It has been demonstrated that coronavirus, which does all of its main activity inside the cell, requires certain membrane receptors in order to enter into the cell. These receptors require calcium ion channels, which are referred to as TRPs.
The researchers discovered that in cells pretreated with Sambucus nigra combined with treatment of the cells post-infection had a synergistic effect of reducing viral titers in the cells three orders of magnitude. This was much more effective than treating once the infection had occurred.
It is becoming clear that the majority of people who contract COVID-19 do not progress to a severe respiratory condition. However, for those who are healthy and will survive this there are almost as many people who will struggle and may even develop severe and critical complications. We must do everything we can not only to protect ourselves but more importantly to protect others who may not do as well with COVID-19.
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Echinacea prevents the flu virus from being able to bind to the surface of our cells.
Elderberry and Licorice act against the flu virus in different ways.
Ginseng has powerful antiviral effects and has been supported in numerous studies.
NAC, Glutathione and Vitamin D are research supported elements to support immune function.
Diet, nutrients, herbs and other alternative approaches to flu prevention and recovery are solidly based in research.
The best prevention is protection. This includes supporting the immune system in a prophylactic way as well as protecting yourself from contact with others who are infected.
The flu season is in full swing. There are reports of severe cases of the flu in almost every state, and in some states even death. As of the date of this post some reports of over 20 deaths in Washington State.
Understanding a few things about the flu might be helpful in preventing as well as recovering from the flu.