Viral Collobration - Antivirals & Immune Boosters

A partial list of antivirals and immune boosters

The antivirals and immune boosters you choose will reflect both your situation and the background of your health care professional, if you are using one. Most health care professionals will want to use the treatments with which they are most familiar. Those treatments may not include the ones listed below, none of which require a prescription.

Never rotate antivirals. Andy recommends that you choose the ones you feel may be appropriate and use them synergistically for a period of several months.

You can rotate indirect acting supplements like echinacea, astragalus, inositol, etc, that boost the immune system and don’t attack the virus.

The information provided for each of these is not meant to be exhaustive. You must do further research. The information is organized in this manner:

NAME OF THE PRODUCT: brief description (recommended dosages and dosing schedules when available from Andy. NB: these dosages are for adults. You must adjust accordingly for a child). Cautions, suggestions, comments offered, most often by Andy. Websites where you may find further information or purchase the product.

These products are offered in no particular order.

LAURICIDIN: An antiviral that seems to show great promise in both research and practical application. Also works as an antidysbiosis. (50 pellets 3 or 4 times a day). http://lauricidin.com/

THYMIC PROTEIN: Supports white blood, increases T-cell levels, promotes antiviral effect. There are a number of these products available from different companies. http://www.vrp.com/art/755.asp, http://www.proboostmed.com/ http://www.bioticsresearch.com/Products/NEUTROPHIL-PLUS.htm

COLOSTRUM: an immune booster and good for viral related GI issues. Colostrum is a dairy product; however, casein-free colostrum is available from Kirkman’s. http://www.kirkmanlabs.com/products/colostrum/colostrum_index.html

http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_qa3987/is_200505/ai_n13638900

ELDERBERRY : an antiviral (1 tbsp 4 times a day). Sambucol is an antiviral syrup made for children. It is made from elderberries and generally used against influenza but seems to be pretty broad spectrum in activity. http://www.vitacost.com/science/nutrients/elderberry.html http://www.sambucol.com/article_page.asp?aId=29&catId=138

ASTRALAGUS ROOT: promotes healthy numbers of NK cells. (1-3 capsules 3-4 times a day for 5 days each month. Not at the same time as Echinacea). http://www.herbs.org/greenpapers/immune.html http://www.umm.edu/altmed/ConsHerbs/Astragalusch.html

OLIVE LEAF EXTRACT: an antiviral, antibacterial (1-2 capsules 2-4 times daily). Douglas Brand works particularly well. http://www.immunesupport.com/news/98spr009.htm

http://www.holisticjunction.com/categories/CR/olive-leaf-extract.html

ECHINACEA: promotes healthy numbers of NK cells. (1-3 capsules 3-4 times a day for 5 days each month. Not at the same time as astralagus). http://www.herbs.org/greenpapers/echinacea.html

VITAMIN C: an immune booster and antiviral. See supplement file for further details. http://www.newstarget.com/007434.html

VITAMIN A: immune function booster. See supplement file for further details.

http://www.wholehealthmd.com/refshelf/substances_view/1,1525,10066,00.html

VIRASTOP: see comments above.

CAT’S CLAW: an antiviral. There is concern that much of the cat’s claw sold is not the effective cat’s claw. See the first recommended reading for an explanation of this particular issue. http://healthyherbs.about.com/od/monographs/a/catsclaw.htm http://www.uspharmacist.com/oldformat.asp?url=newlook/files/Feat/CatsClaw.htm&pub_id=8&article_id=844

TURMERIC: an antiviral, anti-inflammatory. This supplement raises plasma cysteine and should not be used unless plasma cysteine is low. The test is available through Great Smokies and Direct Labs. http://www.drugdigest.org/DD/DVH/HerbsWho/0,3923,4046%7CTurmeric,00.html

GARLIC: an antiviral, antifungal, and antibacterial. This supplement raises plasma cysteine and should not be used unless plasma cysteine is low. The test is available through Great Smokies and Direct Labs. http://www.herbs.org/greenpapers/garlic.htm

LICORICE: an antiviral (1-2 capsules daily) http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2005/03/050309100852.htm

LARCH ARABINOGALACTAN: an immune booster. http://www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_5_5/ai_67150701

http://www.sciencenews.org/articles/20030726/food.asp

L-LYSINE : antiviral against herpes http://www.pdrhealth.com/drug_info/nmdrugprofiles/nutsupdrugs/lly_0166.shtml

http://66.102.7.104/search?q=cache:qr1RHY6SwDYJ:www.findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_2_10/ai_n14731875+l-lysine+viral&hl=en

ZINC : promotes immune function

ST. JOHN’S WORT : antiviral (1 capsule 3-4 times daily) http://www.rxmed.com/c.topstories/c1.cover.story/c1.cover.story.st.john.wort.html

INOSITOL : increases NK cell activity (1-4 grams daily)

http://www.cancercompass.com/cancer-news/1,118,00.htm

http://www.jhsnp.com/store/inosophate.html

INOSINE : an antiviral.

http://www.tiscali.co.uk/lifestyle/healthfitness/health_advice/netdoctor/archive/100004099.html

BETA GLUCAN: immune modulation, antiviral. (2 capsules 3 times a day) Pure encapsulations brand is recommended, available from the manufacturer or through Emerson Ecologics. http://www.vrp.com/art/1794.asp

http://www.betaglucaninfo.com/fact_opinion/expert_opinion.html


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