Your Essential COVID19 Immune Arsenal
COVID19 has changed everything for all of us and can project a frightening and unpredictable future. But what to do? Wear a mask? Wash your hands? Exercise social distancing when appropriate? People ask my opinion on those questions all the time and my answer is “I prefer to be considerate to my fellow humans and error on the side of caution.” But let’s face it, I work in a pharmacy, the people I come in contact with everyday pose a more than a likely risk of being exposed to all kinds of cooties.
When COVID19 started I did a deep dive on as much research as I could get my hands on.
Let’s start with the first ingredient Vitamin C. In a recent study entitled, Unusual’ IV High-Dose Vitamin C Success Story in COVID-19 by Kate Kneisel, published in MedPage Today, the results were a compelling case for vitamin C.
“Remarkable improvement clinically and on chest x-ray”.”
The next ingredient is Zinc! We know that COVID19 is an RNA virus. Simply put, RNA carries out the instructions of our DNA. All viruses are really parasites. They must have a host to survive. COVID19 attaches to our cell and releases its RNA, which in turn attaches and literally hijacks our RNA, then replicates and spreads throughout our body. Zinc prevents that attachment. Research reports from the National Institutes of Health, NIH, gives zinc a thumbs up in fighting the virus.*
“Potential role of zinc supplementation in prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19”*
“It may be hypothesized that Zn supplementation may be of potential benefit for prophylaxis and treatment of COVID-19.”*
The next ingredient is Vitamin D3. Here’s what the research in the Journal of the American Medical Assoc. has to say:
“Vitamin D treatment has been found to decrease the incidence of viral respiratory tract infection, especially in patients with vitamin D deficiency.”*
Early data shows that COVID19 produces ion channels, thus changing the function of the infected human cells. Magnesium has a profound impact as it blocks the “viral ion channel” in the body while protecting against oxidation.
And finally Immune Restore+, a unique and powerful immune support formula by NeuroBiologix with Beta Glucans, Cordyceps, Astragulus, Andrographis,Turkey Tail and Echinacea. Beta-Glucans are known as "biological response modifiers" because of their ability to activate the immune system. Immunologists have discovered that receptors on the surface of innate immune cells called dectin-1 and complement receptor 3 are responsible for binding to beta-glucans, allowing the immune cells to activate more easily. New studies have shown that many pathogens have the ability to suppress immune activation. By utilizing Beta Glucans 1,3/1,6 - the body may be able to overcome the immune suppression activity of these pathogenic agents.*And finally, Fruits and veggies. A lot of them. The antioxidants and bioflavonoids in fruits and vegetables are critical for good immune health. It is recommended that we consume 5 to 7 servings a day. But let’s be honest, I don’t eat as many as recommended. So, I add a scoop of NeuroBiologix Super Greens to a tall glass of water or smoothie. It provides 20+ servings of a high ORAC value found in fruits and veggies and comes in Berry, Chocolate, Strawberry/Kiwi and Pineapple. Yum!