WE would love to to have the best Immune System for supporting oncoming viruses. Please read attached PDF with references.
Covid-19 (and its variants) is not only a respiratory disease: it affects the whole body. To date, despite the impressive outcomes of vaccination, no “magic bullet” or cure has been identified to combat Covid-19. Vaccination is an essential and core part of the solution, however appears that it will take some time to achieve adequate levels that provide herd immunity world-wide.
Here we outline some of the known antiviral or immune supporting properties for a range of nutrients as well as emerging re-purposed use of some supplements. Key nutrients that we recommend are: B-Vitamins (B1 – Thiamine, B2 – Riboflavin, B3 – Niacin, B5 – Pantothenic Acid, B6 – Pyridoxine and Pyridoxal-5-Phosphate, B12 – Cobalamin) Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Magnesium, Quercetin, Zinc
The B Vitamin Group play an essential role in cell functioning, energy metabolism and immune function.
Vitamin C Anti-Inflammatory, antioxidant and immune enhancing properties, including increased synthesis of Type I Interferons. 9-11 Quercetin 27 2 Direct viricidal properties against a range of viruses including SARSCoV-2. It is also a potent antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent.
Quercetin acts as a zinc ionophore and it is likely that with Vitamin C has synergistic prophylactic benefits.
Zinc Elemental Zinc at doses of 30-50mg per day inhibit RNA dependent polymerase vitro against SARS-CoV-2 virus and is essential for innate and adaptive immunity.
Vitamin D3 Vitamin D insufficiency has been associated with an increased risk of death from SARS-CoV-2. A recent study of residents in a longterm care facility demonstrated that those residents who took Vitamin D supplementation had a much lower risk of dying from Covid-19.
Magnesium Both in human and animal models, evidence is showing that magnesium plays a key role in the immune and anti-inflammatory response as a co-factor for immunoglobulin synthesis, C’3 convertase, immune cell adherence, antibody-dependent cytolysis, IgM lymphocyte binding, macrophage response lymphokines and T-helper B cell adherence.