Nutrient Anti-Viral Strategy

(Adapted from Unified Antiviral Strategy published by ICHNFM)

NAC* 600mg three times daily    (blocks viral replication)  – double if you come down with a virus

Selenium 200mcg – 2 daily for 1 month then 1 daily (targets virus directly)

Vitamin D3 4,000 units daily (100mcg) (supports immune function and blocks replication)

Multivitamin – 1 daily (smaller amounts of nutrients which fall into all categories)

Add on if you wish

Target virus directly

Licorice 450mg- 1 three times daily (only if you do not have hypertension, CHF or fluid retention), limit use to 3 months or take week before, during, and after travel.

Block viral replication

  • Methylfolate 5mg daily
  • Alpha lipoic acid*  300mg twice daily
  • Vitamin C 3,000mg daily

Support immune function

  • Fish oil 2,000mg daily
  • Glutamine 1 gram twice daily
  • Whey protein
  • Zinc 25mg daily (if not already in your multivitamin)
  • Vitamin A 10,000 iu daily (total between multivitamin and supplement)

Supporting cellular health

  • Exercise
  • Low carb diet
  • Coenzyme Q10 150mg daily
  • Acetyl -L Carnitine 1gm twice daily
  • *These nutrients can lower blood sugar.  If you have diabetes monitor sugars and consult your physician for medication adjustment if your sugars decrease.

** If you are on warfarin monitor INR for any adjustments which may be needed.  If you are on medication always check with your physician before starting any new supplement regimen.

***  Although these nutrients have shown efficacy in studies they do not have FDA indication to diagnose, prevent or treat viral illness’.