Elderberry and Virus

Elderberry Minimizes and Inhibits Flu Virus Multiplication

A new study has found how the Elderberry Fruit might aid in the fight against Influenza.  The study showed compounds derived from Elderberries could directly stop the entry and replication of the virus in human cells.  They also found that Elderberry can support a person’s immune response to the Flu virus. Elderberry’s Flu-Fighting properties have…

Melatonin and Immune

Immune Function, Inflammation and Melatonin

Melatonin, which we typically associate with the regulation of circadian rhythms, has actually been shown to improve many markers of pulmonary inflammation and lung function.  It is actually one of our most basic protective antioxidants.  So in addition to regulating our sleep cycle, Melatonin has also been found to impact our metabolism, brain health, bone…

Elderly COVID-19 Patients and Vitamin D

Elderly Patients Previously on Vitamin D3 Supplements More Likely to Survive COVID-19

According to the first semi-experimental study of its kind, elderly patients already taking Vitamin D supplements are more likely to survive COVID-19.  A single dose of 80,000IU of Vitamin D3 after already getting COVID-19 is most likely too late and too low a dosage to see the same protective effects seen with daily supplementation. 77…

CBD and COVID-19

Can CBD Minimize COVID-19 Lung Damage? A Protective Peptide May Be the Answer

According to new research a reduction in the “cytokine storm”, which is what damages the lungs and even kills many individuals with COVID-19, may occur with CBD Oil supplementation. As reported in the Journal of Cellular and Molecular Medicine, researchers found apelin levels, a natural peptide, decreases significantly with COVID-19 and CBD Oil seems to…

B Vitamins and COVID-19

Vitamin B Could Help Prevent The “Worst Outcomes” in COVID-19 Cases

With the severity of the COVID-19 immune system overreaction, known as a “cytokine storm”, in some COVID-19 patients, doctors remain focused on finding treatments to slow or stop this deadly storm.  Experts in the nutrition world are also looking to find ways to stop it before it even begins.  Early into the pandemic health experts…

Study Adds Weight to Link Between COVID-19 and Vitamin D

A new study with over 9,900 participants adds to the growing research that shows supplementation with Vitamin D may reduce the intensity of the COVID-19 virus. In this current study researchers from the Germany Cancer Research Center looked at the prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency and insufficiency and its association with mortality from respiratory diseases…

Vitamins and COVID-19

Dietary Supplements May Be an Important Weapon for Fighting off Respiratory Conditions including COVID-19

According to a researcher from Oregon State University, supplements that contain Vitamin D and Vitamin C in addition to other micronutrients, sometimes in dosages exceeding the Recommended Daily Allowances, are an effective, low cost and safe way of aiding the body’s Immune System in fighting off acute respiratory tract diseases and even COVID-19.  The findings…

Zinc and Immune Support

Zinc Supplements May Cut Infections in the Elderly

A new trial implies daily Zinc supplementation may significantly reduce infections in the elderly while improving the overall antioxidant status of this group of the population. 50 healthy male and female individuals between the ages of 55 and 87 participated in this double-blind, placebo controlled study.  Participants were randomly assigned to receive either a daily…