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Our COVID-19 Message for



As the world is currently being affected by COVID-19, there has never been a more important time than now to focus on your health and take the necessary action steps to support your immune system while giving it the best opportunity to respond and adapt to the ever changing environment and potential viruses. 

The Tagliarini Chiropractic Team has been serving patients throughout this time to help allow a proper immune and nervous system response through specific Chiropractic care. 

Additionally, we want to give you the tools and resources that you can do while at home to help support your immune system. Below are nutrients that have been clinically shown to help in that support along with the research. There are many nutrients that could be added to this list, but we wanted to give you those that have been shown to have some of the greatest impact. 

    1. Vitamin D3: 5000-10,000 IU daily for adults (depending on blood levels of 25-OH-vitamin D) For children dosage will differ depending on age and size (400 IU-2000 IU daily)
      • Adults and children with higher vitamin D levels contract substantially fewer cold, flu, and other viral infections. Vitamin D down-regulates the expression of    proinflammatory cytokines while up-regulating the expression of antimicrobial peptides in immune cells. This biological mechanism explains why vitamin D confers such dramatic protection against common illnesses. 1
    1. Vitamin C: 1000-5000 mg daily 
      • Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a key component of the immune system and antioxidant defense.1 It prevents the production of free radicals and reduces DNA damage in immune cells. Moreover, vitamin C down-regulates the production of proinflammatory cytokines and participates in recycling vitamin E. 
      • Several studies have shown that vitamin C supplementation, both before and soon after the onset of symptoms of upper respiratory tract infections, may help ease symptom burden and reduce the duration of illness (Gorton 1999; Hemilä 1999; Ran 2018). 
      • As of March 4th, 2020, a study is slated to take place in Wuhan, China to test the  effects of 24-gram intravenous vitamin C infusions on outcomes in COVID-19 patients. The primary outcome will assess ventilation-free days, and one of several secondary outcomes will be 28-day mortality (Peng 2020). Previously, a 2017 case report suggested that high-dose intravenous vitamin C may have contributed to the recovery of a 20-year-old patient with acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) due to a viral respiratory tract infection (Fowler 2017). 
    1. Zinc: 30-90mg daily or Zinc Lozenges 
      • Completely dissolve in mouth one lozenge containing 18.75 mg of zinc acetate every two waking hours. Do not exceed 8 lozenges daily, and do not use for more than three consecutive days.1
      • Zinc deficiency is linked to impaired immune function, partly because of decreased T-lymphocyte and B-lymphocyte function. Zinc has shown the ability to decrease inflammation and the production of IL-2.
    1. Probiotics: Per label instructions 
      • A growing body of evidence shows probiotic supplements with Bifidobacterium and Lactobacillus species can enhance antiviral immune activity and may reduce the occurrence, severity, and duration of viral respiratory tract infections such as influenza (Lenoir-Wijnkoop 2019; Mousa 2017).
      • Probiotics help support a robust immune response. Probiotics also strengthen the intestinal immunological barrier. Lactobacillus stimulates natural immunity by improving phagocytic and natural killer immune cell activity. 1
    1. B Vitamins: Per label instructions
      • B Vitamins have a considerable influence on immune function. Vitamin B12 and B6 are cofactors in the creation of cysteine, a key component in glutathione synthesis. Deficiencies in B vitamins and vitamin E create abnormalities in immune response. 1
    1. N-acetylcysteine (NAC)
      • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) is an amino acid derivative with mucolytic properties often used in the context of respiratory illnesses (Blasi 2016; Kalyuzhin 2018; Samuni 2013). A meta-analysis published in 2017 found that treatment with NAC led to shorter duration of intensive care unit (ICU) stay compared with control among patients with ARDS (Zhang 2017). In the current COVID-19 pandemic, some Chinese institutions have been using NAC as part of the standard management of patients in the hospital setting (Wu 2020), although clinical trials are needed to specifically assess outcomes in COVID-19 patients treated with NAC. Some researchers have suggested NAC could be a valuable therapeutic in COVID-19 on the basis of its potent antioxidant and mucolytic properties (McCarty 2020).

Also, as many of you may find yourself confined to your house. Please don’t forget to find time to create movement whether it be walking around your house, exercising at home, taking a walk outside, it’s time to get creative. 

To better serve patients, especially those who are immuno-compromised or have self-quarantined themselves home, throughout this time Tagliarini Chiropractic will provide the opportunity to have supplements drop shipped to their home instead of picking them up in the office or going out to various stores trying to find these items in stock. We have had quite a few emails and calls come through asking for this service to be provided, so we’re happy to help any way we can. 

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Once you have entered your email address and made a password, you can find our Immune Support recommendations by clicking on “Catalog” then “Categories” and selecting “Immune Support“. You can also search the catalog for any specific product under “Supplement Type“. 

We love and appreciate you all! Be safe, Be kind, Be grateful for all the blessings you do have!

Maximum Blessings,

Dr. John, Dr. Jessica, and the entire Tagliarini Chiropractic Team



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