So it finally happened….again ? Catching the very scary COVID19 is inevitable – a virus’s main job is to travel from host to host and wreak havoc in your system. Do not lose hope – there are many natural and holistic ways you can boost your recovery and help your body fight the virus. Here are the natural ways my family and I have recovered from COVID19 ( and stayed sane while in isolation). Also – check out my anti-viral herbs and plant free ebook – to download.
- Vitamin C
Vitamin C has been used as an anti-oxidant in various diseases including viral illnesses like coronavirus disease.
You can supplement with a high quality Vitamin C effervescent tablet to effectively prevent and relieve the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections (1).
Clinical trials have shown that patients reported flu and cold symptoms decreased 85% after the administration of megadose Vitamin C. (2)
Clinically used dosages were the following :
Hourly doses of 1000 mg of Vitamin C for the first 6 hours and then 3 times daily thereafter. Those not reporting symptoms in the test group were also administered 1000-mg doses 3 times daily. (3)
When my husband and I had covid19 in January of 2022 – we used this same routine for our Vitamin C and felt considerably better. It is very important to make sure you have a high quality of Vitamin C – we used a European brand.
Vitamin C is a cofactor for many enzymes. It enhances the function of many enzymes all over the body by keeping their metal ions in the reduced form. It also acts as an antioxidant, limiting inflammation and tissue damage associated with immune responses.
We have known for a long time that nutrition is intricately linked to immunity and to the risk and severity of infections. Poorly nourished individuals are at a greater risk of various bacterial, viral, and other infections. Conversely, chronic or severe infections lead to nutritional disorders or worsen the nutritional status of affected people. Therefore, it is imperative for all of us to pay attention to our diet and nutritional status during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
2. Zinc + Magnesium + B6
One of our favourite magnesium products is ZMA – a lovely mixture of magnesium and zinc we like to have at bedtime. This must be had empty stomach so calcium does not block absorption of the magnesium. Many great brands have this and you can conveniently find it at your gym supplement stores since it is marketed for those who weight train. Women – 2 capsules and Men – 3 capsules.
Zinc is a component of many enzymes and transcription factors in cells all over the body, and inadequate zinc levels limit the individual’s ability to mount an adequate immune response to infections.
3. Vitamin D
Daily dose 4,000 iu for adults.
Getting sunlight is optimal but if you are unable to then supplementing is the next best choice.
If you supplement with Vitamin D3 then you must also add a Vitmamin K2 (mk7) in order for the vitamin D3 to be bio-available. This is also a natural supplement – 100mcg 2x weekly.
Maintaining adequate levels of vitamin D is particularly important. Vitamin D is normally produced in our skin when exposed to sunlight, and in the late winter and spring blood levels of vitamin D tend to be low because of reduced sun exposure. Staying indoors will further reduce blood levels. Although we do not have evidence at this time whether vitamin D supplements will reduce the severity of COVID-19, they might, especially among people with low levels. Because the cost of blood testing is usually more than the cost of supplements (and not appropriate while our health care system is seriously stressed), and because there are other benefits from maintaining adequate vitamin D, taking supplemental vitamin D would be reasonable for most people to consider (4).
- At this time, megadose supplements (many times the recommended dietary allowance, or RDA) do not appear justified, and these can sometimes be harmful.
- Avoid any supplements promoting wild health claims. At this time, the US Food and Drug Administration has been monitoring and warning companies offering fraudulent products claiming to prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure COVID-19.
- Nutritional supplements should be not be considered to be substitutes for a good diet, because no supplements contain all the benefits provided by healthy foods.
This is not medical advice. Please consult with your medical health care provider before starting any supplements. Always purchase high quality supplements from manufactures who batch test and give you the right ingredients. Your supplements are very delicate and need to come in clean and correct form.
If your fever is over 102 then take cold shower and allow your body to adjust. Fevers / heat is meant to fight the virus. Fevers and high temperature play an important role. Fever is a tool your immune system uses to remove viruses. Keep in touch with your doctor at this time.
During this time you need to rest and allow your body to fight the invader. Focus on bone broths, clean carbs.I hope you feel better soon and sleep as much as you can.
Take care !