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Natural Viral Protection Through Nutritional Supplementation

person holding supplement pills in their palmThese days, viruses are at the front of many of our minds. We all know the basics for keeping healthy, getting proper sleep and nutrition and avoiding potential infections, but it often feels like there is no other recourse. Many supplements on the market claim to bolster immune health, but the immune system is a multi-faceted thing, which must deal with not only viruses but also bacteria, mold, allergens, and much more. A favorite product in this office is Total VR-X, manufactured by Nutri-West. Not only does this supplement include ingredients that specifically improve the first lines of defense against the onset of viral infection, but it also features ingredients that have been shown to combat viruses that have become established in the body.

In this blog post, we will be looking at the ingredients in Total VR-X and their individual benefits to human health.

  • Vitamin A: Vitamin A is crucial for the maintenance of a healthy mucus layer in the intestines and respiratory tract, which block pathogens from entering the blood stream. Bodily tissue lacking vitamin A may be more easily penetrated by viruses, bacteria, and other detrimental agents.
  • Selenium: Healthy selenium levels in body are shown to improve immune health. Selenium supplementation is useful in people with issues such as influenza, tuberculosis, and hepatitis C, and has even been shown to reduce hospitalization rates in patients suffering from HIV. Selenium supplementation in areas of China affected by Keshan disease (which is thought, in light of current research, to have a viral component) has demonstrated effectiveness.
  • Echinacea: Research suggests that echinacea extracts are useful in combatting coronaviruses, including MERS, SARS, and Covid-19. Echinacea has been used against colds and flus for years in herbal medicine. Mechanism of action is not fully understood but it appears that exposure to echinacea permanently inactivates virions, rather than simply improving human immune response. This is especially potent when combined with VRX’s other immune-boosting properties.
  • L-Lysine: Lysine is an essential amino acid which is thought to downregulate the body’s absorption of arginine, which is a necessary ingredient for the replication of certain viruses.
  • Olive Leaf Powder and Olive Leaf Extract: Olives contain a large number of beneficial phenols, including oleuropein, which has been demonstrated to have antiviral and antimicrobial properties, among manifold other benefits.
  • Elderberry Flower/Elderberry Extract: Elderberry extract has been demonstrated to suppress the progression of influenza infections in the human body. This is true not only in early stages of infection, but also, and to an even greater degree, in later stages of infection, which is an unusual quality for any botanical or pharmaceutical. This can promote a more thorough recovery from viral illness and decrease the likelihood of transmission. Elderberry also promotes cytokine activity in the body, which allows for a more effective immune system response to infections.
  • Astragalus Root: Astragalus has long been used as a folk remedy for infectious diseases. In laboratory studies, it has been shown to be effective against the virus which causes avian flu. It was also demonstrated to boost the effectiveness of avian flu vaccines.
  • Glycerol Monolaurate: Clinical studies demonstrate that glycerol monolaurate reduces transmission of viruses. This compound has antimicrobial properties and, based on current research, appears to be an immunomodulator, reducing inflammation in the body.

Dr. Keeler recommends that no household should be without this essential product.

To do your own research on the components of Total VR-X, take a look at the following sources, which were referenced in the writing of this blog post.

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  1. L. Miller says
    Aug 20, 2021 at 7:26 PM

    Sounds good to me!

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