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Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:12 AM

The importance of boosting our immune system to the very best it can be....

with a good balanced diet and herbs and vitamins if needed and desired, and stay hydrated.

I think it's up to each individual to study this subject and make decisions based on your individual dietary environment, special health needs and the medications you take (some rob us of nutrients).

Regarding supplements, perhaps at a minimum if your situation allows (*) would be a quality multivitamin, a Vitamin C booster (or lots of citrus fruit) and a Vitamin D supplement. Your doctor or pharmacist should be willing to help make these decisions.

I also take a lot of herbal products for a number of health issues and for general health maintenance but won't mention any of those here because it can be quite controversial. In addition, those are best chosen by each individual based on his/her research.

There's tons of info on the web, but be sure to use those based at a respected university or hospital, or health research organization that's not trying to sell you something.

There's also thousands of good books available on preventative nutrition - all at your local library or on-line outlets like B&N or Amazon.

(cross-posted from GD)

KY...........

(*) For example, I have a highly sensitive system to some nutritional supplements, many prescription drugs and some OTC medications. I wanted a controlled amount of Vitamin B12 to help my depression, but standard OTC capsules gave me way too much and made me hyper and sleepless. I found that a kid's chewable multivitamin contained the standard RDA for B!2, and each day I break one in half to get just enough.

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KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 OP
lapfog_1 Mar 2020 #1
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #2
Dream Girl Apr 2020 #6
woodsprite Mar 2020 #3
Mike 03 Mar 2020 #4
KY_EnviroGuy Mar 2020 #5

Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:19 AM

1. Vitamin D... apparently very useful at fighting off pneumonia.

I'm doing about 1700 IU a day... plus extra Vitamin C.

And, if I go outside at all (haven't been outside in days)... I take a Cold-eze with Zinc to hold in my mouth.

All of this by way of UK's Dr. John Campbell. watch his daily youtube updates... very informative.

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 08:23 AM

2. Thanks for that reference. Will check out his videos!

KY........

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Reply #2)

Sat Apr 11, 2020, 01:24 AM

6. He is ezxellent do!

I catch him daily

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Response to lapfog_1 (Reply #1)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 09:08 AM

3. I've been taking 5000 since I was diagnosed with osteopenia.

My dr. said that after menopause, 1750 to 2000 is a maintenance dose, and mine was low. Not sure 5K is bringing my levels up much, but sounds like I should get another bottle now. Rather take pills than have to go in for a shot every week or so. I didn't realize it helped with the immune system. Thanks for the info!

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Response to KY_EnviroGuy (Original post)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 10:40 AM

4. Two things I'm taking

in addition to D, Lysine and Epicor are Quercetin and Liposomal Glutathione.

Quercetin

Quercetin as an Antiviral Agent Inhibits Influenza A Virus (IAV) Entry
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4728566/

Antiviral effect of flavonoids on human viruses.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2981979

Quercetin: A Promising Treatment for the Common Cold
https://www.longdom.org/open-access/quercetin-a-promising-treatment-for-the-common-cold-2329-8731.1000111.pdf

Quercetin ameliorates lipopolysaccharide-caused inflammatory damage via down-regulation of miR-221 in WI-38 cells
https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S0014480018305562

Quercetin attenuates airway inflammation and mucus production induced by cigarette smoke in rats.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22465384

D25. COMMUNITY ACQUIRED PNEUMONIA: CONTROVERSIES IN MANAGEMENT
https://www.atsjournals.org/doi/abs/10.1164/ajrccm-conference.2010.181.1_MeetingAbstracts.A6847

Also: Liposomal Glutathione (this is more of a crapshoot based on some papers I read online. Actually, they are both "crapshoots" but I'm going to try it anyway).

Could Liposomal Glutathione And Liposomal Altrient Vitamin C Be The Magic Bullets For Protection Against Pneumonia?
https://www.abundanceandhealth.co.uk/en/blog/post/119-could-liposomal-glutathione-and-liposomal-altrient-vitamin-c-be-the-magic-bullets-for-protection-against-pneumonia

Oxidative stress and regulation of glutathione in lung inflammation.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11028671

Evidence for antiviral activity of glutathione: in vitro inhibition of herpes simplex virus type 1 replication.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8540746

Inhibition of influenza infection by glutathione.
https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12654482

LIPOSOMAL-GLUTATHIONE AS A POTENTIAL THERAPEUTIC AGENT TO CONTROL HIV-1 INFECTION AND TUBERCULOSIS
https://www.emjreviews.com/allergy-immunology/article/liposomal-glutathione-as-a-potential-therapeutic-agent-to-control-hiv-1-infection-and-tuberculosis/


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Response to Mike 03 (Reply #4)

Thu Mar 12, 2020, 11:02 AM

5. Thanks for those links.

Don't know your source, but this is the one I've used with satisfaction for many years:

https://www.swansonvitamins.com/q?kw=Quercetin+

https://www.swansonvitamins.com/q?kw=Liposomal+Glutathione (wow!)

I see that plain glutathione is available at a far more reasonable price (and many more customer reviews):

https://www.swansonvitamins.com/q?kw=glutathione

I use a wide array of more traditional herbs that have been around for centuries and most are quite inexpensive. I haven't even had a bad cold in many years (finding wood to knock on, LOL). Most of them simply boost or support our natural immune system.

KY...........

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