COVID-19: Prevention Vitamins To Boost Your Immune System

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In a change to my usual blog posts, I wanted to write one relevant to the current situaton.

It’s a very challenging time to say the least, but I’m here to hopefully offer some advice.

What we know about COVID-19

It’s a respiratory-system attacking virus that thrives on low immune systems. The older and/or weaker your immune and respiratory systems are, the higher risk you are of contracting the more severe symptoms.

Although there is no cure or tablet to take for preventing COVID-19, there are some supplements that we can take to support our immune system.

Boosting our immune & respiratory systems against Covid-19

We’re all asking the same questions… How do we boost our immune and respiratory systems?

Vitamins. Exercise. Sleep. Essential Oils. Limiting exposure to the outside world, taking protective measure when needed.

Vitamins to take protect against Covid-19

Vitamin C – found in fruits and vegetables. In the US, some doctors treated COVID-19 patients with 1500mg Vitamin C dissolving tablets. Why? Well, Vitamin C is vital for boosting the immune system.

Here’s a news story that backs this claim

Vitamin D – can found in sunlight and supplements/spray form. Vitamin D is very important for the immune system. Flu and colds are at their weakest in summer… Why? Well, the sun is out. And, the sun is the best and main source of Vitamin D. Vitamin D supplements are vital during the winter and autumn months, as they keep flues and colds at bay.

Here’s an article that supports this point

Omega 3, 6, 9 – you can get Omega 3, 6, 9 from fish and Cod Liver Oil. Beware: Cod Liver Oil capsules tend to lead to a reflux, which brings the fish oil back up… Gross!

For more information on taking fish oil supplements during this Coronavirus pandemic, click here

Zinc – found in fish, some vegetables, beans/pulses, seeds and some nuts. It supports the growth and development of healthy immune cells. The healthier the immune cells, the better the likelihood of beating or preventing this virus.

Find out more about the benefits of zinc by clicking here

Vitamin B Complex – Vitamin B helps the body make new red blood cells, which carry oxygen throughout the body. It also helps keep the immune system strong. Biotin is essential for healthy hair, nails, and nerve function.

More information on Vitamin B Complex

Vitamin E – a powerful antioxidant that helps the body fight off infection. Foods rich in vitamin E include nuts, seeds and spinach.

Read all about vitamin E

Vitamin A – new research suggests that vitamin A helps the immune system ‘forget’ past infections, supports to build immunity, and leads to a more tolerant immune system lessening likelihood of infection.

Vitamin A – the benefits

All these supplements, although not proven to cure or prevent coronavirus itself have been proven to increase and strengthen the immune system. According to what we know, a strong immune system is what we need to fight this virus. It’s a no-brainer really…

Other ways to protect against Covid-19

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Exercise

Do a home video, or go out for a walk/run… Move more where and when possible.

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Sleep

Sleep for eight hours, and sleep deeply. Having problems doing this? Spraying lavender oil on pillows before sleeping helps. Also, practice sleep hygiene.

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Essential Oils

Essential Oils? Oregano oil and doTERRA Onguard.

Having regular steam baths help. Infusing essential oils into a steam bath (bowl of boiling water), stand with head over it, placing a towel over your head as you inhale helps to support, clear the respiratory system, cleansing it of any blockages.

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Limit going outside

Don’t go out for picnics or to celebrate 420. Go out for walks or to get food. But, wear gloves and masks while out, to protect yourself.

Please stay safe, stay well and stay blessed. Special thanks to those at the front-line from retail employees who stack our supermarket shelves, to the medics that treat us and delivery people that deliver our parcels. Without them, it’d be much, much worse.

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