Magnesium, Zinc, Vitamin D, Vitamin C – Balancing all the Players – Carolyn Dean MD ND

Hour One – April 27, 2020
Hour Two – April 27, 2020

Magnesium, vitamin D, vitamin C, and zinc – all important players in the role of immune support. But how to know what to take and when to take it is the next line of inquiry from a public that’s pretty new to the idea that you can actually fortify your immune system with nutrients to support the structure and function of the body and protect against respiratory infections and illnesses.

Now, it’s important to note that there’s currently no cure for COVID-19 and no preventive measures other than physical distancing, also known as social distancing, and proper hygiene practices to protect you from the virus.

That said, timely, accurate, emerging research shows having healthy levels of magnesium, zinc, vitamins D, and C fortify your immune system and protect you against a myriad of environmental threats including viruses.

So what’s the next step? If you are new to considering a beneficial, natural approach to immune system support, determining your current level of nutritional deficiency may be in order. At-home testing kits for magnesium, vitamin D, and thyroid, essential fatty acids as well as an elements panel that reveals your zinc levels are available through Dr. Dean’s website. You can also speak to your family physician about getting this testing done through your local lab.

Unless you’ve made a specific effort to include daily supplementation in your current health regime you are more than likely to be magnesium or mineral deficient as well as vitamin D deficient. Over 80% of American’s are magnesium deficient and 42% reported to be Vitamin D deficient. Embarking on a daily supplementation plan is exciting and will offer you incremental improvement in every area of your life including immune support. 

On tonight’s radio show we’ll talk about balancing all these nutrients and building a protocol that works for you along with other recommendations for what you can do throughout the rest of the spring and summer to fortify your body for normalizing interactions around the planet!

*Although tonight’s topic does include the benefits of vitamin C, please note there are no currently treatment, drugs or dietary supplements approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. Although there are investigational COVID-19 vaccines and treatments under development, these investigational products are in the early stages of product development and have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.

11 replies »

  1. Since IV vitamin C may not be available, what about ascorbic acid in powder form for treatment at home. If so, what dosages do you recommend? I know a whole food vitamin C, but what if you can only afford or have access to ascorbic acid. Thank you!

  2. These are the pillars of good health. I am experiencing the symptoms of Covid and these 4 are making my journey doable. Day 6.

  3. I added a zinc product named Zinc Picolinate 22 mg one a day to my daily supplements.On the third day at 1:30 am I awoke with chills, itching on the back of my head and a fast heartbeat. Everything subsided in about an hour. Since zinc was the only change can I deduce that 22mg is too high a dose, am I allergic? I would appreciate your insight. I have stopped taking this product. I do eat a healthy diet which includes food with zinc. Thank you.

    • Hello, Estella! We can’t provide support or advised for products that we don’t manufacture or distribute. FDA rules. BUT you can reach out to that company and get support from their team. Thank you!

  4. Wow! I was really enjoying this segment until you started‘bashing’ people for taking precautions to avoid getting the virus and who are following the CDC guidelines of wearing masks and social distancing! I guess you’re going to say the virus is a hoax next🙄

    • Hello, Krissy – thank you for your comments. Dr. Dean is an experienced health professional and makes her statements based on research provided through her various professional resources. There is an entire body of research recommending against masks. Of course, the virus is not a hoax and that is disrespectful to those who have been infected and recovered or transitioned as a result. Best of health to you.

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