Saturday, March 21, 2020

Using Quercetin in the Fight Against Coronavirus

I want to share with you another substance you should consider in our fight against the Coronavirus.

When the SARS epidemic broke out in 2003, two Canadian researchers, Michel Chr├ętien and Majambu Mbikay, began investigating quercetin. They found it was very effective against the SARS virus.

In 2014, it was also found to be effective against Ebola. Similar results happened when it was tested against the highly pathogenic influenza virus H1Ni.

Quercetin is a plant pigment (flavonoid). It is found in many plants and foods, such as red wine, onions, green tea, apples, berries, Ginkgo biloba, St. John's wort and American elder.

Quercetin has already been approved for human consumption by the FDA. At this point, it’s recommended to not take it for longer than 12 weeks and the side effects are only headaches, numbness and tingling.

It’s mechanism of action is to do 3 things:
1. It Inhibits the virus' ability to infect cells
2. It Inhibits replication of already infected cells
3. It Reduces infected cells' resistance to treatment with antiviral medication

The most recent study published on the effect of quercetin was reported this month, March 2020, in the journal Microbial Pathogenesis. The researchers found quercetin "provides comprehensive protection against Streptococcus pneumoniae infection”. It is now being studied against the coronavirus.

With these kinds of results, your best course of action might be to start taking quercetin. I’ve started taking 500 mg once a day. I got it at The Vitamin Shoppe, and it is very reasonably priced. So…why wait for more studies to be done since the side effects and the cost of quercetin are very reasonable plus it might have a big pay-off – you stay healthy.
(Reported, March 16, 2020)

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