Other than wearing a mask…what can I do?
We’ve received many inquiries about how patients can boost their immune system and be proactive in the prevention of contracting viruses. Therefore, Dr. Miller has compiled his list of recommended natural supplements that will start the process of boosting your immune system as an “inner shield” to help combat intruders looking to make your body their home.
Immune Shield — Starter Kit
Vitamin C contributes to immune defense by supporting cell functions of both the innate and adaptive immune system. In some studies Vitamin C deficiency resulted in higher susceptibility to infections. (1) Nutrients. 2017 Nov; 9(11): 1211. doi: 10.3390/nu9111211
Prevention: 2 grams : 1 gram in both the morning and night
Feeling Sick: work up to 6 grams daily (2 g taken 3 times/ day)
This immune-supportive blend of 17 herbs, in one study, raised antibodies (IgA) in the throat for a limited time after application. (2 )Bellar et al., J Athl Enhanc 2018, 7:5 doi: 10.4172/2324-9080.1000304
Prevention: 1 spray on back of throat morning and night
Feeling Sick: 2 sprays on back of throat three times per day
Olive leaf extract is a modulator of the human immune response. (3) Olivirex is enhanced with a blend of botanicals known to increase the action of standardized olive leaf extract. (3) Endocr Metab Immune Disord Drug Targets. 2018;18(1):85-93. doi:10.2174/1871530317666171116110537.
Prevention: take 1 capsule between meals twice per day
Feeling Sick: 2 capsules three times per day
Vitamin D can modulate the innate and adaptive immune responses. Deficiency in vitamin D is associated with increased autoimmunity as well as an increased susceptibility to infection (4). In one study those will low vitamin D had more severe reactions to Covid-19. (5)
(4)Am J Clin Nutr. 2010 May;91(5):1255-60. doi: 10.3945/ajcn.2009.29094. Epub 2010 Mar 10.
Prevention: use 5,000 iu/ day ; Test your vitamin D (goal is 60-80)
Feeling Sick: take an additional 5,000 iu/day until symtpoms improve
* The above statements and product recommendations have not been approved by the FDA and you should review with your primary doctor before initiating therapy
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