COVID cases are still on the rise all over the world. The main question for those who have already recovered from the illness - how do I get back on my feet? Here are some ideas to help you recover and get back to feeling your normal self again.
Take a detailed blood test to check the levels of vitamins D, C and zinc
Vitamin D is extremely important for immunity: its deficiency increases the risk of re-infection. During the course of recovery, it is necessary to monitor its level. Your doctor will adjust your daily dosage based on your test results.
Vitamin C is involved in the maturation of cells that fight viruses and bacteria, so it is very important to monitor its levels. The recommended daily dosage for adults is 1000 mg.
Zinc stimulates the immune system response and helps fight viral and bacterial infections. The usual doctor recommended dosage is 40 mg of zinc per day for a month after the illness.
You can check your vitamin D and zinc levels when you subscribe to bioniq LIFE and bioniq BALANCE. The daily recommended dosage for Vitamin C is included in every personalised formula.
Train your sense of smell
An important fact: the coronavirus enters our body through receptors located in the upper parts of the nasal passages. This is the area of the olfactory nerve that interacts with the cerebral cortex. Coronavirus attacks this nerve, and therefore we sometimes lose our sense of smell. To quicken recovery - you can do simple exercises to help train your sense of smell. To do this, you need essential oils (eucalyptus, lemon, cloves, roses) or coffee: twice a day, inhale the scent of these products for 10-15 seconds, mentally picture what you are smelling, for example, a cup of morning coffee or a bouquet of roses.
See a GP immediately after getting a negative test
Within two weeks after recovery, many remain with symptoms of the disease: head fog, sleep difficulties, irritability, fatigue, and others. Start your road to recovery with a visit to a medical professional: they will assess the severity of symptoms and select a treatment for a particular problem.
Follow a hypoallergenic diet
In order not to overload the body during the recovery period, do not drink a lot of coffee, limit the use of alcohol and energy drinks. From a nutritional standpoint, opt for simple, healthy foods: seasonal fruits and vegetables, yeast-free breads, low-fat dairy, and steamed poultry and fish.
Return to physical activity gradually
Start off slow. Focus on light cardio workouts like walking in the fresh air, as well as breathing exercises.