COVID LONG HAULERS - Basic Nutrient Suggestions
Some individuals are experiencing lasting symptoms from COVID-19. With these post-COVID long hauler cases, complications and symptoms may include a myriad of symptoms, such as fatigue, fast heartbeat, shortness of breath, cough, joint pain, muscle pain, headache, loss of smell or taste, concentration and memory issues, sleep problems, rashes, and hair loss. While there are no current clinical studies demonstrating the efficacy of dietary supplements for post-COVID syndrome, the low risk and known benefits for similar issues make them a worthwhile consideration.
Zinc deficiency is extremely common, especially in older adults and vegans. Zinc is critical for the functioning of our immune system, reduces inflammation and is depleted after a massive immune response. Eat zinc rich foods such as oysters, crab, beef, chicken, pork, beans, and pumpkin seeds along with 1 capsule of Zinc Glycinate.
Quercetin is an abundant flavonoid found in many vegetables, spices, and herbs. It has anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral and immune-modulatory effects. Clinical data shows that it inhibits many viruses such as the rhinovirus (common cold) and other SARS like coronaviruses. Take 250 mg of Quercetin Phytosome twice a day.
Vitamin D deficiency is also extremely common, especially in Colorado. We have clear data that being deficient in vitamin D makes you more susceptible to contracting COVID-19 and becoming more severely ill. Vitamin D is essential for immune function and is hard to get enough from foods and the Colorado sun. We recommend 1 capsule or 5000 IU of K2-D3 5000 per day.