helpful to take.