MICRONUTRIENTS AND DENGUE

Micronutrients and Dengue

Dengue is on the rise. Let’s protect ourselves and our kids.

Dengue virus infection is the most widespread mosquito-borne viral infection in humans and has emerged as a serious global health challenge.

Although there is no replacement for an effective vaccine for the virus, modulation of nutritional status or micronutrient supplementation can act as supportive therapy to help patients suffering from dengue infection.

HOW TO FIGHT AND CONTAIN DENGUE

  1. Apply the 4S program of the DOH
  2. Keep Hydrated
  3. Rest and Sleep
  4. Food Nutrition

Adequately feeding your immune system boosts its fighting power. Top nutrients to add to your family’s diet to manage dengue:

  • VITAMIN C may be the single most important nutrient for the immune system essential for the formation of adrenal hormones and the production of lymphocytes. It also has a direct effect on bacteria and viruses.
  • VITAMIN D is known to play an essential role in the immune system, and vitamin D deficiency has long been associated with autoimmune diseases as well as increased susceptibility to viral infections.
  • VITAMIN E is an important antioxidant and immune booster that stimulates the production of natural killer cells.
  • CAROTENOIDS. Beta carotene increases the number of infection-fighting cells, natural killer cells and helper T-cells. It is also a powerful antioxidant that mops up excess free radicals.
  • BIOFLAVANOIDS. A group of phytonutrients that aids the immune system by protecting the cells of the body against pollutants.
  • ZINC. This mineral increases the production of white blood cells that fight infection and helps them fight more aggressively.
  • CHROMIUM (an essential trace mineral) has been discovered to affect the immune response by influencing T and B lymphocytes, antigen-presenting cells (such as macrophages), and cytokine production.
  • SELENIUM. Essential for a healthy immune system, it assists the body in defending itself against harmful bacteria and viruses.

All these micronutrients plus much more can be found in USANA CellSentials (USANIMALS is also available for kids 2-12 years old).

Recommended USANA Support for Dengue

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NUTRITION

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