Updated: Nov 27, 2020
Hi there! For those who don't know me, my name is Janna. I am a Family Nurse Practitioner and have been working in health care settings since 2006. I am multi-state licensed and currently provide online health care services for a few states.
As a Primary Care Provider, I promote preventive health care. However, I always tell my patients that preventive care starts with you. I can only guide and coach you, but you are your own body manager and your health is in your hands.
If not COVID-19, I may keep postponing writing this blog. But with the current pandemic, I feel there is a need for the information.
I get many COVID-19 related questions from my patients, friends, family members during this difficult time. One of the most commonly asked questions is what vitamins should I take, what supplements do you recommend, how to boost my immune system to fight the virus?
I am happy to make a few recommendations. But, first and foremost, I want you to know there are no vitamins or supplements to help prevent corona virus. If you are deficient, which most of us are, certain vitamins can strengthen your immune system to fight the virus. Those vitamins are Vitamin C, Vitamin D3, Vitamin B12, and Zinc.
My next recommendation is to be selective in your choices where you purchase those supplements because some manufactures produce less effective vitamins/supplements than others. After many years of learning about supplements, I finally found a great USA based manufacture that produces the most pure and potent, powerful and effective products on the market.
The name of the company is " Nature's Sunshine". The headquarters are based in Utah, USA.
#1 is Zinc.
The trace mineral zinc is involved in hundreds of important functions in the body, including sugar metabolism, DNA formation, protein metabolism and energy production. Great immune system support. You only need 1 TAB daily. This bottle will provide for you 150 days supply.
Here is the link to purchase. It is only $11.15 per bottle.
#2 is Vitamin C time release.
Vitamin C performs many functions involving the immune system and tissue development. It is involved in iron
absorption and in the syntheses of enzymes, hormones and proteins. The adrenal glands need large amounts of this nutrient in order to support immunity and help produce energy. Vitamin C is easily washed from the body and needs to be replaced constantly. Without vitamin C, the body cannot make collagen, the substance that holds the body’s cells together and maintains skin integrity. This product allows more efficient use of vitamin C by slowly releasing it into the body. Each tablet is designed with a sustained release profile to slowly deliver the vitamin C over an extended period of time. This bottle provides 120 days supply.
The price is $14.70
#3 is Vitamin D3.
Vitamin D comes in two forms: D2 and D3. Of the two, D3 is more bioactive. The body synthesizes vitamin D3 from cholesterol and sunlight; which makes it difficult to obtain adequate amounts of vitamin D during cloudy or winter months. In the body, vitamin D is responsible for maintaining normal blood levels of calcium and phosphorus, and helping to build strong bones. It works with other vitamins, minerals and hormones to promote bone mineralization. Research shows that vitamin D may help support a healthy immune system by regulating lymphocyte function, cytokine production and macrophage activity. Studies also show that Vitamin D may improve mood.This bottle is 30 days supply. You will need to take 2 TAB once a day. The price is $9.70
#3 is Vitamin B-complete or B-complex.
The B vitamins help promote energy, maintain the nervous system, support immune functions and buffer the effects of stress. Notably, the B vitamins influence the health of most of the internal organs of the body. Vitamins can be obtained from the diet, but some of the vitamins, especially B and C vitamins, are easily lost or destroyed during cooking and processing. Liquid B vitamins may be especially important for vegetarians since dietary sources of vitamin B12 are mostly foods of animal origin.
This bottle provides 60 days supply.
If you purchase one bottle of each supplement you will pay about $50.00 per order before shipping fees. If you want to try the products and ready to make an order please click on the button below CLICK HERE
Please feel free to post your questions and/or comments. I would be happy to reply.