We are going through some challenges as Coronavirus spreads all over the world.It makes sense for us to be braced and have knowledge on best approaches to help our body fight the virus, in case it will be needed. We put together several informations and research content about supplements that can help fighting virus infections for you.
What this is: a hormone that regulates the sleep-wake cycle. Can be found as food supplement online and it is currently used by many as an anti-cancer and anti-inflammatory treatment.
What is the potential:
- has been found to be effective in fighting viral infections in a variety of experimental animal and in vitro studies (Ref.) and has been proposed even as an anti sepsis treatment (Ref.)
- suppresses TLR9-triggered proinflammatory cytokine production, inhibiting the of upregulation of TNF-α, IL-6, IL-12 p35, IL-12 p40 and IL-10 mRNA expressions, thus regulating TLR9-mediated innate immune responses (Ref.) TLR9-mediated innate immunity and inflammation plays important roles in infectious diseases, autoimmune diseases and cancer (Ref.)
- a very recent scientific study (March 2020) suggesting Melatonin as a potential anti-COVID-19 drug (Ref.)
How to take: available online as capsules of 1,3,5,10,20mg. In some countries it is not allowed to be sold in capsules >5mg as it is seen as a hormone. Nevertheless cancer patients are using even 200mg/day (of course they do not start with this but they move up step by step to this dose). Nevertheless, I would use probably 5mg before sleep as a prevention and 20mg/day or more before sleep when fighting corona. Our body, also produces Melatonin. Better quality sleep promotes the secretion of Melatonin. To improve this quality and have higher levels of Melatonin produced, I would block out all distracting noise and eliminate as much light as possible, including the stand-by light from electronic devices.