Updated: Mar 30
How many of the items on this page do you already have in your preparedness kit now?
Most of these are beneficial for immune boosting and some are imporatant to stock up on in case supply chains run short or we need to have extended home isolation.
Probalby the number one question I have been asked is about immune boosting suppliments, remedies and protocols, I will share my own protocol for building my immune system or ways that make sense to me, to be prepared.
Below is a compilation of the best immune support, suggestions and suppliments that I know of. My intention is to share with you what I have found to be quality products and effective protocols.
Please do your own research.
Just so you know, when I like a product I typically sign up as an affiliate so I can buy the products at a reduced cost and so I can share them with my clients and members when appropriate. (See disclaimer at the bottom of the page).
The links I am providing are for products I love, personally use, and also distribute. If you have any questions about ordering anything feel free to reach out to me.
The links will take you to ones I highly recommend from my research and /or personal experience. I know you have many choices and no pressure to buy anything from me. However, I want to thank you for supporting me and the work I do, when you purchase from these links (instead of another source). : )
Very IMPORTANT NOTE: There are some herbs that are good to do before you get sick as prevention, however there are some things like echinacea and even chocolate that makes matters worse once you have the virus.
Astragalus Root - A primary benefit of astragalus root is as an adaptogen – – a natural substance that works with a person’s body to regulate the effects of stress and fatigue. In this way, astragalus root can protect the body from emotional, physical, and mental stress. Additionally, studies have shown a positive effect on respiratory health, seasonal wellness, cardiovascular health, and more. It’s this herb’s impact on the immune system and its antioxidant qualities that enable it to support the health of so many organs and reduce the effects of aging
Brazil Nuts -(<<<<<click the link to read all about it) Two a day (don't excede that amount) selenium is known to help ward of flu viruses.
Cats Claw - cat’s claw bark tea contains over 30 known constituents and 17 alkaloids. It is compassionate towards achy joints, supports healthy immune and gastrointestinal systems, and is a natural source of antioxidants.
Chlorophyll - LIKE IRON, Chlorophyl helps the body build red blood cells and thus increases oxygen availability to your body’s cells. This makes it a great natural remedy for people who suffer from respiratory infections or illnesses. It can also be very helpful in getting rid of colds or a cough. It energizes and revitalizes the body and is helpful for fatigue, asthma, intense physical exertion *
Cough Syrup - Best non prescription cough syrup. I ALWAYS have this on hand. Nothing like a nasty cough to make you lose sleep!!!
Elderberry (with zinc)
Garlic (fresh is best)
Ginger (fresh is best)
Ginseng - Ginseng has been revered and used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine, and for good reason. Definitely consider taking ginseng if you feel sluggish, stressed, tired, slow, old, fatigued, lack energy, motivation and vitality, are having fertility or libido issues, or suffer from immune deficiency. It can be incredibly helpful for those struggling with debilitating chronic illness. Have to be honest and say it has a very bitter taste. Best to buy capsules and fill them with the powder and pop them down the hatch that way. I get the powder so I can throw it into smoothies and mask the taste that way as well. Or try mixing it in with citrus juice.
Grapefruit Seed Extract - Grape seed extract is one of the most powerful antioxidants that fights free radicals. Grape seed extract is 20 times more potent than Vitamin C and 50 times stronger than Vitamin E. Grape seed extract helps improve cardiovascular health. It also helps promote brain, skin and eye health. Grape seed extract is also anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory. Grape seed extract is one of the few antioxidants that can penetrate the blood brain barrier to help protect the brain and nerve tissue. Some studies have also shown grape seed extract to prevent the formation of plaque in the arteries, improve mental alertness and help prevent senility.
Matcha Green Tea Powder - Packed with antioxidants, much better form of caffeine than coffee, matcha is a natural superfood. Matcha helps detoxify the body of harmful chemicals, toxins and heavy metals. A detoxified body is better able to fight off pathogens and as a result drinking matcha green tea powder boosts the immune system.
Manuka Honey - Manuka honey boasts a significantly higher concentration of methylglyoxal than regular honey, contributing to even stronger antibacterial properties. It’s even rated according to its antibacterial activity through the unique manuka factor (UMF). The higher the rating, the more potent it is. This link is for the one I use and is UMF 20+ certified RAW Manuka Honey - equivalent to methylgloxal (MGO) 850+GENUINE MANUKA HONEY: Harvested from the remote and pristine hills, forest, and coastal areas of New Zealand. WHAT IS UMF RATED HONEY? The UMF rating is a measure of the attributes and values that make up Manuka honey, and assures PURITY & QUALITY. Buying UMF rated Manuka honey protects you from untested, low grade honey with little or no beneficial health value (often labeled 'active' or 'bio-active'). Manuka has been found to be very beneficial as an anti-inflammatory, anti-viral and anti-bacterial combating infections and effective agains a wide range of microbes and can act against more than 80 pathogens.
Melatonin- <<<<<<<<<< Click the Melatonin link to read new information about it's use with coronavirus. I have no personal recommendation for any particular melatonin as I never use it but wanted to include this for you to do your own research.
Monolaurin - Monolaurin is a chemical derived from lauric acid and glycerin, and is a byproduct of coconut fat. It has a naturally bitter/soap like taste so you need to take it in caps or hide it juice or smoothies. Make a shot glass of it with water and apple cider vinegar and knock it back! For the past two decades, research scientists have been investigating possible applications for monolaurin in medicine, sanitization, and food preservation. It’s reported that some of the viruses that have been inactivated, at least partially, by monolaurin include:
Mushroom Extract Powder (lions mane, reishi, codyceps, chaga, turkey tail, maitake) Taking a mushroom supplement can improve your focus and mental clarity (Lions Mane), boost your immune system (Maitake, Turkey Tail, Reishi), detoxify and revitalize your body (Chaga), and improve your strength and endurance (Cordyceps)*.EASY TO USE: Easily add THRIVE 6 mushroom powder to smoothies, coffee, tea, or food. Scoop included. For beverages, stir well and often for best results. Use daily. The food grade packaging is completely re-sealable.
Note: I am not an affiliate of Dr. Dean's products however I take her mineral formulas and B vitamins daily and highly recommend these as well as her Picco Silver which is far superior to any other silver products I have tried (instead of colloidal silver).
Pico-Silver is a unique (95-98% biologically active silver ions) stabilized ion of silver prepared from 99.99% pure elemental silver and measuring in the picometer range. It is designed to provide safe and effective amounts of non-toxic silver at the recommended dosages.
Most silver products are called colloids, however, a colloid is a mixture of microscopically dispersed insoluble particles suspended throughout another substance. Pico-Silver stabilized ions are completely soluble. On scientific testing, with a laser scattering particle size analyzer, there is no evidence of particles in the solution. These picometer-sized silver ions readily enter cells and are able to support the immune system.2Z
Pico-Silver Solution is hypoallergenic and contains no sugars, starch, gluten, milk, soy, yeast, MSG, GMO, artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or animal by-products. Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
St. Johns Wort Tea -St. John’s Wort Tea is known to alleviate symptoms of depression, and has many other health benefits. It can decrease cyclical hormone issues, be used as a pre-bedtime relaxant, and is rich in flavonoids, antioxidants, and vitamin C.
Sun Breeze -Small but mighty. Great for headaches and sore muscles, all natural
Tulsi- Respiratory benefits- Cardiovascular benefits-Reduce Fevers- Beat stress- Dental and oral health- Skin and hair benefits- Get rid of headaches- Lose Weight- Digestive system benefits- Dissolve kidney stones- Diabetes- Cancer- Quit Smoking- Nervous system- Arthritis-
Turmeric - I have tried others but I always come back to this one...Turmeric Curcumin with BioPerine 1500mg. Highest Potency Available. Premium Joint & Healthy Inflammatory Support with 95% Standardized Curcuminoids. Non-GMO, Gluten Free Capsules with Black Pepper...
Vitadophilus - Helps the body absorb nutrients and maintain proper digestion.*Supplies a minimum of 20 million live culture bacteria to the body. Helps displace or decrease non-beneficial micro-organisms. *Delicious apple flavor! Eat straight out of the package or mix with a healthy snack.
Vitamin D3 (Very important daily supplement for immune health amongst other benefits and needs to be paired with K2) I will refrain from recommendation here as it depends on your Vit. D levels as to correct dosage. See your health care professional or make sure to keep taking what you already know works for you.
NOTE: If you have never ordered from Purium (for first time orders) and you spend $75 or more on your first order, you can apply my gift code RAWSOME at the time of checkout to get $50 off for anything you want on https://ishoppurium.com .
David Sanderval's (CEO of Purium) Anti-viral Oil Pulling Recipe : Melt the jar of coconut oil on low heat. Open 2 caps of Virusure into the oil and mix thoroughly and let sit for 2 days. 1 jar= 20 servings (approx) Each day for 20 days take 1 serving and swish around in your mouth for 10-15 minutes. Be sure to spit out the oil and all the stuff you pulled from swishing the oil. Rinse your mouth thoroughly after the oil pulling. Do this once a day for 20 days.
1. C From Nature – My all time favorite pure plant-based Vitamin C – NOT ascorbic acid Ingredients: Amla, Acerola Cherry, Camu Camu, Rosehips, Citrus Bioflavonoids
2. Vir-U-Sure – An excellent combination of immune enhancers and anti-viral factors.
3. Barley Grass Juice - In a nutshell...blood purifier, immune system builder, detoxifier.
4. Cocoa Mint Spirulina - Complete whole food, highest form of plant protein, you could live off of this if you had to!
5. Apothecherry ApotheCherry contains a wide variety of unique antioxidants and phytochemicals to help balance circadian rhythms, support healthy joint function and promote healthy uric acid metabolism. ApotheCherry is a great thing to keep in your pantry especially if fruit is in short supply. It is rated one of the highest levels on the orac scale as a top antioxidant food.
This is my #1 favorite prebiotic and immune system modulator. For any type of autoimmune issue I highly recommend this and this is how I cured my own Chronic Fatigue. For more details about Digestacure click here to read my post People Always Ask What I Recommend For AutoImmune Issue (And Why).
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Young Living published my first book RawSome Recipes so obvious I am a big fan!!!!
I am a big believer in essential oils and did a medicine one of my all time cabinet makeover featuring the oils that I think are important to have on hand in times like this when we might be able to access other medicine. Actually this is my preferred medicine!!!
One of my favorite oils is RC (respiratory congestion). I was blown away at the relief this oil gave my daughter when she was little and suffering from a respiratory infection. Just a few drops and it completely calmed down her unresolved, relentless coughing. I highly recommend having this one in your medicine kit for sure, especially if you or your loved ones are prone to upper respiratory infections.
See the list below for the essential oils I am stocking up on to have in my natural medicine chest & home remedy supplies.
CLICK HERE TO go to my Young Living website and then click on VIEW ALL PRODUCTS to check out the oils from my suggested list below:
Thieves Hand Sanitizer
All the Thieves products
Two Other Very Important Recommendations To Complete Your Prepared Home Kit...
We are all advised to not only wash hands frequently and for at least 20 seconds but also to wipe down surfaces often. One of the things that we touch the most and that lands on many surfaces is our cell phones. One of the best ways to wipe down surfaces and especailly our cell phones, in my opinion, is to use a Norwex Enviro cloth. What makes these cloths unique is that they have silver strands woven into the micro fibers and the silver destroys bacteria. I am not a Norwex consultant (but if you are interested, consult with Jackie, my Norwex go to expert and click here)
I highly recommend Norwex products and this is all I use to confidently clean my entire house and all surfaces, especially my phone. I carry the enviro cloth with me every where I go.
And last but certainly not least is KAILO
When I first learned about Kailo I thought this can't be real. However as a massage therapist for over 40 years and dealing with people in pain as well as dealing with my own hip pain issues I decided to give it a try and I AM SO GLAD I did. I have had ongoing inflammation and pain in my hip for years and that pain motivated me to create The Royal Flush Reboot. My issue is compounded from an injury and a genetic hip issue and sometimes diet is not enough to quiet the deep searing joint pain.
I was blown away by the relief this tiny plastic strip with "nano" technology gave me. It didn't happen immediately but within the first 30 minutes, just when I was ready to feel like a sucker, I noticed I could walk pain free again. I was soooo impressed, I ordered another to have on hand in case a time comes when Geoff and I have pain on the same day (as I don't want to have to fight over who gets to wear the Kailo patch)!!!!
What a great alternative to having to take any type of over the counter or prescription med to achieve pain free status!!! I have even cancelled going to the chiropractor a couple times when a flare up from over use would normally send me there. The money I would have spent to see my chiropractor paid for the cost of the Kailo patch.
I definately signed up to be an affiliate for Kailo as I can whole heartedly stand behind it's effectiveness 100% from my own personal experience.
I have only had Kailo a short time, so I don't have any other experience with the effectiveness of Kailo for people I know. I can't say it works for everyone.