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Coronavirus and Zinc – Can Zinc Actually Kill Coronavirus?

Coronavirus and Zinc – Can Zinc Actually Kill Coronavirus?

By Dr. Eric Berg

April 3, 2020FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/sn7ljlShkVE

Our Educational Content is Not Meant or Intended for Medical Advice or Treatment

In this article, we’re going to talk about the coronavirus and zinc. We’re all eager to figure out a way to end this pandemic and get back to normal life. In my last few videos on COVID-19, I talked about how both zinc and a drug called hydroxychloroquine have the potential to kill the coronavirus, reduce recovery time, and even help with prevention. I want to touch more on the zinc aspect of this. Can zinc actually kill the coronavirus? If so, then how does it work? I’m going to answer these questions and many more.

In this article, I will cover:

Zinc fighting the coronavirus | Coronavirus and Zinc

How Chloroquine and Zinc Fight Coronavirus

When the coronavirus enters your cells, it has a reproduction mechanism that allows copies to be made. This is how COVID-19 spreads through the body and causes damage. Zinc has the ability to stop the reproduction of the Coronavirus inside the cells. It’s like throwing a monkey wrench into the Coronavirus replication process. In turn, this allows for a lot of benefits, including significantly reducing Coronavirus symptoms and duration.

However, there’s one problem. Zinc needs to first pass through the cell wall. The walls of your cells prevent zinc from penetrating into the cell. This is where hydroxychloroquine comes into play. Hydroxychloroquine acts as a zinc ionophore. What this means is that it works like a doorway to allow zinc into the cells. Once zinc passes through this doorway, it can then put a stop to Coronavirus reproduction.

Hydroxychloroquine has been used for decades as a treatment for malaria, autoimmune disease, and various other health conditions. This means that a large number of tests have already been done on this drug to ensure there aren’t any serious side effects and risks. Just as importantly, the treatment cost is very inexpensive. This allows for far more availability of this drug worldwide.

Data from clinical trials in China show fantastic results with hydroxychloroquine on Coronavirus infections. It results in a far better drop in fever, it showed significant improvements in the CT images of the lungs, and it allowed for much quicker recovery times. Additionally, no severe adverse effects have been recorded using this medication for the coronavirus.

There was a report titled, “An effective treatment for coronavirus COVID-19.” The report summary explains that “chloroquine is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stays.” It also “has strong potential as a prophylactic (preventative) measure in the lab, while we wait for a vaccine to be developed.”

There are some credible data sets that show the relationship between chloroquine, allowing zinc to kill the virus or at least inactivate the virus. A group of French researchers used hydroxychloroquine on 36 patients with a Coronavirus infection—100% of the patients recovered within only six days. Once again, the same research group did a follow-up study on 80 more patients. All but two patients recovered! The two patients who didn’t recover had preexisting conditions and were ages 86 and 74.

Overall, the data is compelling that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective at allowing zinc into the cells to put a stop to the virus.

Doctor with hydroxychloroquine tablets | Coronavirus and Zinc

Benefits of Zinc Against the Coronavirus

Zinc has a ton of benefits for the immune system that can help fight off and prevent viruses, including the coronavirus.

1. Inhibits Virus Growths and Reproduction

As we talked about earlier, zinc—with the help of chloroquine—can enter into the cells and stop the COVID-19 reproduction mechanism.

2. Fights Fevers

Zinc has the ability to reduce fevers and help restore normal body temperature—especially in those who have low levels of zinc.

3. Acts as a Mitogen

Zinc acts as a mitogen, which promotes immune system growth and improves the immune system’s response to pathogens.

4. Prevents Thymic Atrophy

The thymus gland is a very important immune gland. When you have a zinc deficiency, it shrinks the thymus gland, which is known as thymic atrophy. Replenishing zinc levels can help prevent this problem.

5. Counteracts Lymphopenia

One symptom of a zinc deficiency is lymphopenia, which is decreased lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that are one of your body’s primary immune cells.

6. Reduces Enlarged Spleen

A symptom of a zinc deficiency is an enlarged spleen. The spleen is a key organ involved in immune system function. It stores white blood cells for later use in fighting infections. The enlargement of the spleen can lead to poor immune function. It’s important to get plenty of zinc to avoid problems with your spleen.

7. Improves Bone Marrow

Zinc is important for bone marrow. You may not have known that your bone marrow is actually vital to blood cell production—including white blood cells, which make up a large part of the immune system.

8. Lowers Inflammation

Zinc can reduce inflammation in your respiratory system. This could be important for reducing lung complications due to COVID-19.

9. Reduces Virus Susceptibility

Zinc can decrease your body’s susceptibility to viruses and other pathogens. It’s also involved in supporting your lungs and protecting the lungs against pathogens. Being low in zinc could increase your susceptibility to viral infections.

10. Helps With The Prevention of Viral Infections

Zinc can act as a preventative measure. It’s vitally important in making a strong and healthy immune system. Keep in mind that the coronavirus most likely to affect people with weakened immune systems. Supporting your immune system could help reduce your risk of a COVID-19 infection.

11. Decreases The Duration of Infection

Since zinc stops the reproduction of the coronavirus, this means that it can help reduce the duration of an infection. Conversely, low levels of zinc may extend the duration of a Coronavirus infection and even increase the severity.

Woman in bus with facemask holding rail | Coronavirus and Zinc

Should You Take Zinc?

The current research suggests that zinc can help with Coronavirus prevention and act as a remedy. For this reason, it’s important that you get the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of zinc, which is 11 mg for adult males, and 9 mg for adult females. If you have a zinc deficiency or you are fighting off an infection, you may benefit from more than the RDA. The tolerable upper intake level (UL) for zinc is 40 mg for adults. This means that you shouldn’t go over 40 mg of zinc to prevent toxicity.

There are a number of things that can contribute to zinc deficiency. The most common reason is low stomach acidity. When your stomach is too alkaline, your digestive system has a difficult time breaking down nutrients into usable components. This leads to undigested nutrients, like zinc, passing through the body unused. Apple cider vinegar can help acidify the stomach and help fight off a zinc deficiency.

Other contributing factors for low zinc include high levels of stress, consuming too much sugar, gut damage, casein, phytates, sulfates, and consuming too much iron, calcium, or copper. If you find that you have strange cravings for chalk, dirt, clay, or ice, this could indicate a zinc deficiency.

If your levels of zinc are low, you can start by consuming zinc-rich foods or taking supplements.

The best sources of zinc are:

  • Meats
  • Shellfish (especially oysters)
  • Chickpeas
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Dark chocolate
  • Kale (when consumed in large amounts)
     
Zinc-rich foods to fight off Coronavirus | Coronavirus and Zinc

Coronavirus and Zinc: Key Takeaways

Numerous studies show significant results when using zinc and hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus infections. Zinc alone may help prevent and act as a remedy for COVID-19 and other viruses. When zinc enters the cells, it halts the reproduction of coronavirus. This can help reduce symptoms and decrease the infection duration.

Those who are low in zinc may be at a higher risk for Coronavirus infection. There are numerous things that can contribute to low levels of zinc, including low stomach acidity, stress, and consuming certain foods. If you have low zinc levels, it’s important to consume foods high in zinc. This includes oysters, meat, nuts, seeds, and eggs.

By Dr. Eric Berg

April 3, 2020FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedInEmailhttps://www.youtube.com/embed/sn7ljlShkVE

Our Educational Content is Not Meant or Intended for Medical Advice or Treatment

In this article, we’re going to talk about the coronavirus and zinc. We’re all eager to figure out a way to end this pandemic and get back to normal life. In my last few videos on COVID-19, I talked about how both zinc and a drug called hydroxychloroquine have the potential to kill the coronavirus, reduce recovery time, and even help with prevention. I want to touch more on the zinc aspect of this. Can zinc actually kill the coronavirus? If so, then how does it work? I’m going to answer these questions and many more.

In this article, I will cover:

Zinc fighting the coronavirus | Coronavirus and Zinc

How Chloroquine and Zinc Fight Coronavirus

When the coronavirus enters your cells, it has a reproduction mechanism that allows copies to be made. This is how COVID-19 spreads through the body and causes damage. Zinc has the ability to stop the reproduction of the Coronavirus inside the cells. It’s like throwing a monkey wrench into the Coronavirus replication process. In turn, this allows for a lot of benefits, including significantly reducing Coronavirus symptoms and duration.

However, there’s one problem. Zinc needs to first pass through the cell wall. The walls of your cells prevent zinc from penetrating into the cell. This is where hydroxychloroquine comes into play. Hydroxychloroquine acts as a zinc ionophore. What this means is that it works like a doorway to allow zinc into the cells. Once zinc passes through this doorway, it can then put a stop to Coronavirus reproduction.

Hydroxychloroquine has been used for decades as a treatment for malaria, autoimmune disease, and various other health conditions. This means that a large number of tests have already been done on this drug to ensure there aren’t any serious side effects and risks. Just as importantly, the treatment cost is very inexpensive. This allows for far more availability of this drug worldwide.

Data from clinical trials in China show fantastic results with hydroxychloroquine on Coronavirus infections. It results in a far better drop in fever, it showed significant improvements in the CT images of the lungs, and it allowed for much quicker recovery times. Additionally, no severe adverse effects have been recorded using this medication for the coronavirus.

There was a report titled, “An effective treatment for coronavirus COVID-19.” The report summary explains that “chloroquine is showing favorable outcomes in humans infected with coronavirus including faster time to recovery and shorter hospital stays.” It also “has strong potential as a prophylactic (preventative) measure in the lab, while we wait for a vaccine to be developed.”

There are some credible data sets that show the relationship between chloroquine, allowing zinc to kill the virus or at least inactivate the virus. A group of French researchers used hydroxychloroquine on 36 patients with a Coronavirus infection—100% of the patients recovered within only six days. Once again, the same research group did a follow-up study on 80 more patients. All but two patients recovered! The two patients who didn’t recover had preexisting conditions and were ages 86 and 74.

Overall, the data is compelling that chloroquine and hydroxychloroquine are effective at allowing zinc into the cells to put a stop to the virus.

Doctor with hydroxychloroquine tablets | Coronavirus and Zinc

Benefits of Zinc Against the Coronavirus

Zinc has a ton of benefits for the immune system that can help fight off and prevent viruses, including the coronavirus.

1. Inhibits Virus Growths and Reproduction

As we talked about earlier, zinc—with the help of chloroquine—can enter into the cells and stop the COVID-19 reproduction mechanism.

2. Fights Fevers

Zinc has the ability to reduce fevers and help restore normal body temperature—especially in those who have low levels of zinc.

3. Acts as a Mitogen

Zinc acts as a mitogen, which promotes immune system growth and improves the immune system’s response to pathogens.

4. Prevents Thymic Atrophy

The thymus gland is a very important immune gland. When you have a zinc deficiency, it shrinks the thymus gland, which is known as thymic atrophy. Replenishing zinc levels can help prevent this problem.

5. Counteracts Lymphopenia

One symptom of a zinc deficiency is lymphopenia, which is decreased lymphocytes. Lymphocytes are white blood cells that are one of your body’s primary immune cells.

6. Reduces Enlarged Spleen

A symptom of a zinc deficiency is an enlarged spleen. The spleen is a key organ involved in immune system function. It stores white blood cells for later use in fighting infections. The enlargement of the spleen can lead to poor immune function. It’s important to get plenty of zinc to avoid problems with your spleen.

7. Improves Bone Marrow

Zinc is important for bone marrow. You may not have known that your bone marrow is actually vital to blood cell production—including white blood cells, which make up a large part of the immune system.

8. Lowers Inflammation

Zinc can reduce inflammation in your respiratory system. This could be important for reducing lung complications due to COVID-19.

9. Reduces Virus Susceptibility

Zinc can decrease your body’s susceptibility to viruses and other pathogens. It’s also involved in supporting your lungs and protecting the lungs against pathogens. Being low in zinc could increase your susceptibility to viral infections.

10. Helps With The Prevention of Viral Infections

Zinc can act as a preventative measure. It’s vitally important in making a strong and healthy immune system. Keep in mind that the coronavirus most likely to affect people with weakened immune systems. Supporting your immune system could help reduce your risk of a COVID-19 infection.

11. Decreases The Duration of Infection

Since zinc stops the reproduction of the coronavirus, this means that it can help reduce the duration of an infection. Conversely, low levels of zinc may extend the duration of a Coronavirus infection and even increase the severity.

Woman in bus with facemask holding rail | Coronavirus and Zinc

Should You Take Zinc?

The current research suggests that zinc can help with Coronavirus prevention and act as a remedy. For this reason, it’s important that you get the recommended dietary allowance (RDA) of zinc, which is 11 mg for adult males, and 9 mg for adult females. If you have a zinc deficiency or you are fighting off an infection, you may benefit from more than the RDA. The tolerable upper intake level (UL) for zinc is 40 mg for adults. This means that you shouldn’t go over 40 mg of zinc to prevent toxicity.

There are a number of things that can contribute to zinc deficiency. The most common reason is low stomach acidity. When your stomach is too alkaline, your digestive system has a difficult time breaking down nutrients into usable components. This leads to undigested nutrients, like zinc, passing through the body unused. Apple cider vinegar can help acidify the stomach and help fight off a zinc deficiency.

Other contributing factors for low zinc include high levels of stress, consuming too much sugar, gut damage, casein, phytates, sulfates, and consuming too much iron, calcium, or copper. If you find that you have strange cravings for chalk, dirt, clay, or ice, this could indicate a zinc deficiency.

If your levels of zinc are low, you can start by consuming zinc-rich foods or taking supplements.

The best sources of zinc are:

  • Meats
  • Shellfish (especially oysters)
  • Chickpeas
  • Nuts
  • Seeds
  • Eggs
  • Dairy
  • Dark chocolate
  • Kale (when consumed in large amounts)
     
Zinc-rich foods to fight off Coronavirus | Coronavirus and Zinc

Coronavirus and Zinc: Key Takeaways

Numerous studies show significant results when using zinc and hydroxychloroquine for Coronavirus infections. Zinc alone may help prevent and act as a remedy for COVID-19 and other viruses. When zinc enters the cells, it halts the reproduction of coronavirus. This can help reduce symptoms and decrease the infection duration.

Those who are low in zinc may be at a higher risk for Coronavirus infection. There are numerous things that can contribute to low levels of zinc, including low stomach acidity, stress, and consuming certain foods. If you have low zinc levels, it’s important to consume foods high in zinc. This includes oysters, meat, nuts, seeds, and eggs.

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