I have decided to give full disclosure in order to help others who may be experiencing COVID symptoms. I was exposed to COVID by someone who less than 12 hours later tested positive. I stayed home and self monitored and after about 2 days began to feel tingling n my throat. By day 3 tightness in chest and flu like aches and pains. Clearly quarentining at this time. Day 4 congestion, sore throat, flu aches and pains, tired all day. Tested positive, not to my surprise and have been hibernating ever since.
As most of you know, I am a certified Health and Wellness Coach. While this did not prevent me from getting COVID, I do believe my health, knowledge and health practices are helping me recover at a more rapid sate than some.
Let me share my learning with you.
1. Get vaccinated! I was fully vaccinated. Had I not been, my symptoms would have been much worse, I am certain.
2. Wear masks at all times in public. This seems intuitive but many people are not.
3. Bolster your immune system. There is a lovely "cocktail of vitamins" that can help you have a fighting chance!
In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, it is more crucial than ever to build and maintain a strong immune system to fight the virus. But, how can you effectively boost your immune system?
Zinc ~ is a special nutrient that can be found in foods like oysters, red meat, chicken, beans, and whole grains. So, what is Zinc good for?
This essential vitamin is both an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, which means it plays a huge role in immune system strength. Even at suboptimal levels, Zinc can have a large impact on the lowered immune system and your body’s ability to fight infection.
In fact, this element is known for its wound-healing power and support for your sense of taste and smell. Shoot for 220 mg a day
Vitamin C is vital for immune health. Supplementing with this nutrient may help reduce the duration and severity of upper respiratory tract infections, including the common cold. I recommend 3000 mg per day
Vitamin D3 ~ Not only does Vitamin D play a crucial role in bone health, but it also directly impacts the strength of your immune system. But, that’s not all! Higher levels of vitamin D can protect the lungs from respiratory illness. Aim for 8-10,000 IUs a day.
Quercetin ~ A bit new on the scene, quercetin is said to help with the following conditions:
- Cardiovascular disease
I am taking 500mg per day.
Foods and drinks that contain quercetin include:
If you are interested in purchasing any of these supplements from me at a 10% discount, Let me know and I will send you the link to order and have them shipped directly to you. They are high quality supplements.