Low White Blood Cell Count (Leukopenia)

| Modified on Aug 08, 2015
General Feedback
Posted by David (Anch, Ak) on 11/26/2014

I am a 36 year old male that had a very inactive lifestyle over the last 10 years mixed with a fast food diet and lots of soda. I also have had high stress careers. I had a full physical around ten years ago and the doctor noted that I had a much lower than average white blood cell count.

I was sent to an Oncologist to get tested and they said that it appears that my normal level of white blood cells is just a lot lower than the average person, and that I appear to be perfectly healthy. I don't recall what the number was, but it was on the low end.

I just got another full physical last year and it appears that 10 years later, my white blood cell count is in the same level as it has always been. I'm still lower than the range for a normal person. I'm curious to find out if anyone has this similar issue when getting physicals?

Thanks - David

Cold Showers, Beta Glucan
Posted by Debby (Monroe, Ct) on 05/03/2013

Hi Lenora, I just noticed your post. The brand I use is Jarrow Formulas, Beta Glucan one capsule a day on a empty stomach. Let me know if it helps you. Debby


Cold Showers
Posted by Deloris (Fort Worth, Tx) on 04/17/2013

Yes, my grandfather took cold showers every morning and never had colds or flu and was still working a full-time labor job at 89 years old.


Cold Showers, Beta Glucan
Posted by Lenora (Worcester, Ma) on 03/25/2012

What brand of Beta glucan do you take, as there are several. Also, what mg., and how many capsules per day. I have low white blood cell count. I have had it for years. Thank you.


Vitamins, Herbs
Posted by Kate (Zionsville,indianapols, Indiana) on 03/01/2012

My daugther suffering from Multiple sclerosis and has low white and red blood cells. Turn out the histamine level is also very low, wich is responsible for MS symptoms and the low levels of white and red blood cells.


Cold Showers, Beta Glucan
Posted by Debby (Monroe, Ct) on 02/11/2012
5 out of 5 stars

I just wanted to let Ted and the readers know that for the last month I have used beta glucan supplement and have done sonewhat cold showers as suggested by this site. Just went to the doctors and the results of my blood work were good. My white blood cell count was approx. 4.9 compared to my last test which was 3.5 (out of range). Thank you so much for this help everyone. I just love this site.

Vitamins, Herbs
Posted by Angel (Cebu, Philippines) on 01/11/2012

When I was undergoing chemo, my oncologist prescribed me 2 capsule 3 times a day 7 days before I started my 1st cycle and 1 capsule twice a day before meals. Now, I'm on my 3rd cycle and I am still taking Imucell.


Vitamins, Herbs
Posted by Joe (Norfolk, Va) on 10/21/2011

In response to James from Makati: What was the dosage of Imucell WGP Beta Glucan you were taking?


Vitamins, Herbs
Posted by James (Makati, Philippines) on 10/04/2011
5 out of 5 stars

I am taking Imucell WGP Beta Glucan after I found out my WBC was low. My physician prescribed me this food supplement and after taking this for a month my wbc back to normal..

Vitamins, Herbs
Posted by Maria (Gippsland, Australia) on 07/19/2011

There is some info regarding increasing neutrophils with the following: B-3, Astragalus, Echinacea and Vit C. Search the net for each of these in regards to this.

The following are recommendations by Dr. Karen Vieira, found on page 9-10 at: http://www.bloodtestresultsdecoded.com/deliverables/btrd-AbnormalResults.pdf

Vitamin A, garlic, Oleander extract, Selenium, Siberian ginseng and Asian ginseng, Echinacea, Green Tea.

Lithium Orotate
Posted by David (Ohio, Usa) on 06/29/2011

Ted, have you heard of Lithium Orotate helping people with low white blood cell count?


Lithium Orotate
Posted by Elizabeth (Wellington, New Zealand) on 06/28/2011

I was not aware lithium orotate can help with white blood cells. I have done some research on the Internet and it's seems it can help... Has anyone had any positive increases in white blood cells count since taking lithium orotate....


Lithium Orotate
Posted by Brian (Sydney, Nsw Australia) on 06/27/2011

Has anyone tried Lithium Orotate to increase white blood cells and has it been effective? I have read a few articles and it stated it increase neutrophils?

Cold Showers
Posted by Gerald (Sydney, Australia) on 06/07/2009
5 out of 5 stars

I have taken a cold shower in the morning for over ten years, and can attest that I suffer less cold and flu symptoms than other workers in my office. In fact when the flu virus strikes Sydney each winter, I am normally the only one unaffected. When I am in the shower I also do some stretching. I hold onto the top of the shower screen and stretch my spine, to release stress. Which is great, because I have a stressful job. For years I have told others my theory about the benefits of cold showers, but am usually met with derision. So I am glad I found on this website a community of like-minded enthusiasts. I had my blood tested and my white cell count is three times higher than average. So I am sure that a wider scientific study would verify the health benefits of the cold shower. Gerald.