Coronavirus vs Zinc, Chloroquine, Hydroxychloroquine, and Quercetin
I’m Cesar A Arias MD FAAP I’m also The CEO of Spartan training bands. This COVID-19 Epidemic is hurting a lot of people but it can be prevented and treated by common Herbal Remedies. Zinc, Quercetin and Green tea. Are the 3 most effective supplements.
Cesar A Arias MD FAAP
Chloroquine and Hydroxychloroquine, and their success in treating NCOV19 infection https://academic.oup.com/cid/a
We've all heard that Zinc can stop the viral infection, i.e. help duration of colds and influenzas. However, most zinc in the body doesn't make it into the cells and past the cell wall.
Zinc ionophores shuttle zinc past the cell surface membrane, into the inner cell - where it can work it's magic in halting viral replication.
So what other supplements act as zinc ionophores?
Three over the counter herbals were tried in this study two of them are quercetin and epigallocatechin-gallate.
Both EGCG and quercetin showed high ionophore activity with zinc through fluorescence.
Quercetin Is a Potent Antiviral (information by Dr. Mercola at Mercola.com)
As reported by Maclean's,17 Canadian researchers Michel Chrétien and Majambu Mbikay began investigating quercetin in the aftermath of the SARS epidemic that broke out across 26 countries in 2003.
They discovered a derivative of quercetin provided broad-spectrum protection against a wide range of viruses, including SARS18,19 and Ebola. Chrétien and Mbikay are now starting a clinical trial to evaluate the effectiveness of quercetin against COVID-19.
As noted in a 2016 study20 in the journal Nutrients, quercetin's mechanisms of action include the inhibition of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced tumor necrosis factor α (TNF-α) production in macrophages.
TNF-α is a cytokine involved in systemic inflammation, secreted by activated macrophages, a type of immune cell that digests foreign substances, microbes and other harmful or damaged components. Quercetin also inhibits the release of proinflammatory cytokines and histamine by modulating calcium influx into the cell.21
According to this paper, quercetin also stabilizes mast cells and has "a direct regulatory effect on basic functional properties of immune cells," which allows it to inhibit "a huge panoply of molecular targets in the micromolar concentration range, either by down-regulating or suppressing many inflammatory pathways and functions."22
In summary, quercetin has been found to limit viral illness via three primary mechanisms. First, it inhibits the virus' ability to infect cells. Second, it inhibits the replication of already infected cells, and third, it reduces infected cells' resistance to treatment with antiviral medication.
information on Quercetin by Dr. Mercola at Mercola.com