Nutritional Supplements and Specialty Products to Maximize your Immune System against COVID-19

By Don McCann, MA,

All nutrition starts with what you eat. From the BioMed Center in NE: 

“Good health starts in the gut. Take care of your microbiome. After all, your digestive system is full of bacteria that belong there. Eat whole foods as much as possible. Avoid processed foods, anything that comes in a box, and toxins.”

Many of you already eat a healthy diet. If not, now would be a great time to start as an unhealthy diet can leach valuable nutrients, vitamins and minerals that your immune system needs. A good diet and healthy gut dramatically increase the effectiveness of supplement dosing. Get as many of your vitamins from fresh fruits and vegetables. Green leafy vegetables are an incredible source of the nutrients and vitamins you need.

Vitamin C may be the most important supplement to add.

From Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Mar 3, 2020:

  • Shanghai
    Government Officially Recommends Vitamin C for COVID-19
    “(OMNS Mar 3, 2020) The government of Shanghai, china has announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with high amounts of intravenous vitamin C. Dosage recommendations vary with severity of illness, from 50 to 200 milligrams per kilogram body weight per day to as much as 200 mg/kg/day… .”

  • …“Dr. Chang and Dr. Yanagisawa both recommend oral vitamin C for prevention of COVID-19 infection.”

From Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 28, 2020: Vitamin C and COVID-19 Coronavirus:

  • ,,,“What to do. If you do nothing else, start taking vitamin C right away, at least 3 grams a day, spread right across the day. That’s a 1000 milligram capsule every 8 hours, or a level teaspoon of powder dissolved in a pint or so of water, drink all through the day.”

  • “If someone tells you it’s not proven, consider two things:

1. Nothing is proven to work against COVID-19, because it is a new

2. Vitamin C has worked against every single virus including influenzas, pneumonia, and even poliomyelitis.”

From Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Jan 26, 2020. Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus.

  • “The physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. The following inexpensive supplemental levels are recommended for adults: for children reduce these in proportion to body weight.

  • Vitamin C: 3000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.

  • Vitamin D3: 2000 international Units daily. (start with 5000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2000)

  • Magnesium: 400 mg daily (in citrate, malate, chelate, or chloride form)

  • Zinc: 20 mg daily

  • Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily”

 The physicians at the BioMed Center NE, March 16, 2020, recommend the following:

Supplement Dosing Recommendations for Maximum Efficacy & Absorption:

  • Vitamin C: 1000 mg, 2-4 times a day

  • Vitamin D: 5000-10000 IU, daily for 2 weeks

  • Selenium: 100mg, once daily

  • Astragalus: 500 mg, daily”

I hope from these recommendations you can see a way to give yourself additional nutritional support to fight COVID-19. Some other specialty products that are recommended by health care professionals and suggested from the literature about them to further help your immune system against airborne viruses are:  

  • Use a neti pot or similar nasal irrigation device twice a day to flush the sinuses which can wash out the beginnings of an infection before it takes hold, be sure to use pure water, not from the faucet and some form of salt additive. Additional things that may be added are Argentum23 (Colloidal Silver), or XLear Nasal Wash.

  • Drink plenty of water and add lemon to alkalize your body

  • Bach Flower Rescue Remedy, a mind/body/spirit treatment to calm and integrate.

  • Virotox, a bioactive homeopathic, to bring your immune system to a high level to fight viruses

  • Zinc lozenges, especially with elderberry

  • Zicam Cold-eeze, helps prevent airborne viruses like the cold which is a coronavirus

  • Minimize your electromagnetic radiation (EMR)

  • OnGuard or Thieves to protect against pathogens.

  • Zavita from First Fitness Nutrition, an antioxidant and mineral rich formula from the Amazon rain forest that helps strengthen the immune system, decreases pain and inflammation. Dr. Kaufman recently addressed in a webinar how he feels that taking Zavita is one of the best preventative actions against COVID-19.

  • Biomega, from First Fitness Nutrition, vitamins, minerals, amino acids, phytonutrients, and antioxidants that help soothe the stomach, enhance nutrient absorption and supports digestive health

  • Fit To A Tea, from First Fitness Nutrition, whole body detoxifying tea

(First Fitness Nutrition products can be ordered at 1-800-621-4348. Use Ref. # 38039201 so you can order directly from the company without a membership)

Karin Zabriskie, a SET therapist, has found another program that has proven successful in many cases. Please contact her for more information if you are interested (520-861-2938;

Again, let me reiterate, these are only suggestions made from other reliable sources, and I suggest that you further research these suggestions before using. I am only passing this information on.

Special thank you to Dr. Lee Cowden (ACIM); Sherry Bell, Holistic Health Specialist; and to these SET Therapists – Ann Dorwin, Ann-Marie Lancaster, Michele Weissman, Karin Zabriskie; for sharing their sources with me so I can
pass this information on to you.

The next installment (#4) will cover how saunas and other supplements can help you fight COVID-19.

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