Powerful Immune Boosting Drink

I like to use orange flavored Emergen-C. With the vanilla whey, it makes it taste like an orange dreamsicle. 😉

(Take 1 drink per day for prevention and 2 per day if exposed or developing symptoms)

In a glass of water, add:

  • 1 Pack Super Orange Emergen-C (or similar powdered Vitamin C, mineral ascorbate formula)
  • 1 Zinc capsule (30 mg). Prolonged or high zinc dosing should be offset with copper in a 15:1 zinc to copper ratio
  • 1 Quercetin capsule (500 mg)
  • 1 NAC- capsule (600 mg)
  • 1 Selenium capsule (200 mcg). Take only 1 per day
  • 3 grams powdered glutamine
  • 1 scoop vanilla whey protein (I use cold filtered, non-hydrolyzed)

Mix with a wire whip or blender

In addition to all of the other immune modulating effects of these nutrient listed in my previous issues, they can act directly in the efforts against viral pathogens in the following ways.

  • The Quercetin (a Zinc ionophore) and Zinc act together to deliver Zinc into your cells and inhibit viral replication (not just COVID-19, but all viruses).
  • The NAC, Selenium, Glutamine and undenatured Whey Protein help your body make Glutathione, the “Master Antioxidant” and detoxifier.
  • The Vitamin C increases activity and effectiveness of the Innate Arm of the immune system, including Natural Killer Cells, Neutrophils, Lymphocytes and Macrophages.

I also make sure that myself and my family maintain Vitamin D levels between 60 and 80 ng/mL. If you haven’t had your Vitamin D levels tested, you can order an at home test kit for just $70, postage included from and back to the lab. Order that here: https://lp.constantcontactpages.com/sh/qHdiKdW/vitaminD

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Download a copy of this Immune Drink recipe HERE.

Alan Palmer

I have been a practicing chiropractor for 30 years. Originally from Minnesota, I graduated from Northwestern College of Chiropractic in 1985. Since 1996 and 1998 respectively, I have provided chiropractic care for the players, coaches and employees of the Arizona Coyotes National Hockey League Hockey Club and the Arizona Diamondbacks Major League Baseball Team. In addition, I provided care for the San Francisco Giants in spring training for 7 years. Since 1985 I have been studying functional medicine applications, Complementary Alternative Medicine (CAM) concepts and advanced clinical nutrition strategies. I welcome stubborn and complicated cases and those that traditional allopathic medicine has failed. One of my goals is to help people to reduce their dependency on medications. I do this by addressing the underlying causes of their illness or disease rather than treating their symptoms. This is accomplished by focusing on the restoration of normal healthy biochemistry and function through diet, exercise, supplementation and lifestyle modification.