As with PPE and testing, it is essential that frontline health workers have all the support available to help them cope with the onslaught of COVID-19. But while this article relates to a new initiative launched to help NHS frontline staff, it highlights actions we all could and should take to protect ourselves.
From the onset of COVID-19, it has been known that the elderly and those with underlying health conditions are far more likely to have severe symptoms if they succumb to coronavirus, with a large percentage dying. But recent statistics produced by the Office for National Statistics (ONS) also show alarming statistics relating to the BAME community (Black, Asian and Middle East origin.) Black people in England and Wales are 90% more likely to die with coronavirus than white people, and people from other BAME origins also have significantly increased risk.
While the government has requested urgent research into what causes these variances, the natural healthcare community has already recognised the likely cause and is several steps ahead…
COVID-19 attacks our immune system and those groups mentioned above are most likely to have a weakened immune system. The reasons for this – age, ethnicity, cancer treatments etc. – will vary, but everyone can improve their immune systems from the inside out. A good diet is naturally a starting point but is not enough to provide our bodies with the nutrients they may be lacking.
Charlotte Pulver, a natural healthcare practitioner, had great success in restoring clients with early symptoms of Covid-19 back to good health using a programme of supplementation including high doses of Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and zinc.
Frontline medical staff making a rapid recovery from early Covid-19 symptoms along with associated anxiety, would ask me, ‘Why isn’t this immune support being made available to us and how can it be made available?’
Buoyed by many success stories and these comments, Charlotte became determined to deliver this essential immune support to NHS staff bearing the brunt of the health crisis which has brought the world to its knees.
In order to do so, she launched the Frontline Immune Support Team which has been founded to provide quality, free immune support to frontline NHS staff risking their lives in the struggle to combat the Covid-19 pandemic.
Charlotte approached top suppliers within the immune support product industry. Securing generous deals has enabled the delivery of packs of essential supplements including liposomal Vitamin C, Vitamin D, and zinc to NHS healthcare workers – all for free.
Liposomal supplements are used because they are the most bioavailable. Charlotte believes Liposomal Vitamin C is the number one ally for combatting the coronavirus, especially at the onset of symptoms, and that all medical staff should have access to it during the pandemic.
Charlotte is working with leading UK nutritionist Patrick Holford who is now the nutritional advisor to the Frontline Immune Support Team.
The team is currently conducting a Covid-19 research study to audit the effectiveness of their immune support packs in collaboration with Doctor Clare Relton, a Senior Lecturer in Clinical Trials at the Centre for Primary Care and Public Health at Queen Mary University, London.
Patrick Holford said:
Frontline NHS staff are in a virally high-risk environment. There is clear evidence that 6 grams of vitamin C reduces duration and severity of infections. The Chinese in Wuhan gave all hospital staff daily vitamin C for prevention. Many Covid-19 patients have shown to be deficient in Vitamin D, especially in the BAME community, so getting vitamin D as well as zinc levels up is another wise move when virally exposed since they both support healthy immune cell strength, and zinc also inhibits viral replication. That’s why I’m supporting the Frontline Immune Support Team. These great people need all the support they can get to keep going in the face of adversity. This is the least we can do and, hopefully, the life-saving information about nutrition will filter through into frontline treatment.
Dr Alex Mentzer, Infectious Disease Registrar at John Radcliffe Hospital, Oxford, says:
As an Infectious disease doctor married to a nutritional therapist, I’m very aware of the importance of looking after my body during times of stress. For the past six weeks I’ve worked relentlessly with constant demands on my physical and mental state. I don’t think I could have coped without the support of my wife’s nutritious meals and the Frontline Immune Support Team’s valuable supplements. They have helped me build the resilience I needed to get through this challenging time. As lockdown measures are slowly relaxed, it certainly isn’t over for us frontline workers. We need every source of support we can be given now more than ever. Thank you, Frontline Immune Support Team.’
NHS consultant, Dr J Kwan confirms his support for the project:
As an NHS medical consultant on the frontline, there is nothing more important than building your own immunity, resistance and resilience. This is why I am 100 percent supportive of the online fundraiser founded by Charlotte Pulver of the Frontline Immune Support Team to raise money to buy the vital immune defence support and send them directly to the NHS workers. The products are of top quality and are exactly what our body and mind need every day to fight this war against Covid-19! Please help by donating and supporting this amazing cause.
NHS healthcare workers wishing to receive a FREE immune support pack can use the link below or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following details:
– Name and postal address of where to send the pack to
– Proof of working in the NHS (selfie with badge)
– Job title
CLICK HERE if you are a frontline health worker and would like to receive a free NHS Immune Support Pack
Click the image below if you would like to support the Frontline Immune Support fundraiser which will enable them to continue delivering free immune support packs.