As of: May 25, 2020
* Dear readers,
In view of the current global corona situation with new horror news, special corona programs and virologist talks, many of us are understandably deeply insecure and afraid. What I and many experts, doctors and therapists who specialize in the field of orthomolecular medicine unfortunately misses out on in the one-sided media coverage or is only mentioned in passing, is the role of a well-functioning immune system. Because despite the scarcely available therapy options, we are not at the mercy of SARS-CoV-2 without protection. What counts now and has always been vital for us humans is an optimally functioning and adjusted immune system, which has been with us for around 2.5. Reliably protects against bacteria, fungi and viruses for millions of years.
In today's post, I would like to introduce how you can proactively support your immune system in times of corona and which micronutrients play a decisive role. Since there are already very good articles on this topic from numerous renowned micronutrient experts on the Internet, I would like to list a collection of links following this article, which I will continue to update in the future.
Anyone who researches the supposedly hyped vitamins on the internet will repeatedly come across one-sided articles or questionable studies that deliberately put many micronutrients such as vitamin A, vitamin D, omega 3 or selenium in a bad light. Often it says that this z. B. in the case of vitamins A, D and selenium can either lead to serious damage to health or, as with omega 3 acids, have no positive benefit. And indeed, for a layperson who is familiar with micronutrient medicine ** does not know very difficult to judge these reports for accuracy and objectivity. So I recommend everyone who is interested to visit the official site of the Academy for Micronutrient Medicine www.vitaminspur.de or www.pubmed.com to go to the current scientific specialist publications to view and classify yourself.
** Micronutrient medicine forms the scientific basis for the causal and laboratory diagnostic validated use of vitamins, minerals and other bioactive nutrients – in physiological and / or pharmacological doses – for the prevention and treatment of diet-dependent and chronic degenerative diseases.
(Def .: Gröber, 2007)
Incidentally, the new patient guide will be available in the next few weeks ‘Corona, Influenza & Co, How do I strengthen my immune system‘ of the scientific publishing company 2020. In this brochure you can find out everything about the most important immune-relevant micronutrients and their recommended intake, based on the latest studies and written in a patient-friendly manner.
Summary: The most important immune-relevant micronutrients
Which ones does our body need for an intact immune system?
Vitamin A / vitamin D.
Vitamin A: 3000-10,000 IU (per day) 30 to 50 I.U Vitamin A per kg body weight per day recommended (e.g. retinol-containing oil, 500 IU vitamin A per drop) Vitamin A status does not have to be measured
Vitamin D: 3000-10,000 IU (per day) 40 to 60 I.U. Vitamin D recommended per body weight per day (DGE recommends a ridiculous 800 IU!)
Optimal vitamin D level should be 40-60 ng / ml or 100-150 nmol / l
Beware of patients with sarcoid! The 25 (OH) D level should be monitored in these patients and should be between 20-30 ng / ml to avoid hypercalcaemia.
Vitamin D self-test for at home e.g. from cerascreen
Vitamin D calculator >> https: //edubily.de/vitamin-d-rechner-kostenlos/
On the website https://www.vitamindservice.de/ you will find all the functional relationships and interesting facts about vitamin D and its areas of application, prepared in an understandable manner by vitamin D expert Dr. Raimund von Helden.
Vitamin D / A ratio 1: 1 or 2: 1, for example, with a body weight of 85 kg, this would mean: Vitamin D: 5000 IU (60 IU x 85 kg) and Vitamin A: 3000 IU
1-2 g preventively
Supply during an infection or preventively z. B. with 3x a day from freshly squeezed orange juice or smoothie with kiwi, here the recipe, because if the oral intake of more than 200 mg vitamin C is used, the bioavailability will otherwise decrease. The total dose of 1-2 g should therefore be divided into small individual doses over the day.
Contraindications for vitamin C are e.g. Hemochromatosis or renal insufficiency
In Germany, an adult with a balanced diet hardly receives more than 50 μg selenium per day, as our foods generally contain little selenium. In 2017, the scientists at ETH Zurich issued an early warning in the renowned specialist journal PNAS 2017: around a billion people worldwide suffer from selenium deficiency (<100 μg / l).
Selenium deficiency (<100 μg / L) generally weakens the immune system and thus reduces the body's chance of dealing with the virus. In addition, a selenium deficiency can promote mutations in a virus, as was shown by the example of the influenza virus. A selenium deficiency can also be responsible for a more severe course of the disease, as viruses can multiply and spread faster in the body with a selenium deficiency.
Adolescents and adults: 100 – 200 µg as sodium selenite or selenomethionine per day (~ 1.5-2 µg per kg body weight per day)
The selenium status measured in whole blood should ideally be between 130 and 150 µg / l
Adolescents and adults: 15-25 mg as e.g. Zinc orotate or as a lozenge zinc acetate (~ 0.25-0.5 mg zinc per kg body weight per day)
During an incipient infection, i.e. from the first symptoms 10 mg zinc 5-6 times a day, e.g. as zinc sulfate or zinc acetate.
The zinc level should ideally be in the medium to high range
1-4 g EPA / DHA = 1/2 -2 tbsp fish oil or 1/2 -1 tsp algae oil e.g. from Norsan
Ideal should Omega-3 index be 8-12%; AA / EPA quotient at <2.5 are self-tests for solid acid analysis e.g. above https://www.norsan.de/fettsaeure-analyse/
You can find everything you need to know about marine fatty acids in my post Omega-3 part I. or at Norsan https://www.norsan.de/wissen/
1.4 – 2 g protein per kg body weight per day is optimal. Supports the formation of antibodies and immune cells in the bone marrow, thymus, spleen, lymph nodes of the intestinal mucosa and ect. (E.g .: arginine, cysteine, glutamine, lysine)
Link collection for Corona immune system prevention
- Academy of Human Medicine: https: // greatpraevention.com/
- Corona protocol from vitamin D expert Raimund von Helden: https://www.vitamindservice.de/node/4324/
- Dr. Volker Schmiedel holistic outpatient clinic Paramed: https://www.dr-schmiedel.de
- Dr. Freese Institute for Sport and Nutritional Immunology: https://dr-freese.com/2020/03/17/corona-care-wie-du-dein-immunsystem-jetzt-perfekt-auf-das-virus-vornahmest/
- Corona Protection Guide – Strengthening the immune system through lifestyle – Top conversation with Dr. Jens Freese : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HTLDs34-PiQ
- Uwe Gröber & Prof. Jörg Spitz too Corona, Influenza & Co – How do I strengthen my immune system : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yWrYPKO-89M
- Dr. Raimund von Helden: Coronavirus – defense with vitamin D?: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=1&v=XFEtscQFeoU&feature=emb_logo
Studies on Covid-19 and Vitamin D.
The Effect of Vitamin D Supplement on Negative Emotions: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32365423/
Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System Is an Important Factor to Protect Against Viral Infections: https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32340216/
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