This time of year we see a lot of Mono patients or hear of friends or family members who are suffering with it. Mono is caused by a virus (Epstein-Barr Virus aka EBV) and people suffer from severe fatigue, a sore throat, and swollen lymph nodes and glands. These symptoms can last months and honestly even years! A lot of the time people walk in the door with chronic fatigue and I believe it is still the past EBV causing their symptoms. To me it is very, very important to kick the virus right away so you don’t have issues 3, 5, 10 years down the road. There are so many great herbs for viruses, so don't be fooled into thinking there is nothing you can do!
Personally, I have seen many cases of mono clear up within a week of being on the right supplements. They regain their energy very quickly and start feeling human again. In chronic fatigue cases (where they had mono 10+ years ago but still feel run down and have very sluggish energy), it can take up to a month to start feeling energy again. It isn't perfect in a month, but they start to feel that glimmer of energy come back!
Below are recommendations and what we suggest for patients:
Beginning Stages (Wouldn’t hurt to do if you have had MONO in the past)
Astragalus- 6 to 9 per day and VS-C TCM- 4 per day
Months 2 and 3
Astragalus- 4 per day and VS-C TCM- 2 per day. This helps to ward off any further infection and keep the immune system up.
3 Months and after:
It would be a good idea to stay on 3 to 4 Astragalus per day. We have had numerous cases where people test strongly for mono months out and notice when they go off Astragalus their energy starts to dip. It’s an amazing herb for the immune system and I personally take 4/day to keep my immune system strong during cold/flu season!
Both Astragalus and VS-C TCM are Nature Sunshine products. For ordering information click here.
Please give us a call at 615-656-3558 if you have any questions or want to schedule a visit. If you believe that many of your symptoms started after having mono years ago I would give the protocol above a try or give us a call.