Regular anti-cold stuff: Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc, Vitamin A, Vitamin E.
Roll = 5htp
Lucy = who the fuck knows, have a blast
So I did a little bit of reading:
Here's a couple things that are supposed to help combat colds and stuff which we'll all be more prone to get since our bodies will be all tired and worn down from partying all weekend.
Echinacea, Vitamin C, Zinc and Vitamin A.
"Echinacea is a natural treatment
that is widely used in the treatment of cold and flu. It is said to activate the boy’s T-cells which are an essential part of the immune response. Echinacea is believed to have anti-bacterial, anti-inflammatory, antiviral and immulostimulant qualities."
"Vitamin C has also been shown to boost the immune system when 100mg of vitamin C is taken daily. If vitamin C is to be used to treat a cold or flu, it’s suggested that 1000mg per day might help shorten the duration of the cold or flu."
"Zinc is a vital nutrient that is used in the production of hormones that support the immune system to fight viruses. If 13.3mg of zinc acetate is taken at the first sign of infection, zinc is said to significantly reduce the period of illness."
"Vitamin A is said to prevent infections and it is believed that the recommended daily dosage of 5000iu should be easily ingested within a balanced diet
through foods like carrots, spinach and capsicum and supplementation is rarely required."
--Ohh here's a good one:
" While an apple a day won't keep the doctor away, heaping the plate with broccoli, spinach and oranges might be just what the doctor ordered. Colorful fruits and vegetables are sources of the antioxidants, including beta carotene, vitamin E, selenium and vitamin C. The antioxidants work together to boost the immune response and increase resistance to infection, colds and flu bugs. Ample intake of beta carotene-rich foods, such as carrots, apricots and broccoli, also maintains the skin and mucous linings in the nose and lungs, which are the body's first line of defense against germs. Most people don’t get enough of these foods and would do well to double or even triple current intake to at least 8, and preferably 10, servings daily. Simple immune-boosting snacks include:
* Smoothie made with persimmons, OJ concentrate and yogurt
* One-half honeydew melon filled with lemon yogurt
* Top low-fat ice cream with a cup of thawed blueberries
* Dunk baby carrots in peanut butter or red pepper slices in hummus
* Stuff dried plums with almonds for a sweet and chewy alternative to a candy bar
* Quench your thirst with OJ or tomato juice instead of soft drinks
* Pack a black bean burrito with baby spinach, tomatoes and salsa
* Add frozen or leftover vegetables to canned soups
Next, cut back on meat and full-fat dairy products, as well as many processed foods in order to keep saturated-fat intake low. While low-fat diets stimulate the immune system and help ward off the common cold, typical American diets high in saturated fat increase a person's susceptibility to colds and the flu.
Read more: http://today.msnbc.msn.com/id/22635662/#storyContinued#ixzz0kTRfmV1M"
--Again, the above site says that vitamin C and E are important to combat colds.
--For the rollie pollies: alpha lipoic acid (Alpha lipoic acid is also an antioxidant, a substance that neutralizes potentially harmful chemicals called free radicals...and it appears to be able to recycle antioxidants such as vitamin C and glutathione after they have been used up). and 5-htp(Chemically speaking, 5-HTP is a transitional compound produced when the body converts the amino acid Tryptophan into other compounds such as Serotonin and Melatonin) are two things a roller should never ever go without. anti-oxidant complex is a plus.
I also found a whole website that lists a bunch of stuff you can take leading up to, and after ingesting your enhancer. Give this a try: http://www.rollinballzcrew.com/preload.shtml
--I haven't been able to find too much about how to prepare your body for a trip with Lucy, other than being in a good mindset when you drop is very important.
--Of course you should research all of these for yourself.
Last year I remember reading through a thread that talked about how many people come down with a cold after coachella, which is understandable since partying for 4 days will take it's toll on your body.
Somewhere in that thread were some pointers on how to prepare your body so you are better equipped to fight off any colds or just get your body ready to survive 4 days of amazing times.
I'm not sure of everything that thread said but I definitely took airborne everyday for a few days leading up to the festival and then every morning at the festival. I like to think it helped
And if you plan on taking any experience enhancing supplements, I know there are a number of different vitamins and things you can take to make your experience better and help fend off some of the wear and tear you might have the next day. Maybe someone else could help us out with that info.
Any tips on how to stay healthy and prepare our bodies for this upcoming adventure would be much appreciated