Nutrition improves CV-19 survival

This was a study of severely ill, hospitalized Covid-19 patients. Using the hospital diet as a control, the experiment added:

B-complex: 10 mg of cyanocobalamin, 100 mg of thiamin, and 100 mg of pyridoxine administered intramuscularly every 24 h for the first 5 days

2 envelopes of NSS powder each day (after morning and evening meals, diluted in 400 mL water) for 21 days. Daily intakes from these 2 packets resulted in Spirulina Maxima 5 g, folic acid 10 mg, glutamine 10 g, vegetable protein 20 g, constituted by two foods without processing or fragmenting in amino acids, brewer’s yeast, and amaranth, ascorbic acid 2 g, zinc 40 mg, selenium 200 mcg, cholecalciferol (vitamin D3) 4000 IU, resveratrol 400 mg, Omega-3 fatty acids 2 g, L-Arginine 1.5 g, inulin 40 g, and magnesium 800 mg.

Probiotics: Saccharomyces boulardii (SB) 500 mg daily for 6 days orally

The result was striking: Follow up for the patients was on day 40; at this time, there were 33 patients remaining in the control group (7 had died) and 39 remaining in the NSS group (1 had died). Nutritional support significantly increased survival and decreased mortality compared to the control group (p=0.027); in fact, 7 times more patients died without the nutritional support system than those who received nutritional support.

Yes, we can all do the nutritional support at home to buttress our immune system.

It’s not surprising that the bland, low-nutrition hospital diet is lacking essential nutrients. Doctors tend to focus more on medicine than nutrition.



Why isn’t this headline news? Out of all the co-morbidities out there, a bad diet is one of the easiest ones for individuals to correct.

I’m so glad that I’ve been avoiding junk food and doubling down on healthy superfoods instead, including probiotic foods. I’m glad that I’ve been eating two Brazil nuts per day (for the selenium), drinking my special Vitamin Water (water with certain water soluble vitamins dissolved in it), and taking my Vitamin D, Omega 3, and magnesium supplements.

Yet I still see people at the grocery store filling their carts with junk food. It seems to me that the majority of the people have maintained or increased their junk food consumption since the beginning of the pandemic. I feel like I’m living in a different universe from everyone else.

I’m guessing that the biggest benefit of avoiding junk food for so long will be losing my taste for some of my old favorites, which will work wonders at reducing the cravings.

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