THE PROTOCOL: Niacin B3, Vitamin D, Vitamin C, Quercetin, Zinc, and Selenium
Boosting NAD+ is of particular importance when it comes to COVID-19. NAD+ (nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide) is in every cell of your body. NAD+ is involved in cell creation, maintenance, metabolism, and regulating cell processes. COVID both increases the breakdown of NAD+ and decreases the production of NAD+. If you have suboptimal NAD+ prior to contracting COVID, the coronavirus is likely to make the symptoms more severe and persist longer in duration (resulting in death.)
By maintaining lifestyle and diet, COVID-19 can be prevented and/or shortened in severity and duration. COVID-long Haulers Syndrome can be treated. Long haulers syndrome is COVID-19 Induced Secondary Pellagra (CISP).
THE DIET TO BOOST THE IMMUNE SYSTEM WITH NAD+
Coffee and red wine are rich in Quercetin. Dieting can be fun. Quercetin is a bioflavonoid found in fruits and vegetables. There isn't a Recommended Daily Allowance and the dosage depends on your weight; however, at least a 100mg per day is a good rule of thumb. An additional 100-500mg per day may be needed to boost NAD+. The highest levels are found in:
The Recommended Daily Allowance of Zinc is 10-15mg per day.
Your body absorbs 20-40% of the zinc present in food and 80-100% of zinc present in water. Some studies suggest zinc absorbed through the mouth and throat are more effective at fighting colds and bolstering the immune response, as well as, reducing the number of upper respiratory infections in children. Zinc lozenges have been found to shorten the duration and severity of the common cold between 1 and 7 days.
The Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin C is 60mg per day. For NAD+ boosting, 500-1000mg may be required. Whole foods are recommended. Juicing may provide higher concentrations of Vitamin C; however, other nutritional benefits are lost in the process. You may need to supplement your diet with 500mg of Vitamin C per day.
The Recommended Daily Allowance of Vitamin D is 600-1,000iu per day. For NAD+ boosting, you may need to supplement your diet with 1,000-2,000iu of D3 per day. Few foods naturally contain vitamin D.
The Recommended Daily Allowance of Selenium is 55mcg per day. Care should be taken not to overdose on Selenium. Consuming 50 Brazil nuts in one day can lead to selenosis resulting in breathing problems, heart attack, kidney failure, and death. Selenium supplements are not recommended.
The Recommended Daily Allowance of Niacin is 16mg per day. Niacin is your main precursor to creating NAD+. It is the most important component of the diet. It is also the most difficult to find sufficient quantities of in food. Most Americans get their Niacin from fortified breakfast cereal. Niacin is sprayed on the outside along with several other vitamins. It would take 100 bowls of Wheaties/day to correct a Niacin deficiency. To obtain the amount of Niacin needed from a natural diet would require 4 pounds of liver a day or 62 pounds of cabbage (not recommended). You will likely need to supplement your diet with 50-100mg of Niacin per meal in order to boost your NAD+ and immune system. Nicotinic acid is essential, NOT nicotinamide.
Having survived COVID-19, I became inflicted with COVID-long Haulers Syndrome. After searching for a cause and a cure, I found The Vitamin and Mineral Protocol. The dosage depends on your age, weight, preexisting conditions, and what COVID has done to your body. The above diet is what helped me. You may need to increase the dosage of supplements.
Getting and Recovering from COVID and COVID-long.
The NAD+ plus diet may treat other conditions. If you are on drugs to help regulate your preexisting conditions, you may need to reduce your dosage. Perhaps someone on Lisinopril for high blood pressure, or Warfarin to thin their blood, or maybe Metformin for their type 2 diabetes, should have concern that replenishing your NAD+ will cause the medication to be too strong. You should check with your doctor about lowering your dosage.
Robert Miller said, "Metaformin is a complex 1 inhibitor that will mess with NAD+ redox and NAD+ levels. As for lowering doses, yes, NAD+ boosting is highly likely to create a need to lower some medication but this must be done with a medical professional."
Ade Wentzel added, "Quercetin and Warfarin should be monitored as the Warfarin effect may be changed. Nicotinic acid can reduce blood pressure and blood sugar in those with raised numbers so this needs to be monitored carefully."
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