A List of Supplements and Dosages to Support the Immune System

Last Updated on June 5, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • This article covers which supplements I have been taking to support my immune system.

Introduction

While reviewing the treatments for covid, I found something of interest regarding the natural supplements that were as effective as drugs like Ivermectin. I cover the logic for the supplements selected in the article Why Are Some Supplements Treatments Against Covid?

This article explains which supplements I began taking and the dosage.

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Treatments for Covid

The following screenshots are from the website C19 Early, which tracks treatments for covid. Note the treatment name and then the improvement versus covid right next to it. The following significant value is the number of studies performed.

Most of the treatments in the table are drugs, and however, C19 Early also includes natural substances in the comparison table. I noted that the following natural supplements were often as effective as the drug treatments.

The logic that flowed from the table was to take supplements that showed a benefit against covid. These items address diet deficiencies and, therefore, are desirable to improve one’s immune system.

Nutrient deficiencies are both acknowledged by health authorities, but then simultaneously ignored by health authorities when it comes to the topic of supplementation. I cover this topic in the article The Reality But Ignored Topic of Widespread Nutrient Deficiency.

This video covers how to improve the immune system. 

As is this video. 

Supplement #1: Vitamin D3 (Aka Vitamin D)

  • Dose: 10,000 IU per day for lower-weight individuals, 25,000 for the more heavy individuals.
  • Instructions: Taken with a fat, such as an avocado slice or slice of cheese.

This video covers the benefits of Vitamin D. 

This video describes how to better absorb Vitamin D.

This video explains the interactions of Vitamin D with other nutrients that are also covered in this article. 

I take this early in the day before I have been exposed to the sun. Vitamin D3 requires sunlight exposure to convert properly. This dosage is complicated, as is explained in the following quotation.

For example, I know of two people, about the same weight, they both started taking 20,000 IU of D3 per day. One’s blood level of D3 skyrocketed to 180+ ng/ml  while the other’s blood level barely budged from 30   to  50  ng/ml. We call them high responders and low responders. The reasons for this are not yet clear, but it might have to do with the differing levels of magnesium in their systems. – Bowles, Jeff T.

I have a separate article on Vitamin D which provides much more background at The Cover-Up by the Medical Establishment on Vitamin D Levels

Observed Benefits

  • Within around 10 days of taking Vitamin D, I noticed my skin was softer. However, I also take Udo’s Oil. This had me thinking that it was the Vitamin D that gave the instructions to use the good quality oil I had already been taking. This brings up the topic of how much the body will use material it is given, without appropriate levels of Vitamin D.

Supplement #2: Zinc

  • Dose: 200 MG per day.
  • Instructions: Taken with water.
  • Timing: Evening (On Vitamin D cycle)

Zinc is frequently used to fight colds as part of Zinc lozenges. However, the only reason this works is that virtually everyone is Zinc deficient. Better to take Zinc year-round, rather than just after one has a cold.

Supplement 3: Multivitamin

  • Dose: 3x the normal dosage.
  • Timing: Morning

Multivitamins have relatively low doses of each vitamin. And these are listed as a percentage of the RDA or recommended daily allowances. However, the percentage of recommended allowances is meaningless.

The problem with the FDA’s RDAs is covered in the article How the Recommended Daily Allowances or RDAs Are Set Too Low by the FDA.

Supplement #4: Fiber

  • Dose: 50 G per day.
  • Instructions: Taken with milk.
  • Timing: Multiple times per day. Take different fiber types (currently Benefiber or Optifiber and then Psyllium Husk.

I do not get all of my daily fiber from the supplement. This is just in addition to the other fiber in the diet. This is not part of the immune system support, but just something I thought I would start taking as I was doing other supplementation.

The digestive system loves fiber, even if one gets plenty of fiber from the diet. More fiber equals a slower release of blood sugar. It also provides fiber with close to no calories. This helps reduce one’s appetite. The worst-case scenario is a food with low or no fiber and high calories — the absolute worst being a simple sugar in the form of actual sugar or a white flour item. The best-case scenario is a food with high fiber and low sugar content or a complex sugar.

Something I was unaware of is that the newer fiber supplements offer more than just fiber, but also bacteria for gut health. Gut bacteria are, of course, a significant part of how food is digested. I normally have good digestion, but it costs very little to get more. For anyone reading this that is not careful to eat a lot of whole grains, I would increase this dosage.

The following quote describes the different types of fiber.

Take cellulose, a type of fiber in fruits and vegetables: it’s insoluble and it’s not fermentable. Hemicellulose, found in bran, can’t be dissolved in water and it’s not gel-forming (viscous) but it is fermentable. Psyllium, in Metamucil, is water soluble, gel-forming and less fermentable than other fibers. – VOX

To get these fibers one must purchase different types of fiber.

  • Benefiber or Optifiber is Whey Dextrin
  • Metamucil is psyllium husk

Each of the fibers does different things. The more one learns about fibers, the more it becomes clear that one cannot obtain all of these fibers from the diet.

Supplement #5: Vitamin K2

  • Dose: TBD
  • Instructions: Taken with a fat, such as an avocado slice.
  • Timing: Evening (On Vitamin D cycle)

Works along with Vitamin D3. I have not received my Vitamin K2 yet, and need to review the material for the dosage.

This video describes the connectivity between Vitamin D3 and Vitamin K. Vitamin K2 has its own benefits but also works with Vitamin D3. 

The video states that because western societies do not eat animal organs, and we don’t eat many fermented foods, that the level of Vitamin K2 in the diet is low. However, Vitamin K or K2 is one of the lowest profiles of vitamins.

Supplement #6: Melatonin

  • Dose: 5-10 MG per day.
  • Instructions:
  • Timing: Around 1 hour before bedtime, and then again if one wakes up. 5 MG right after exercise to counter the effects of cortisol. Hypothetically, melatonin would also be good to take when one feels unusually stressed. I find airplane travel very stressful, particularly international airline travel. This might be a good time to also take melatonin.

I am 52 years old and have given up hope that my age-diminished pineal gland can keep up with my body’s need for melatonin.

For this reason, I will be supplementing with melatonin to a significant degree. I want the longest and deepest sleep I can get. I have been relying on an anti-histamine, or “little pink pill” often 1/2 or 1/3 as a full pill makes me feel groggy the next day. I would love to never take that again anti-histamine again. It is not a drug I want in my body.

Observed Benefits

  • When taking the doses of melatonin shown above, I found myself getting to sleep earlier. I take melatonin around 1 hour before sleep and it makes me naturally want to get to sleep earlier, without reading. It is recommended that one reads before sleep, which is something I was doing for around a month prior to taking melatonin. However, an hour after taking melatonin, I don’t feel like reading.
  • Since I began taking melatonin, I have not taken a pink pill. See more on melatonin in the article The Importance of Melatonin and the Repair Cycle.

Supplement #7: Boron

  • Dose: 6 MG per day.

Boron has a large number of benefits, including improved bone development, sexual hormone development, and cancer-fighting properties.

Several of these supplements I am still looking into. This is why the details are incomplete.

Supplement #8: Magnesium

  • Dose: TBD
  • Timing: Evening (On Vitamin D cycle)

Magnesium is used along with higher doses of Vitamin D3.

Magnesium is often sold in a combined form with calcium. However, according to Jeff T Bowles, calcium supplementation is necessary and calcium should not be combined with magnesium.

Most diets contain plenty of calcium, so throwing more calcium at the bones is not going to fix the osteoporosis and more likely to cause soft tissue calcification problems. – Bowles, Jeff T.

Supplement #9: Boron

  • Dose: 6 MG
  • Timing: Morning

Supplement #10: Vitamin B Complex

  • Dose: 1 Capsule of Life Extension B Complex
  • Timing: Morning

Supplement #11: Udo’s Oil

  • Dose: TBD
  • Timing: Anytime/Throughout the Day. Used on food — primarily poured on vegetables and popcorn.

Supplement #12: Ivermectin

  • Dose: TBD
  • Instructions:

I have been taking cattle Ivermectin as it is now difficult to obtain under a prescription, and human and livestock Ivermectin are the same molecules.

The entire topic of Ivermectin and how its usefulness against covid has been hidden by the medical system, and how the medical system has stigmatized those that use it is a major topic. I cover part of it in the article What Has Ignorance and Lies by MDs on Covid Treatments Done to Medical Trust?

Pharmaceutical companies and the government and establishment media have been aggressively lying about Ivermectin, trying to confuse people that because Ivermectin is taken in a different dosage than in humans than in livestock, it is a different “formulation.” What is a “formulation” exactly?

Let us take a look at the definition.

Pharmaceutical formulation, in pharmaceutics, is the process in which different chemical substances, including the active drug, are combined to produce a final medicinal product. The word formulation is often used in a way that includes dosage form. – Wikipedia

Yes, a part of the formulation is the dose. So yes, the dose is different for humans and animals — but they do not want to say this. So they use the term “formulation.”

It is the same drug – but a different dose. It is a ten out of ten in deceptiveness to use the term formulation when they mean “dose,” knowing full well that most people will interpret the term formulation to mean it is a different drug that is only designed for livestock. This is yet another massive blow to the FDA’s reputation. The FDA lies about drugs, lies about generic drugs, and lies about their RDAs.

Dosage of Ivermectin

However, this makes the dose a bit tricky to determine as it is 1 ML per 22 pounds of bodyweight.

However, Ivermectin is so safe that even a higher dose than this is unlikely to cause problems. Ivermectin is not only very useful to fight the vaccines (yes, the mRNA vaccines and the irresponsible spike proteins they create and that cause all the side effects we have been seeing — in addition to covid) but fights tropical diseases and even Cancer, as I cover in the article How Ivermectin is Useful for Treating Cancer.

Ivermectin is multi-factor protective, cheap, and one of the lowest adverse effect drugs. Everyone should be taking Ivermectin. The livestock Ivermectin is inexpensive.

If the FDA were not a drug puppet, it would be approved as general preventative medicine, and the government would simply fund it. The government could very easily buy large quantities of supplements they know work and have supplement packages distributed at schools and public parks. The money saved on health costs would be immense. But they don’t want to do that. They require everyone to do their own research project to figure out what to take.

Nutrients, Supplementation and Gum Health

Normally nutrients and supplements are discussed in terms of the total body. However, as I have gum recession, I decided to add this area to the article. Nutrients associated with good gum health are the following. I have bolded and used the color green to identify any supplement not already included above.

  • Vitamin C (most likely does not require supplementation). However, gums are one of the areas that are used to diagnose Vitamin C deficiency. This includes bleeding gums.
  • Vitamin D: Powers the antibacterial defense system.
  • Calcium (most likely does not require supplementation)
  • Water: Although not a nutrient per se, saliva protects the gums, and being dehydrated — which is also promoted by mask-wearing, leads to gum problems. This is why you should never allow your mouth to feel dry.
  • Omega 3s
  • Melatonin
  • Vitamin B Complex
  • Zinc: Reduces plaque and anti-inflammation
  • CoQ10:
  • Curcumin (From Tumeric): Anti-inflamatory, anti-bacterial
  • Green Tea: Directly applied to the gums.

*Much of the information above came from this article in Healthline.

Oral and Gut Probiotics

Normally one thinks of probiotics as helping only the gut, but there are probiotics that impact the mouth as well. One is called Lactobacillus reuteri (see the strains below). This was administered with a lozenge. According to a company that sells various strains of Lactobacillus reuteri that have different effects on the body.

“To date the efficacy and safety of BioGaia’s different strains of L. reuteri have been documented in 224 clinical studies in around 18,000 people of all ages (May 2020).” – BioGaia

There are several different strains that have different benefits. See this link for the different strains and benefits.

L. reuteri Protectis (L. reuteri DSM 17938)
For gut comfort
152 completed clinical trials in 14 800 individuals

L. reuteri Prodentis (L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 5289)
For gums and teeth
42 completed clinical trials in 2 065 individuals

L. reuteri Gastrus (L. reuteri DSM 17938 and L. reuteri ATCC PTA 6475)
For GI tract
8 clinical trials

L. reuteri Osfortis (L. reuteri ATCC PTA 6475)
For bone health
1 clinical trial

L. reuteri Colus (L. reuteri DSM 4659)
This product is still under development for colon health.
1 clinical trial – BioGaia

And this quote.

As a result of this evolutionary process, L. reuteri contributes to human health throughout life. Humans are born almost sterile and first encounter L. reuteri during the birthing process and through breastfeeding. As a key member of the gut microbiota, L. reuteri plays an important role in helping babies to digest breast milk and solids foods. Throughout life, the bacteria tighten the lining of the gut to prevent leakage and improve immune response. They also release molecules that promote a healthy and diverse microbiota and prevent the growth of pathogens. Supporting the gut microbiota is especially important later in life, because elderly individuals tend to lose diversity in their guts.

Some people today still have L. reuteri as part of their microbiota, but many people lack these strains as a result of our modern lifestyles. A low-fibre diet, increased sanitation, antibiotic use and rising rates of birth by Cesarean section, which do not expose babies to the bacterium, have all played a role in depleting L. reuteri from our gastrointestinal (GI) tract. – BioGaia

I had never heard of these before looking into this topic.

BioGaga sells two supplements that interest me. One is for the teeth and gums and a second is for the gut.

Nutrient-Dense Foods

What follows is foods that are very dense in important nutrients. That is one can probably get nutrients from these foods.

Food #1: Blueberries

  • Nurtient: High in Quercetin

About this nutrient.

Quercetin modulates NLRP3 inflammasome, an immune system component involved in the uncontrolled release of proinflammatory cytokines that occurs during a cytokine storm.

Exert a direct antiviral activity against SARS-CoV — Quercetin’s general antiviral capacity has been attributed to three primary mechanisms of action:
Binding to the spike protein, thereby inhibiting its ability to infect host cells.

With the advent of processed foods, many important nutrients have been lost or minimized in the average person’s diet. Quercetin, being found in fresh fruits, vegetables and berries is one of them. Unfortunately, while essential vitamins and minerals are generally recognized for their importance, antioxidants such as quercetin are often overlooked, and sometimes labeled as “pseudoscience” or “fad” supplements. As noted by Modern Discontent: – Epoch Times

Food #2: Green Peppers

  • Nutrient: Vitamin C

About this nutrient.

Food #3: Almonds

  • Nutrient: Vitamin E and many more (see link)

About this nutrient.

Conclusion

I will add more explanation and dosage and my history or experiences of taking these supplements and add more material as I do more research.

  • I am not proposing I have all the answers — I am going back to supplementation after many years of not doing so.
  • There are unknowns, there are open questions on dosages.

My Health and Measuring Improvement

I am not trying to address any specific ailment with this supplementation routine. I don’t catch colds or at least I have not for a long time. But I do have gum recession. So I can’t measure the impact of the supplements by a reduction in colds, but I can measure it in other ways. After taking Vitamin D, I noticed my skin seemed smoother. And this occurred even though I had been taking Udo’s Oil for years before this time.

My one complaint is it takes me too long to get back to sleep after I wake up in the middle of the night to eat. I hope large dosages of Melatonin will help with that. Other than that, I will have to measure the benefits from this supplementation in how I generally feel.

Another area is that might be measured is that Vitamin D is supposed to trigger the body to put the full resources at its disposal to repair (that is don’t hold back due to a lack of resources). If taking large amounts of Vitamin D helps this, then I might observe a faster healing time between exercise sessions. My hypothesis is that if your immune system is stronger due to it having everything it needs, that one will feel better.

Another hypothesis about Vitamin D is that it reduces depression. I am not currently depressed, but perhaps I will feel better than I do. It makes sense that the better your health, the better you feel.

Why Capitalism Does Not Want You Thinking of Your Health As Your Happiness

We don’t think about it that often, but a big part of one’s happiness level is one’s level of health. Capitalism does not want one to think this way, because, under the capitalist orientation, your health comes from pharmaceuticals, and happiness comes from money and high amounts of spending power. Health is to be taken for granted — happiness is through capitalism participation and how much money you can pull out of the system.

If people rely more on their happiness from their health, they will not be optimal participants in the capitalist system.

Costs

The costs of this supplementation are very low. I have not yet done the math, but we are talking about maybe a few dollars per day.

Procurement

Costco has good prices on supplements but has a limited selection of supplements. I was actually surprised by how small it was given the size of the vitamin section at Costco. I had to rely on Amazon for Vitamin A and K.

Supplement Quality Control

This is a very important and interesting topic, which I cover in the article Health Supplement Quality Control and the FDA’s Lack of Interest in the Topic.

Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency Testing

The costs of vitamin and mineral deficiency testing are prohibitive as is shown at this link. However, at those costs, it is far more cost-effective to just buy supplements. Blue Cross / Blue Shield has come out very much opposed to vitamin and mineral deficiency testing as I cover in the article The Cover Up by the Medical Establishment on Vitamin D Levels.

Blue Cross / Blue Shield prefers to wait until people have a medical condition before they approve of vitamin or mineral deficiency tests being performed.

I found out I was B1 deficient by using a website to self-diagnose deficiency which I cover in the article The Reality But Often Ignored Topic of Widespread Nutrient Deficiency.

I suggest anyone reading this head over to that article and click the links to self-diagnose their own deficiency. Most sources tell you to get your blood tested for deficiency however it means getting a different test per nutrient, and the cost adds up. Deficiencies should appear in the nails, skin, and in things like reduced sleep quality or agitation.

Supplement: Vitamin A (Beta Carotene)

  • Dose: Not Necessary for Supplementation
  • Instructions: Taken with a fat, such as an avocado slice.

I thought of supplementing with Vitamin A, and I purchased the retinol version. Apparently, the Retinol version of Vitamin A is not helpful, so I won’t be taking what I purchased.

Even though Vitamin A is as effective against covid as Vitamin D, it is the forgotten immune system vitamin. However, Vitamin A only has four studies versus covid while Vitamin D has 53. This means that if more studies were done, it is most likely that Vitamin A would decline.

Just imagine that for a moment.

Hundreds of billions of dollars were spent on ineffective vaccines, and the NIH won’t fund more studies on Vitamin A versus covid. If they funded them, and Vitamin A proved to be effective, how would that make money for pharmaceutical companies? The NIH is careful to starve natural supplementation of any research dollars.

Vitamin A has many uses, but it is an immune system regulator like Vitamin D. I just wish we had more than four studies, so I could be more confident in taking Vitamin A. Vitamin A is cheap, however. Hence, it makes sense to take even if experimentally. But the quantity of Vitamin A that is required is small. But the right type of Vitamin A is beta carotene.

Counteracting the Covid Vaccines

The covid vaccines are dangerous and bad for one’s health as I cover in the article How Safe Are The Covid Vaccines.

These are some items that we have found to be recommended versus the vaccines.

Glutathione (most important for body detoxification) or better
NAC = N-Acetyl-Cysteine 600-750mg (causes the body to produce glutathione itself)
Zinc
Astaxantin 5mg (also improves vision)
Quercetin
vitamin D3
Milk thistle (also liver and stomach protection)
Melatonin 1mg to 10mg (against 5G)
Alternatively CDS/CDL and zeolite

Dr. Zelenko’s Protocol contains Ivermectin, Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), Zinc, Vitamin D3, and Quercetin. – Rights Freedoms

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