Health Concerns

Life Extension Suggestions

  • Zinc Lozenges: Two zinc lozenges (13 – 24 mg of zinc in each lozenge) immediately and again every 2 to 3 hours for first day or two. Slowly reduce the dose thereafter.
  • Vitamin D: If you don't already maintain a blood level of 25-hydroxyvitamin D over 50 ng/mL, then take 50 000 IU of vitamin D the first day and continue for three more days and slowly reduce the dose to around 5000 IU of vitamin D each day. If you already take around 5000 IU of vitamin D every day, then you probably don't need to increase your intake.
  • Vitamin C: 5000 – 20 000 mg daily
  • Beta-glucan: 100 mg daily (increase up to 600 mg as needed)
  • Andrographis paniculata extract: 25 mg daily (increase up to 150 mg as needed)
  • Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA): 200 – 400 mg early in the day
  • Melatonin: 3 – 50 mg at bedtime
  • Astragalus membranaceus (std. to 0.4% [1.8 mg] 4'-hydroxy-3'-methoxyisoflavone 7): 450 mg daily
  • Elderberry: 2400 – 4800 mg daily or 1 – 4 tablespoons daily
  • High-Allicin garlic: 9000 – 18 000 mg daily
  • Aged garlic extract: 3600 mg daily
  • Lactoferrin: 1200 mg daily
  • Probiotics: Per label instructions
  • Echinacea (std. to 3.84% echinacosides [9.6 mg]): 250 – 500 mg daily
  • N-acetyl cysteine: at least 600 mg with each dose of acetaminophen

Over-The-Counter Drug Support

  • Cimetidine: 800 – 1200 mg daily

In addition, the following blood testing resources may be helpful

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