Your first defense against any virus is doing your best to avoid large groups of people in tight quarters, masking-up as necessary, and washing hands regularly. Mindful, there is nothing anyone can do to keep from getting a virus they are exposed to if it’s a virus the body has not seen before, such as the current Coronavirus may be for many people. But if you come in contact with a new virus, and you have a strong immune system because in part, you have regularly had the necessary nutrient components always available to support it, you should experience fewer symptoms (if any) and overcome it like a “regular/seasonal cold/flu”. Therefore, along with proper sleep and eating healthy, including meeting protein needs (1gm/LB of LBM/Day), below is an ideal dietary support program listed in order of importance so you can budget accordingly, with the top 3 being the most important.
- Proper dotFIT MVM: take daily as directed
- Active MV; Vegan MV; Women’s MV; Over 50 MV, Kids MV (all contain high vitamin D & C)
- SuperOmega: 1-2 daily
- MuscleDefender* (glutamine): 1 serving 3 times daily split evenly throughout the day (i.e. breakfast, lunch, and dinner) or as you would use it around the workout but add another dose during the day
4. UltraProbiotic: take 1 daily
5. SuperiorAntioxidant: take 1-daily
*Use during high health risk periods as necessary
Nutrition Position Statement for Our Practitioners-
Most importantly everyone should listen to the world health experts on what each person should do to reduce the spread of the virus regardless of personal age or health.
From a nutrition standpoint, mindful that nutrition creates the human structure including health, not medicine (medicine is after the fact), just follow the guidelines we have given everyone since day one: At every life phase, eat (and move) the best you can to achieve guidelines and always try to eat better, and incorporate dietary support properly to fill in nutritional gaps to meet the RDAs (set by experts for best health outcomes) so that your body has all the nutrition it can use to create, build and maintain a strong body and immune system at all stages in life. Because at the end of the day, we are what we eat and become what we don’t – i.e. a weaker than otherwise possible structure that can and often will breakdown early if you don’t supply everything (RDAs) the body can use. Your body “down regulates” including your immune system, to the nutrition you give it and it’s a fact that nobody gets all they need (RDAs) from food alone. It’s a fool’s errand if you believe that’s possible within energy balance that supports healthy body weight/fat, and available food choices.
Of all the human essential nutrition, vitamins and minerals (VM) are the most difficult to attain in proper amounts (RDAs), leaving us vulnerable at any life phase to creating a weaker than otherwise VM-dependent human structure, thus opening the door to much of what’s wrong with today’s human health and subsequent lifestyles. These RDA amounts were not known or available during periods of significantly shorter lifespans but are now known and necessary to support our current lifespan’s potential health.
Therefore, our position is that proper dose lifelong complete vitamin and mineral supplementation* (LCVMS), starting with the already medically endorsed prenatal vitamin and mineral supplementation, should remain a primary health risk reduction aid.
* Contains a population’s known under-consumed VMs and others unidentifiable/unknown (~20) so virtually no one is left behind in correcting diet shortfalls to meet RDA levels