Dr. Seheult Takes these 5 Supplements During Covid-19
Jamie Sukroo - 23 Apr 2020
Just watched a great YouTube video from a Dr in the US who has several patients who have contracted Coronavirus yet has remained fit and healthy. He puts it down to the daily dose of vitamins he focuses on in his diet and via supplementation.
Of course there is no direct scientific proof to all of this but the doctor makes some valid points for each vitamin he takes based on external research. It’s also important to stress that each individual is unique and what works for others may not work for you.
Here is the video (below). You can skip to the 2 minute mark as the first part is a summary of cases/deaths in USA, Canada, UK and Australia, and end just before the 11 minute mark. Below the video is my summary and my additional points:
Summary & Additional Points:
Vitamin C is the first vitamin that Dr Seheult focuses on. This is particularly great (according to research) for lung disease and Acute Respiratory Distress Sydnrome – ARDS (Covid-19 attacks the lungs in those that end up in critical care). The doc says that food forms of Vitamin C such as citrus fruits and berries (and peas) may be more highly absorbed by your body. Most of the positive research for Vitamin C is done on intravenous Vitamin C (via a drip). I would add that Liposomal Vitamin C (which is 95%+ absorbed) is just as good if you don’t have access to food sources and can get hold of it. I’ve been taking a 1/2 teaspoon twice daily of a Vitamin C/Zinc combination.
Vitamin D is the second vitamin the Doc takes daily. In a 2018 review of research into Vitamin D (a meta-analysis) to determine if it could prevent Acute Respiratory Tract Infections the conclusion was a big fat yes! Once again most Covid-19 critical patients wind up with problems with their lungs and respiratory systems (this is why Ventilators are required in huge numbers). I would seek out Vitamin D3 in conjunction with Vitamin K2 as D3 is the best form and K2 aids absorption. There are a large majority of people who are deficient in Vitamin D in the UK, Ireland and other northern European countries. By far the best source of Vitamin D is getting out in the sun (with no sunscreen) for 20-25 minutes per day (no sunglasses and with as much as your body exposed as possible), and ideally in the morning as it aids sleep later on in the day! Dietary sources of Vitamin D are eggs, liver and oily fish. The doc takes 2500 IU / 62.5 mcg (micro-grams) once a day. It is best to take Vitamin D as early in the day as possible as it can disrupt your sleep at night.
Quercetin is the 3rd supplement the doctor takes. He takes this as it may prevent Covid-19 from replicating within your cells i.e. stops it spreading. Quercetin is a Zinc Ionophore which is why it may have this ability to stop Covid-19 in it’s tracks. Food sources of Quercetin are onions and capers. The doc takes 500 mg (milligrams) in supplemental form twice a day.
NAC is the 4th supplement the doc takes daily. He bases this on a 1997 study which showed that those who took 600 mg twice a day of NAC and then got the flu, had significantly reduced symptoms and spent less time in bed (especially the elderly). It helps the liver to get rid of toxins. If you prefer to get your vitamins from food – the form which is available there is called Cysteine and is available in high doses (and probably will work out better for most provided you eat enough) in these foods: Pork (122% RDA per 100g), Steak (100% RDA per 100g), Chicken (117% RDA per 100g), Tuna (112% RDA per 100g), Sunflower Seeds (133% RDA per 100g), Soybeans/Edamame cooked (82% RDA per 100g), Lentils cooked (41% RDA per 100g), Oatmeal Cooked (34% RDA per 100g), Eggs (102% RDA per 100g or 2 large eggs), Swiss Cheese (101% RDA per 100g), Collagen Powder (61% RDA per 100g).
The last vitamin that the doctor recommends is Zinc. Dr Seheult takes 50 mg of Zinc a day which is above the Recommended Daily Allowance of 40 mg, but he stresses that this is only for a short period during the pandemic and not recommended long term. As discussed above – I have been taking a liposomal Vitamin C with Zinc daily (1/2 teaspoon twice a day). As with Vitamin D – please avoid taking Zinc in the afternoon as it can screw up your sleep. My wife took a big dose one evening and was up all night.
Lastly the doctor recommends getting a decent amount of sleep per night (at least 7-8 hours per night).