Saffron is a powerful spice high in antioxidants. It has been linked to health benefits, such as improved mood, libido, and sexual function, as well as reduced PMS symptoms and enhanced weight loss. Best of all, it's generally safe for most people and easy to add to your diet.
Curcumin has been shown to modulate the NLRP3 inflammasome and a pre-print suggests that curcumin can target the COVID-19 main protease to reduce viral replication.
MicroCell® Curcumin Tumeric Complex is a combination of curcumin with ginger, ursolic acid from sage and pine bark extract. These potent phytonutrients are presented in a micellised form for maximum absorption and efficacy.
N-Acetylcysteine promotes glutathione production, which has been shown to be protective in rodents infected with influenza.
Glutathione plays a key role in regulating numerous cellular activities and helps keep the immune system in check. As an antioxidant, glutathione helps neutralize free radicals that damage cells and tissues at the molecular level.
Proponents claim that taking N-acetylcysteine supplements can protect against a plethora of health concerns, including respiratory diseases, liver disease, psychiatric disorders, diabetes, certain cancers, and chemical dependency.
Quercetin has been shown to have antiviral effects against both RNA (eg., influenza and corona virus) and DNA viruses (eg., herpes virus). Quercetin has a pleiotropic role as an antioxidant and anti-inflammatory, modulating signalling pathways that are associated with post-transcriptional modulators affecting post-viral healing.
Quercetin Plus combines the nutrients quercetin, bromelain and vitamin C. This useful formulation also includes vitamin C for its contribution to the normal function of the immune system and to the protection of cells from oxidative stress.
Vitamin D is an immune system modulator that reduces the expression of inflammatory cytokines and increases macrophage function. Vitamin D also stimulates the expression of potent antimicrobial peptides (AMP's), which exist in neutrophils, monocytes, natural killer cells and epithelial cells of the respiratory tract.
Mechanism(s) of action against Coronaviruses:
Favorably modulate cellular
defense and repair mechanisms:
•Activation of macrophages
•Stimulation of anti-microbial
•Modulation of defensins
•Modulation of TH17 cells
Favorably modulate viral-induced
pathological cellular processes:
•Reduction in cytokine expression
•Modulation of TGF beta.
The anti-viral activity of Engystol and Gripp-Heel have been studied in-vitro and the findings were that the two ultra-low-dose combination medications, Engystol® and Gripp-Heel®, have documented efficacy for the treatment of the respiratory infections and the conclusions were that Engystol® and Gripp-Heel® inhibited the replication of a variety of respiratory viruses. Additionally, we showed that pre-incubation affects the magnitude of the inhibitory effect differently for the various tested viruses. Both medications stimulate type 1 IFN release in different cell systems which suggests that their antiviral activity may be mediated possibly via modulation of the antiviral type 1 IFN host response.
Euphorbium Compositum nasal spray was also studied, and the result was that the analysis of virus production after treatment of the infected cells with the remedy showed an antiviral activity of Euphorbium compositum SN against RSV and HSV-1. In addition, an antiviral effect against influenza A virus and HRV, though minimal, was, also noted. Analyses of the plant-derived components of Euphorbium compositum SN, e.g. Euphorbium resinifera, Pulsatilla pratensis and Luffa operculata for their antiviral activity revealed a clear activity of Euphorbium resinifera and Pulsatilla pratensis against RSV.
Liposomal Curcumin provides 200mg of Curcumin with 75mg of Resveratrol. Utilizing true nano-sized liposomes facilitate the bio-availability of the curcumin and resveratrol.
The phosphatidylcholine is non-hydrogenated and is derived from tested non-GMO ingredients.
Curcumin is the active ingredient of turmeric, and is also found in limited amounts in ginger. It is a potent anti-inflammatory and cancer preventative molecule, and similar to Fish Oil in its activity.
Resveratrol is a member of a group of plant compounds called polyphenols. These compounds are thought to have antioxidant properties, protecting the body against the kind of damage linked to increased risk for conditions such as cancer and heart disease.
Licorice has well-documented antiviral, antibacterial and antifungal properties, which is high in flavonoids.
The flavonoids are a group of natural substances with polyphenolic structure found in fruits, vegetables, grains, bark, roots, stems, flowers and tea leaves. These natural compounds are well-known for their beneficial effects on health attributed to their antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anti-mutagenic and anti-carcinogenic properties coupled with their capacity to modulate key cellular enzyme functions.
Holy basil, also known as tulsi, is an easily found plant in India. It is known to be an age-old ingredient in Ayurveda. Tulsi is known to have anti-inflammatory properties and is packed with antioxidants which aid in relieving joint pain and inflammation of any kind and it has soothing properties and can help soothe your stomach and digestive system. It can improve your gut's health and also reduce the side effects of stress-induced stomach ulcers.
Holy basil has been used to treat wounds and infections over the years. It is known to have antibacterial, antiviral, antifungal and analgesic properties as well as anti-inflammatory properties. It accelerates the process of healing and reduces pain. You can also use it to treat a throat infection or acne or mouth ulcers.
Elderberry (Sambucus nigra) is seen in many medicinal preparations and has widespread historical use as an anti-viral herb. Based on animal research, elderberry is likely most effective in the prevention of and early infection with respiratory viruses.One in-vitro study reported an increase in TNF-alpha levels related to a specific commercial preparation of elderberry leading some to caution that its use could initiate a "cytokine storm.” However, these data were not confirmed when the same group performed similar studies, which were published in 2002. Therefore, these data suggest it is highly implausible that consumption of properly prepared elderberry products (from berries or flowers) would contribute to an adverse outcome related to overproduction of cytokines.