4 Steps to Help Recover from COVID-19

Written by Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician

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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.

Neuro Support:

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 7M+ and Ageless Brain 3x a day for a minimum of 3-4 months or until you notice brain fog and cognitive function improve. 

Adrenal Support:

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 7M+. 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 7M+.

Tame Inflammation:

COVID is an inflammatory inducing infection. It is critical for optimal recovery to address systemic inflammation.

I have been recommending Magi-Complexx 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 Magi-Complexx 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.

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Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician
Dr. Melissa Gallagher, Naturopathic Physician, holds a Masters in Holistic Nutrition and a Doctorate of Naturopathy. In addition to providing expert guidance to Organixx, Dr. Melissa maintains a busy private practice in Texas. Her primary focus is working with individuals addressing digestive disorders, hormone balance, detoxification therapies, and primary and secondary lymphedema cases through lymphatic decongestive treatments.

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  1. Dear Dr. Gallagher,

    Reading thru your notes on what to take for covid infection, and feeling a bit confused as to what to take when… do you take everything you mentioned above or only by symptoms?

    What would you recommend to take for prevention and protecting from a covid infection…? would appreciate greatly hearing from you so I can order,

    thanks so much,
    Varda Rose
    [email protected]

  2. Hi there
    Is it possible that Covid19 can produce hairloss ?
    I had cv19 end of August beginning of September and by mid September my hair wss coming out in handfuls, now I have 50% left. I had a blood test for liver function, haem, thyroid function, minerals and Vit D3. All within normal range. So what is it ?

    • Hi Jacqui,
      Thank you for contacting Organixx.
      This is not something that we have current information on at this time. The lingering effects of Covid are still being researched and published. Your question made me curious as I know someone whom this happened to as well. A quick internet search may provide some further information on this subject as it did for me.

      I hope you find some helpful information.

      Have a great day!

  3. The most positive impact on my health has been the use of Organigreens for the past several years. I never get sick anymore and I am able to climb ladders again. I was floored to see the news that it was being discontinued so I purchased a years supply.
    I wish Organixx would continue with this product. It will be difficult to find an exact replacement.

    • Hi Peter,

      Thank you for the positive feedback!

      I am thrilled to know the product provides such value to you. We take our customers concerns and suggestions very seriously and I have passed this information on to management for further review and consideration. Rest assured your voice will be heard.

      Also, please feel free to leave us a review on our website by following this link: https://organixx.com/leave-a-review/

      Thank you! Wishing you continued good health.

  4. Hi Melissa, thank you very informative. I have had the vaccines, however, I have heard that Covid can still reek havoc on the body, especially being older 65. I have a curcumin supplement, was going to use Astragalus as an adaptogen, and quercertin also as antinflammatory.

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