Essential Supplements To Prepare Your Body For The Covid-19 Vaccine
Many of you have been wondering how best to prepare our bodies for the COVID vaccine. Singapore-based nutritionist, Teresa from Balanced Nutrition Lab, has put together a protocol of essential supplements to help build your immunity and readiness for the COVID vaccine.
Let’s start from the beginning – What are vaccines?
Vaccines train our immune system to create antibodies that fight specific pathogens. If your immune system is weak or compromised, when asked to respond to a new pathogen it might not be fully ready to do so.
This is why boosting your immune system before you take a vaccine can help your body not only prevent any reactions but to get rid of toxins that can accumulate in your body due to the vaccine shot. Vaccines may contain heavy metals and other substances that you want your body to get rid off as soon as possible. That means having an optimal functioning liver as this organ is responsible for detoxification.
Having a strong immune system can also help the vaccine be more effective as your body can produce more antibody-producing memory cells when your immune system is strong.
What can you do?
Besides hydration, resting, avoiding alcohol and sugar for at least a week prior to your vaccine shot, taking supplements can help prepare your body to not only be strong so you don’t get the usual flu-like symptoms but also detoxify your body from heavy metals and other toxins.
Take a look at the top supplement recommendations for the Covid Vaccine
1. VITAMIN D
Vitamin D has proved to be a key player in both the prevention and treatment of COVID 19. A recent study showed that 80% of patients hospitalized due to COVID 19 had low levels of Vitamin D. Vitamin D blocks viral acquisition by strengthening barriers, it inhibits viral replication, it supports immune defense systems, it supports mitochondrial function in your cells, and it reduces inflammation. It is advised to begin supplementing with Vitamin D right away.
Recommended Dose: 4000 IU/Day
2. VITAMIN C
it’s a potent antioxidant that’s critical to the immune-cell function. In a large-scale study of more than 11,000 patients showing that vitamin C reduces the risk of contracting colds. There is also research showing that vitamin C reduced the symptoms of colds, about 25% of which are caused by other coronaviruses.
Recommendations: Take 1-2 capsules a day
Vitamin A, zinc, magnesium and selenium are some of the best nutrients to help boost your immune system and may be important for various aspects of DNA and chromosome integrity in that they help DNA synthesis and repair. This is particularly relevant to the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines as they include mRNA in its ingredients. Most multivitamins include all of these vitamins and minerals within one product. It is advised to start taking a multivitamin immediately as these ingredients can help lessen the symptoms of COVID 19.
Recommendations: Follow dosing instructions on bottles
4. LIVER RESCUE FORMULA
The main goal is to keep the stools moving and promote detox pathways while encouraging proper bile flow so toxins do not stay in your adipose cells.
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Teresa is a holistic and culinary nutritionist at Balanced Nutrition Lab. She specializes in gut and hormonal health. She is also passionate about cooking and ensures her meal plans include recipes that are nutritious and delicious. For recipes, meal plans or nutritional advice visit balancednutritionlab.com