Aside from Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Elderberry Syrup, there are several Immune boosting supplements and natural foods that are extremely effective against virus exposure and shortening the length of time you experience symptoms.
But the reality is, you probably haven't heard of them or don't see them getting a lot of hype for these purposes.
What Supplements Are Effective At Protecting Against Viruses Like The Coronavirus?
Below we share our top supplements and hacks for boosting your own immune system aside from the foundational health habits such as eating the right foods, sauna and cold showers, sleeping enough, and avoiding alcohol (uh oh... didn't you know alcohol decreases the immune system's ability to fight foreign invaders?)
Raw garlic or supplements such as high dose Allicin are huge for the immune system.
Not only can they be effective with a viral or bacterial infection, but they can also be a fantastic anti-cancer food as well!
When dosing with raw garlic, a simple trick is to finely chop one clove and let it sit on the cutting board for about 10 minutes. This allows the necessary chemical reactions to take place for the medicinal benefits.
Then add it to a little bit of water and shoot it back down the hatch.
All the benefits without the bad breath! Follow this link for a more in-depth explanation and instructions.
2. Therazinc Spray or Zinc Lozenges
Zinc is huge for the immune system. Anytime our kids are sick or I am feeling run down from lack of sleep, I always take a few sprays of this spray or pop a zinc lozenge to give my immune system a needed boost.
3. Mushroom Extracts
It is seldom talked about in conventional medical communities, but in the functional medicine space and the holistic cancer forums, mushroom extracts are a hot topic given their immune boosting and adaptogenic properties.
If you could take something that ramped up your immune system in efforts to prevent infection or to aid in fighting an existing one, why wouldn't you?
There is a reason this stuff, like all the toilet paper in Lafayette parish, is sold out.
While CBD oil and Hemp extract are touted for their relaxing, anti-inflammatory, and sleep promoting benefits, they are also extremely potent immune boosting compounds.
If you have read anything about your body's own Endocannabinoid system, you know that we have CB1 and CB2 receptors throughout the body that CBD and THC both act upon and elicit their medicinal benefits.
While the majority of CB1 receptors are found in the brain and central nervous system, loads of CB2 receptors can be found in the immune system, particularly the macrophages.
A macrophage is a type of white blood cell, which is part of your immune system. The human immune system is responsible for identifying, destroying, and removing all foreign substances from the body.
Yea... that sounds like a good thing to have on hand when exposed to a virus... right?
5. Astragalus Root
Astragalus has been found to have both antiviral and immune-enhancing properties.
Research shows that the 50 or so different compounds in astragalus work by stimulating immune cells, such as T cells, phagocytes, and macrophages, to fight off disease.
While most people are running and reaching for Vitamin C, if dealing with a viral infection, you'd be wise to load up with Astragalus as well!
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