COVID and Kids: Prevention and Treatment Protocol in Children and Adolescents (I-MASK+ protocol)
- Multivitamin with age-appropriate dosages of Vitamin C, D and B complex
- Children’s Zinc lozenges/chewable 3-5mg/day
- Mouth gargle twice daily (very important)
- Nigella sativa (black seed oil) and honey
- Kefir, probiotic yogurt and/or Bifidobacterium probiotics (e.g., Daily Body Restore) together with Prebiotics (e.g. XOS Prebiotic, Bio Nutrition Pre-Biotic).
Quercetin for Kids
Quercetin has been shown to inhibit proinflammatory cytokine production as well as inflammation due to its antioxidant properties, amongst others. By inhibiting destructive inflammation and potentially the entire cascade, quercetin may prevent severe damage to the respiratory system amongst other organs (source).
- Toddlers: up to 250 mg twice a day
- Elementary: up to 500 mg twice a day
- Adolescents: 400 - 600 mg up to three times a day
Vitamin D3 for Kids
The link between vitamin D and viral infections arose from the observation of the seasonality of vitamin D with lower levels in the winter and concomitant increases in influenza. Conversely, in summer, serum levels of Vitamin D increase and influenza virtually disappears, except during pandemics. Even in pandemics, most deaths occur during cold months.
- Infants: 400 - 800 IU/day
- Toddlers: 1000 - 2000 IU/day
- Elementary: 2000 - 4000 IU/day
- Adolescents: 4000 - 5000 IU/day
Vitamin C for Kids
A 2007 Cochrane review examined placebo-controlled trials involving the use of at least 200 mg/day vitamin C taken either continuously as a prophylactic treatment or after the onset of cold symptoms [source]. In the general population, use of prophylactic vitamin C modestly reduced cold duration by 8% in adults and 14% in children.
Talk to your pediatrician before giving any vitamin C supplement to your child.
Can vitamin C be harmful for Kids?
Taking too much vitamin C can cause diarrhea, nausea, and stomach cramps. In people with a condition called hemochromatosis, which causes the body to store too much iron, high doses of vitamin C could worsen iron overload and damage body tissues.
The daily upper limits for vitamin C include intakes from all sources—food, beverages, and supplements—and are listed below:
- Birth to 12 months: Not established
- Children 1–3 years: 400 mg
- Children 4–8 years: 650 mg
- Children 9–13 years: 1,200 mg
- Teens 14–18 years: 1,800 mg
Zinc for Kids
- Birth to 6 months: 4 mg
- Infants 7–12 months: 5 mg
- Children 1–3 years: 7 mg
- Children 4–8 years: 12 mg
- Children 9–13 years: 23 mg
- Teens 14–18 years: 34 mg
Z-Stack is a multivitamin developed by Dr. Vladimir Zelenko, MD — a physician known for developing the "Zelenko Protocol" for treating and preventing COVID-19. The protocol has as its centerpiece, but not exclusive piece, the combined use of Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ) and Zinc as a means by which a person can both help to prevent or mitigate the contraction of COVID-19, or can actually treat the disease once it has been diagnosed.
|Z-Stack for Kids|
In an effort to make it easier for patients, Dr Zelenko has developed an oral supplement that contains all four key ingredients: vitamin C, quercetin, vitamin D3 and zinc together. It’s referred to as 'Z-Stack Supplement'.
|Z-Stack for Adults|
Z-Stack Vitamin cocktail provides key ingredients needed in order to help your body fight off this deadly invader.