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Boost your immunity to fight Corona

The Best way to fight Corona or Covid-19 is to avoid getting infected and optimize your Immunity.

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Fight Corona

Boost Immunity to fight Corona

Pharmacological Immunosupplements

 Vit D: It supports the production of antimicrobial peptides in the respiratory epithelium and helps to reduce the inflammatory response to infection with SARS-CoV-2.

Majority of us are deficient in Vit D. Vit D levels should be Checked and normalized aggressively following which maintenance dose is 60,000 IU or one sachet every week.

Vit K: Covid-19 causes blood clotting and leads to the degradation of elastic fibers in the lungs. vitamin K is good for our blood vessels, bones and probably also for the

It is in spinach, broccoli, green vegetables, blueberries, all types of fruit and vegetables. It is in Dutch cheese and Japanese fermented soya.

The recommended dose is 120 micrograms for adult males and 90 micrograms for adult females.

Vit C: It is important for body’s immunity both innate and adaptive; It helps WBCs to function and reach the site of infection; it stabilizes the linings of the oral cavity, oropharynx and respiratory mucosa making it difficult for the virus to enter our body and it is a potent antioxidant.

A prominent researcher on Vitamin C; Dr. Carr recommends increasing the daily intake of Vit C to 2 g/d for an average adult. The liposomal form of Vitamin C has better bioavailability. The recommended prophylactic dose should be increased to 3 – 4g/d in elderly, smokers, diabetics, immune-compromised, people who get frequent colds, provided Kidney function tests are normal.

In the case of symptomatic patients, Vitamin C should be given as IV doses. There are multiple clinical trials going on across the world recommending high doses such as 24g IV vitamin C for symptomatic COVID positive patients.

Zn: Zn possesses antiviral activity through inhibition of SARS-CoV RNA polymerase. It decreases the activity of angiotensin-converting enzyme 2 (ACE2), known to be the receptor for SARS-CoV-2. It up-regulates interferon α production and increasing its antiviral activity. It possesses anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting NF-κB signaling and modulation of regulatory T-cell functions that may limit the cytokine storm in COVID-19. It reduces the risk of bacterial co-infection by improving mucociliary clearance and barrier function of the respiratory epithelium. reduce the risk of bacterial co-infection by improving mucociliary clearance and barrier function of the respiratory epithelium. The daily dose required up to 75 g/d

Se: Selenium is another important element in protecting our body against viruses. The present research has found patients from Selenium rich areas have done 5 times better than those from Selenium deficient regions. Fish, meat, and cereals are good sources. The average daily dose should be 100 mcg/d, it should not exceed 400 mcg

Curcumin(Haldi): curcumin acts by inhibiting the entry of virus to the cell, inhibiting encapsulation of the virus and viral protease as well as modulating various cellular signaling pathways. Most Active is Nano Curcumin tablets

Superfoods

 

Super foods to fight Corona

 Cloves & Black Pepper8: According to a study published in the journal of Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, black peppercorn has antioxidant, antimicrobial, and gastroprotective properties that help in building up the immunity–especially when it comes to our throat. Clove also seems to have similar properties as suggested by a study published in the Journal of Immunotoxicology which claims that consuming whole cloves can help boost the immune system. Plus, the spice has benefits for your oral

Ginger: Anti-inflammatory changes

Cinnamon: Anti Inflammatory and Antioxidants

Garlic: Immunoboosting and active against respiratory infections

Oregano: This herb has antibiotic and antiviral properties especially active against lung infection

Peppermint: Improves breathing relaxes bronchial muscles

Neem: It is also Immuno booster

Vitamin A and Omega 3 fatty acids: They play a role in increasing the immunity and stabilizing

Probiotics in form sachets or capsules e.g. sporolac, darolac, etc plus supplements like Yakult, Curd are necessary for gut flora and play a role in preventing COVID diarrhea and protecting the     gut mucosa

Ancient Yoga practices of Jalneti and Kapalbhati builds up the immunity and present a strong line of defense against virus

Based on the above information I recommend

Get baseline CBC, KFT, LFT. Optimize accordingly, e.g. if anemic then correct it.

Lipid Profile, RBS, and HB1AC for diabetics, elderly, and hypertensives so that timely corrective measures can be taken.

Any specific ailments like arthritis, cancer, etc seek specialist opinion.

Baseline Vit D levels to optimize it if needed

Se G6PD should be assessed so that if needed IV Vitamin C as an option can be considered.

Stop or limit habits like smoking

                                                       Prescription for Pharmacological Immunoboosting

Multivitamins

 

Vitamin C tablet if 500g x 4 times a day or two sachets of Liposomal formulation(total dose of 2g/d for an average adult with normal KFT)

Vitamin D one sachet of 60,000 IU every week if levels are normal

Vitamin K 100mcg OD or it can be supplemented by diet

Zinc in form of Zn + Vitamin B Complex in form of Zincovit or Zevit, etc once daily + Tb Zinconia(Zn only ) 50 mg once daily

Selenium Tablet 100mg once daily

Curcumin tablet (nano curcumin formulation is preferable) once or twice daily

Vitamin A in form of Cap Aqusol A thrice-weekly or if Cod Liver oil capsule once daily

Probiotics like Yakult or sachets like Darolac/ Vizylac/ Sporolac, etc

Add cloves, black pepper, cinnamon, ginger, garlic, neem, oregano, and peppermint to the daily diet.

Authored by

Authored by: Dr. Mandeep S Malhotra

Consultant Oncologist Fortis Hospital

References

https://doi.org/10.1016/S2213-8587(20)30183-2

https://theguardian.com/science/2020/jun/05/vitamin-k-could-help-fight-coronavirus- study-suggests

World J Crit Care Med 2017 Feb 4; 6(1) :85-90

https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-020-02851-4

https://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/ijmm.2020.4575

.https://sciencedaily.com/releases/2020/04/200429105907.htm

https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1002/ptr.6738

https://healthshots.com/healthy-eating/superfoods/covid-19-prevention-here-is-the- truth-about-cloves-and-black-pepper

https://india.com/photos/health/covid-19-pandemic-add-these-herbs-and-spices-in-your- daily-diet-for-healthier-lungs-175651/peppermint-175653/

https://india.com/lifestyle/neem-can-help-you-in-fight-against-coronavirus-here-is-how- 4035383/

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