Here are some common questions that we’ve been fielding recently:
We've all heard about the shortages of toilet paper, hand sanitizer, and personal protective equipment. You may have noticed similar issues with vitamins and supplements that boost immunity. We're experiencing shortages of Chinese herbs and supplements at the clinic as well. This shortage of wellness products is part of a more widespread trend in mainstream consumer markets.
We'd like to offer some direct-buying options that are still flying under the radar to safeguard you and your family during the COVID-19 epidemic. It is best to think proactively and order sufficient supply, knowing that these supplements will be good for at least a year and can be kept for future use.
Preventative forms that are still available, that we recommend for protecting your immune system include:
The following formulations go beyond basic preventative measures like Vitamin C and Echinacea and are designed to bolster immunity in a balanced way after an initial exposure or when you get the feeling that your body has been compromised. It's best to purchase and save the following suggestions for when you really need it. These are specifically designed to oust a pathogenic agent, such as COVID-19, and are not designed to be taken long term (note that larger sizes, child safe, as well as purchasing in bulk may be available for these items).
These formulas are over-the-counter options that you can purchase online or in local stores, just remember to be mindful and think proactively. Be wary of knock-off brands. Not all supplements are created equal and brand reputation is important. Be mindful of price and compare multiple references to ensure that you're not paying an unreasonable amount for each item, exploitation is an unfortunate by-product of crises. For example: if you are part of a 2-person household, consider buying 2-3 of each of these options in the event that one or both of you become sick.
Short on gloves for protection while gathering your essentials? Consider these food handlers gloves, inexpensive and disposable.
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Have additional questions? Feel free to reach out to me directly.
- Kimberly Ann Brown, L.Ac.