The Supplements I am Taking During the Pandemic

Currently, the best way to protect yourself from covid19 is social distancing and sheltering-in-place (stay at home). After all you can’t catch the virus if you’re not exposed to it! 

Today’s post is about some additional measures I take to keep myself as healthy as possible throughout this pandemic. 

Please read my previous post on staying-at-home and social-distancing guidelines, as well as personal hygiene practices to protect from and prevent the spread of Covid-19.

Now, I will share some of the supplements I personally take to support my body’s natural ability to protect against infection.  The following natural immune stimulating and anti-pathogen agents are likely safe to take before and during COVID-19 virus infection.

BUT  this is FYI ONLY, please do your own research, and check with your doctor, pharmacist or healthcare practitioner first before starting any new supplements.  

These are the supplements (brands) I’m taking now:

Vitamin D (Genestra D-Mulsion) is known to enhance the function of immune cells, including T-cells and macrophages, that protect your body against pathogens. Studies show that low vitamin D levels are associated with an increased risk of respiratory diseases, including asthma, tuberculosis, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as viral and bacterial respiratory infection.

Vitamin C – (LivOn Labs Lipo-Spheric® Vitamin C and AOR Vitamin C) supports immunity in two main ways: 1. Encouraging the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes, which help protect the body against infection, 2. Vitamin C is an antioxidant which protects these white blood cells from free radical damage.

Vitamin A (Genestra A-Mulsion) – plays a central role in immune response and also helps the skin and mucous membranes repel bacteria and viruses more effectively. Excessive, chronic intake of of vitamin A, is toxic. Do not exceed 10,000 IU per day. Do not take if you’re pregnant.  

Garlic – (Allimax) contains a stabilized form of allicin, a sulphur compound found in garlic that react with micro-organisms and penetrate their cell walls and blocks the microbe’s virulence.

Oregano extract – (OregaRESP by North American Herbs and Spices)  – Supports the respiratory and immune systems, boosts the body’s natural abilities to fight germs and viruses. As a powerful bacteria and fungal fighter, OregaRESP from North American Herb and Spice is clinically researched and tested. This dried herbal blend consists of wild high mountain oregano P73 herb, wild mountainous sage, and cumin (high mountain blend).

Micronized mushrooms – (Purica Complete 360 Stress & Immune Support)  -Micronized mushrooms are tiny, highly absorbable particles or mushrooms. Many mushrooms are considered medicinal and regulate immunity to increase resistance to infections while minimizing damaging inflammation.  Purica Complete 360 contains a synergistic blend of Ashwagandha and eight medicinal mushrooms (incl. Reishi, Maitake, Lion’s Mane, Chaga, Cordyceps) to support immunity, strengthen the body’s response to stress and optimize health.

For my overall general health, I also take MegaFoods Multi-Vitamin, Sealicious Omega-3 fish oil, and Terry Naturally CuraPro Optimum (curcumin extract).

Lastly don’t forget that your diet is the first and foremost consideration when it comes staying healthy. For more health and diet tips, please stay tuned with my blog. Thanks for reading and my best wishes to you and your family for health and happy!

Author: vickinutritionist

As a graduate with honours from the Institute of Holistic Nutrition in Toronto, Vicki is a Registered Nutrition Consultant Practitioner, also holding a Bachelor of Arts Degree from the University of Toronto. Before founding Health by Nutrition™, Vicki worked as manager and principal nutritionist at Canada's largest weight management and nutrition centre. During her tenure, she helped hundreds of clients lose weight and reach their health goals. Her experience and extensive training in weight management and holistic nutrition makes her an exceptional coach to become your partner in success. Vicki is a professional member in good standing with the Canadian Association of Natural Nutrition Practitioners.

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