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Does Vitamin D Protect Against COVID-19? – FactCheck.org. Watch out for High Fructose!


COVID-19 Update 83 with Roger Seheult, MD of https://www.medcram.com Oxidative stress may play a key role in the severity of COVID-19 infection. A variety of studies have demonstrated how high sugar intake (and fructose in particular – such as high fructose corn syrup) contributes not only to oxidative stress but to the inactivation of a usable form of vitamin D as well. Join Dr. Seheult for illustrations of how these pathways work.

Does vitamin D help protect against COVID-19?A: Some scientists have hypothesized vitamin D might be helpful, but there is no direct evidence that vitamin D can prevent COVID-19 or lessen disease severity. Nevertheless, it should be part of a healthy lifestyle.

Very Low activated (by the liver and kidneys) vitamin D occurring in some local populations does cause many problems for the body and the immune system. Since activated vitamin D is a known moderator of inflammation this could a red flag for severe Covid19 cytokine storm. From from the video above, high fructose can block activation of Vitamin D, but if you eat garlic and onion?? Wait for the end of the video 🙂

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Remdesivir: What we know about the potential coronavirus treatment


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“A drug being developed to treat COVID-19, the disease caused by new coronavirus, is reportedly showing some promise but there’s no guarantee initial reports will lead to a commercially available treatment. Experts have been racing to find a treatment for the illness that’s killed more than 60,000 Americans and sickened more than 1 million.

“The experimental drug remdesivir has emerged as the first possible scientifically proven treatment. Early data from a global study released Wednesday found patients given remdesivir recovered faster and may be less likely to die. However, another study published the same day in the British medical journal The Lancet found no clinical benefits to the drug.

“Here’s what we know about the drug: What is remdesivir? Remdesivir is an experimental antiviral drug from the American biotech firm Gilead Sciences. It was originally tested as a treatment for Ebola and other coronaviruses including SARS and is now being tested as a possible COVID-19 treatment.

“The drug impairs the ability of the virus to replicate, … “You’re decreasing the degree of infection so the immune system can fight. It’s like taking fuel away from the fire,” he said.Dr. Aneesh Mehta, lead investigator for the portion of the remdesivir trial at Emory University in Atlanta, stressed the drug and other antivirals are not “silver bullets” that immediately get rid of an infection and the damage doesn’t just “all go away” when the virus is gone.