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  • Writer's pictureMary Heim, RPh, FAAFM

Supplements for Immune Support

Updated: Apr 10, 2020

Many patients have been requesting advice concerning supplement support during the Coronavirus (COVID) pandemic.

Here are some options:

  • Melatonin--thought to reduce severity of the immune system exaggerated reaction to COVID. DOSE: 3mg to 40mg at bedtime.

  • Vitamin C--Preventative 2000mg twice daily. If infected, take 2000mg every hour until loose bowels. Use that Max dose as your total daily dose but divided into 4 times daily.

  • Vitamin D3--boost immune system and reduces inflammatory response. DOSE: 5,000 to 10,000IU per day.

  • Zinc--thought to reduce viral replication. DOSE: up to 50mg twice daily OR zinc lozenges four times daily

  • Quercetin---Used in combination with zinc to reduce inflammatory lung response to COVID. May help zinc penetrate into cells to fight virus at cellular level. DOSE: 400mg twice daily.

  • Vitamin A---may have anti-viral activity. DOSE 10,000U twice daily preventative and 20,000U twice daily if infected

  • N-Acetyl Cysteine--used in combination with zinc to reduce inflammatory lung response to COVID and provide liver support. DOSE: 900mg twice daily

  • Immune Modulating Herbs (Astagalus, Elde Berry, Andrographis, Echinacea, green tea etc) and Mushrooms in Immune Health products like Viracid from OrthoMolecular or ImmunoDefend from Optiuma

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