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Alternative Medicine

Posted by Jhona Mark


People who are infected with HIV sometimes try dietary supplemenets that claim to boost the immune system or counteract side effects of anti-HIV drugs. Food supplements that may be helpful include:


FISH OIL

WHEY PROTEIN

COENZYME Q10


Some anti-HIV drugs can cause increases in cholesterol levels. Studies indicate that fish oil supplements can help bring those number down.

Preliminary evidence indicates that whey protein, a cheese by-product, can help some people with HIV gain weight. Whey protein also appears to reduce diarrhea and increase CD4 counts.

This supplement appears to increase levels of CD4 cells, which could make your immune system stronger.