As the coronavirus spreads, many are concerned about the health of themselves, family, and friends. My team and I have put together this resource page to help you navigate this trying time with some sanity and common sense. As with most viral infections, there is no treatment. Your best protection lies in keeping your health optimized. The videos and resource links below should help you shed light on what you can do toward that endeavor.
...and one more thing. As many retailers and online stores raise their prices on items related to immune health, I promise not to. As a matter of fact, I told my team today to make sure you could access our premium immune support products at a 15% discount.
What Are The Symptoms to Watch Out For?
Unlike the flu, Covid-19 does not typically manifest with a lot of nose running. The main symptoms being reported by people include coughing, difficulty breathing, fever, chills with intermittent sweating, headaches, body pain, and extreme fatigue. Many are reporting digestive symptoms as well. Though less common, these might include nausea, diarrhea, vomiting, and abdominal pain. A research study out of China claims that the GI complaints may be the first symptoms to develop for some. The same study also pointed to the fact that the virus could be transmitted through feces. (Wash your hands!)
Coronavirus Symptoms VS. Allergy Symptoms - How to tell the difference
Many suffer with chronic seasonal allergy symptoms, and because these symptoms can overlap with Covid-19 symptoms, you should be aware of the possible differences. The list below illustrates these overlapping symptoms. The video below goes into more detail on this topic.
- Difficulty Breathing
Preppers Guide: Remain Calm, Don't Panic, Be Smart, Stay Informed
Sadly, many people are scared...and when people get scared, they can panic, and when they panic, they can make bad decisions. How do you protect yourself and your family from all of this? Watch the video below.
Healthy Food Resources Discussed in the video:
Kettle and Fire Bone Broth - http://kettleandfire.com/drosborne
If You Have to Get Out & About
If you have to get out in public, near larger crowds, grocery stores, work, etc, follow common sense guidelines to protect yourself and others from potential spread. Washing hands, avoid closed spaces with people and large crowds, stay home if you feel sick...and maintain your own health by making smart decisions about what you eat, sunshine, sleep, exercise, etc.
Using The Amino Acid, NAC, For Immune Support (Push Play)
One of the reasons the elderly are at greater risk is because they typically have more health issues, take more medications, and have lower muscle mass. Pre-existing diseases like heart disease, diabetes, cancer, and autoimmunity are commonly treated with medications that have known side effects that include suppressing the immune system. So when they get sick, they can "go down harder". I discussed this issue in greater depth in the prepper's video above. If you haven't watched it already, I suggest you scroll up and get informed. The video below discusses how ensuring adequate protein and the proper supplementation with the right amino acids can help keep you and your loved ones healthy.
Research backed amino acids known to support immune function include NAC, AKA N-Acetyl-Cysteine, L-glutamine, and L-Lysine
NAC Supplement - https://bit.ly/32piGPB
L-Glutamine Supplement - https://bit.ly/2q6bZmi
Virid (Contains L-Lysine & Many of the Nutrients listed below) - https://bit.ly/2U1gY4Q
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- Geiler J, Michaelis M, Naczk P, et al. N-acetyl-L-cysteine (NAC) inhibits virus replication and expression of pro-inflammatory molecules in A549 cells infected with highly pathogenic H5N1 influenza A virus. Biochem Pharmacol. 2010;79(3):413–420.
- Singh BB, Udani J, Vinjamury SP, et al. Safety and effectiveness of an L-lysine, zinc, and herbal-based product on the treatment of facial and circumoral herpes. Altern Med Rev. 2005;10(2):123–127.
- Calder PC, Yaqoob P. Glutamine and the immune system. Amino Acids. 1999;17(3):227–241.
Research Supports the Role of These Nutrients in Immune Function (Push Play)
Below is a list of nutrients, their functions, and supplements that I recommend you concentrate on right now to support your immune system.
Virid (Immune support formula with multiple ingredients) - https://www.glutenfreesociety.org/shop/supplements/immune-support/virid/
Vitamin C - Hundreds of research studies illustrate the important role that vitamin C plays in immune function. Many of these studies show benefit and protection of vitamin C in those infected with different viral types. Research has shown that vitamin C can help reduce the duration of the common cold. A research study is currently underway measuring the impact of IV vitamin C therapy in those with Covid-19.
Vitamin D - Numerous scientific studies show the benefit of vitamin D on immune function. A research review recently published in the Harvard Gazette showed that vitamin D helped to protect against both colds and flu
Vitamin A - is involved in a number of functions that help to improve and regulate immune system function. Vitamin A helps to recruit and helps activate white blood cells. The lining of the lung tissue requires vitamin A for proper maintenance.
Zinc - This mineral has more than 300 enzymatic functions in the human body. Many of these functions revolve around the immune system. Some of them include regulating the immune cells that help destroy viruses and bacteria, some include regulating the maturation and response of immune cells as a whole. Studies have shown that zinc supplementation shortens the duration of the common cold. The effect of zinc supplementation is enhanced when given with other vitamins and minerals.
Covid-19 - Who is at greatest risk?
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- Ran L, Zhao W, Wang J, et al. Extra Dose of Vitamin C Based on a Daily Supplementation Shortens the Common Cold: A Meta-Analysis of 9 Randomized Controlled Trials. Biomed Res Int. 2018;2018:1837634.
- Schwalfenberg G. Vitamin D for influenza. Can Fam Physician. 2015;61(6):507.
- Zhou, Jian, et al. Preventive Effects of Vitamin D on Seasonal Influenza A in Infants: A Multicenter, Randomized, Open, Controlled Clinical Trial. Pediatr Infect Dis J 2018;37:749–754.
- Sandstead HH, Prasad AS. Zinc intake and resistance to H1N1 influenza. Am J Public Health. 2010;100(6):970–971.
- Hemilä H. Zinc lozenges and the common cold: a meta-analysis comparing zinc acetate and zinc gluconate, and the role of zinc dosage. JRSM Open. 2017;8(5):2054270417694291.
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** The products, supplements, vitamins, minerals, herbs, etc mentioned in these videos and article are not intended to mitigate, prevent, treat, diagnose, or cure COVID-19 in people. There currently are no vaccines, pills, potions, lotions, lozenges or other prescription or over the-counter products available to treat or cure coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) The information in these videos, and article is provided for educational purposes and should not be construed as medical advice.