The Chinese experience has suggested that there are potentially 10 modifiable actions that you can do to help you fight the infection. These have not been verified as being effective, but the Chinese feel these actions work. They are relatively safe things you can do, so it’s advisable to do them, whether you are trying to prevent the disease or you see signs of the viral illness.
We also recommend that you take supplements that are immune boosters. Boosting your immune system to more efficient levels may enable you to fight off the virus better. These supplements include Zinc, vitamin C, curcumin, resveratrol, green tea extract, quercetin, and omega 3 fish oils. These may all boost your immune system. Make sure you maintain high levels of vitamin D, so take around 5,000 u per day. Note that we have all these great quality products at our office at the correct dose if you would like to purchase them from us.
Along with these products are peptides that boost your immunity. These are nature’s natural signaling compounds that tell the cells of your body to be more efficient. In the case of the peptides for the coronavirus, called the Thymosin’s, they activate your immune cells to be more active against invaders to your body, such as viruses, including the corona virus. Read more about these on this blog.
Another option for protection is to prescribe two medications: Hydroxychloroquine (or chloroquine) and azithromycin for around 5 days if you get the symptoms of the viral condition (noted above). Presently, the lab test for the coronavirus takes around 5 days to come back. In the meantime, you may become quite ill. This combination may decrease the severity of the viral illness through multiple pathways and has been shown to work anecdotally. You would essentially start and finish the course of treatment before you would even know if the coronavirus lab test was positive or negative. If you waited for the test, the severity of the illness could become much worse.
We offer office visits and telemedicine visits/consults to discuss these options. There are side effects from these medications that must be discussed before prescribing them and we need to see if you are a candidate for use of them. If you’re interested, call use to book a consultation. Understand that all these options are not approved treatments by the FDA. Per FDA requirements, we must tell you that the statements we use for usage of supplements, or any modalities not approved by the FDA, are not intended to say they prevent, diagnose, treat, or cure any disease.