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Scientific strategies to improve your immunity and fight COVID-19: Part One

Confused about how to keep yourself and your loved ones safe from COVID-19? Exhausted trying to keep up with the latest news and information? You’re not alone.

If you think about the current pandemic in terms of a race, COVID-19 had a really, really big head start.

Doctors, scientists, and drug companies are running as hard as they can to catch up, but when it comes to a footrace, they’re more tortoise than hare. That’s a good thing. We want them to be careful and measured.

But humans are in this race, too, and we need all the help we can get. That’s why we at GlobalCures have compiled a list of relatively non-toxic nutrients and medications — some over the counter — that have scientific and/or clinical evidence suggestive of efficacy against the virus.

How We Formulated These Recommendations

COVID-19 is caused by a novel, or new, virus (SARS-Cov-2). Because the virus is new, there is no current effective treatment for patients outside the hospital and a vaccine is still months away from release.

Faced with this reality, many frontline physicians are making a valiant effort to repurpose FDA approved drugs and readily available supplements to battle the disease.

One such clinician is Dr. Paul Marik, MD, Chief of Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine, Eastern Virginia Medical School in Norfolk, Virginia. Marik and his colleagues have searched the literature and compiled a list of supplements and drugs that may be useful for the treatment of COVID-19. (Clinicians can read Marik’s comprehensive document here.)

We’ve reviewed Dr. Marik’s work and that of other physicians who have published their experiences addressing COVID-19 and synthesized the information to form the recommendations we make below.

While the data supporting our suggestions is not ironclad, the components in these protocols are generally regarded as safe. They are also inexpensive and readily available.

Of course, generally doesn’t mean always, and you should check with your doctor before adopting any of these protocols. Please note, these dosing suggestions apply to adults and not children.

We will update this document as science evolves and as we learn more. Check back often to see whether and how our recommendations have changed.

General Guidelines For Everyone During the COVID-19 Pandemic

  • Wash your hands frequently.

  • Avoid touching your face.

  • Maintain a social distance of 6 feet or more from others.

  • Wear a mask any time you cannot stay 6 feet or more from others who are not in your household (indoors or outdoors).

  • Avoid crowded places such as bars or restaurants.

Supplements To Boost Your Immunity and Defend Against Infection

The supplements listed below have been selected on the basis of their ability to boost natural immunity and help defend against COVID-19 infection. Links to references are provided for clinicians and anyone else wanting to dig deeper.

Recommended oral supplements and dosing guidelines:

  • Vitamin B complex (1, 2)

  • Vitamin C 500 mg twice daily (3, 4)

  • Vitamin D3 1000-3000 IU/day For those with vitamin D blood levels less than 30 ng/mL, much higher weekly doses may be required to rapidly raise vitamin D3 levels. See your doctor for testing. (5, 6)

  • Zinc 8-11 mg/day (7 , 8)

  • Magnesium 150 mg/day (9, 10, 11, 12)

  • Melatonin (slow release) 2 mg at night (begin with 0.3mg and increase as tolerated.) ( 13, 14)

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