How to Supercharge Your Immune System Fast
May 5, 2021
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“Prepare for the worst and pray for the best.”
―Ronald A. Martin, Jr.
“The best choices are the ones that have more pros than cons, not those that don’t have any cons at all.“
For Lion’s Mane, research published in Food & Function shows that lion’s mane mushroom can boost immunity by increasing the activity of the intestinal immune system, which protects the body from pathogens that enter the gut through the mouth or nose . If this is not a good time to be boosting your resistance to airborne diseases while enhancing your neural activity, I don’t know what is.
“Mimicking the herd invites regression to the mean (merely average performance).”
If you insist on food alone, consider bell peppers. Compared to oranges, they have roughly twice the amount of vitamin C for half of the sugar and calories. To cover the requirements we set above, you’d still need to chew your way through roughly 20 bell peppers a day. I would argue those are hard to carry in your pocket, but I don’t know how deep your pockets are.
“An expert is a person who has made all mistakes that can be made in a very narrow field.”
In my usual day-to-day, I just take 1–2 grams of vitamin C, 15 milligrams of zinc, and about one pill of vitamin D, i.e., 5000 IU; I think it’s more sustainable. I’m not telling you to jump to conclusions, though; I’m just showing you where I’ve landed after I’ve jumped myself.
Marco’s Short-Term Immune Protocol
- 3 grams vitamin C, one capsule three times a day, with food if possible
- 30 milligrams zinc, one capsule a day with food
- 10’000 IU vitamin D, one capsule twice a day, with food
- 3 grams Lion’s Mane Mushroom, with fatty food if possible to increase absorption (if you chose to go with MAXIMUM MIND, that would be the standard daily dose of four capsules twice a day, if you chose another supplement, adapt accordingly)
Marco’s Sustained Immune Protocol
- 1-2 grams vitamin C, one capsule twice a day, with food if possible
- 15 milligrams zinc, one capsule every other day with food
- 5000 IU vitamin D, one capsule a day with food
- 3 grams Lion’s Mane Mushroom, with fatty food if possible to increase absorption (if you chose to go with MAXIMUM MIND, that would be the standard daily dose of four capsules twice a day, if you chose another supplement, adapt accordingly as well)
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- Baeke, F., Takiishi, T., Korf, H., Gysemans, C., & Mathieu, C. (2010). Vitamin D: modulator of the immune system. Current opinion in pharmacology, 10(4), 482–496.
- Sheng, X., Yan, J., Meng, Y., Kang, Y., Han, Z., Tai, G., Zhou, Y., & Cheng, H. (2017). Immunomodulatory effects of Hericium erinaceus derived polysaccharides are mediated by intestinal immunology. Food & function, 8(3), 1020–1027.
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