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Vitamin A - Zinc supplements for chronic Lyme disease

Vitamin A - Zinc supplements for chronic Lyme disease

Vitamins A - Zinc are essential to good health. When you are dealing with any chronic illness, like chronic Lyme disease, these essential nutrients are striped from your body by the invading microorganisms. It is essential that you supplement to help combat vitamin deficiencies. 

Vitamin A 
deficiency has been found to exacerbate Lyme disease associated arthritis and has been linked to strong inflammatory process. Vitamin A has significant ability to improve your immune system. 

B Vitamins are scavenged deeply with all the mycoplasma co-infections infections. Therefore, it is essential to supplement with a good B complex. Vitamin B complexes can also be helpful in controlling sugar cravings (along with chromium) and since the B vitamins work synergistically, should be taken if you are taking any B vitamins.Vitamin B5, especially pentethine, supports adrenal health, and can be beneficial for healthy cartilage growth.Vitamin B12 deficiencies are common with Lyme Disease and its associated diseases. Vitamin B12, as methylcobalamin, is essential to combat chronic fatigue, and supports the neurological system. It also aids in the metabolism of proteins, carbohydrates, and fats.Vitamin B6 deficiencies are also common with Lyme Disease and its associated diseases and can lead to elevated homocysteine levels, anxiety, depression, premenstrual syndrome, and migraines. 

CoQ10 
is a fat-soluble antioxidant which comes in two main forms, ubiquione and ubiquinol. Ubiquinol is the active form. CoQ10 deficiencies are common in Chronic Lyme Disease and chronic fatigue. CoQ10 plays an important role in helping your body produce energy. It helps mitochondria produce cellular fuel, known as adenosine-triphosphate (ATP). CoQ10 can help regulate high blood pressure, improve energy levels, decrease headaches, and improve immune function. It can also act as a brain antioxidant, which can protect against neurodegenerative disorders like Parkinson's disease. If you are taking, or have taken statin drugs, you are at higher risk for CoQ10 deficiency. 

Vitamin C 
is vital to boost your immune system. It supports overall detoxification, decreases inflammation, and aids in collagen formation which helps bones, cartilage, and skin heal efficiently. Vitamin D is a controversial issue when treating Lyme disease. Some say take it, some say don't, and some even go as far as to say stay out of the sun! Read the literature and do what you feel is right for you. 

Vitamin D 
supports regulation of the immune and endocrine systems, especially the adrenal and thyroid glands, and can reduce musculoskeletal pain by reducing inflammation. Vitamin E is severely reduced by bacterial infections such as chronic Lyme disease. Vitamin E stimulates white blood cell formation, therefore supports your immune system. Always combine Vitamin E with Vitamin C, which prevents Vitamin E from becoming toxic. 

Vitamin E 
potentiates both vitamin C and Selenium in cartilage, therefore supports collagenous tissue repair. Vitamin E acts as a powerful antioxidant and can be found in significant quantities in olive oil. 

Zinc 
is also heavily scavenged by mycoplasma co-infections and crucial to supplement. It is also cruial for immune function, cell division, wound healing, and reproductive system health. Zinc aids against Lyme neurotoxins and collagen damage. Zinc is an antioxidant, especially in the brain. With chronic infections such as chronic Lyme disease, zinc can be severely depleted, leading to tissue damage. 

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