Supplements I am keeping on hand for Coronavirus….
I am not going to give a long commentary about the virus, or the media coverage. But, I have been speaking with friends and family and they have asked me if I am keeping any specific items on hand in case the virus becomes widespread. I bought masks weeks ago, but I wanted to be prepared with immune-supportive measures too.
Below is the complete list of what I am keeping on hand for my family in case Coronavirus becomes an issue in our house. I have been slowly collecting these items over the last month, and I am sharing them here in case it may be helpful. All of these things are widely available and not overly expensive. My collection focuses on immune-supporting rather than immune-stimulating. Some folks have already asked about this. That is why I have not included things like echinacea or elderberry.
I would not consider this in lieu of treatment by a doctor. I am merely sharing the supportive measures I personally support if we are engaging in-home care. I have listed resources and studies at the end of this article.
Note: this is not meant as medical advice or an alternative to treatment by a doctor or going to the hospital. I plan to do both if needed!
Ester or Liposomal Vitamin C (500mg up to 5 times per day) (immune supportive)
Alpha Lipoic Acid (250mg 1-2 times per day) (immune supportive) *note that in high doses this can be a natural heavy metal chelator. Skip this if you have heavy metal issues!
Cat’s Claw Nano by Quicksilver 350-450 mg per day (antiviral)
Resveratrol 250mg twice per day (immune supportive)
note that resveratrol downregulated NF-kb which is implicated in lung inflammation. See these studies:
“Curcumin and resveratrol inhibit nuclear factor-kappaB-mediated cytokine expression in adipocytes see study link below.
https://nutritionandmetabolism.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1743-7075-5-17 (must copy and paste this link. Sorry!
This is my favorite probiotic, period. It is prescription strength and is SIBO and Histamine friendly.
Bifido Maximus start with a small scoop in water before bed and work up to 1 big scoop in water before bed
Glutagenics by Metagenics: Good for gut Healing. ½ -1 scoop per day in water depending on size of the person.
Chinese Medicine Support: (note: I use Kan herbals because they are made in the USA)
Both of these herbs have been studied for viral pneumonia. See the study below. I am not giving out dosages here because you should consult with your OMD. I plan to start with 20 drops 3-6 times per day for me. Note: you can buy these formulas on https://www.camformulas.com/
Li Fei Lung support is for clearing mucus. So, I plan to use it to clear mucous and not before. (Phelm arises from congealed dampness)
Qing Fei Clearing is for lung heat and fire symptoms. Think sticky mucous, red tongue with yellow coating. It is appropriate for when a cough has settled deep in the lungs and there is restlessness, agitation, and symptoms of heat like symptoms.
Aconite 200c. At the onset of symptoms (3 pellets every 4 hours for the first 24 hours)
Banerji Protocol and here. This is a homeopathic protocol for viral pneumonia. I would plan on starting this as soon as someone has a cough. The goal is to prevent the virus from moving into the pneumonia stage. You can purchase these all on amazon. Please note that 200c and 6x designate potencies.
Kali Carb 200c
Aconite (Aconitum Napellus) 200c + Bryonia 30c in alteration with Chelidonium majus 6x every 3 hours
Generally, I recommend mixing these in a glass of water and mixing it with a spoon until dissolved. Take a sip of water after stirring every 3 hours. That will allow your bottles to last longer. Stirring the remedies is important as it potentizes the remedies before drinking. *some say not to use a metal spoon. I do, but if you are worried about that canceling out the remedy, just shake in a bottle or jar.
Fresh ginger juice 2oz. 2-4 times per day (keeping frozen) I bought a cheap juicer on Amazon for $25 to juice my organic ginger root and organic lemons.
Note: You can buy ginger juice on amazon if making it yourself is not possible.
Bone and vegetable broth 4-6 cups per day for hydration (keeping frozen) *note also that I advise making your own vegetable and bone broth. I use 2 cups each of carrots, celery, onions, shitake mushrooms, zucchini, and 1/2 bulb garlic. I use 1 entire bunch of parley in my ‘sick’ broths because it is very high in potassium. * Whole foods carries inexpensive bones and chicken feet in their freezer section to make bone broth with. You can bone and vegetable broth together if you want.
This book is GOLD!! Herbal Antivirals by Stephen Buhner (he has one called Herbal Antibiotics that is also FANTASTIC) I got the ginger juice protocol from his book.
Two studies that show the use of Vitamin C in SARS and Coronavirus.
2019 Study of TCM for viral pneumonia
2017 Study using Resveratrol in MERS-CoV in-vitro
Alpha Lipoic Acid boosts glutathione, antioxidant, anti-viral