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Covid-19... Meds, Supplements etc

sgaimll

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As per title, has anyone been taking anything for immune health, prevention or recovery at this time? Or any suggestions for things to look into?
 
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Swim15

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That being said, overall lifestyle of diet is going to be one of the bigger factors.

As far as other things that I feel help - lots of spices/herbs, anything with antibacterial activity, vitamin C, zinc, NAC, elderberry, and I like cats claw although not sure if there’s anything to it on supporting immune function.
 

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That being said, overall lifestyle of diet is going to be one of the bigger factors.

As far as other things that I feel help - lots of spices/herbs, anything with antibacterial activity, vitamin C, zinc, NAC, elderberry, and I like cats claw although not sure if there’s anything to it on supporting immune function.
Its a virus..
 

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Make sure you all get plenty of beta-glucans in your diet, as there's a reasonable amount of research to suggest they may have a fairly potent anti-viral effect in general. So eat plenty of foodstuffs like mushrooms and oats in your daily diet. And even if they don't combat the virus much, they're still healthy to consume for other reasons, so a good adjustment to make.
 

sgaimll

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Thanks guys. I bought a truck-load of echinacea a few weeks ago from a place here in the UK. And have taken vit C and berberine on and off for a little while. Will keep reading around some of those other bits too.
 

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Have read a lot recently to say that vitamin D is well worth taking. So I’d add it in also. I take it anyway due to practically never seeing the sun in Ireland. Haha edited to add: if you’re taking vitamin D take magnesium as it helps. Especially in those who have low vitamin d levels.
 
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The Charmer

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I came across this article a while back which goes through some of the research:


TL;DR: The key ones are stuff that helps regulate blood sugar (oxymatrine, berberine, Ecklonia cava - this last one has specifically been shown to inhibit regular coronaviruses).

Vitamin D for sure (I also think that vitamin D from the sun maybe one reason why homeless people seem not to be dying from this). Now it’s sunny outside I think that’s better than supplementing it.

Lastly, I think linked to the stuff on blood sugar, a low carb diet would help immensely. Not just for regulating sugar levels but also lowering inflammation.

Remember that being overweight and diabetes are the two most risky comorbidities, so focus on these areas and I think you’re covering the most important bases.

Lastly, I’d also recommend nicotine gum given smokers seem to do much better with corona.
 

sgaimll

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I came across this article a while back which goes through some of the research:


TL;DR: The key ones are stuff that helps regulate blood sugar (oxymatrine, berberine, Ecklonia cava - this last one has specifically been shown to inhibit regular coronaviruses).

Vitamin D for sure (I also think that vitamin D from the sun maybe one reason why homeless people seem not to be dying from this). Now it’s sunny outside I think that’s better than supplementing it.

Lastly, I think linked to the stuff on blood sugar, a low carb diet would help immensely. Not just for regulating sugar levels but also lowering inflammation.

Remember that being overweight and diabetes are the two most risky comorbidities, so focus on these areas and I think you’re covering the most important bases.

Lastly, I’d also recommend nicotine gum given smokers seem to do much better with corona.
Thanks for sharing. I had a look at this site and saw they sold masks too, so ended up buying a few of them 👌
 

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I'm just taking a good multivitamin and echinacea tea, supplementary vitamins C and D at the moment, but also have been self-isolated for weeks and weeks and weeks, so there's no need for me to be gobbling more ...

In general, my covid-19 self-care stuff includes elderberry extract (to inhibit viral replication), cucurmin as an antinflammatory, aspirin for the fever and potentially the clotting issue, and mucinex and lomatium (a Native American thing) to keep mucus flowing.
 
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