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2020 Cold and Flu Prevention Protocols

The Doctors at EVND know how important it is to stay healthy especially during the cold and flu season so we would like to make some general recommendations in order to help you do so.  If kids, co-workers or loved ones are ill then it is likely that you could be next, so it is best to get started on the supplements ahead of time or proactive in order to avoid it or thwart it more quickly. Below are some recommendations, but none of it replaces an appointment with the doctor if you are not getting better as there may be more specific recommendations made to you as an individual. Key rules to follow: Eat healthily, drink plenty of fluids, get good rest, manage your stress and wash your hands!

ADULTS


Immune support supplements: 

  • Viracon 2 capsules 2-4 times daily, higher end of dosing if starting to feel ill
  • Viral Immune: 1 capsule 2-3 times a day
  • Sinatrol 2 capsules once daily (can increase to 2 capsules 2-3 times a day if feeling ill)

Nutrients for immune support:

  • Vitamin A liquid 3000mcg/drop (=10,000 IU/drop): loading dose is 5-10 drops per day for 3-4 days, then reduce to 1 drop daily as preventative, can be toxic if taking high doses too long. (do not use in pregnancy)
  • OR Vitamin A softgels 7500mcg (=12,500 IU/softgel): loading dose is 4-8 softgels per day for 3-4 days then reduce to 1 softgel daily as preventative
  • Vitamin C: 2000-4000mg per day, in divided doses-decrease dose if getting loose stool or diarrhea
  • Vitamin D3: loading dose is 10,000 IU once daily for 2 weeks, then 5000 IU once daily as preventative until season ends
  • Zinc: 20-30mg per day

IV and injection therapies:

  • Immune Booster injection 2 x month through cold and flu season
  • Immune Booster IV 2 x month through cold and flu season

Flu prevention: 

  • Oscillococcinum 1 vial 1 x week x 6 weeks

CHILDREN


Immune support nutrients and supplements:

  • Vitamin C: 500-4000mg per day, in divided doses, decrease dose if getting loose stool or diarrhea
  • Vitamin D3: loading dose is 10,000 IU once daily for 5-7 days, then reduce down to 1000-2000 IU daily as preventative
  • Vitamin A liquid 3000mcg/drop (=10,000 IU/drop): loading dose is 2 drops per day for 3-4 days, then stop, can be toxic if taking high doses too long. Safe continuous daily dose is 1000-3000 IU per day for children. (do not use in pregnancy)
  • Zinc: 5-30mg per day
  • Elderberry syrup: 1 tsp 2-3 times a day 

If children over 80 lbs and can swallow pills:

  • Viral Immune: 1 capsule 2-3 times a day
  • ViraCon: 2 capsules 2-3 times a day

Flu prevention: 

  • Oscillococcinum 1 vial 1 x week for 6 weeks