This is a compilation of various protocols I’ve seen people use for Coronavirus COVID-19 infection, in no particular order. As with any illness, rest, hydration, and warm liquids is extremely beneficial and important to help your body to recover. So is sunlight, fresh air, and staying connected with Nature which maintains your microbiome and keeps your immune system well.
Please remember, I’m just your friend, not your doctor, please consult your own physician before taking anything. Your health is your responsibility…
Natural COVID-19 Protocols
1. Liposomal Vitamin C
Liposomal Vit C is said to be as effective as getting it intravenously. A high dose is considered to bowel tolerance which could be 1,000 mg every 2 hours. If you’re unsure of your bowel tolerance start smaller and work up.
Interesting fact: Many animals synthesize their own Vitamin c, like cats and dogs. Humans, and a few other mammals like monkeys, apes, bats, guinea pigs, lost the ability to synthesize vitamin c, because for a very long time our diet was so diverse (and consisted only of fresh food). What that means is we need to get all our vitamin c from our diet, and make sure we eat a variety of foods, including lots of plant based foods that are rich in vitamin c. In times of stress and sickness we need to add in extra C.
2. Vitamin C – Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbate
Ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate. The Vitamin C protocol recommends taking this form of Vitamin C to bowel tolerance and then slightly backing off with dosing. SA should be taken during acute and moderate symptoms and will help reduce the severity and duration of symptoms and your illness.
According to this paper, three controlled trials found a lower rate of pneumonia in vitamin C supplemented groups.
This 2020 review confirmed:
Vitamin C is another water‐soluble vitamin and it is also called ascorbic acid, which means “no‐scurvy acid.” Vitamin C is best known for its role in the synthesis of collagen in connective tissues and acts as an antioxidant. Vitamin C also supports immune functions and protects against infection caused by a coronavirus.
3. Vitamin D
Probably one of the most important things you can take right now: Vitamin D is critical for immune function. Even people who live in sunny areas are vitamin D deficient, so take it daily as prevention, and increase your intake in times of sickness.
In addition to its role in maintaining bone integrity, it also stimulates the maturation of many cells including immune cells.
Dose: 2,500 IU/day
This study found that vitamin D deficiency increased complications of COVID by 15%.
Combining COVID-19 patient data and prior work on Vit D and CRP levels, we show that the risk of severe COVID-19 cases among patients with severe Vit D deficiency is 17.3% while the equivalent figure for patients with normal Vit D levels is 14.6% (a reduction of 15.6%)
Glutathione is an antioxidant in plants, animals, fungi, and some bacteria and archaea. Glutathione is capable of preventing damage to important cellular components caused by reactive oxygen species such as free radicals, peroxides, lipid peroxides, and heavy metals.
It’s well known that Tylenol depletes glutathione, so this is why it’s not recommended to take Tylenol before, during or after vaccination. Additionally, glutathione is the antidote to Tylenol poisoning.
According to the NYPost:
[Dr. Richard Horowitz, a Lyme disease specialist in the Hudson Valley] suggested trying glutathione, an anti-oxidant produced by the liver that has been used to reduce inflammation in those suffering from the tick-borne illness.
“When you get a viral infection with a huge amount of inflammation you don’t have enough glutathione to be able to protect your very sensitive lung tissue,” Horowitz said.
James did not hesitate to give his mom the nutritional supplement, which they had in the house for Julia. After one 2,000-milligram dose, the family witnessed a miracle.
“Within an hour my breathing got better. It was amazing. I sat up, I got up,” Josephine Bruzzese recalled. She even started to make her bed. “I went and I took a shower.”
She took the pills for five days and had no relapse, her son said.
Oral and IV glutathione, glutathione precursors (N-acetyl-cysteine) and alpha lipoic acid may represent a novel treatment approach for blocking NF-κB and addressing “cytokine storm syndrome” and respiratory distress in patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.
Zinc is a dietary trace mineral and is important for the maintenance and development of immune cells of both the innate and adaptive immune system.
Zinc is being used to treat Covid in the hospitals. 75-100mg/day.
A 2010 study led by University of Leiden Medical researchers in the Netherlands sought to understand how zinc inhibited that replication. The team reported that zinc inhibits a cousin of SARS-CoV-2: SARS-CoV, the original SARS of the 2003 outbreak.
A 2020 study found that:
Zinc supplement may have effect not only on COVID‐19‐related symptom like diarrhea and lower respiratory tract infection, but also on COVID‐19 itself.
6. Niacin (B3)
Various studies have shown that in animal models with bleomycin-induced lung injury, vitamin B3 (niacin or nicotinamide) is highly effective in preventing lung tissue damage.
7. Tonic Water
Tonic water is a carbonated beverage that contains small amounts of quinine, which was originally used as a prophylactic against malaria. Quinine comes from the same plant, the South American cinchona plant, that is the plant foundation of modern day hydroxychloroquine, which is being used to treat Covid-19. Read more about hydroxychloroquine and cinchona plant here.
8. Camu Camu Powder
Camu Camu is another form of Vitamin C. It’s a South American superfruit, comes in powder form, and can be mixed into any drink, including juice, smoothie, kefir etc.
Again, aim for 1,000 mg every 2 hours or to bowel tolerance (which might be around 1 tsp.). Dosage would be different for children, I give a small pinch to my kids.
9. NAC – N-acetylcysteine
This wonder supplement / antioxidant is taken to prevent secondary bacterial infection and prevent illnesses from turning into bronchitis or pneumonia (which is the major complication from respiratory viruses that can lead to death). This is CRUCIAL to have on hand and is safe for kiddos (reduce the dose for children).
Dose: 600 mg. 2x/day for adults
Found naturally in onions, capers and other food products, quercetin has made it into some official protocols for Covid-19. I’ve taken it in the past for inflammation and for my eyes.
Dose: 500 mg. 2x/day
According to AlphaGreen:
Quercetin can be taken as a supplement in addition to other products. It can act as an antioxidant, neutralising free radicals that cause cellular and DNA damage. Quercetin is known for its antibacterial and anti-inflammation properties, ability to prevent neurological diseases, and lower high blood pressure.
11. Vitamin A
Vitamin A is a fat soluble vitamin that is also called “anti‐infective” vitamin because many of the body’s defenses against infection depend on an adequate supply.
Vitamin A deficiency is strongly involved in measles and diarrhea and measles can become severe in vitamin A‐deficient children.
Studies in animal models and cell lines show that vitamin A and related retinoids play a major role in immunity, including expression of mucins and keratins, lymphopoiesis, apoptosis, cytokine expression, production of antibody, and the function of neutrophils, natural killer cells, monocytes or macrophages, T lymphocytes and B lymphocytes. Recent clinical trials suggest that vitamin A supplementation reduces morbidity and mortality in different infectious diseases, such as measles, diarrhoeal disease, measles-related pneumonia, human immunodeficiency virus infection and malaria. Immune responses vary considerably during different infections, and the available data suggest that the modulation of immune function by vitamin A may also vary widely, depending on the type of infection and immune responses involved.
12. Oil of Oregano
I always have this on hand as an antiviral and antibacterial and antifungal. It’s safe for adults, I have not given it to my kids.
Monolaurin is a chemical made from lauric acid, which is found in coconut milk and breast milk. It has both antibacterial and antiviral activity. Safe for adults and children.
This is one of the components of coconut oil that gives its antiviral strength. Clinical trials are currently underway studying monolaurin and Covid-19.
This study found that monolaurin has statistically significant in vitro broad-spectrum sensitivity against Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacterial isolates from superficial skin infections. Most of the bacteria did not exhibit resistance to it.
- This is a systematic review of potential Coronavirus Treatments.
- Organic Olivia has a lot of COVID-19 information on her Instagram as she and both her parents have recovered from the coronavirus.
- Words from a 62 year old man who had it and overcame COVID-19:
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