Anti-Coronavirus Protocol - Part 2: Supplements
Updated: Mar 24
Being prepared for potential exposure to a virus - coronavirus or other - and taking precautions against its spread is not paranoia and it's not fearful. It's wisdom. It's appropriate. It's considerate. After all, if you catch a virus, it's likely that you will spread it to others - loved ones, co-workers and even strangers - some of whom may not be able to combat it as easily as you. So, as you read this blog, I encourage you to prepare for this (and any other virus) out of a sense of personal welfare, social responsibility, and general good hygiene rather than out of any sense of fear.
Is the media blowing Coronavirus out of proportion? Watch for my upcoming blog Coronavirus: The Little Known Truth.
But if you're reading this, you want to know how to protect you and your loved ones from the coronavirus. So, let's examine the research.
The first thing to know is that you need to have your arsenal as soon as possible. Buying once you feel symptoms of what you are trying to avoid is well, a little late for this time. But at the very least it'll help for next time or for someone else in the home. And if received in time, it will typically shorten the duration and severity of the illness even when therapy is begun a little late. Better late than never.
Vitamins, Minerals, Supplements
1. Vitamin C - Obvious, but vital. During cold and flu season, there's nothing wrong with taking 2,000 mg a day. For a known exposure or that "run down," tired feeling or for any symptoms (cough, fever, shortness of breath), that can be increased to 8,000 - 10,000 mg a day for two or three days and longer if you've actually come down with the flu. (1) They should be spread out to 1,000 mg an hour up to about 10 times in a 24 hour period. After that, loose stools can ensue, so beware. The chart below lists natural foods that are rich in Vitamin C according to the National Institute of Health. (2)
2. Multivitamins: The health benefits of multivitamins include their ability to prevent and treat various diseases including cardiovascular problems, high cholesterol, as well as eye disorders and some skin conditions. (3) Multivitamins are also a good alternative if you are unable to purchase or grow your fresh vegetables. Even if you are an avid organic produce consumer, due to many years of unsustainable farming techniques and lack of allowing the land to rest and lie fallow, much of the soil is depleted of nutrients. Eat as many nutrients as you can through vitamin and mineral-rich food. But almost everyone needs a supplement, despite a great diet. What is your favorite? Mine is linked below.
3. Zinc - Zinc is packed full of helpful benefits including boosting your immune and digestive systems, reduces stress, increases metabolism, and it promotes healing of acne and wounds. Also, it is helpful in terms of pregnancy, healthy hair, skin conditions like eczema, common cold, eye care, and appetite loss. (5) It's not uncommon for people to have a zinc deficiency. 20-30 mg a day is a reasonable dose with suspected exposure to a pathogen. But don't take more than 40 mg a day of zinc since it can deplete the body's copper stores. (6) Recommendation:
4. Colloidal Silver - Colloidal silver has been used for centuries to promote good health and scientific studies continue to show effective results compared to other mainstream products against harmful organisms. (4) Colloidal silver is well known as a natural antibiotic and may be useful for periodontitis, thrush, burns, boils, abscesses, and other conditions. (5) Different colloidal silver manufacturers sell different strengths. Check out the label for how much you should use daily or here is a handy guide with different amounts according to the ppm (parts per million) / strength of your silver. [Click for Table Source].
While one can easily find colloidal silver products on the market it is very easy to make yourself in the comfort of your own home. It can be much more cost-effective than purchasing commercial colloidal silver. If you would rather skip making the product you can always purchase is already made.
5. Vitamin D3 - Vitamin D is another common vitamin deficiency in Americans. Below is the RDA for Vitamin D according to the National Institute of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements. An article published by Scientific American stated that 75% of teens and adults in the United States are Zinc deficient. (7) As you can see in the chart below Vitamin D varies by age. With a health challenge, these amounts can be increased to 4,000 IU for an adult; 2,000 IU for kids 5-10 years old; and 35 IU per pound per day for children under five years old. (8) Be cautioned that Vitamin D (along with other fat-soluble vitamins like A, K, and E) can become toxic in high doses. (9)
This list is by no means complete. This is a good start and a way to help you prioritize where to put your funds if they are limited. Besides, you definitely want to save considerable room in your medicine cabinet budget for my suggested AntiCorona Herbal Protocol.
ATTENTION: All the medical and published scientific research used as sources on the teachings in this video can be seen on the blog at the bottom of the page.
Dr. Laralyn RiverWind is a Naturopath, Master Herbalist, Biologist and Ambassador of the Georgia Tribe of Eastern Cherokee (a State Recognized Tribe). She graduated Summa Cum Laude from Valdosta State University with a B.S. in Biology. She also has considerable experience in the allopathic health industry; in emergency patient care in a level one trauma center; and extensive studies in Microbiology, Epidemiology, and Infectious Disease.
(1) Vitamin C function and status in chronic disease. Nutr Clin Care 2002;5:66-74 Jacob RA, Sotoudeh G. PubMed
(2) New developments and novel therapeutic perspectives for vitamin C. J Nutr 2007;137:2171-84 Li Y, Schellhorn HE PubMed
(3) Modern Nutrition in Health and Disease, 10th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 2006.
(4) "Spectrum of antimicrobial activity associated with ionic colloidal silver." J Altern Complement Med. 2013 PubMed
(5) Zinc requirements and the risks and benefits of zinc supplementation, Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology Volume 20, Issue 1, 10 May 2006, Pages 3-18
(6) Provisional tables on the zinc content of foods. Journal of the American Dietetic Association PubMed 1975
(7) Vitamin D deficiency soars in the U.S., study says New research suggests that most Americans are lacking a crucial vitamin. Scientific American; Light 2009
(8) Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010.
(9) RDA For Vitamin D National Institute of Health's Office of Dietary Supplements
(10) Institute of Medicine, Food and Nutrition Board. Dietary Reference Intakes for Calcium and Vitamin D. Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 2010
Disclaimer: This blog is for entertainment and educational purposes. As always, check with your physician if you're interested in implementing any natural remedies.