The effects of vitamins C, D, E, zinc, selenium and omega-3 fatty acids on the immune system and the possible benefits to those suffering from COVID-19 are presented. These are particularly pertinent in the vulnerable elderly population, who represent a disproportionate burden of morbidity and mortality in these times. All of the nutrients mentioned have […]
Can Selenite be an Ultimate Inhibitor of Ebola and Other Viral Infections?
Harvard University researcher Dr. Boguslaw Lipinski claims that selenium can treat Ebola virus disease (EVD). His paper says that a specific form of selenium, sodium selenite, found in nutritional supplements can reduce the infectivity and therefore the reproduction of Ebola and HIV viruses. It is known that the virulence of Ebola and other RNA enveloped […]
Selenium Supplements May Contribute To Reduced HIV Viral Load
Taking daily selenium supplements appears to increase the level of the essential mineral in the blood and may suppress the progression of viral load in patients with HIV infection, according to an article in the January 22 issue of Archives of Internal Medicine, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Advances in antiretroviral therapy (ART) have given […]
Selenium Deficiency Causes Flu Virus To Mutate Into More Dangerous Forms
Influenza virus that has been passed through mice deficient in the trace nutrient selenium mutates and emerges from the mice more virulent than before, a new study shows. While the research was limited to rodents, it’s likely that something similar happens in humans deficient in selenium and, possibly, in other nutrients, University of North Carolina […]