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With Flu Season Coming Up...


#1

With flu season coming up, which vitamins should we be getting in? I'm using a walmart brand multi but would like to get some opinions on a better multi, or maybe just taking certain vitamins/minerals seperatly?


#2

Cold fX


#3

If can, get ebola vaccine. Much better imho


#4

get a flu shot.


#5

selenium and neptune krill oil are the best thing I’ve found for immunity


#6

I second the selenium. There was a great study done that showed people in ICUs with persistent infections all had low selenium levels. Supplementing selenium in those patients greatly increased survival rate. I don’t know if it works for viruses though.

I also use a lot of coconut oil for the monolaurins in it.

Finally, I like Sambucol black elderberry extract. I use it prophylactically in flu season. For example, if traveling on a plane I’ll start taking some Sambucol in smaller doses a day or two before.

And then there’s good old vitamin C. It might do nothing in doses around 1000 mg, but it seems to help me in divided doses around 10,000 mg day. I just don’t do that much for a long period. YMMV.


#7

What dosage of selenium do you use ? Interesting fact.

I take a multi brand I was prescribed as a child to prevent infections. It has nothing special in it, but it has a psychological effect I guess, as I get much more resilient when I use it. And I am in contact with virus / bacteria a lot.

Vit C when feeling first symptoms seems to be effective too… In large dosage.


#8

I like Superfood and vitamin C.


#9

[quote]Biskui wrote:
What dosage of selenium do you use ? Interesting fact.

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50mg, more than 100mg personally makes me feel sick/weird -too much can supposedly be slightly toxic


#10

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:

[quote]Biskui wrote:
What dosage of selenium do you use ? Interesting fact.

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50mg, more than 100mg personally makes me feel sick/weird -too much can supposedly be slightly toxic[/quote]

mg or mcg?


#11

[quote]Tyler23 wrote:

[quote]RampantBadger wrote:

[quote]Biskui wrote:
What dosage of selenium do you use ? Interesting fact.

[/quote]

50mg, more than 100mg personally makes me feel sick/weird -too much can supposedly be slightly toxic[/quote]

mg or mcg?[/quote]

mcg


#12

Beta glucan & umca/kaloba (Pelargonium sidoides)