Everyone is different and it is best to follow your doctor recommendations when buying supplements. This is a list of the vitamins and supplements that I take daily. Certain immune support supplements are essential for improving immune system function and maintaining your health. Often, those with Lyme and co-infections have other viral infections that have re-activated, such as the Epstein Barr Virus. I am providing the brand that I personally use and have extensively researched for safety and effectiveness.
While it is extremely important for you to have your vitamin/hormone levels checked to see if your body is low on essential nutrients, there are a few things that you can be taking now for overall health and immune support. *I have placed a star beside the supplements that I believe are essential for those who have Lyme or a chronic illness.
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If I am catching a cold or flu or if I am having difficulty with fatigue, I will add the following:
Please make sure you are tested for the mthfr genetic defect. If you are not getting better with treatment, this may be your issue. I have the C677 defect, which means I cannot absorb folate from my foods. Therefore, I must supplement with 5MTHF.
I have used both brands below. I am currently using the Thorne.
There a many who suffer from low ferritin levels. Make sure to have your ferritin levels checked. This is different from a regular iron test.
IMPORTANT DISLAIMER: I am not a medical professional. When adding anything to your diet, always check with your doctor first to make sure they don't interact with medications. Also, when adding a supplement, add one at a time. Wait a few days to see if you feel better or worse. Note these effects as it will help you determine if the supplement is working. Discuss any concerns with your doctor. Some things do make you feel worse at first because your body may be releasing toxins. If the reaction is intense, discontinue use and speak with your doctor. Otherwise, add another supplement to your regimen and continue with the same process until you have added all of the supplements that you need to take. I love this method of adding supplements because when one makes me feel better, I know that I will continue using it. Some things, like CoQ10, take a while to have a positive effect, so don't give up if it doesn't work right away.