As an Integrative Physician, I have cultivated and become proficient using holistic approaches to treating viral upper respiratory infections that have routinely demonstrated to be synergistic to the traditional approach. There is no cure for the common cold or the Coronavirus, to date, but the following nutritional approaches have consistently shortened or eliminated viral syndromes within days as opposed to weeks in my practice.
What Is The Treatment For The Coronavirus Disease?
Some of these therapies have statistically significant evidence to support their use in viral upper respiratory tract infections and others do not but they all have a long history of clinical use and have been shown to be safe in common viral upper respiratory infections. Though we cannot know for sure that the Coronavirus will be similar, it is in all likelihood very similar in how it will respond to these therapies.
Nonetheless, the following cannot be interpreted as specific medical advice and should not be considered a substitute for seeing a doctor who can evaluate your specific condition. There may be interactions with other medications that you are taking or specific conditions that you may have that would make following these recommendations contraindicated. You should consult with your doctor if you feel you have the Coronavirus and determine with their guidance whether it is safe for you to use any of these therapies.
Here is the simplest approach that has worked the most often in my practice for shortening viral upper respiratory infections.
Vitamin D3 You can find a liquid Vitamin D 1000 IU and take 1 dropper full or 1 tab 2 times a day.
Vitamin D does build up in your system and taking high doses for prolonged times can cause liver failure. This can be additive with other medications that affect the liver so it is important to take this into consideration.
Viracid by Orthomolecular
2 tabs every hour for 6 hours repeat daily until symptoms are gone (usually 1-3 days).
Viracid contains the following nutraceuticals which, if this were on backorder, I would recommend purchasing separately.
Black Elderberry by Gaia. 2 teaspoons 4 times a day.
Gaia brand is one that I have used in the past. This both boosts your immune system and is directly anti-viral.
L-Lysine is an amino acid that inhibits viral replication. Take 6 grams per day.
Andrographis is anti-viral and boosts your immune system.
Take this at the recommended dosage on the brand that you get.
Echinacea Purpura, which works by boosting your immune system.
Follow the directions on the label for the recommended dosage depending on the brand.
Usually, the combination of Viracid and high doses of Vitamin D3 does the trick for upper respiratory infections. Covid-19 is more lethal than the flu and I would not expect it to be as easy to treat as the usual common cold. If you would like to know more please read about the best immune defense for any viral infection including the coronavirus.