Institute of Functional Medicine (IFM) Recommendations
The IFM has recommended a variety of natural supplements that may have an impact on the immune response to CORVID 19 infection. These are well-researched recommendations, and I feel comfortable in making this list available to you.
If you or family members are sick with early symptoms of this respiratory viral infection, please call me or any primary care provider. As you know there is some testing available, but it must be done by a health care provider who has all the personal protective equipment (PPE) which we do NOT have in our office.
The CORVID 19 virus can enter the cell, especially the cells of the lungs, and start replicating. When this happens, the immune system goes into overdrive and releases chemicals called cytokines that can cause an inflammatory response and damage the cells. This is called a cytokine storm. Some research has been done to demonstrate that these substances listed below may have an effect on blunting this cytokine storm, thus protecting the cells from destruction and lessening the symptoms of this infection.
The following list is of specific products that can be ordered through a professional nutraceutical company called Designs for Health. This company specializes in professional grade supplements that are used by functional medicine doctors.
IF you wish to order these supplements, go to the website www.designsforhealth.com and register as a patient. You will be asked for a practitioner code and enter our code exactly like this: WANDABEDINGHAUS (All caps and no spaces). Then you can search for these products and put them in your shopping cart. You can choose to have an autoship order or just order them one time. If you have any questions, please call us, and we will walk you through the process.
Quercetin-Ascorbate 1 gram 2 times/day
C3 Curcumin Complex 1-2 caps 2 times/day
N-Acetyl-L-Cysteine (NAC) 1 cap 2 times/day
Resveratrol Supreme 1 cap daily
EGCG (green tea) 4 cups tea/day or 225 mg/day
Vitamin D-Supreme 5000IU with K2 1-2/day
Elderberry (Immunoberry) 500 mg/day
Vitamin C (Liposomal C – 1 tsp = 1 gram) 1-3grams/day
Zinc Supreme 30-60 mg/day
It is our hope and prayer that many people will recover from this infection without having to be hospitalized. The basic recommendations of “staying home”, social distancing, wearing a mask when you shop or around other people, washing your hands with warm, soapy water are still the best ways to protect yourself and others during this time.
We are here for you. Please call if you have questions. Dr.Bedinghaus is doing phone appointments when necessary. Tom Brady is still doing some neural therapy, and Dr. Joan is continuing some manual therapy. We are all wearing masks, doing frequent and careful hand washing, and sanitizing all surfaces.
Call us at 303-986-0492 to discuss this or any other health concerns.