The Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic & The Immune System, Expert Insight

Makers Compounding Pharmacy in Skagit County, WA is the trusted source for expert advice & highest quality supplements to enhance the immune system during this Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) Pandemic. It is very important to choose high grade supplements and get professional advice from expert pharmacists when making choices for yourself and your family. Not all supplements are created equal! With our professional supplements, the QUALITY goes in before the label goes on.

When viral infections are suddenly upon us in unknown areas, it’s very scary and we often feel helpless. The information provided by the media may be confusing or conflicting. Besides the advice to stay away from those who exhibit symptoms, to wash your hands, get plenty of sleep, and eat a healthy diet, what else can you do?

Many people are interested in taking supplements that can possibly help their immune system work more efficiently. What are some favorites?

Your immune system is a multifaceted, complex system that protects you from internal and external harmful substances. Your immune system differentiates pathogens and foreign substances from your own cells and helps to destroy or inactivate these substances. Maintaining a healthy immune system is not just a matter of taking vitamins or supplements. You require a comprehensive plan of proper diet, rest, stress management, exercise, and nutritional support to keep your immune system operating at its best.

However, even with the best of lifestyles, your immune system can be challenged. Your body faces its greatest immune system challenge during cold and flu season, or when it is subjected to other viral infections. At these times, nutritional supplements that help to stimulate your natural immune function can be very helpful.

Please visit or call the pharmacy for more information or advice on exactly what to get.

Vitamin D

Deficiency in vitamin D may increase Coronavirus infection risk. Studies show that vitamin D interacts directly with cells responsible for fighting infection. Therefore, researchers have come to the conclusion that a deficiency in vitamin D could increase your risk of getting infected by any virus. Researchers hypothesized that increasing vitamin D dosage may provide protection against Coronavirus COVID-19. Several studies have also shown that vitamin D supplements may lower your risk of respiratory tract infection.


Green Tea

Makers Green Tea 70 with a high concentration of EGCg. Green Tea-70 is a water soluble antioxidant that is 100 times more effective than Vitamin C and 25 times better than Vitamin E as a dietary supplement to support proper immune system function.

Numerous studies have shown that EGCg has the ability to prevent the growth of virus cells. Green Tea-70 contains the highest concentration (70%) of the potent immune system enhancer epigallocatechin (EGCg).

Articles in the medical literature have noted the viral inhibitive effects of EGCg in influenza, hepatitis B & C, and even Ebola, to name a few. Not only has EGCg been recognized for its immune enhancement capabilities with viral infections, it has also been shown to be beneficial in minimizing cancer risk and as a valuable option in anti-aging medicine.

Synergistic and powerful blends of immune stimulants have been shown to provide a boost when the immune system is being challenged. Such a product is Immuno-DMG Chewable, a combination of Vitamin D3, black elderberry, larch tree, beta 1-3 glucan, astragalus root, and maitake mushroom fraction. This combination can be used at the first sign of immune challenge, and the product can be dosed from children all the way up to adults. Two other combination products, Immune Health Support and Echinacea & Goldenseal, will also help to enhance immune response when immune response is being challenged.


Zinc has antiviral properties and is thought to reduce the duration and severity of symptoms caused by viruses. Zinc lozenges and Zinc capsules 15mg & 30mg are critical components of proper immune function. When coming down with a cold, Zinc can shorten the duration of a cold and actually prevent a cold from occurring. Using Zinc Lozenges while traveling on an airplane can reduce your channces of getting an infection from other passengers. Even with the best of lifestyles, the immune system can be challenged.



While the world waits on new vaccines, one solution to slowing or preventing the spread of viruses may be something as simple as adequate selenium nutrition.

Source: Preventing and Protecting Against Coronavirus – Is Selenium the Answer?

Selenium deficiency creates a weakening of the defense against infectious diseases, especially those caused by viruses.

Dietary multimicronutrient supplements containing selenium up to 100-200 mcg/day have potential as safe and inexpensive additional therapy in viral infections. Dietary supplementation with selenium-containing multimicronutrients might also be useful to strengthen the immune system of patients suffering from newly emerging viral diseases.

Source: Viral Infections More Dangerous in Selenium Deficient People

Immune Health Support

Makers Immune Health Support

There are many factors that can challenge a healthy immune system including

  • Stress
  • Exposure to toxic compounds
  • Allergies
  • Bacteria
  • Viruses
  • Irregular sleeping patterns
  • Poor diet

The immune system is very complicated and is comprised of many highly specialized immune cells, each of which play various roles in maintaining and regulating normal, healthy immune function. INDICATIONS Immune Health Support may be a useful dietary supplement to help support immune response and function, particularly during times of stress or during the cold and flu season. SUGGESTED USE Adults take 2 capsules 3 times daily with meals, or as directed by a health care professional.

Vitamin C

Excerpt from The Conversation:

Some research has shown it may help the immune system fight off bacteria and viruses. Immune cells need vitamin C to produce proteins that activate the immune system throughout the body against virus attacks.

More information on the Antiviral Properties of Vitamin C


Multivitamins – we have very good multivitamin options at Makers Compounding Pharmacy. If you feel your nutrition is good and you are health, and don’t want to take a lot of supplements, this is a good way to enhance your micronutrient levels.

Liposomal Glutathione

Glutathione (GSH) is recognized as the most important antioxidant produced in the human body. Glutathione is present in every cell of the body, and the depletion of glutathione is noted in a wide range of medical conditions. Low Concentrations of glutathione have been noted in individuals with asthma and viral infections. Glutathione is particularly known for its ability to recycle other antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E.

Suggested Use: Adults take 1 capsule 2 times daily or as directed by a healthcare professional.

Prescription Therapy and the Immune System

Low Dose Naltrexone (LDN) and the immune system. Naltrexone (only available with a prescription) in a low dose, may exert immunoregulatory activity by binding to opioid receptors in or on immune cells. Additionally, many patients have reported that while taking LDN they have improved sleep which is beneficial in maintaining a healthy immune system. Harvard has also studied LDN as a mood enhancer in depressed patients and chronic stress and depression may impair a person’s immune response. As a prescription medication, it should be noted that LDN should not be taken by patients currently on opioids. *This is not a cure or prevention for Coronavirus

Take Preventative Measures for Your Health during the Coronavirus Outbreak

Nutritional supplements that support and encourage the immune system, such as Green Tea-70, Immuno-DMG Chewable, Immune Health Support, Vitamin D 5000 IU, and Zinc Lozenges are all excellent recommendations, along with the others mentioned.

Utilization of these supplements during the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, cold and flu season, or at times of high stress, will help to improve the function of your immune system.

If you are interested in more information, or would like to purchase any of the supplements mentioned, contact Makers Compounding Pharmacy Experts, and have them shipped directly to your door. We also are offering a temporary no-charge curbside delivery service!

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