The UMZU Guide to Fighting a Virus: Everything You May Need for Quarantine (Updated March 18)
In this unprecedented time, you may have a lot of questions.
What is happening? How long will this last?
We don't have all of the answers, but as a company, we are taking every measure we can to protect our employees and those around us. At this time, maintaining personal health is of the utmost importance and we are working hard to keep all of our products in stock so that you can remain as healthy as possible.
We've curated the following collections of products to help fortify your immune system and make the most of your time at home:
We've gathered a collection of our products that will help boost immune function. Our top recommendation: Redwood with Vitamin C, Garlic and Vasodrive-AP.
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Many Americans are working from home (including us!). To make the most of it, try products from our collection of focus and productivity supplements. Our top recommendation: Miracle Morning
This too, will pass. Stay positive and calm. Be a light to others. We've curated a collection of stress-lowering supplements in case you need them. Our top recommendation: Cortigon for Cortisol Reduction
UMZU Founder, Christopher Walker, sent the UMZU team this letter...
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5 SIMPLE TIPS TO KEEP YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM STRONG RIGHT NOW
1. Vitamin C + Garlic In High Doses.
Vitamin C is one of the well-known immune system boosters, and it is selling out in stores rapidly right now. Vitamin C is most useful in prevention of viral or bacterial infections, not necessarily in curing them. Recommended dosage is 1-2g daily.
Garlic has extensive research showing potent antibacterial & antimicrobial properties. Recommended dose is 300mg-600mg daily of garlic extract daily.
2. Make sure you eat protective amino acids like glycine & proline.
The perfect place to start on our hunt for natural compounds that can help us lower degenerative inflammation, is to examine inflammatory cytokines, namely what compounds are involved in their reaction process.
Ultimately, the restoration of real health - Thermo - back into your body will almost always end with micronutrients, such as amino acids.
It turns out that the inflammatory cytokine reaction increases in prevalence with glycine deficiencies. This makes a lot of sense because glycine has an inhibitory action, and via glycine-gated chloride channels in immune cells, can temper many inflammatory cytokines, including IL-6.
The important thing to understand about amino acids is the fact that in our modern culturally-normal diets, especially in the Western world, we tend to eat a lot of muscle meat, and eschew meats such as organs, as well as collagen-rich connective tissue and bones from the animal.
This leads to an amino acid imbalance over time in your body, causing deficiencies in amino acids that your body needs for important cellular processes while increasing circulating amounts of other amino acids into a surplus, which can ultimately be harmful.
For example, muscle meats, which do contain small amounts of glycine, are much higher in methionine, an amino acid that gets converted into the universal methyl donor SAMe. Your body has innate methionine-regulating mechanisms to get rid of excess methionine, however these mechanisms are dependent on the presence of adequate glycine to operate properly.
Without enough glycine, and especially with high amounts of circulating methionine, your body has a difficult time creating glutathione, the “master antioxidant” that is so crucial for regulating inflammation and your immune system in general.
The liver cannot keep up with the demand of trying to synthesize endogenous glycine via the glycine-serine pathway because you eventually run out of the “raw materials” involved in the process. Excess methionine sends your system into overdrive, trying to constantly get rid of it.
This results in widespread degenerative inflammation in your body. Quite simply, consuming more glycine can stop this.
And luckily, glycine is quite easy to get in high amounts, and very affordable. I personally consume between 10-15g of glycine per day from UMZU collagen protein and grass-fed bone broth, adding the collagen protein to fruit smoothies, which is important because I also regularly eat a pound of grass-fed beef or game muscle meat (elk, buffalo, venison) daily, which contains more methionine than glycine. You need to balance the amino acid ratio.
3. Natural ACE Inhibition
One of the ways harmful viruses enter the cell is through the ACE receptor. Blocking this receptor naturally can be a good way to protect against viral infiltration of the cell, which blocks the virus' ability to express RNA that can modify the cell, and replicate the virus.
Vasodrive-AP/Amealpeptide is a natural ACE inhibiting enzyme that may aid in prevention of issues. We've accordingly shipped bottles of Redwood to all of our employees with recommendations to take a full dose every 12 hours (once in the morning and once in the evening) to hopefully help protect them and keep them healthy.
4. Keep your blood sugar as stable as possible.
David Sinclair, PhD from Harvard University, has spent the past week reading the recently published viral studies and he points out on a comprehensive Twitter thread how viral infections are highly correlated with elevated blood sugar and A1C levels, which is why diabetics are considered to be one of the high-risk groups for infection.
Stabilizing blood sugar levels is very important, so we've also sent bottles of Sensolin to all of our UMZU employees with instructions to take one capsule with each meal.
5. Stay inside your home.
Since viruses spread via mucous, the best possible way to lower exposure to potential issues is to stay indoors, as far away from "carriers" as possible. Please make sure you wash everything often, including:
- Hands, face, surfaces (tables, countertops, desks)
- Clothing - do your laundry as often as possible!
- Highly-used surfaces, such as doorknobs, handles, TV remotes, computer keyboards
Please be considerate of everyone in your community right now and stay inside as often as possible. Younger people may have stronger immune systems than older people and people in high-risk categories, however, you might still be a carrier. Self-quarantining is the best way to keep not only yourself healthy, but also to keep your neighbors and people in your community safe!
Please be considerate of everyone around you - we're all experiencing this together.
I also recommended to the whole UMZU team to watch comedy TV shows, stand-up, and funny movies instead of watching all of the fearful media and "pandemic" movies on Netflix. Your mind is very powerful, and fear is one of the worst things for your immune system. Keep it light - laugh when you can and stay positive! :)
Based on this letter, we curated the following options for you to help boost your immune system:
Open letter to every UMZU customer - there is no known "cure" for the issue we're all facing. We must take this seriously and protect ourselves, our loved ones, and the people in our communities, especially those who are at high-risk.
Please take the appropriate steps to bolster your immune system with well-known natural compounds. It's vitally important that, in order to prevent the spread of illness in our communities, that we act responsibly towards ourselves and one another.
Should you need any help staying healthy, the entire UMZU team is dedicated to keeping our operation running smoothly, with fast shipping, affordable prices, and world-class Customer Support - as always. We're here for you.
- Christopher Walker, CEO