The following is the Author’s own thoughts, and musings on nutritional supplements, which may or may not be of benefit to anyone. They are not a one-size fits all recommendation. Each and every person’s physiology and health & nutritional status, age, allergies and sensitivities, personal circumstance etc is different and this must be taken into account by the person in relation to this information. Any information read here must be followed up by independent research by the person before deciding whether to take any of the supplements mentioned and in what quantities. There are many excellent sources of information on the web and persons far more qualified than I to give professional opinion and information. Nutritionists, pharmacists and health practitioners in your local community are also great sources of tailored personal recommendations. The links provided on this page and on this site are by no means definitive, they are merely a starting point for your own research. Do your own research.. Choose wisely.
My thoughts on preventatives and nutritional support for Covid 19.
Never, ever has there been such a widespread disease or pandemic where the best advice from our Medical Practitioners, Doctors, Nurses, Emergency Rooms when diagnosed with Covid-19 is that you should go home, isolate, take panadol/nurophen if required and come back to the hospital when you are so sick that you are having trouble breathing. (in Queensland you currently might be isolating in a covid ward, but the treatment received is reportedly pretty much the same). Sometimes you are given a Oximeter so you can check your O2 levels but that’s about it. What kind of insanity is this? In a modern world where there are literally tens of thousands of medicines and nutritional supplements available to medical practitioners. Logic would dictate that there must be at least a few that might be of benefit to treat symptoms and prevent progression of the disease?
The ‘official’ word is no there is not. Its such a big NO, that our Government in Australia (and others around the world) has not only actively prevented our medical professionals from advising anything but the official narrative under threat of delicensing and deregistration, but gone to the extent of banning medicines such as ivermectin and hydroxychloroquine (and others) from being prescribed off-license for covid-19. There is sufficient evidence of these medicines being effectively used in other countries – either in conjunction with or instead of mRNA vaccines to control and even almost eradicate the disease. And yet our Health Minister and the Therapeutic Goods Administration (TGA) refuses to even approve them for trial in this country.
Around the world, the advice from medical professionals who have successfully treated thousands and thousands of patients is in unison: early treatment saves lives and there are medicines that prevent you catching and therefore spreading covid-19.
In Australia those preventative medicines can presently not be prescribed by anyone, however the experts will tell you that there are easily available every-day nutritional supplements and vitamins that support your immune system. Listed lower on the page are the direct links to the information that is summarised below. The quantities recommended are for average every day people with average risk from covid-19. Younger healthy people have their own highly effective immune system that 18 months of observation has shown is generally highly effective in overcoming this disease, frequently with very few symptoms or actual illness. They may not need as much. Older people and those with other ongoing health challenges may require increase dosages. Direct information on specific dosing and recommendations should be viewed directly from the experts on their protocol links. And remember – Your body is an amazing finely tuned piece of equipment. For optimum health everything must be in proper ratios. Nutritional supplements can only be of benefit to you if they are able to be properly absorbed and also when available in the correct amounts. Too much of anything can cause imbalances in other nutrients and functions and can even be toxic Do your own research and make your own decisions. If you are taking prescribed medications – speak to your doctor about possible drug interactions
Nutritional Supplement’s for Covid-19
Vitamin D3 – 5000-6000iu – 1/day – or break into 2000iu morning 3000iu evening. ( Available from chemists and supermarkets – the average tablet is 1000iu) Vitamin D is naturally produced by your liver at night following sun exposure on bare skin. It is essential for life, found in every cell in your body, is fuel for your mitochondrial function, immune system function and the precursor to almost every hormone your body makes. Very few of us naturally produce sufficient Vitamin D due to our lifestyles and the skin-cancer prevention strategies we employ. You can ask your doctor for a vitamin d (blood) test to assess your levels. Insufficient levels of Vitamin D lead to a myriad of illnesses including depression, hormonal disfunction and susceptibility to infection and illness. Your vitamin D level (or lack thereof) effects the levels of glutathione in your body. Low levels of Vitamin D (and more recently glutathione) have been linked to increased levels of illness and death in Covid-19 sufferers. Aside from insulin resistance,1 vitamin D deficiency has emerged as a primary risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection and death. Higher vitamin D levels have even been shown to lower your risk of testing positive for the virus in the first place.
Must take these 3 together – suggest in the morning –
- Elemental Zinc – 25mg once a day. (ionic or amino acid chelated is apparently best) This is the one I use – (Note Vitamin A in high doses can be toxic).
- Quercetin – 500Mg 1 per day (morning) You can get this in various brands from local health food stores but a more economical way to purchase is online – I use this brand from this website. It comes from the USA and currently takes around 2 weeks to arrive with regular post.
- Vitamin C – 1000mg per day (additional dose lunch time and before bed if run-down). Some protocols advise 5000-10000 mg per day. When you are actively ill or run down your body needs more support your repair and immune system functions. (ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate) – Buy from chemist or supermarket.
Zinc is essential for the proper function of over 100 enzymes that relate to your brain, bones, kidneys, liver, pancreas and muscle development. Covid studies have shown that Zinc plays an essential role in reducing severity and progression of the illness by blocking the replication of the covid-19 virus and spike protein in your cells. My best understanding of and analogy for how this works is if you imagine every cell in your body to have a little 3D printer in it – that’s the function of your RNA. Your RNA printer has a ‘docking port’ that receives instructions from your body to print the various proteins that your body requires to function. Covid-19 inserts its spike protein into your cell and the docking port and your RNA printer in turn prints copies of that instead.
Zinc, when in sufficient supply in your body cells prevents the spike protein from docking with your cells 3D printer thereby preventing the replication of the virus proteins. The body’s own immune system is then able to take care of the fewer number of virus particles in your system and you therefore generally don’t suffer the severe illness due to your viral loads being low. The biggest issue your to getting sufficient zinc effectively into your cells is that both your cells and the Zinc molecule are the same polarity (think two magnets ends repelling each other). Enter Quercetin
Quercetin is a natural bioflavonoid found in small quantities in almost all vegetables. It has excellent anti-inflammatory effects within the body. It is also a zinc ionophore. (A substance that reversibly binds ion and transports them across the cell membrane) Think – turning one of those two magnets the opposite way and now they attract each other so the zinc can pass into the cell.
Vitamin C is pretty well known for its health and antiviral properties. It is an essential nutrient for the correct functioning of every cell in your body, is involved in repair of tissue, formation of collagen, the production of several neurotransmitters and is essential for the functioning of several enzymes and immune function. Humans do not make their own vitamin C, it must be eaten or taken as a supplement. Vitamin C also activates and enhances the function and action of Quercetin in the body.
Quality Magnesium supplement – 450-500mg daily – split doses and take morning and night. It will also help your sleep. Info on magnesium can be found here. It is an essential mineral for health and well being. It is generally lacking in our food sources due to depleted farm soils and this most people not taking a supplement are deficient. In hot sweaty weather, magnesium salts are lost in even higher quantities. Dermal sprays and even hot epsom salts baths are excellent sources of magnesium replenishment.
Glutamine Powder – a teaspoon in water once a day – (purchase from the bodybuilding section at chemist warehouse or similar) is an amino acid hat is a building block of protein and needed by your body in large amounts. Around 60 percent of your skeletal muscle is made up of glutamine – and supplementing with this amino acid can aid protein synthesis and help naturally balance your pH levels. Read more about it here.
Creatine Powder – a teaspoon in water once a day – purchase from the bodybuilding section at chemist warehouse or similar). Creatine monohydrate is a molecule that is naturally present in the human body, especially in the skeletal muscles. About 90 percent to 95 percent of creatine is stored in the muscles, with the rest found in the heart, brain, liver, kidneys, testes and almost every cell. It is formed in the liver, pancreas and kidneys, mostly with the help of the amino acids glycine, arginine and methionine. To date, well over 500 research studies have evaluated the effects of its supplementation on muscle growth, metabolism, exercise capacity and many other markers of health. It is taken in supplement form to help boost the production of energy in the body. Read more about it here
Quality Multivitamin tablet or similar eg supergreens supplement – make sure it contains full spectrum B-Group vitamins in particular B6, B3 and B12 as well as other essential nutrients. There is lots of information on B6, B3 & B12 being of benefit for covid available on the net. (They are cardio protective and of assistance for such heart complaints a s myocarditis). People who have sensitivities or are unable to take certain nutrients (eg Iron) should read the contents of their multvitamin choice well or consult a pharmacist or naturopath.
CoQ10 – 50-100ug for younger people, 150-300ug for older people – (available at supermarket or chemist) Found in almost every cell, in your body, your body uses CoQ10 for growth, maintenance and energy production as well as DNA repair and replication. It is Your body naturally produces CoQ 10, however production levels wane as you get older and also are much reduced in people taking statin cholesterol drugs. CoQ10 might make blood-thinning drugs, such as warfarin, less effective. Plenty of info available on the net including an overview here
Selenium – up to 150ug per day – once or split into morning and evening doses. Excessive doses of selenium over a long period have shown toxicity. On the other hand selenium is an essential mineral and deficiency has been implicated in disease processes. According to studies, consuming foods with selenium — such as Brazil nuts, eggs, liver, tuna, cod and sunflower seeds — and/or taking supplements can have positive antiviral effects, supports fertility and reproduction, and may even reduce the risk of cancer, autoimmune and thyroid diseases. Selenium is required for the expression of five identified glutathione peroxidases
Others to Consider
Add Melatonin – 5-6mg before bed for older persons and if having trouble sleeping – available online here. Naturally produced in large amounts in the body in childhood, this essential substance decreases in production as we age and dramatically so in older age. A huge amount has been written about the benefits of melatonin in health and wellbeing of the human body. At least one study has shown that only does melatonin enhance vitamin D signaling, the two molecules act synergistically to optimize your mitochondrial function and states: “A deficiency of these molecules has been associated with the pathogenesis of cardiovascular diseases, including arterial hypertension, neurodegenerative diseases, sleep disorders, kidney diseases, cancer, psychiatric disorders, bone diseases, metabolic syndrome, and diabetes, among others”. In Covid-19 disease, melatonin has proven to be of benefit by assisting to Regulate immune responses and preventing cytokine storms, quelling inflammation and suppressing oxidative stress, Promoting synthesis of progenitor cells for macrophages and granulocytes, natural killer (NK) cells and T-helper cells, specifically CD4+ cells, regulating blood pressure, combating both viral and bacterial infection and Improving metabolic defects associated with diabetes and insulin resistance.
N-Acetylcysteine (NAC) 600mg twice a day – (definitely if you or someone close has covid). Glutathione is an endogenous antioxidant that is frequently depleted in patients with oxidative stress or systemic inflammation. N-acetylcysteine is rapidly converted to cysteine, which is a precursor to glutathione, leading to significant increases in plasma and alveolar (lung) glutathione concentrations which is a a vital cellular antioxidant, Low levels of glutathione have been shown to be associated with poorer outcomes in covid disease. N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is inexpensive, has very low toxicity, has been FDA approved for many years, and has the potential to improve therapeutic strategies for COVID-19. NAC administered intravenously, orally, or inhaled, may suppress SARS-CoV-2 replication and may improve outcomes if used timely. Potential therapeutic benefits of NAC include, extracellularly scavenging ROS radicals, replenishing intracellular GSH, suppression of cytokine storm, and T cell protection, thus mitigating inflammation and tissue injury. NAC administration in combination with other antiviral agents for covid-19, may dramatically reduce hospital admission rate, mechanical ventilation and mortality. Despite this, or (maybe because of this) the American FDA has recently outlawed the sale of NAC. It is still presently available on the net in Australia.
Additional Vitamin C – can increase dose and add additional doses lunch time and before bed if run-down
Home-brewed HCQ/Quinine – it’s a great health tonic anyway – read all the info on the website
Start reading about these protocols and supplements online and make your own decisions based on your own health and situation
Invest in a Pulse Oximeter – about $60 online to check your O2 levels if you catch covid.
Also refer to the various protocols linked below for full details and supplements to have on hand in the event of catching covid – in addition to seeing a doctor
A Final Note:
The above list of suggestions is by no means exhaustive. There is a plethora of information available on the internet once you know a few key words to search. (Please see the note about using DuckDuckGo or Brave Browsers instead of Google). From specific scientific studies to written articles incorporating their findings and results, there are many expert opinions outside the narrative fed to us via the mainstream media. Education has always been the key to the advancement of both civilisation and betterment of the human condition. Educate yourself. Information helps overcome fear of the unknown.
Something I have also come across in my research is the information that the above supplements are of benefit, not only as general immune enhancers and to lessen the symptoms of covid and enhance recovery, they also have benefit in the treatment of what is known as long-covid. For those looking to heal/detox from the effects of vaccination, there is some evidence that the above assist with this also. You will find more information on detoxing from the vaccination on other pages (yet to come) on this site.
From the get-go fear has been both the biggest motivator of good, every-day people to ‘do the right thing’. Australians almost universally agreed with the lockdowns in March last year as a way of protecting themselves, their families and their communities from the unknown.
Fear has also been the control mechanism by which our Governments have systematically removed our personal freedoms over the past 18 months. And they are preying on those same fears/desires to manipulate the good people of this county to this day via the one and only narrative they approve – vaccination..
The world has come a long way since March 2020. Treating physicians and scientific and research experts have in study after study, case after case have categorically demonstrated that with the correct early treatments covid is almost 100% survivable – for everyone. Even more exciting is that the medicines are cheap and easily manufactured – where governments allow them to be. The evidence from such countries currently using them such as Japan and India is undeniable.
It is time for each and every one of us to step out from behind our fear and embrace the fact that answers to this problem already exist. They are already in practice today, saving lives. We must each do our own research and arrive in our own manner and cognition to the truth.
What we must question is why they are being actively hidden, suppressed and outlawed by our Government in Australia and around the world? Our future and the future freedoms of our children depend on it.
The below comes directly from the C19 Info Hub – Preventions and Protocols Page
We do not give medical information nor personal recommendation of any product, treatment or point of view on these pages. We simply collate information that may be of interest.
FLCCC Protocol – IMask+ Formed by leading critical care specialists in March 2020, at the beginning of the Coronavirus pandemic, the ‘Front Line COVID-19 Critical Care Alliance’ is now a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to developing highly effective treatment protocols to prevent the transmission of COVID-19 and to improve the outcomes for patients ill with the disease
Zelenko Protocol In March 2020, Dr. Zelenko’s team was one of the first in the USA to successfully treat thousands of Covid-19 patients in the prehospital setting. Dr. Zelenko developed his now famous “Zelenko Protocol,” which has saved countless lives worldwide. He successfully treated President Trump and President Bolsonaro.
Association or American Physicians and Surgeons – The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons – AAPS – is a non-partisan professional association of physicians in all types of practices and specialties across the country, in operation since 1943. Download their Covid Patient Treatment Guide here (PDF). Read the latest AAPS news here
BIRD Group I-Mass Covid Prevention & Treatment Protocol – Dr Tess Lawrie
World Council For Health – At Home Treatment Guide pdf
COVID-19 early treatment: real-time analysis of 1,111 studies – Page full of links to meta analysis and studies of 28 different medicinal and natural preventatives and treatments for Covid-19
17 Best Supplements to Reduce Cytokine Storm, a Severe Complication from COVID-19 (October 2021) – comprehensive review of the literature to date, covering multiple observational studies, randomized controlled trials and references related to supplements and cytokine storm.
Vitamin D – Aside from insulin resistance,1 vitamin D deficiency has emerged as a primary risk factor for severe COVID-19 infection and death. Higher vitamin D levels have even been shown to lower your risk of testing positive for the virus in the first place.
Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) (not currently available in Australia – substitute with Quercetin) – see the Zelenco Protocol and information pages.