Natural Supplements That Will Boost Your Immune System
These supplements are effective for boosting the immune system and have antiviral effects. They can be used for prevention and also to help recover if you get sick. Which ones to choose and how much to take should be individualized to your particular needs so please get guidance from a provider that is knowledgeable in safe nutritional supplementation.
Curcumin 500-1,000 mg twice a day
Curcumin has been shown to reduce inflammation and decrease viral activity for COVID-19.
Quercitin 1000 mg twice a day
Quercetin is found in fruits and vegetables and has a wide range of benefits, including decreasing viral growth.
Zinc (acetate, citrate, picolinate or glycinate) 30 mg daily
A large body of research shows that zinc has strong anti-viral properites against many viruses.
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) 600 mg twice a day
N-acetylcysteine promotes the production of glutathione, a potent antioxidant that supports immune function and reduces the severity of the flu.
Vitamin D 5000 IU daily
Vitamin D enhances immune system function, reduces viral growth, and can reduce upper respiratory infections.
Vitamin A 10,000 IU daily (do not take large doses if pregnant!)
Vitamin A is anti-inflammatory, enhances immune function, and supports the lining of the respiratory tract.
Vitamin C 1000 to 3000 mg daily
Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting various cellular functions of the immune system. Vitamin C has been used in hospital ICUs to treat COVID-19 infection.
Melatonin 5-20 mg
In addition to promoting restful sleep, melatonin has been shown to reduce inflammation.
Green tea 4 cups daily or EGCG 225 mg daily
In addition to reducing inflammation, green tea enhances the immune system and targets one of the processes involved in COVID-19 replication.
Reservatrol 100-150 mg twice daily
Resveratrol, a natural compound found in red grapes, has many beneficial health effects and has been shown in the lab to attack a relative of the COVID-19 virus.
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