For decades I have taken a maintenance daily dose of the following nutrients. I’ve never, ever had a ‘flu vaccination – because I’ve never needed one! I simply don’t get ill with colds or ‘flu.
At times I will wonder if I might have picked up a ‘bug’ and my immune system is fighting it off. Then I will ‘step up’ these infection-fighters for a day or two and nothing – either viral or bacterial – is able to take hold.
Good to do anyway
So – this is just good to do anyway. But anything that boosts the immune system can only be helpful in case the coronavirus becomes more widespread. The difference between the 4 out of 5 cases of coronavirus who have a mild illness – and the 1 out of 5 cases that develop into pneumonia – is the health and strength of the immune system.
Corona Virus: What To Do
It is important to maintain optimal levels of nutrients, particularly vitamins A, C, and D. Most people have suboptimal vitamin A and C levels. These nutrients have antiviral abilities and are able to support the immune system when it is under viral attack.Read more here . . .
Vitamin C and the Coronavirus
Viral pneumonia is a dangerous condition with a poor clinical prognosis. When sepsis happens, the cytokine surge caused by sepsis is activated, and neutrophils in the lungs accumulate in the lungs, destroying alveolar capillaries. Vitamin C can effectively prevent this process. Read more here . . .
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Beta-Carotene (vitamin A) plays a central role in normal immune function. ‘No nutritional deficiency is more consistently synergistic with infectious disease than that of vitamin A. Vitamin A deficiency is associated with widespread alterations in mucosal surfaces, including that of the respiratory tract. Read more . . .
Dietary zinc deficiency is recognised as a worldwide problem. It is associated with increased susceptibility to infections and poor immune function. The World Health Organisation now recommends zinc supplementation to individuals in resource-poor settings.
Neem helps boost your immune system. It possesses anti-bacterial, anti-viral and anti-fungal properties Read more here . . .
Research has shown that probiotics can contribute to the general health of their host by resisting the colonization of the digestive system by harmful microorganisms, and contributing to the nutrition of the host, and enhancing immunity. Read more here . . .
L. reuteri yoghurt
Along with it’s many, many other health benefits, the probiotic, L. reuteri can also benefit the immune system. For instance, by reducing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines while promoting regulatory T cell development and function.
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