Starter Long Covid Supplement Plan

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Fatigue
Brain Fog
Headaches
PEM
Plan type
Supplements
Time to effect
2 weeks
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Created on:
October 17, 2022

These supplements were associated with improvement of Long Covid symptoms in a survey by Gez Medinger, a prominent Long Covid advocate.

Intervention
Protocol
Niacin (B3)
35mg daily, 3x per day (after meals)
Quercetin
200 mg daily
Selenium
200 mcg daily
Vitamin C
1000 mg daily
Vitamin D
5000 IU daily
Zinc
50 mg daily
Magnesium
250 mg daily

Note that dosages should be taken as rough guidelines. This video is the source of these dosages. Start with low doses to see if you tolerate them, and please talk to your doctor first.

Gez Medinger is a science journalist, researcher, and the co-author of The Long Covid Handbook. He has been suffering with Long Covid since the first wave of the pandemic. In a survey of his audience, he found that this set of supplements (particularly niacin), was associated with improvement in symptoms. These supplements were discussed with Dr. Tina Peers and Dr. Ade Wentzel on previous videos.


Here's an overview of the study he conducted:

How It Works

These supplements - particularly niacin - could help with NAD+ deficiency, which is thought to play a role in MCAS, as well as supporting ATP production to help. This video provides some great background into why/how dysfunctional metabolism could be at play, and how Niacin could help:

NAD+ deficiency hypothesis: Low levels of NAD+ could lead to MCAS and inflammation

NAD+ is a critical component of energy production within the body. It’s a co-enzyme, meaning it helps other molecules (enzymes) in the body perform their job. If there is a deficiency of NAD+ in the body, these necessary signalling pathways and cell cycles get disrupted. To correct this, the human body might redirect other necessary molecules, such as tryptophan, towards alleviating the low supply of energy. This leads to an entire cascade of issues.

Firstly, tryptophan, being redirected towards energy production, is no longer available for its other jobs, such as aiding the serotonin creation. Thus, the state of tryptophan depletion inadvertently leads to a depletion of serotonin as well. Chronically low levels of circulatory serotonin inhibit the entire body’s signalling capabilities. As a result, the body activates mast cells to release more serotonin. However, this emergency release of serotonin also comes with a release of histamine, thus increasing inflammatory processes within the body, leading to hyper-inflammation.

Learn more about the NAD+ deficiency hypothesis here, and the role of MCAS here.

Testimonials

In an informal study of 800 members in Gez’s audience, 33% of people taking this stack reporting a step-change improvement in their symptoms (compared with 13% in the control group).

References

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