4 Steps to Help Recover from COVID-19
If you have experienced a COVID infection – there are a multitude of body systems that have been both compromised and potentially altered in terms of the way they will operate moving forward. The top organs and glands that are impacted by a COVID infection are your brain, cardiovascular system, kidneys, gut health, adrenal glands, and your pancreas.
Metabolically speaking, post-COVID patients often experience altered metabolic processes that impact the way their body metabolizes insulin, energy production, and neuroendocrine balance. The following 4 steps will help aid in your overall recovery by particularly addressing COVID-induced inflammation, metabolic balancing, and boosting your body’s deep cellular energy.
Two of the most impactful brain-supportive supplements are Lion’s Mane and Bacopa. These two brain-focused powerhouses are the most critical supplements that can help your brain and neuro pathways regenerate and repair after any specific neuro trauma like COVID. If you experience lingering loss of smell and taste, it is likely you have experienced one of the three stages of neuro-oriented COVID infections. I recommend taking a combination dose of 7 Mushrooms and Brain Health 8 3x a day for a minimum of 3-4 months or until you notice brain fog and cognitive function improve.
Adaptogens like Rhodiola and Chaga are critical to help your body recover physically and mentally from the impact of a COVID infection. Adaptogens will also help boost your energy levels, so you do not feel like you need frequent naps to get basic, everyday tasks completed.
You’ll get the benefit of Chaga in 7 Mushrooms. I like to add 400-600mg of Rhodiola to the mix separately – and it is best taken in the AM – before noon because it has that powerful of an impact on your energy. Rhodiola has been extensively studied for its ability to energize the body naturally in a way that also helps heal and support our adrenal glands (the fight-or-flight stress response system).
Deep Cellular Immune Support:
A COVID infection rattles your immune system – especially if it was a moderate to severe infection. Even asymptomatic infections can negatively influence your deep cellular immune health, making you more susceptible to co-infections and lingering symptoms of COVID.
A potent, deep immune supportive supplement that I recommend for my COVID Long Hauler patients is Cell Forte – a supplement that contains IP6, which is a potent antioxidant and compound that will directly support the organs targeted by the infection – kidneys, heart, and pancreas.
IP6 will help neutralize damaging free radicals from an infection like COVID and also support healthy cellular activity.
I also recommend pairing up 1600mg of Cell Forte with your evening dose of 7 Mushrooms.
COVID is an inflammatory inducing infection. It is critical for optimal recovery to address systemic inflammation.
I have been recommending Joint & Muscle Care to my patients who have experienced extreme inflammation, changes in their blood sugar levels, and who have experienced bouts of brain fog and cognitive delays.
My recommended dosage is Joint & Muscle Care 2 caps, 3x a day for a minimum of 4 months, then move to a maintenance dose of 2 caps, 1x a day.
For gut-related inflammation (if you experienced gastro imbalances with your COVID infection): ProBiotixx+ 2 caps with each meal for a period of 3-4 months.