Immune boosters

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guduchi, turmeric, and holy basil,

vitamins shops carry these, take them in pill form or empty them and make a tea, if you can’t find the powder form.

an old remedy for increasing the immune system.
 

WingsOfLight

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I'm a big fan of immune boosters.
Vitamin C and Garlic are also good for that.
Anything that is an antioxidant. I find natural remedies to be extremely beneficial.
 
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My thyroid starting being sluggish after 40, I stopped the prescription medication about two yrs ago because it was just slowly depleting the thyroid by taking synthetic thyroid hormones the body pretty much shuts it down. been taking Ashwagandha levels normal doing good. it only works for under active thyroid it helps to increase the thyroid function. that herb too helps balance the immune system and blood sugars it’s a good herb to.
 
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My thyroid starting being sluggish after 40, I stopped the prescription medication about two yrs ago because it was just slowly depleting the thyroid by taking synthetic thyroid hormones the body pretty much shuts it down. been taking Ashwagandha levels normal doing good. it only works for under active thyroid it helps to increase the thyroid function. that herb too helps balance the immune system and blood sugars it’s a good herb to.
Yes Ashwagandha also aids in the balance of the entire system, I would add to it a few drops of Atomidine (an iodine supplement)
5 the first day 4 the second, 3 the third, 2, then 1 then break a week then again - it helps restart the thyroid
 
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Other good herbs for fighting cold and flu symptoms are
Olive Leaf Extract, Oregano Oil ( Oregano Tea also works), Ginger, (Ginger Tea w/lemon), and Thyme
All have virus fighting properties
 
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Yes Ashwagandha also aids in the balance of the entire system, I would add to it a few drops of Atomidine (an iodine supplement)
5 the first day 4 the second, 3 the third, 2, then 1 then break a week then again - it helps restart the thyroid
cool haven’t heard of it I’ll check it out thanks.

There is a company nhc.com that makes a product called I-Thriod in a couple of mg levels but it has three different types of Iodine/Iodide/potassium in one dose. I’ve tried it before using ashwagandha think I might get some more it’s not to expensive. Here’s the low dose ingredients.

Iodide 3.75mg
---(from Potassium Iodide USP)
Iodine USP 2.5mg
---(from Free Iodine USP)
Potassium 1.2mg
---(from Potassium Iodide USP)
 

TabinRivCA

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My thyroid starting being sluggish after 40, I stopped the prescription medication about two yrs ago because it was just slowly depleting the thyroid by taking synthetic thyroid hormones the body pretty much shuts it down. been taking Ashwagandha levels normal doing good. it only works for under active thyroid it helps to increase the thyroid function. that herb too helps balance the immune system and blood sugars it’s a good herb to.
I have low/hypo thyroid and had a big goiter before. I haven't tried Ashwagandha, does it seem like it boosts the energy level as well as the immune system? Also, did I-Thyoid help with energy?
 
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I have low/hypo thyroid and had a big goiter before. I haven't tried Ashwagandha, does it seem like it boosts the energy level as well as the immune system? Also, did I-Thyoid help with energy?
Yes ashwagandha is very good for the immune system and energy, yours is hypo like mine this herb will no doubt help, it has helped me to get off the synthetic hormones,

the best synthetic are one from pigs thyroid, nature-throid, I use this until I switched completely to ashwagandha
 
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Some more boosters,

Moringa, black elderberry and Ashwagandha

these are more available through local outlets then the OP, I have been using Ashwagandha for my thyroid for 2 years but Ashwagandha is excellent also at boosting the immune

of coarse can’t leave out the Vitamin C a huge immune supporter as well, possibly at the top of list.

the original posted have greatly help those who get malaria and other viruses and infections, guduchi is near the top for fighting infections and viruses easing the symptoms of the infected.

Guduchi is a little harder to get i have just ordered some through Swanson vitamins the price is reasonable.
 

Lanolin

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Kelp or kelp salt is good for underactive thryoid.
seaweed has many minerals and great immune booster. You do need iodine.

I have heard echinacea is also good.
 

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I find the sun my biggest immune booster and when I wake up tired, just picking up those first sun rays for 20-30 minutes on as much exposed skin as possible, while being grounded or earthed, gives me a lot of energy. Remember that we are electrical beings (so glorified batteries with 83% water and two electrical devices namely the heart and the brain) and are hardwired with the earth and wirelessly connected with the sun) since the sun provides two third of the energy levels for the mitochondria. The sun also sets our carcadian rhythm or biological clock in the morning when you do the sun rise (at 1600 Kelvin light strength) you not only tell your body what time it is, until 10am you build are the hormones from dopamine, to growth hormones, to histamine and Melatonin (sleep hormones) that the body then can release at night after 4 hours of darkness.

Everything we eat in the end is turned into electrons or pure energy so if we don't get enough sunlight, like in winter time, you guessed it, :) we start to eat more to compensate with food to get enough energy. At the mitochondrial membrame (little workers in the cell that provide ATP) there are no fat, lipid or protein chain convertors, but only electron chain convertors, so yes, everything we consume turns into energy for the cells to keep going. When I then started eating raw oysters (yuk) I found more energy again, and this is because raw oysters are the highest source of DHA which builds melanopisn, which is a UV receptor in skin and eyes. A deficiency in DHA will stop you getting all the benefits from the sun.

I also found that when I use blue blockers at night to protect my eyes from blue light (all electrical light from led's pc screens, tv and mobiles is 6500 Kelvin) I sleep better. The reason is this. The sun is like a clock and our bodies are made to be up at sun rise, and in bed at dark. In the morning the sun rise has the light strength of 1600 Kelvin and it goes to 6500 Kelvin at noon and then slowly goes down again.

If you don't protect your eyes when it gets darker, you are telling your body, by watching tv, pc screen or your mobile, that it is actually noon again and your body start to make cortisol again. This is also the reason why people can't fall easily asleep anymore after they have gone to the toilet and have looked at their mobiles to see what time it was or turned the lights on.. You just told your body at 2am that it's noon again, so start making cortisol and stop releasing melatonin.

Since our bedroom is the place where our bodies should be able to repair and recove, it's very important to be protected from all light sources and to sleep as dark as possible. But, also to protect oneself from wirless radiation that falls outside our visual spectrum. While you can't see the light frequencies or radiation from WiFi, radar, towers and mobile phone with your eyes... your cells do pick it up and it affects your sleep and thus your immune system, as your body goes into a fight or flight response and that energy has to come from some where. Over time you are working towards chronic fatigue this way. Anyway, that was my two cents.
 

Lanolin

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Quinine (indian tonic water)
Sweet Wormword or Mugwort
Oregano
Olive leaf extract
Vitamin D (sunlight is the best)
Zinc (various sources, oysters, leafy greens)
Fish oil (salmon, cod)
 

TheIndianGirl

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Most of my cooking includes plenty of onion and garlic and usually also ginger. In terms of pills, I am taking Vitamin C, Vitamin D, Vitamin B12 gummies, fish oil, a multivitamin, and a probiotic daily. Probiotic helps with gut issues, where most of immune system issues come from. Recently I started taking the Areds 2 eye vitamin because I noticed some changes, I think caused by too much time onscreen. With that and my multivitamin, I'm getting plenty of zinc per day. After I finish my B12 gummies, I'm going to stop that since my new multivitamin has enough B12. Once COVID-19 is over, I'll probably stop taking Vitamins C and D.

I walk and take public transportation so I get about 30 minutes of outside speed walking per day at least that way. Because of the quarantine, I haven't been outside much but I've been going outside almost daily for a walk this past week.
 
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vitamin C is a vitamin the body cannot produce in the liver, it needs to be consumed. Some recommend 10,000 mg a day but 1,200 mg a day is plenty.
 

GaryA

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I find the sun my biggest immune booster and when I wake up tired, just picking up those first sun rays for 20-30 minutes on as much exposed skin as possible, while being grounded or earthed, gives me a lot of energy. Remember that we are electrical beings (so glorified batteries with 83% water and two electrical devices namely the heart and the brain) and are hardwired with the earth and wirelessly connected with the sun) since the sun provides two third of the energy levels for the mitochondria. The sun also sets our carcadian rhythm or biological clock in the morning when you do the sun rise (at 1600 Kelvin light strength) you not only tell your body what time it is, until 10am you build are the hormones from dopamine, to growth hormones, to histamine and Melatonin (sleep hormones) that the body then can release at night after 4 hours of darkness.

Everything we eat in the end is turned into electrons or pure energy so if we don't get enough sunlight, like in winter time, you guessed it, :) we start to eat more to compensate with food to get enough energy. At the mitochondrial membrame (little workers in the cell that provide ATP) there are no fat, lipid or protein chain convertors, but only electron chain convertors, so yes, everything we consume turns into energy for the cells to keep going. When I then started eating raw oysters (yuk) I found more energy again, and this is because raw oysters are the highest source of DHA which builds melanopisn, which is a UV receptor in skin and eyes. A deficiency in DHA will stop you getting all the benefits from the sun.

I also found that when I use blue blockers at night to protect my eyes from blue light (all electrical light from led's pc screens, tv and mobiles is 6500 Kelvin) I sleep better. The reason is this. The sun is like a clock and our bodies are made to be up at sun rise, and in bed at dark. In the morning the sun rise has the light strength of 1600 Kelvin and it goes to 6500 Kelvin at noon and then slowly goes down again.

If you don't protect your eyes when it gets darker, you are telling your body, by watching tv, pc screen or your mobile, that it is actually noon again and your body start to make cortisol again. This is also the reason why people can't fall easily asleep anymore after they have gone to the toilet and have looked at their mobiles to see what time it was or turned the lights on.. You just told your body at 2am that it's noon again, so start making cortisol and stop releasing melatonin.

Since our bedroom is the place where our bodies should be able to repair and recove, it's very important to be protected from all light sources and to sleep as dark as possible. But, also to protect oneself from wirless radiation that falls outside our visual spectrum. While you can't see the light frequencies or radiation from WiFi, radar, towers and mobile phone with your eyes... your cells do pick it up and it affects your sleep and thus your immune system, as your body goes into a fight or flight response and that energy has to come from some where. Over time you are working towards chronic fatigue this way. Anyway, that was my two cents.
This seems very worthy of [more] research. I am glad you mentioned it. :)
 

Magenta

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vitamin C is a vitamin the body cannot produce in the liver, it needs to be consumed. Some recommend 10,000 mg a day but 1,200 mg a day is plenty.
10,000 mgs is probably too much for most people, but it is easy to determine what amount you could take every day :)