It’s hard to pick up your phone or turn on the TV and avoid the news that the Coronavirus COVID-19 has spread worldwide, and doesn’t appear to be slowing down yet. We all have done our part as much as we are capable by washing our hands and social distancing.
However, eventual contact with the virus is unavoidable. Some data indicate it can live on surfaces as long as nine days, and products from the store or those that are delivered are bound to have some viral particles. But just because we contact the virus doesn’t mean we will be infected. We have several defense systems including our skin, the inside layers lining the internal surfaces of our body including our nose, throat, and lungs and digestive system. In fact, one of the first symptoms people notice they get with the Coronavirus is diarrhea, indirectly indicating the digestive system’s role in the immune response.
Probiotics and Immunity
Actually, this is in keeping with the observation that many COVID-19 patients have “ microbial dysbiosis”, an upset in their bodies’ natural bacterial balance, in the form of a reduction in their lactobacilli and bifidobacteria. These are two “friendly” species of probiotics that live in the intestines of healthy individuals and help form a barrier against germs that may enter the body. Once the barrier formed by these probiotic bacteria is upset, this increases the risk of infection. In turn, restoring the intestinal barrier with probiotics such as lactobacilli and bifidobacteria can actually help reduce the chance of getting a viral infection.
Several studies indicate the addition of probiotics may reduce the effectiveness of viral disease, some actually showing inactivation of influenza viruses, for example. Probiotics can also assist the intestinal cell walls and prevent viruses from penetrating this barrier, as well as other mucosal membranes.
There is also evidence that select probiotic bacterial strains can inactivate viruses before they make direct contact with the epithelial cells of the mucous membranes. Some probiotics indirectly promote our immune system’s attack on the virus by stimulating the release of immunoglobulins, such as IgA released into the intestinal tract. Altogether a healthy intestinal microbiome leads to a stronger immune system. By taking high-quality probiotics, this may help you improve your body’s overall immune stem. MycoPure™ contains a blend of medicinal mushrooms that complements your immune system. Combine with Tegricel® which stimulates immunoglobulins, lactoferrin, IGF-1, amino acids, and other nutrients, you’ll have a very robust immune support.
Mushrooms and Immunity
Mushrooms have been studied for their anti-tumor and anti-inflammatory properties. However, studies have also shown that mushrooms can stimulate lymph and T cells to fight potentially dangerous viruses.
ImmunoBerry™ Liquid provides immune support in a pleasant-tasting liquid. Research suggests that certain herbs, mushrooms, and other natural compounds have the ability to support normal immune functions such as natural killer (NK) cell activity, cytokine synthesis, and the T-cell and B-cell mediated responses. The ingredients such as Elderberry, Shiitake, and Wild Cherry Bark are known for their beneficial effects for maintaining a healthy immune system. ImmunoBerry™ Liquid is sweetened with glycerine and tastes great, and is ideal for both children and adults.
Vitamins and Immunity
You may have heard of Vitamin D3 as a recommendation to boost our immune system. Liposomes bond easily with cell membranes to facilitate the delivery of vitamins. Liposomal D Supreme will provide you 2500 IU of D3 as well as vitamin K.
Likewise, the antioxidant vitamin C is touted for its effectiveness to prevent the severity of viral infections by boosting the immune response and is being studied in clinical trials for the treatment of the Coronavirus. It also bolsters the fatty membranes in the skin and connective tissue, and thus protects organs like your lungs from pathogens. The body can’t make its own vitamin C. C+BioFizz™ is one way you can boost your body’s vitamin C to meet its needs.
Zinc Supreme™ offers chelated minerals including zinc, which is famous for the way it regulates the immune system and its as well as its innate antimicrobial activity. Zinc supplementation has not only been shown to increase white blood cell counts in zinc-deficient patients but also increases the immune response in healthy patients. Zinc has an intrinsic antiviral activity that extends to the corona family of viruses. In vitro studies indicate that zinc inhibits corona viral replication by blocking RNA polymerase, a key viral enzyme utilized for replication. The Journal of Clinical Immunology recently reported: “Therefore, the consumption of up to 50 mg zinc per day may provide a protective role against the COVID-19 pandemic, likely by improving the host’s resistance against viral infection.”
Plant Products and Immunity
Curcumin may be a promising answer to the threat of Corona. Curcumin has shown excellent antiviral properties, perhaps through its inhibitory activity against an enzyme called IMPDH. It also may act to relieve the respiratory difficulties of the coronavirus via anti-inflammatory and anti-histaminic pathways. Curcum-Evail® provides the strongest most protective and best research constituents of the turmeric root.
Andrographis paniculate, or green chireta, has been recently demonstrated in a study to inhibit several key infectious enzymes of the coronavirus. Multiple studies indicate its ability to reduce the duration of upper respiratory infections and the severity of symptoms as well. ImmunoMod-A™ has been formulated to help balance a healthy inflammatory response, which is necessary in order to help maintain optimal immune function in the body. It features ParActin®, an extract of the herb Andrographis paniculate.