Immunity Support & Function: Supplement Protocol
Just like so many other areas of our health, our immune system has its own unique set of needs and requirements to function properly and provide optimal support and prevention throughout the year. Although it is nearly impossible to guarantee that we won’t be susceptible to a specific germ, virus, or illness, we can take preventative measures to do the best we can to be prepared. When it comes to germs and viruses, there are several things that we need to consider in addition to just taking supplements or medications.
Washing hands, sanitizing surfaces in our homes and workplaces, being mindful of passing and receiving germs with others, getting adequate rest, drinking plenty of water, exercising regularly, eating a nutrient-rich whole foods diet, reducing stress and other daily choices can be powerful tools in living a life focused on REAL HEALTH. These practices also help our body to remain strong, well-fueled, and more capable of fighting off unwanted sicknesses.
In addition to the practical applications listed above, we have found through more than 45 years of research and lab testing that keeping your nutrient levels within optimal ranges is the most effective way to prevent illness and maintain health. We also know that there are certain vitamins and nutrients that support the various systems, such as our immune system.
Dr. Lucas has put together a protocol of five supplements, based on recommendations from the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine, to take daily in order to help with immunity support and function. The following is a general guideline for those who are not currently sick or those who do not have a compromised immune system. If you have any questions, please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your supplements.
If you are concerned that you have been exposed to a potentially harmful germ or virus, please contact your primary care doctor. If you are showing symptoms of a contagious virus, please contact your local emergency medical facility.
Please note: Because the Riordan Clinic regularly has patients on-site with severely compromised immune systems, we ask that anyone who has tested positive or suspects they may have been exposed to a contagious virus, to not come into any of our offices. If you have questions for the Riordan Clinic in regard to your care, please call and ask to speak to a nurse.
Daily Supplementation Protocol* to Help With Immunity Support and Function
- 2 drops (1,000 IU per drop) of Vitamin D3/K2 Liquid, twice daily
- 1 capsule (10,000 IU) of Vitamin A, once daily – or –
- 10 drops (1,000 IU per drop) of Micellized Vitamin A daily (Cannot be sold online. Please call to order.)
- 1 capsule (200 mcg) of Selenium, once daily
- 1 capsule (30 mg) of Zinc Picolinate, twice a day
Additional Resources and Information Regarding Immunity
- DOWNLOAD: “Daily Supplementation Protocol to Help With Immunity Support and Function” by Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO
- VIDEO: “IVC Now: The Science of Better Immune Performance” by Ron Hunninghake, MD
- ARTICLE: “Immunity and UV Light” by Jennifer Kaumeyer, ND
- VIDEO: “Enhancing Your Health with IV Nutrition” by Jennifer Kaumeyer, ND
The Immunity Support and Function protocol* listed above was created by Lucas Tims, ND, FABNO as a general guideline for the support and functionality of the Immune System for those who are not currently sick or those who do not have a compromised immune system. These follow the recommendations put out by the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine. If you have questions, please consult with your doctor before making any changes to your supplements.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.