H1N1 Flu Protection

08/19/2009

H1N1 Flu Protection

H1N1 Flu Protection

Now that school is back in session, have you been wondering if there is anything you can do to protect you and your family against the H1N1 virus? Of course you should wash your hands frequently, avoid touching your face, and stay away from work or school if you have flu symptoms such as fever with cough or body aches. Regular flu vaccine should be available soon; H1N1 vaccine will be available later and initially only for certain high risk persons.

The usual medical prevention for the flu includes taking one of two drugs (Tamiflu or Relenza) after a known exposure. Given that it is likely that both may be in short supply in the event of a pandemic or may be of limited value in treating the flu, Dr. Eklund recommends other preventative measures.

Certain natural supplements have anti-viral and anti-flu properties while others can stimulate your body’s own immune system to fight the flu. For H1N1, Dr. Eklund is telling her patients to keep three supplements on hand just in case they become scarce during an epidemic. They are:

  1. IgG 2000 – containing serum-derived immunoglobulin concentrate which has been shown to enhance the immune function by directly boosting immunoglobulin levels in the GI tract;
  2. Viragraphis – containing andrographis extract, clinically shown to have anti-viral properties; and
  3. Immunotix – the purest form of beta glucan available. Its biochemical properties stimulate the proliferation of protective white blood cell production in the bone marrow as well as enhance the body’s immune system in identifying or attacking “foreign invaders” such as viruses.

Recommended dosages are: IgG 2000 – – two capsules, twice a day if you feel sick or feel that you are coming down with the flu; Viragraphis – – up to eight capsules per day if you are ill and lower doses for prevention; and Immunotix – – one twice a day.

All three of these protective supplements are available at Dr. Eklund’s office or by calling Xymogen at (800) 647-6100 and mentioning that Dr. Eklund recommended them.

For more information on these supplements, please visit www.Xymogen.com.

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