Brain Fog – What is It? What Can We Do?
Although Brain Fog is not yet a scientifically identified illness, it is very real. However, I’ve recently had the Brain Fog and using a nutritional supplement regimen, am recovered to date. Technically Brain Fog suffered by many is a post-acute sequela; a big word, “sequela” being a condition that follows another condition. The original condition in this case is SARS-CoV-2 while the second condition that follows is caused by a condition now described by the CDC as “Long-Covid”. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) defines post-COVID-19, or Long Covid, as creating new, returning or ongoing health problems people can experience after first being infected with the virus that causes COVID-19.” 1
Simplified, many who have had SARS-CoV-2, after supposedly recovering from the disease, are confronted with a condition described as creating physical and/or mental fatigue, a lack of mental clarity and cognitive impairment. Many suffer also inability to resolve problems and/or make calculations; lack of concentration, mental confusion; sleep disorders; problem solving impairment and more that impair performance of memory tasks or prevent normal living and health conditions.
Recently I personally had a prostate surgery and prior to surgery was told to stop taking all nutritional and or dietary supplements, which included NSC Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan, NSC Gold Multiple and NSC CoQ10. While I expressed concern to the surgeon that I needed these supplements to activate and potentiate my immune system, and especially since for traveling purposes I did not want but was mandated to have both the COVID-19 vaccine and the most recent Moderna COVID 19 booster.
Recent research utilizing NSC MG Beta 1,3/1,6 Glucan has demonstrated the Beta 1,3/1,6 particulate glucan can nutritionally contribute to reestablishing the human immune system’s ability to inhibit the reproduction and spread of COVID-19 and related mRNA viruses.
The prostate resection surgery was a success, but the day after surgery I came down with COVID-19 again! The COVID-19 was short lived, but Long Covid arrived. Fog is a good way to describe the intense mental fatigue. Negative cognitive issues deterred thinking clearly, and yielded difficulty in evaluating, assimilating, or physically responding to mental tasks, memory tasks or cognitive tasks requiring brain function. Consultations with physicians for these acute symptoms involved advice to just wait it out for an undetermined period of time, but it wasn’t their bodies or brains that were experiencing poor cognitive function at a significantly reduced level. With these ongoing symptoms, I could only work at most half days and just felt like I was in a morose fog.
Now new studies from London have shown that the booster COVID-19 shots produce I(G) antibodies, but they are IG4 associated developing tolerances and a reduction of IG1 and IG3 antibodies that create a defense to destroy pathogens instead of just increased tolerance usually applicable to allergies and allergic reactions (bee stings etc.)
In other words, the new boosters in late 2022 and 2023 appear to not prevent COVID-19 or related mRNA viruses, but instead are training the body to “tolerate” the viruses. While minimizing fatalities from COVID-19, COVID-19 symptoms remain that we must tolerate and we now recognize this cognitive impairment as Brain Fog. While more research is needed, NSC MG Beta glucan in higher doses (NSC Max) is suggested. Frankly speaking, The NSC Max, NSC CoQ10 and NSC Gold Multiple worked for me and Long-Covid Brain Fog is now gone. My brain health has been restored; this blog is proof. There is hope to restore proper brain function. The above combination is suggested to let the sun once again shine in your life.
1 “Brain Fog and Fatigue following COVID-19 infection …”: Chasco EE, Dukes Kimberly, et al, https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph192315499