The first line of defense to support good immune health is taking your Level TEN Health products and your M.E.D.S. However, according to top medical researchers studying the COVID-19 virus, there is more we need to do in the next couple months to protect ourselves.
The following nutrients are considered safe, but if you are on any medications or have health concerns, please discuss with your doctor before adding them to your daily regimen. Also, please note that the dosages cited are higher than the typical daily recommendation and should not be continued for longer than 1-2 months without consulting your healthcare practitioner.
Top 8 Immune Boosting Nutrients
Melatonin – A hormone made in your brain whose primary benefit is to support proper sleep/wake cycles. Your immune system is very dependent on the quality of sleep. It is during sleep that your body repairs and reboots itself. Taking up to 3 mg of sustained release melatonin at bedtime can help balance your body’s circadian rhythm and deepen your quality of sleep. Of course, you need to sleep a minimum of 8 hours to get the benefits of restorative sleep.
Vitamin A – A fat soluble vitamin found in abundance in your Level Up Program meal plan, as well as your Level TEN Health products. If you are eating a balanced diet and taking your FOCUS daily, you do not need to supplement with Vitamin A. The recommendation by researchers for immune health during this viral outbreak is 10,000IU daily. Your FOCUS contains 7,000IU, and you will get the balance you need in foods such as kale, carrots, butternut squash, and sweet potato.
Vitamin C – A water soluble vitamin found in fruits and vegetables. It has many health benefits including major support for your immune system. Researchers recommend a minimum of 1000 mg per day. You get ample Vitamin C from eating fruits and vegetables and taking your Level TEN Health supplements.
Vitamin D – A fat soluble vitamin that plays a critical role in immune health. Vitamin D is not naturally found in foods so it needs to be supplemented. If you’re taking FOCUS, you get 2000IU of Vitamin D (6 capsules), but during these challenging times, you can take up to 10,000IU daily for a short period (30-60 days). If you intend take higher doses of Vitamin D for longer than 30-60 days, ask your doctor to test your Vitamin D levels to know your baseline. Take Vitamin D with meals for better absorption.
Zinc – An essential trace element with many important bodily functions including hormone balance. It is mostly known for its immune health properties. You only need small daily doses of Zinc to maintain your immune health. Your FOCUS contains all the daily Zinc you need. However, during this viral outbreak, researchers are recommending 100 mg daily for up to 2 months. Zinc Picolinate is the recommended type of Zinc to use. For added activation of Zinc, take it with 4 ounces of tonic water.
Garlic – This aromatic vegetable has immune benefits! As well as using garlic in cooking, you can also take garlic as a supplement, such as Kyolic’s Immune formula, and use the maximum recommended daily dosage.
Mushrooms – For centuries, the Chinese have recognized the power of mushrooms for immune health. We have included a variety of immune supporting mushrooms in our POWER, so be sure to use it at least once daily.
Turmeric – A spice used traditionally in Indian curries, turmeric has many health benefits and should be a part of your daily health regimen. However, during this viral crisis, experts are recommending the use of turmeric for its anti-inflammatory properties. Inflammation is thought to play a major role in the late stage symptoms of the COVID-19 viral infection. Be sure to take your Turmeric with a fatty meal for best absorption. Look for a brand that is organic, 98% curcuminoids, and has black pepper to help with absorption.
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