LONG RECOVERY PROTOCOL
A 30 day nutritional programme for people experiencing difficulty with post viral health. The programme utilises a range of cutting- edge, scientifically researched metabolic nutrients to support the body’s natural recovery pathways.
This protocol is an intensive course of supplementation aimed specifically at supporting recovery of our NAD+ system and other key parts of cellular metabolism.
The Long Recovery protocol aims to supply the body with the essential nutrition, dosage and timing to support metabolic pathways for a healthy, natural recovery.
Day 1- 15: High intensity supplementation with NAD+ and glutathione precursors, plus cutting-edge nutrients which naturally support the body's ability to clear damaged (zombie) cells as well as supporting the body’s response to inflammation.
Day 16-30: Continued supplementation with a reduced dose.
Why some people experience ongoing health issues following a viral infection
Many pathogens attack our immune system in any given year. Most of the time we don’t even know its happening or have mild symptoms which resolve without issue.
We can get caught out with a more serious infection while our immune system is under-resourced or when we encounter a new virus.
When our immune system is confronted by a new virus, our innate immune system sets off a sequence of events to fight off the threat.
To mount a healthy immune response our immune cells require energy, the ability to repair during the fight, and the endurance to overcome the invaders.
Recent research has revealed that when a novel new virus attacks it tries to hijack our cells’ energy systems. If we enter this fight with low cellular energy – it’s like entering a tank battle with ½ a tank of diesel, two rounds of ammunition and no mechanic. Looking good initially but then … potentially down hill.
For those who don’t fare well during a viral infection and for those who don’t bounce back normally (post viral syndrome) the answer may lie in the metabolic status of their cells prior to the infection.
This may be why individuals with known or underlying, inflammation, heart disease, diabetes, obesity and other underlying metabolic syndromes may struggle with post viral recovery.
These and other types of metabolic stress all consume and pull on the bodies NAD+ pool, which is the central cellular resource required in more than 400 important functions like producing energy for our immune cells and PARP enzymes which carry out repair to our DNA.
An outline of the 5 parts of the Long Recovery Protocol follows below:
Part A: NAD+ is the central control molecule in our cells which is responsible for supporting cellular repair and regeneration in every tissue and organ in the body.
Our cells have a limited supply of NAD+ and it has a lot of work to do in carrying out +400 processes within the cell. These include; converting food to energy, maintaining all our tissue repair and regeneration, responding to pathogens, viral infections, injury and detoxing the body of harmful substances to name a few.
If our NAD+ stores are depleted by illness, poor diet, lack of sleep or exercise, inflammation and the aging process itself, then our cells may not have sufficient NAD+ to direct and carry out optimum repair and maintenance.
The body’s preferred NAD+ precursor nutrient is nicotinamide riboside (NR). When taken orally, NR converts to NAD+ and supports NAD+ levels by around 50% at a standard 300mg dose per day.
Every tissue in our body has NR kinase gene pathways which search for NR to make more NAD+ when we are under metabolic stress and where there is a heavy demand for repair.
We provide the patented and researched form of NR (NIAGEN) which will start supporting your NAD+ levels within around 4hrs of taking the first capsule. This will support your cells to produce the normal amount of energy required for repair and regeneration at a cellular level.
What to expect / how will I know its working? The NAD+ pool in your body is a limited resource and if there has been more demand on it than it can supply, then organs like the brain and heart which use lots of NAD+ may give you your best clue!
A clearer head and feeling well rested when you wake in the morning may be a sign your NAD+ pool is being supported. The heart is also one of the biggest users of NAD+, so look for signs that you can take a long walk and that your strength and stamina are returning to normal, healthy levels.
Combined Metabolic Support
Part B: This capsule contains three glutathione precursors and a trace amount of zinc.
Glutathione is another key molecule in the cell responsible for a number of critical actions that support cellular health and recovery including detoxification and multiple metabolic functions.
Like NAD+, glutathione is not easily absorbed by the body, so precursor nutrients are the best way to support healthy glutathione levels.
Our Combined Metabolic Support capsule contains three glutathione precursors and a trace amount of Zinc.
- L-carnitine tartrate
- Zinc (a small amount has also been added as its presence is required for certain repair mechanisms in the cell).
Part C: Fucoidan is a naturally occurring sulphated polysaccharide present in certain species of brown seaweed. It is a molecule which allows the seaweed to survive in the harsh marine environment and in scientific studies, has been shown to support immune function and the way our body deals with inflammation.
Fucoidan Ultra is a proprietary formulation made up of the highest grade (purity), certified-organic fucoidans from two key seaweed species (fucus vesiculosus and undaria pinnatfida).
Part D: Senolytics are compounds that support the body’s natural ability to clear old, damaged (senescent) cells to make way for new, healthy cells.
Cellular senescence is a phenomenon where cells cease to divide but remain metabolically active.
Senescent cells are usually enlarged, due to their growth in the absence of division. Some people refer to them as zombie cells – no longer functioning normally and creating havoc wherever they are!
These zombie cells secrete numerous pro-inflammatory and proteolytic factors (enzymes that break down protein), marked by the secretion of proinflammatory cytokines among other damaging mechanisms.
Senescent cells have been shown to accumulate with age; a phenomenon that impedes innate and adaptive immune responses, and adds to the body’s metabolic burden.
Common cellular stressors; such as oxidative stress, DNA damage, and mitochondrial dysfunction can also trigger cellular senescence in cells.
Because senescent cells remain metabolically active, the burden of senescent cells increases and accumulates, altering the local microenvironment, tissue structure and function.
Supplementation with Senolytic compounds such as Fisetin, which selectively target senescent cells, is emerging as a viable approach to support the body’s natural removal of senescent cells.
Fisetin, a flavonoid found in various plants and in minute quantities in some fruits and vegetables is one of the most powerful natural senolytics ever discovered.
Fisetin is the main ingredient in our advanced Fisetin Ultra supplement along with synergistic organic fucoidan and fenugreek for absorption.
Part E: Short for gut microbiome, your “biome” is made up of beneficial bacteria in your gut and digestive tract which plays a crucial role in your body including; helping digestion, producing vitamins & inhibiting harmful pathogens.
During the course of a viral or bacterial illness (and its subsequent treatment), it would not be unusual for your biome to be disturbed.
Our proprietary Biome product includes the patented, spore-forming Super probiotic Bacillus subtilis DE111, which holds many advantages over common probiotics due to its ability to withstand digestion, heat and acid.
Bacillus subtilis DE111 can help support the re-establishment of a healthy and diverse intestinal flora, a necessary foundation for health.
Bacillus subtills DE111 produces a range of beneficial metabolites such as:
- Short-chain fatty acids including propionate, butyrate, and acetate which are especially important in lower gut health, support the proliferation of beneficial bacteria and healthy inflammatory effects.
- Digestive enzymes notably proteases, that help support the bioavailability of amino acids from both plant and animal-based sources. Other enzymes include cellulase, lipase, and amylase.
- Bacteriocins and anti-fungal compounds that help support the suppression of potential pathogens such as Candida albicans, E. coli, Salmonella enteritidis, and Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
- Exopolysaccharides (EPS) that may help support the intestinal mucosal barrier.