BY CLAIR WHITTY
Are you recovering from viral illness? Exhaustion, respiratory problems, aches and pains, cognitive function, and lowered immunity are symptoms of long Covid19. I have a couple of articles recently about tiredness so I won’t address that here.
To support immunity the main supplements I think of are vitamin D, C, Zinc, and Echinacea. One Nutrition Revive and Go Immunity is a new one to us at the shop. It contains highly absorbable forms of vitamin C and Zinc in one formula. I like it because the vitamin C is made from a patented formula called Pureway C which is bound to a plant-based fat. This helps the vitamin C to get to the cells where it’s needed without being destroyed. It’s also retained in the cells for longer than other forms of vitamin C. It’s shown in clinical studies to be 223% more absorbable than ascorbic acid. Zinc Citrate is the ideal form to support the immune system. It comes in a one a day capsule and is gentle on the stomach.
I would stay on vitamin D, if you have been on it for the past two years it might be good to take a small break or at least make sure that you take Magnesium too. One of our favourite supplements is Better You Vitamin D3 Oral Spray. It’s easy to use, you simply spray onto the inside of your cheek where it will go straight to your blood stream.
If you have a lingering cough, you could consider Irish Botanica Botanical Syrup a syrup that we get great results with. It contains mullein, a herb many of you are looking for as well as plantain, white horehound, and vitamin C. Mullein may be helpful for congestion and chesty coughs.
NAC is something everyone is talking about, Davina Dowling Nutritional Therapist explains why; “Traditionally, NAC known for its role in the detoxification system in the body. It is a special amino acid that dramatically increases glutathione which is needed to support the liver in helping to remove toxins. In terms of its use for Covid 19 purposes, NAC is a powerful antioxidant which reduces inflammatory proteins released due to the virus as well as promoting healthy lung tissue and thinning mucus. It is recommended to take 500mg twice a day.”
Magnesium is a good option for aching muscles, either in supplement form, or external products like BetterYou Magnesium Spray that can be sprayed onto the skin. Magnesium is supportive for energy and lung health too. This will combine well with the Oral Better You Vitamin D spray.
One Nutrition CoQ10, B vitamins, Omega oils, and healthy gut bacteria may help sluggish cognitive function.
Everyone is different, please feel free to ring me or call the shop for more information.
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