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    Quote Posted by Alan (here)
    This has probably been mentioned before, but here in the USA you can buy Ivermectin for horses with no prescription, either on Amazon or other places like Tractor Supply (which is where I bought some, it comes in an apple flavored paste).

    It is interesting to read the reviews on Amazon for these products, they're filled with testimonials of people consuming the horse medicine to successfully treat their scabies.
    I got some horse paste on Amazon. It's a tube that's marked for every 250 lbs of horse. I guess a 200 lb human dose would 4/5ths of a 250 lb horse dosage?

    I also heard that Ivermectin will kill cats and dogs, so horse owners don't allow their pets around when the horses are getting their doses.
    A friend gave Ivermectin to her dog months ago, still alive, just do not overdose and it will be fine.
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    Artemisinin From Sweet Wormwood Inhibits SARS-CoV-2
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    January 04, 2021
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1051167904



    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    An antimalarial treatment made from the plant Artemisia annua (Sweet Wormwood) shows promise as a COVID-19 treatment
    The drug artesunate — which contains two compounds found in Artemisia annua: artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin — is a first-line treatment for malaria
    In a recent in vitro study, both pretreatment and treatment with artemisinin extracts, synthetic artemisinin and the drug artesunate were able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, artesunate was the most potent in terms of treatment, and from a clinical perspective may be the only one worth pursuing
    Artesunate’s mechanism of action against SARS-CoV-2 is as yet unknown, but artemisinin does have confirmed antiviral activity
    The World Health Organization has come out in opposition to artemisinin-based products, warning their use can bolster drug-resistant strains of malaria parasites. For this reason, people living in malaria-prone areas should be cautious about using this plant remedy

    A second antimalarial treatment is now being seriously considered and evaluated for its efficacy against COVID-19. The treatment is made from the plant Artemisia annua, which most people know as Sweet Wormwood. Other names for this plant include Annual Sagewort and Sweet Annie.

    Research over the past few decades has revealed multiple health benefits from this medicinal herb, which has a centuries-long history of use in folk medicine. In 2015, Chinese scientist Tu Youyou received a partial Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of artemisinin and dihydroartemisinin,1 both of which have potent malaria-fighting properties.

    As reported by the University of Kentucky,2 “The popular malaria drug artesunate was developed from those compounds and is still used as a first-line treatment for the disease today.”

    Artemisinin — A Viable COVID-19 Remedy?
    Interestingly, in addition to having a long-standing history of being used as a highly effective antiparasitic, it also has anticancer properties. Additionally, artemisia annua has antiviral activity that might be helpful against SARS-CoV-2.

    In an April 8, 2020, press release Mateon Therapeutics reported3 that “Artemisinin is highly potent at inhibiting the ability of the COVID-19 causing virus (SARS-CoV-2) to multiply while also having an excellent safety index.”

    After testing the plant’s antiviral effects in a laboratory setting for a couple of years, University of Kentucky researchers are also exploring its use for the treatment of COVID-19,4 as are researchers in Denmark and Germany.5 According to the University of Kentucky:6

    “Surprisingly, results showed that the plant’s leaves, when extracted with absolute ethanol or distilled water, provided more antiviral activity than the actual drug itself — meaning that an Artemisia annua-blended coffee or tea could possibly be more effective than taking the drug.”

    Based on these findings, researchers have decided to test artemisinin in patients diagnosed with COVID-19. Some of the first human studies, set to investigate both the extract blended into coffee and tea, as well as the drug artesunate, were implemented by UK HealthCare.

    University of Kentucky researchers have founded a company called ArtemiFlow to develop and manufacture the drug, in collaboration with the Kentucky Tobacco Research & Development Center.7 A sister company, ArtemiLife, is marketing Artemisia tea and coffee to raise research funds.

    Mechanism of Action Remains Unknown
    As for its mechanism of action, such details still remain to be discovered. C&EN explains:8

    “When countering malaria, artemisinin exploits the parasite’s taste for hemoglobin in its host’s blood. As the parasite digests hemoglobin, it frees the iron-porphyrin heme complex from the protein.

    Because this heme is toxic to the parasite, the organism normally converts the complex to a more benign crystalline form. ‘But artemisinin corrupts this heme-detoxification pathway,’ says Paul O’Neill, a medicinal chemist at the University of Liverpool.

    If artemisinin does have any effect against SARS-CoV-2, though, it likely relies on a completely different mechanism than the one it uses against the malaria parasite, Harvard’s [malaria researcher Dyann F.] Wirth says.”

    In Vitro Study Reports Positive Results
    An in vitro study9,10 looking at the efficacy of artemisinin-based treatments against SARS-CoV-2, posted on the prepublication server bioRxiv, October 5, 2020, report promising results.

    Both pretreatment and treatment with artemisinin extracts, synthetic artemisinin and the drug artesunate were able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection. However, artesunate was the most potent in terms of treatment, and from a clinical perspective may be the only one worth pursuing.
    The study was a collaboration between researchers from Germany, Denmark and Hong Kong, led by Kerry Gilmore, Ph.D., from the Max Planck Institute for Colloids and Interfaces in Potsdam, Germany.

    Three artemisinin extracts, as well as pure, synthetic artemisinin, artesunate and artemether were evaluated. During the initial screening for antiviral activity, a German SARS-CoV-2 strain obtained from Munich was used.

    Later on, during the concentration-response phase of the trial, they used a Danish SARS-CoV-2 strain from Copenhagen. These two strains are said to be “more closely related to the majority of SARS-CoV-2 strains circulating worldwide than the Wuhan strain.”11,12

    In summary, they found that both pretreatment and treatment with artemisinin extracts, synthetic artemisinin and the drug artesunate were able to inhibit SARS-CoV-2 infection of Vero E6 cells and human hepatoma Huh7.5 cells. That said, artesunate was the most potent in terms of treatment, and from a clinical perspective may be the only one worth pursuing.13,14

    World Health Organization Warns Against Its Use
    While the world is eager to add another remedy to its COVID-19 treatment list, the World Health Organization has come out in opposition to artemisinin-based products. In a May 27, 2020, article, C&EN reported:15

    “One of the most high-profile advocates for using the herbal remedy against the novel coronavirus is Madagascar president Andry Rajoelina, who has been touting Covid-Organics, a tonic containing A. annua that the Malagasy Institute of Applied Research developed …

    But health officials are deeply concerned about the promotion and use of these herbal remedies for three principal reasons. First, no evidence exists that A. annua extracts can prevent or cure COVID-19 …

    Second, A. annua preparations such as teas, tonics, or herbal capsules also contain a cocktail of bioactive compounds in addition to artemisinin that can have side effects such as dizziness, hearing problems, and vomiting.

    Third, and perhaps most worrying of all, widespread use of A. annua herbal extracts could bolster drug-resistant strains of malaria parasites such as Plasmodium falciparum.16

    For people living in regions where malaria is endemic, exposure to subtherapeutic doses of artemisinin in A. annua may be enough to kill off some of the parasites in their bodies, but not all of them. Clearing out weakling parasites leaves more room for drug-resistant siblings to proliferate, rendering vital ACTs [artemisinin-based combination therapies] ineffective.”

    According to Pascal Ringwald, who heads up the drug resistance and response unit of the WHO Global Malaria Program, artemisinin resistance is a significant problem in Southeast Asia, where Artemisia readily grows and is commonly used.17

    That said, this risk is bound to be slight for Americans and people in many other Western countries where malaria is exceedingly rare. According to C&EN,18 “Scientists interviewed by C&EN agree that although this use is against WHO recommendations, it does not risk accelerating resistance because there are so few cases of malaria in the U.S.” "

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    1 NobelPrize.org Tu Youyou
    2, 4, 6 University of Kentucky August 11, 2020
    3 Mateon Therapeutics April 8, 2020
    5, 7, 8, 15, 17, 18 C&EN May 27, 2020
    9, 11, 13 bioRxiv October 5, 2020 DOI: 10.1101/2020.10.05.326637
    10, 12, 14 News-medical.net October 6, 2020
    16 WHO.int Use of Non-Pharmaceutical Forms of Artemisia October 10, 2019
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    Default Re: Covid-19 (and flu!) Treatment and Prevention

    I was looking at the horse paste and the amount of Ivermectin in each 250 pound section is about 22.75 mg.

    The dose for a human is either 3 mg or 12 mg depending on circumstances, most I have seen recommend 12 mg.

    Take a look at the information below for where you might fit into this early treatment protocol or check other sources that would suit you better.

    The FDA does not recommend veterinary ivermectin for humans. When I worked with horses I used several vet remedies with success and no ill effects that I noticed but never used any oral remedy.


    Dr. George Fareed and Dr. Brian Tyson share early treatment protocol

    Early treatment protocol


    Dr. George Fareed, Imperial Valley frontline doctor fighting against the COVID-19 pandemic locally, has been fielding phone calls from across the nation helping those afflicted but unable to get early treatment from their medical establishments.

    “I’m really busy, but I’m willing to help anyone,” Fareed said.

    The doctor reached out to The Desert Review suggesting publication of the Protocol he and Dr. Brian Tyson have refined for their local patients that has been so successful. Fareed also included in his material what Dr. Zelenko, a pioneer in repurposing medicines for the virus has developed as a prophylaxis, a preventative subscription.

    Also included in the material submitted, is a follow up to Dr. Fareed’s U.S. Senate hearing, “Early Outpatient Treatment: An Essential Part of a COVID-19 Solution” held November 19 in the Capitol.

    Senator Josh Hawley submitted questions to Dr. Fareed to clarify his testimony for the record. Here is the correspondence between the Senator and Fareed on December 10:

    Sen. Hawley: In your testimony, you say that timing is everything when it comes to treatment and that the best time for outpatient treatment to prevent hospitalization comes when “the virus is in a period of maximum replication in the upper respiratory tract.” Can you explain what this would mean for a patient? Would this be five days after exposure, or ten days? Or is it based on symptoms?

    Dr. Fareed: The earlier the treatment can be started after the start of the infection, the better and more rapid the recovery (as well as the reduction in the risk of spread/contagious period). This would mean that the patient should optimally start the treatment in the first 4 days of the infection and within five days of exposure. It usually is based on symptoms which start within 1-4 days of viral entry into the upper respiratory system. Even starting the multi-faceted treatment later (7-10 days after infection) is also very worthwhile if severe pneumonia necessitating hospitalization has not yet set in.

    Sen. Hawley: In your experience, are patients typically coming in to get treated at this point in their illness? And if not, what do you think we need to do to encourage high-risk individuals to seek outpatient treatment and care?

    Dr. Fareed: More patients are coming in to get treated or contacting me from afar for treatment when they can’t receive the treatment in their local communities. Sadly, many infected people and primary care doctors and doctors in ERs follow the NIH and Dr. Fauci stipulations with no effective treatments offered. We need to have the NIH/FDA/CDC formally acknowledge the importance of early treatment with moderately acting, safe anti-virals so readily available. When (if ever) that happens, everything would improve dramatically. Thank you, Senator Hawley, for all your efforts and for allowing me to respond to these excellent questions.

    The following is the protocol Drs. Fareed and Tyson have jointly developed as most effective for their COVID-19 patients:

    Fareed/Tyson COVID-19 Treatment Protocol

    HCQ 200 mg tabs #16 (HCQ = hydroxychloroquine)

    Zinc sulfate 22O mg (or elemental Zinc 50 mg) # 15

    Azithromycin 500 mg # 5 (or Z pack) or

    Doxycycline 100 mg # 10)

    Ivermectin 3 mg tabs #8

    Aspirin 325 mg tabs #30

    Day 1 - HCQ 2 tabs twice a day

    Zinc sulfate tab twice a day

    (Azithromycin tab one per day or doxycycline cap twice a day)

    Ivermectin 12 mg on day 1 only

    Aspirin 325 mg

    Days 2-5

    HCQ tab 3 times a day

    Zinc sulfate 3 times a day

    (Azithromycin tab daily or doxycycline cap twice a day)

    Aspirin 325 mg daily

    Ivermectin 12 mg on day 3 if symptoms warrant

    Prednisone 60 mg daily x 5-7 days or

    Dexamethasone 4 mg bid if wheezing /SOB

    Budesonide 0.5-1mg/2ml vía nebulizer bid

    Vitamin D3 5000 iu daily

    Pepcid 20 mg daily

    Continue daily Aspirin 325 mg

    Over the counter prevention:

    Elemental Zinc 25 mg once a day

    Vitamin D 4000 iu once a day

    Vitamin C 1000 mg once a day

    Quercetin 500 mg once a day

    If Quercetin is unavailable, then use Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400mg once a day

    Dr. Fareed also included Dr. Zelenko’s (Twitter: @zev_dr) COVID-19 Prophylaxis Protocol:

    Prophylaxis is an action taken to prevent or protect against a specified disease. Greek in origin, from the word "phylax", meaning "to guard" and "watching."

    Low Risk Patients

    Young healthy people do not need prophylaxis against COVID-19. In young and healthy people, this infection causes mild cold-like symptoms. It is advantageous for these patients to be exposed to COVID-19, build up their antibodies and have their immune system clear the virus. This will facilitate the development of herd immunity and help prevent future COVID-19 pandemics. However, if these patients desire prophylaxis against COVID-19, then they should take the protocol noted below.

    Moderate-Risk Patients

    Patients from this category are healthy but have high potential viral-load exposure. This group includes medical personnel, caregivers of high-risk patients, people who use public transportation, first responders and other essential personnel who are crucial to the continued functioning of society. These patients should be encouraged to take prophylaxis against COVID-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.

    High-Risk Patients

    Patients are considered high risk if they are over the age of 60, or if they are younger than 60 but they have comorbidities, that is, they have other health conditions that put them at risk. These patients have between a 5 to 10 percent mortality rate if they are infected with COVID-19. These patients should be strongly encouraged to take prophylaxis against COVID-19 in accordance with the protocol noted below.

    Protocol for Low and Moderate Risk Patients:

    Elemental Zinc 25 mg once a day[1]

    Vitamin C 1000 mg once a day[2]

    Quercetin 500 mg once a day

    If Quercetin is unavailable, then use Epigallocatechin-gallate (EGCG) 400 mg once a day[3]

    Protocol for High-Risk Patients:

    Elemental Zinc 25 mg once a day

    Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ[4]) 200 mg once a day for five days, then once a week

    If HCQ is unavailable, then use the Protocol for Low and Moderate Risk Patients.


    [1]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7365891/

    [2]https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC7318306/

    [3]https://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/jf5014633

    [4]https://www.preprints.org/manuscript/202007.0025/v1
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    Lomatium Dissectum is also being used as a preventative and treatment for Covid. It has many beneficial properties including supporting the immune system.



    Lomatium Dissectum Health Benefits
    1. Respiratory Support

    In modern herbal medicine, lomatium dissectum has been used as a respiratory aid for its ability to reduce irritation in airways and for its soothing properties. Lomatium dissectum’s role as an effective agent for respiratory relief is partly due to its incredible antioxidative powers (6).


    Antioxidants are vital for supporting healthy organs and overall wellbeing – especially in the presence of pro-oxidants, or dangerous free radicals, which polluted air is, unfortunately, chock full of.
    2. Immune Support

    Lomatium dissectum contains antioxidants, which help to fight free radicals. This is great for your immune system and general health. Lomatium dissectum is also antifungal, antibacterial, and antimicrobial, so it’s good at knocking out any kind of crud you’ve got going on (7). It’s thought to stimulate the immune system and boost the efficacy of white blood cells, though studies are inconclusive.
    3. Anti Viral

    Lomatium dissectum health benefits come from its antiviral/antibiotic properties. It also contains anti-bacterial/anti-fungal properties, with a viro-static effect, meaning that it stops the growth of all viruses, bacteria, and fungus in the body and eliminates the lethal micro-organisms without harming the ones necessary to good health (8).

    Lomatium dissectum reduces the replication of viruses and halts their ability to penetrate replicate inside healthy cells. It has been noted to be effective in the treatment of many viral illnesses.


    4. Joint Support

    Joint pain can keep you from going about your everyday activities. The pain and inflammation may still persist despite medical intervention. Lomatium dissectum has anti-inflammatory properties that can help with ease the pain.

    Lomatium dissectum is a great herb for those with all types of arthritis and joint pain. Its anti-inflammatory benefits combined with its minerals help ease pain while helping to build strong bones (9).

    While NSAIDs are often a necessary evil for most with joint pain, using lomatium dissectum may help you to decrease the amount you need to take.
    5. Healing Skin

    Lomatium dissectum has been known for its anti-microbial and antibiotic properties; that is, it can help stop bleeding, reduce pain and promote healing. The natural plant oils can speed the rate of healing by helping your skin regenerate fresh tissue (10).


    Lomatium dissectum contains multiple beneficial components that are antiseptic, anti-inflammatory, and stimulate the immune responses and collagen formation. Lomatium dissectum is applied as a dressing to treat sores, cuts, boils, bruises, sprains, and broken bones (11).
    Lomatium Dissectum Usage

    Powdered lomatium dissectum is applied to the skin to treat burns, boils, and other skin wounds.
    Lomatium dissectum is added to steam baths to treat joint problems, sprains, pain, and pneumonia.
    A few drops of the tincture can be added to a pad or cloth to treat topical issues.
    To receive benefits internally using a tincture with 1 full squeeze of the dropper bulb to 2 oz. of water or juice, 2 to 4 times per day is effective.
    Lomatium dissectum tea, pour one cup of boiling water over 1–2 tsp. of the dried herb. Steep for 25 minutes and then strain. This tea can be taken three times a day.

    Lomatium Dissectum Side Effects

    When applied to the skin, lomatium dissectum might cause rash or hives in as many as 1% of the people who take it. If a rash is seen, reduce dosage, and it should subside in a few days.
    When taken by mouth, lomatium dissectum might cause nausea.
    It may also intensify the effects of anticoagulants (blood thinners) and immunostimulants.

    From another link here
    https://barlowherbal.com/blogs/blog/...er-of-lomatium


    A couple of wonderful things to know about Lomatium.
    1) Your body doesn’t appear to build an immunity to the plant Lomatium. So, you can take it for long periods of time while your body is healing from long standing systemic, viral/fungal/yeast issues.
    It is common for many people to take a preventative dose every day during cold and flu season or when they travel. Especially when getting on an airplane. A solid preventative dose for an adult is 1/2 dropperful (approx. 25 drops) once or twice a day.
    2) You can safely increase the dosage until it does the job. Due to our extensive, lifelong use of Lomatium we have used LDM-100 (25-50 drops each time) every hour on the hour to clear up UTI’s, ear infections, cold, flu and other acute
    infections.

    Here are some of the issues I've used it for during my more than 40 years experience with Lomatium.

    1) on Warts and toe/fingernail Fungus (topically and internally)
    2) to Knock down cold sores caused by the Herpes virus
    3) to clear up a tooth abscess
    4) to gargle with before swallowing to keep mouth bacteria-free
    5) for UTI’s (Urinary tract infections)
    6) for Ear infections (taken internally and a drop or two directly in the ear)
    7) for Strep infections
    8) for the Common Cold, Flu, Congestion, runny nose, etc…
    9) for Asthma
    10) for Bacterial infections
    11) for Respiratory tract infections
    12) for tonsillitis (early stages)
    13) for Bronchitis
    14) for Vaginal infections (douche and internally)
    15) for Candidas
    16) for Chronic fatigue syndrome
    17) for Skin infections (topical in the form of Golden Salve or extract)
    18) for Hay fever
    19) for EBV (Epstein-Barr virus)
    20) for Mononucleosis
    21) for HPV (Human Papillomavirus)


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    Vitamin D and COVID 19: The Evidence for Prevention and Treatment of Coronavirus (SARS CoV 2)
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    UK Authorities Shut Down Vitamin D Recommendation for COVID
    Analysis by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    January 09, 2021
    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1055100803

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    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    According to new COVID-19 guidance from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence, Public Health England and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition, there’s insufficient evidence to support the recommendation to take oral vitamin D for the sole reason of preventing or treating COVID-19
    While the panel agreed low vitamin D was associated with more severe COVID-19 outcomes, they claim it’s impossible to confirm causality due to inconsistencies between the studies and because vitamin D deficiency and severe COVID-19 share many of the same risk factors
    With that, they are backtracking on previous recommendations issued by British health officials who, in November 2020, urged people to take supplemental vitamin D this winter to reduce their risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19
    While the new guidance does urge Britons to take a vitamin D supplement between October and March, it only recommends a dose of 400 IUs a day, which is easily 10 times lower than what most people would require for general health and immune function
    There’s compelling evidence suggesting optimizing your vitamin D level can significantly reduce your risk of COVID-19 and improve your outcome if you do get infected
    I've written many articles detailing the roles vitamin D plays in COVID-19, from how it can help prevent initial infection, to how it can reduce your risk of complications and death. One of the reasons I've been pushing for vitamin D optimization as a way to minimize the risks associated with this infection is because the evidence for it is overwhelming.

    British Health Authorities Disparage Vitamin D Claims
    British health authorities, however, disagree.1 According to new COVID-19 guidance2 from the National Institute for Health and Care Excellence (NICE), Public Health England and the Scientific Advisory Committee on Nutrition (SACN), there's insufficient evidence to support the recommendation to take oral vitamin D for the sole reason of preventing or treating COVID-19.

    With that, they are backtracking on previous recommendations issued by British health officials who, in November 2020, urged people to take supplemental vitamin D this winter to reduce their risk of respiratory infections, including COVID-19.3

    What's more, while the new guidance does urge Britons to take a vitamin D supplement between October and March, it only recommends a dose of 400 IUs a day, which is easily 10 times lower than what most people would require for general health and immune function.

    While the panel agreed low vitamin D was associated with more severe COVID-19 outcomes, they claim it's impossible to confirm causality due to inconsistencies between the studies (such as dosing, setting, populations, duration and definitions of outcomes), and because vitamin D deficiency and severe COVID-19 share many of the same risk factors.

    According to professor Ian Young, who chairs SACN, "This evidence review confirms that currently there is not enough available evidence to determine that there is a causal relationship between vitamin D and COVID-19."

    However, if vitamin D deficiency and COVID-19 share the same risk factors, wouldn't it make more sense to urge people to address their vitamin D deficiency instead of using this as a justification for why vitamin D supplementation cannot be recommended?

    It's really hard to imagine that scientists with a genuine concern for public health would come out with this kind of guidance, especially when you consider that vitamin D supplementation — at whatever dosage required to get your blood level above 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L) — won't make your health any worse. There's absolutely no downside to it.

    Vitamin D Is Important for Optimal Immune Function
    In the video above, Dr. Roger Seheult reviews how vitamin D works, and the benefits of vitamin D, both for respiratory infections in general and as it pertains to COVID-19.

    Importantly, vitamin D is a steroid hormone that can pass through cellular membranes into the nucleus and controls the expression of genes. So, it's not just a mere vitamin required as a cofactor. It can actually modify how the cells in your body behave and function.

    Vitamin D receptors are found in a large number of different tissues and cells, including your immune cells. This means vitamin D plays an important role in your immune function specifically. If vitamin D is lacking, your immune system will be impaired, which in turn makes you more susceptible to infections of all kinds. As noted by Seheult, vitamin D:

    Stimulates "the innate immune response, which provides frontline protection against infectious agents"
    Increases expression of antimicrobial peptides in your monocytes and neutrophils — both of which play important roles in COVID-19
    Enhances expression of an antimicrobial peptide called human cathelicidin, "which is of specific importance in host defenses against respiratory tract pathogens"
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    Vitamin D for COVID-19
    While Seheult also reviews a number of studies looking at vitamin D in relation to respiratory illnesses other than COVID-19, SARS-CoV-2-specific investigations have found:

    •COVID-19 is far more common in vitamin D deficient individuals — In one study,4,5,6 82.2% of COVID-19 patients tested were deficient in vitamin D, compared to 47.2% of population-based controls. (Mean vitamin D levels were 13.8 ± 7.2 ng/ml, compared to 20.9 ± 7.4 ng/ml in controls.)

    They also found that blood levels of vitamin D inversely correlated to D-dimer levels (a measure of blood coagulation). Many COVID-19 patients have elevated D-dimer levels, which are associated with blood clots.

    •Vitamin D status influences COVID-19 severitys — COVID-19 patients who have higher vitamin D levels tend to have milder illness and better outcomes. One study7,8 found the risk of severe COVID-19 and related deaths virtually disappeared when vitamin D levels were above 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L).

    In another study,9 COVID-19 patients with a vitamin D level between 21 ng/mL (50 nmol/L) and 29 ng/mL (75 nmol/L) had a 12.55 times higher risk of death than those with a level above 30 ng/mL. Having a level below 20 ng/mL was associated with a 19.12 times higher risk of death.

    My scientific review,10 "Evidence Regarding Vitamin D and Risk of COVID-19 and Its Severity," published October 31, 2020, also lists data from 14 observational studies that show vitamin D blood levels are inversely correlated with the incidence and/or severity of COVID-19.

    This makes sense when you consider that vitamin D regulates inflammatory cytokine production — a lethal hallmark of COVID-19 — and is an important regulator of your immune system. Dysregulation of the immune system is another hallmark of severe COVID-19.

    Seheult also reviews studies showing COVID-19 outcomes appear to be linked to UVB exposure. For example, in one such study,11 they found a marked variation in mortality depending on whether the patients lived above or below 35 degrees North latitude. As noted by the authors:12

    " … the hypothesis is not that vitamin D would protect against SARS‐CoV‐2 infection but that it could be very important in preventing the cytokine storm and subsequent acute respiratory distress syndrome that is commonly the cause of mortality."

    Now, as noted by Seheult, it's also possible that COVID-19 itself might be the cause of the lower vitamin D levels seen in these patients. This was reviewed in a letter to the editor, titled, "Vitamin D Deficiency in COVID-19: Mixing Up Cause and Consequence," published in Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental, November 17, 2020.13 What they found was that as plasma cytokine levels increased in COVID-19 patients, vitamin D levels modestly dropped.

    •Vitamin D influences infection risks — Vitamin D has also been linked to a lower risk of testing positive for COVID-19 in the first place.

    The largest observational study14 to date, which looked at data for 191,779 American patients, found that of those with a vitamin D level below 20 ng/ml (deficiency), 12.5% tested positive for SARS-CoV-2, compared to 8.1% of those who had a vitamin D level between 30 and 34 ng/ml (adequacy) and 5.9% of those who had an optimal vitamin D level of 55 ng/ml or higher. According to the authors:

    "SARS-CoV-2 positivity is strongly and inversely associated with circulating 25(OH)D levels, a relationship that persists across latitudes, races/ethnicities, both sexes, and age ranges."

    How to Improve Your Vitamin D Absorption
    The specific dosage required to maintain an optimal vitamin D level can vary widely from person to person depending on a variety of factors, including age and weight. Your gut health can also play an important role in how well you absorb the vitamin D you take, according to recent research.15

    When you have a healthy gut, beneficial bacteria produce butyrate by breaking down dietary fiber. Butyrate, in turn, helps increase vitamin D, so the more butyrate you have, the more vitamin D your body can absorb.

    Another factor that can influence your vitamin D absorption is your magnesium level.16 Magnesium is required for the conversion of vitamin D into its active form.17,18,19,20 According to a scientific review21,22 published in 2018, as many as 50% of Americans taking vitamin D supplements may not get significant benefit as the vitamin D simply gets stored in its inactive form, and the reason for this is because they have insufficient magnesium levels.

    More recent research by GrassrootsHealth23 shows you need 146% more vitamin D to achieve a blood level of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) if you do not take supplemental magnesium, compared to taking your vitamin D with at least 400 mg of magnesium per day.

    Vitamin D Dose-Response by Supplemental Magnesium Intake
    Your vitamin K2 intake can also affect your required vitamin D dosage. According to GrassrootsHealth,24 "combined intake of both supplemental magnesium and vitamin K2 has a greater effect on vitamin D levels than either individually," and "those taking both supplemental magnesium and vitamin K2 have a higher vitamin D level for any given vitamin D intake amount than those taking either supplemental magnesium or vitamin K2 or neither."

    Data25 from nearly 3,000 individuals revealed 244% more oral vitamin D was required to get 50% of the population to achieve a vitamin D level of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L) if they weren't concurrently also taking magnesium and vitamin K2.

    Safeguard Your Immune System With Vitamin D
    In summary, if you cannot get sufficient amounts of sun exposure to maintain a vitamin D blood level of 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L) to 60 ng/mL (150 nmol/L), a vitamin D3 supplement is highly recommended. Just remember that the most important factor here is your blood level, not the dose, so before you start, get tested so you know your baseline.

    If you live in the northern hemisphere, now is the time to check your vitamin D level and start taking action to raise it if you're below 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L).
    This will help you determine your ideal dose, as it can vary widely from person to person. Also remember that you can minimize your vitamin D requirement by making sure you're also getting enough magnesium and vitamin K2. I'm convinced optimizing your vitamin D can go a long way toward minimizing your chances of contracting a respiratory infection, be it the common cold, seasonal influenza or COVID-19.

    If you live in the northern hemisphere, now is the time to check your vitamin D level and start taking action to raise it if you're below 40 ng/mL (100 nmol/L). Experts recommend a vitamin D level between 40 and 60 ng/mL (100 to 150 nmol/L).

    An easy and cost-effective way of measuring your vitamin D level is to order GrassrootsHealth's vitamin D testing kit. Also, if you haven't already visited www.stopcovidcold.com please do so now so you can take your free COVID risk test and grab a free PDF copy of my vitamin D report.

    Once you know your current vitamin D level, use the GrassrootsHealth vitamin D calculator26 to determine how much vitamin D you might need to reach your target level. Retest your vitamin D level in three to four months to make sure you've reached your target level. If you have, then you're taking the correct dosage. If you're still low (or have reached a level above 80 ng/mL), you'll need to adjust your dosage accordingly and retest again in another three to four months.

    A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D plays a crucial role in disease prevention and maintaining optimal health. There are about 30,000 genes in your body, and vitamin D affects nearly 3,000 of them, as well as vitamin D receptors located throughout your body.

    For a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of the connection of vitamin D and COVID-19, please review the report I created that could be used to address any health care professionals who would disagree with this recommendation. Also included is a shortened version of the document which will be better to educate those that you would like to convince of the importance of getting your vitamin D levels optimized.Vitamin D Helps Protect Against Cancer and Other Diseases
    According to one large-scale study, having optimal vitamin D levels can slash your risk of cancer and can help prevent at least 16 different types of cancer, including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, prostate and skin cancers.

    Vitamin D from sun exposure also radically decreases your risk of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and Type 1 diabetes. Sun exposure also helps prevent osteoporosis, which is a significant concern for women in particular.

    Magnesium Is Necessary to Activate Vitamin D
    Since over half the population does not get enough magnesium and far more are likely deficient, magnesium supplementation is recommended when taking vitamin D supplements. This is because magnesium helps to activate vitamin D, as the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D in your liver and kidneys require magnesium.

    What GrassrootsHealth observed in testing and analyzing nutrient intakes from over 15,000 patients is that about half of those taking vitamin D supplements were unable to normalize their vitamin D levels until they started to take supplemental magnesium.

    They also found that those who do not take supplemental magnesium need, on average, 146% more vitamin D per day to achieve a healthy blood level of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L), compared to those who take at least 400 mg of magnesium along with their vitamin D supplement.

    Omega-3 Fats Are Crucial to Your Well-Being
    Meanwhile, recent research suggests high doses (4 grams) of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA may help improve healing after a heart attack. Other benefits of omega-3 fats include prevention of lupus and Parkinson’s disease, decreased anxiety, healthier and stronger bones, as well as fighting fats in the body.

    However, you can’t tell by looking in a mirror if you are deficient in vitamin D, magnesium or omega-3s. The only real way to know if you are deficient in these nutrients is to get tested.

    How Much Vitamin D Should You Take
    If you know your vitamin D level you can use the calculator below to find the best dose to take.

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    If you are unable or unwilling to get a vitamin D test, they have found that the average dose to achieve a healthy vitamin D level of 40 ng/ml is about 8,000 units per day. If you are underweight you will want to reduce this dose to 6-7,000 units per day as heavier people tend to need more vitamin D.

    How to Test Your Levels
    I'm really pleased GrassrootsHealth Nutrient Research Institute has expanded its research projects to include a range of different tests, seeing how deficiency may be needlessly affecting the health of so many. Like its Vitamin D*action Project, the Magnesium*PLUS Focus Project will allow us all to take action on known science with a consensus of experts without waiting for institutional lethargy.

    The Vitamin D*action Project has truly demonstrated the value measurement can have on public health, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the Magnesium*PLUS Focus Project will have the same impact. As in earlier projects, once the study of a community is completed, all that information can be used to push for public health recommendations that will benefit everyone.You have the ability to participate in a variety of different tests, including:

    Vitamin D
    Vitamin D and Omega 3
    Vitamin D, Omega 3 and Magnesium
    Vitamin D, Magnesium & Omega 3 PLUS Elements. Remember, by participating in this public research project, you not only are identifying your own levels, but allowing yourself to make decisions about your diet and supplements to improve your health.

    Your data (which is anonymous) will also help GrassrootsHealth researchers to determine the ideal levels for the prevention of various diseases, and what kind of dose-response relationship exists among the general population.

    With the data from this project, individuals will be able to see what works for them, and, researchers will be able to demonstrate just to what extent health care costs may be reduced simply by getting people into an optimal range."

    - Sources and References
    1 Medscape News UK December 17, 2020 (Archived)
    2 NICE.org.uk COVID-19 Rapid Guideline: Vitamin D, December 17, 2020 (PDF)
    3 BBC November November 28, 2020
    4 The Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism October 27, 2020; dgaa733 [Epub ahead of print]
    5 Endocrine.org October 27, 2020
    6 Science Daily October 27, 2020
    7 Infectious Diseases April 8, 2020 DOI: 10.21203/rs.3.rs-21211/v1
    8 Orthomolecular Medicine News Service June 22, 2020
    9 Emerginnova.com June 4, 2020
    10 Nutrients October 31, 2020;12, 3361; doi:10.3390/nu12113361
    11, 12 Alimentary Pharmacology & Therapeutics, 2020; doi.org/10.1111/apt.15777
    13 Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental November 17, 2020
    14 PLOS ONE September 17, 2020 DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0239252
    15 Nature Communications 2020; 11 Article number: 5997
    16 BMC Medicine 2013; 11: 187
    17 Live Science February 26, 2018
    18 Medicalxpress.com February 27, 2018
    19 News-Medical.net February 26, 2018
    20 Wellandgood.com February 26, 2018
    21 Journal of the American Osteopathic Association March 2018; 118: 181-189
    22 Science Daily February 2018
    23 GrassrootsHealth Is Supplemental Magnesium Important for Vitamin D Levels?
    24, 25 GrassrootsHealth Magnesium and Vitamin K2 Combined Important for Vitamin D Levels
    26 GrassrootsHealth Vitamin D Calculator
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    Quietly yet robustly there seems now, where I am in the UK, more obvious action taking place concerning the proven efficacy of Ivermectin and a little more pressure is beginning to be brought to government attention. Given the extraordinary power (sic) of the pharmaceutical and vaccine lobbies it remains to be seen whether this will bear any fruit.

    I'm hopeful. The more that people know about prophylaxes such as these the better empowered they will be, and equally healthier as a result.

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    British Ivermectin Recommendation Development (BIRD) formed. Meeting held Wednesday 13th.


    The BIRD meeting was convened by Dr. Tess Lawrie in order to present the findings from her rapid systematic review and meta-analysis of studies on the use of ivermectin to prevent and treat COVID-19.

    Dr. Lawrie presented evidence in the form of a DECIDE evidence-to-decision framework, a format used by the World Health Organization for the development of guidelines and recommendations in medical practice.

    Twenty experts from around the world and the UK attended the meeting, including 13 clinicians, and seven representatives from the public.


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    Could Most COVID-19 Deaths Have Been Prevented?
    by Dr. Joseph Mercola
    January 18, 2021

    https://articles.mercola.com/sites/a...rid=1062250153

    "STORY AT-A-GLANCE
    More than 100 doctors, scientists and leading authorities have signed an open letter calling for increased use of vitamin D in the fight against COVID-19
    The letter recommends taking enough vitamin D to achieve a blood level of at least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L). They also urge testing of all hospitalized COVID-19 patients and adding vitamin D to the treatment protocol for any patient whose level is below 30 ng/mL
    The Irish Covit-D Consortium is also calling for greater use of vitamin D against COVID-19, citing evidence showing it can lower the risk of death from COVID-19 in the elderly by as much as 700%
    Research shows giving critically ill COVID-19 patients high doses of vitamin D significantly reduced the number of days they had to spend in the ICU. They were also less likely to need ventilation
    Another recent study found high-dose vitamin D supplementation sped up viral clearance; 62.5% of participants in the intervention group became SARS-CoV-2 RNA negative within 21 days, compared to just 20.8% of controls who did not receive vitamin D
    In recent weeks and months, there's been an upshot of studies1 demonstrating the benefits of vitamin D against COVID-19. The evidence is so compelling, more than 100 doctors, scientists and leading authorities have signed an open letter2 calling for increased use of vitamin D in the fight against COVID-19.

    "Research shows low vitamin D levels almost certainly promote COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Given its safety, we call for immediate widespread increased vitamin D intakes," the letter states, adding:3 "Vitamin D modulates thousands of genes and many aspects of immune function, both innate and adaptive. The scientific evidence shows that:

    •Higher vitamin D blood levels are associated with lower rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Higher D levels are associated with lower risk of a severe case (hospitalization, ICU, or death).

    •Intervention studies (including RCTs) indicate that vitamin D can be a very effective treatment. Many papers reveal several biological mechanisms by which vitamin D influences COVID-19.

    •Causal inference modelling, Hill's criteria, the intervention studies & the biological mechanisms indicate that vitamin D's influence on COVID-19 is very likely causal, not just correlation."

    The letter recommends taking enough vitamin D to achieve a blood level of at least 30 ng/mL (75 nmol/L). They also urge testing of all hospitalized COVID-19 patients and adding vitamin D to the treatment protocol for any patient whose level is below 30 ng/mL. Many other doctors are also urging government health agencies to get onboard with vitamin D recommendations. As reported by NL Times:4

    "'There is a growing consensus in the scientific world about the important role of vitamin D,' says Manfred Eggersdorfer, professor of Healthy Aging at the University Medical Center Groningen. He argues that 'it can reduce the chance that you will get corona and the infection can last shorter.'

    The wait-and-see attitude adopted by governments does not sit well in the scientific community. Professor of immunology at Wageningen University, Huub Savelkoul, called the attitude 'frustrating.'

    He states that 'there are more and more studies showing the benefit of vitamin D. I think it is a kind of arrogance that the government wants to wait for a meta-study first. It seems as if we don't care that people come to the hospital and die in the meantime. You have to be careful with that comment, but that's where my frustration lies.'"

    Vitamin D Optimization Is Powerful Prevention
    In a December 23, 2020, Fox News interview5,6 (above), Dr. Peter Osborne with the Origins Nutrition Center stated that the most recent studies suggest 9 out of 10 COVID-19 deaths could have been prevented had people had adequate vitamin D levels.

    While I suspect this might be an overestimation, there's no doubt in my mind that optimizing vitamin D levels among the general population would significantly lower COVID-19 incidence and death.

    "At the East Virginia School of Medicine there's a COVID protocol that includes Vitamin D," Osborne said. "So, if you're hospitalized for COVID, they're automatically putting you on between 20,000 and 60,000 units of vitamin D. This is part of their standard of care protocol in that hospital system."

    Osborne also recommends using vitamin C and zinc, as well as quercetin, which allows for greater zinc absorption. Quercetin also boosts type 1 interferon, which signals infected cells to produce proteins that stop the virus from replicating, and works synergistically with vitamin C. This is all good advice. As noted in a December 2020 Frontiers in Nutrition review:7

    "… Zinc and vitamins C and D stand out for having immunomodulatory functions and for playing roles in preserving physical tissue barriers. During the COVID-19 pandemic, the adequate intake of zinc and vitamins C and D may represent a promising pharmacological tool due to the high demand for these nutrients in the case of contact with the virus and onset of the inflammatory process."

    However, vitamin D is not my first choice for acute illness that requires immediate treatment. While high-dose vitamin D loading may be helpful in some respects, my No. 1 choice for treating acute respiratory illness is nebulized hydrogen peroxide, which I'll discuss at the end of this article. It goes to work immediately, while vitamin D requires time, at bare minimum, days, to make a difference.

    With respect to preventing COVID-19 deaths, I strongly believe that nebulized hydrogen peroxide could easily prevent at least 90% of the deaths if administered properly. It deeply saddens me to see so many die needlessly because they don't use this incredibly inexpensive and safe therapy.

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    Vitamin D Improves COVID-19 Outcomes
    Now, bear in mind that prevention and treatment are not the same. I firmly believe that vitamin D optimization will help prevent COVID-19 infection and reduce your risk of severe symptoms should you contract it.

    In fact, I launched an information campaign about vitamin D back in June 2020, which included the release of a downloadable scientific report that detailed the science behind vitamin D. This report, as well as a two-minute COVID risk quiz is available on StopCovidCold.com.

    There's also evidence to show high-dose vitamin D loading can improve COVID-19 outcomes even in acute and severe cases. According to a December 2020 randomized, double-blind study8 in the European Journal of Integrative Medicine, giving critically ill COVID-19 patients high doses of vitamin D significantly reduced the number of days they had to spend in the ICU. They were also less likely to need ventilation. According to the authors:9

    "Thirty patients completed the study. The results show that injection of vitamin D leads to a significant increase in the mean changes of vitamin D level on the seventh day of the study and TAC [total antioxidant capacity] levels.

    ICU length of stay was 18.3±8.4 and 25.4±6.6 days in the intervention and placebo arms of the study. Twelve patients in the placebo group and 5 in the vitamin D group died within the 28-day study period. The duration of mechanical ventilation was 15.7± 9.3 vs. 22.6± 9.1 days in vitamin D and placebo arms, respectively."

    Similarly, a mathematical reanalysis10 of a calcifediol trial concluded there's a "strong role for vitamin D in reducing ICU admissions of hospitalized COVID-19 patients." The analysis looked at data from an earlier trial11 done on hospitalized COVID-19 patients in Córdoba, Spain. As explained by the authors of the analysis:12

    "… the treatment was associated with reduced ICU admissions with very large effect size and high statistical significance, but the study has had limited impact because it had only 76 patients and imperfect blinding, and did not measure vitamin D levels pre- and post-treatment or adjust for several comorbidities."

    In an effort to account for these shortcomings, they reanalyzed the data using statistical techniques, concluding that "the randomization, large effect size, and high statistical significance address many of these concerns."

    For starters, they found that "random assignment of patients to treatment and control groups is highly unlikely to distribute comorbidities or other prognostic indicators sufficiently unevenly to account for the large effect size."

    They also demonstrated that the imperfect blinding did not have a negative impact, as it would have had to have "an implausibly large effect to account for the reported results."

    To double-check their findings, they also compared the data with two other randomized clinical trials of vitamin D supplementation for COVID-19, one from India and another from Brazil. In conclusion, the authors stated that:

    "… the Córdoba study provides sufficient evidence to warrant immediate, well-designed pivotal clinical trials of early calcifediol administration in a broader cohort of inpatients and outpatients with COVID-19."

    Irish Experts Call for Increased Recognition of Vitamin D
    In addition to the open letter mentioned earlier, the Irish Covit-D Consortium is also calling for greater use of vitamin D against COVID-19, citing evidence showing it can lower the risk of death from COVID-19 in the elderly by as much as 700%.13

    Studies … show an increased risk of infection in those with low vitamin D levels and a 25 to 30-fold reduced risk of ICU admission and a substantial reduction risk of death in older COVID-19 patients supplemented with vitamin D. ~ Dr. Dan McCartney
    In a position statement14 published in the Irish Journal of Medical Science, the team urges health professionals and policy-makers "to recognize the importance of enhanced vitamin D in … the optimization of immune response" and to "Develop explicit population guidance and clinical protocols for vitamin D supplementation at … effective doses." As reported by the Herald:15

    "Dr. Dan McCartney, programme director of Human Nutrition and Dietetics at TU Dublin and Trinity College Dublin, said 'the accumulation of evidence linking low vitamin D levels and COVID-19 is now considerable.

    This evidence includes studies which show an increased risk of infection in those with low vitamin D levels and a 25 to 30-fold reduced risk of ICU admission and a substantial reduction risk of death in older COVID-19 patients supplemented with vitamin D.'"

    Vitamin D Speeds Viral Clearance
    Another recent study,16 published in November 2020 in the Postgraduate Medical Journal, looked at oral vitamin D supplementation on SARS-CoV-2 viral clearance. This study included only asymptomatic or mildly symptomatic SARS-CoV-2-positive individuals who also had vitamin D deficiency (a vitamin D blood level below 20 ng/mL).

    Participants were randomly assigned to receive either 60,000 IUs of oral cholecalciferol (nano-liquid droplets) or a placebo for seven days. The target blood level was 50 ng/mL. Anyone who had not achieved a blood level of 50 ng/mL after the first seven days continued to receive the supplement until they reached the target level.

    Periodically, all participants were tested for SARS-CoV-2 as well as fibrinogen, D-dimer, procalcitonin and CRP, all of which are inflammatory markers. The primary outcome measure of the study was the proportion of patients testing negative for COVID-19 before day 21 of the study, as well as changes in inflammatory markers. As reported by the authors:17

    "Forty SARS-CoV-2 RNA positive individuals were randomized to intervention (n=16) or control (n=24) group. Baseline serum 25(OH)D was 8.6 and 9.54 ng/mL, in the intervention and control group, respectively.

    10 out of 16 patients could achieve 25(OH)D>50 ng/ml by day-7 and another two by day-14 … 10 (62.5%) participants in the intervention group and 5 (20.8%) participants in the control arm became SARS-CoV-2 RNA negative. Fibrinogen levels significantly decreased with cholecalciferol supplementation unlike other inflammatory biomarkers.

    [A] greater proportion of vitamin D-deficient individuals with SARS-CoV-2 infection turned SARS-CoV-2 RNA negative with a significant decrease in fibrinogen on high-dose cholecalciferol supplementation."

    Vitamin D Slows COVID-19 Spread


    As mentioned earlier, while vitamin D is certainly important, if you develop symptoms of COVID-19, or any other respiratory infection for that matter, downing vitamin D may be too little, too late. I believe your best option at this point is to use nebulized peroxide. This is a home remedy I recommend everyone familiarize themselves with, as in many cases it can improve symptoms in mere hours.

    Nebulizing hydrogen peroxide into your sinuses, throat and lungs is a simple, straightforward way to augment your body's natural expression of hydrogen peroxide to combat infections and can be used both prophylactically after known exposure to COVID-19 and as a treatment for mild, moderate and even severe illness.

    Dr. David Brownstein, who has successfully treated over 100 COVID-19 patients with nebulized peroxide, published a case paper32 about this treatment in the July 2020 issue of Science, Public Health Policy and The Law. He also reviews its benefits in "How Nebulized Peroxide Helps Against Respiratory Infections."

    Nebulized hydrogen peroxide is extremely safe, and all you need is a desktop nebulizer and food-grade hydrogen peroxide, which you'll need to dilute with saline to 0.1% strength. I recommend buying these items beforehand so that you have everything you need and can begin treatment at home at the first signs of a respiratory infection. In the video above, I go over the basics of this treatment.


    A growing body of evidence shows that vitamin D plays a crucial role in disease prevention and maintaining optimal health. There are about 30,000 genes in your body, and vitamin D affects nearly 3,000 of them, as well as vitamin D receptors located throughout your body.

    For a more detailed and comprehensive analysis of the connection of vitamin D and COVID-19, please review the report I created that could be used to address any health care professionals who would disagree with this recommendation. Also included is a shortened version of the document which will be better to educate those that you would like to convince of the importance of getting your vitamin D levels optimized.

    dr. mercola's report
    Vitamin D Helps Protect Against Cancer and Other Diseases
    According to one large-scale study, having optimal vitamin D levels can slash your risk of cancer and can help prevent at least 16 different types of cancer, including pancreatic, lung, ovarian, prostate and skin cancers.

    Vitamin D from sun exposure also radically decreases your risk of autoimmune diseases such as multiple sclerosis (MS) and Type 1 diabetes. Sun exposure also helps prevent osteoporosis, which is a significant concern for women in particular.

    Magnesium Is Necessary to Activate Vitamin D
    Since over half the population does not get enough magnesium and far more are likely deficient, magnesium supplementation is recommended when taking vitamin D supplements. This is because magnesium helps to activate vitamin D, as the enzymes that metabolize vitamin D in your liver and kidneys require magnesium.

    What GrassrootsHealth observed in testing and analyzing nutrient intakes from over 15,000 patients is that about half of those taking vitamin D supplements were unable to normalize their vitamin D levels until they started to take supplemental magnesium.

    They also found that those who do not take supplemental magnesium need, on average, 146% more vitamin D per day to achieve a healthy blood level of 40 ng/ml (100 nmol/L), compared to those who take at least 400 mg of magnesium along with their vitamin D supplement.

    Omega-3 Fats Are Crucial to Your Well-Being
    Meanwhile, recent research suggests high doses (4 grams) of the omega-3 fats EPA and DHA may help improve healing after a heart attack. Other benefits of omega-3 fats include prevention of lupus and Parkinson’s disease, decreased anxiety, healthier and stronger bones, as well as fighting fats in the body.

    However, you can’t tell by looking in a mirror if you are deficient in vitamin D, magnesium or omega-3s. The only real way to know if you are deficient in these nutrients is to get tested.

    How Much Vitamin D Should You Take
    If you know your vitamin D level you can use the calculator below to find the best dose to take.

    Vitamin D*calculator™
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    The Vitamin D*action Project has truly demonstrated the value measurement can have on public health, and there’s no doubt in my mind that the Magnesium*PLUS Focus Project will have the same impact. As in earlier projects, once the study of a community is completed, all that information can be used to push for public health recommendations that will benefit everyone.

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    A new legal attempt to have ivermectin approved in France, through a Temporary Recommendation for Use, will be presented this Monday January 25 to the Council of State.

    In France, the Temporary Recommendation for Use is the regulatory instrument which aims precisely to allow, on a temporary basis, the use of a medicinal product, here generic and repositioned drug, and to allow its effectiveness to be evaluated on the basis of its use.
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    I'd need to see what is constitutionally possible to press for here in the UK, so that's a research job for me, but our cousins in so many ways in France have shown great mettle here - I do hope for a positive outcome.

    France: the Ivermectin Dossier Before the Council of State
    Posted on January 19, 2021
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    The move aims to force the French government, and more specifically the National Medicines Agency, to formally look at the ivermectin dossier – something it has avoided so far, despite two previous legal processes.

    On November 6, Maître Jean-Charles Teissedre, criminal lawyer, representing the Association of COVID-19 Coronavirus Victims in France, pleaded in favor of Ivermectin before an administrative tribunal, with a view to seizing the competent authorities of the urgency to approve a Temporary Recommendation for Use. The request was rejected by the judge, although neither the ministry nor the drug agency were present at the hearing.

    On December 28, a preliminary filing was forwarded to the Minister of Solidarity and Health, Olivier Véran, and to the National Medicines Agency, requesting a Temporary Recommendation for Use. As of January 15, the date of this new filing, Maître Teissedre had not received any response. The absence of a response from the authorities constitutes, according to Mr. Teissedre, proof of the authorities’ failure to deal with the emergency.

    This third legal filing, which is addressed to the Council of State, is on a larger scale, with 18 doctors as plaintiffs, as well as two associations of doctors, – the Syndicat des Médecins d’Aix et Région and the International Association for Scientific, Independent and Benevolent Medicine – and the “Bon Sens” (good sense) association, which has among its members the highly mediatic Professor Christian Perronne, MD, also a defender of ivermectin.

    One item that may prove to be important is the recent decision, on January 14, of the influential National Institute of Health (NIH) in the United States, which has now taken a position to recommend neither for nor against ivermectin for the treatment of COVID-19. This neutral position succeeds to a previous recommendation against its use, except in clinical trials.

    In France, the Temporary Recommendation for Use is the regulatory instrument which aims precisely to allow, on a temporary basis, the use of a medicinal product, here generic and repositioned drug, and to allow its effectiveness to be evaluated on the basis of its use.

    This new filing is made to the Council of State, the highest administrative tribunal in the country, founded by none other than Napoleon Bonaparte.

    Overview of the Legal Filing

    (translation from the original French here )

    “The object of this request is to request, on the basis of article L.5121-12-1 V of the public health code, the Minister of Solidarity and Health, the National Security Agency Medicines and Health Products (ANSM) and the Haute Autorité de Santé (HAS) to take measures to treat patients suffering from Covid-19 with the ivermectin molecule, in particular by developing, as an emergency, ‘a Temporary Recommendation for Use (RTU) in favor of this molecule. ” …

    “When the operators of the rights to a medicinal product do not request an RTU, the legislator has expressly provided that the minister in charge of health or social security can refer the matter to the ANSM for this purpose, in order to compensate for a possible failure of pharmaceutical companies, it being specified that the ANSM can also take action ex officio. ” …

    “It is clear that the ANSM was not seized in this regard and neither did it self-refer as it has the power to do.” …

    “Since the authorities have chosen to interfere in unprecedented proportions in the doctor-patient relationship, they must in return mobilize the legal instruments suitable for securing the prescription of non-approved drugs.” …

    “The freedom to prescribe, enshrined in law, is seriously questioned by the health authorities in the broad sense since a number of doctors have been, or are the subject of disciplinary proceedings which are regularly reported by the media.”

    “The Temporary Recommendations for Use are specifically intended to secure the prescription and dissemination of information so that it can benefit the greatest number of patients in accordance with the requirements of the Hippocratic Oath.”

    “All the applicants ask the competent authorities that the development of an RTU in favor of the ivermectin molecule be considered without further delay.” …

    “The applicants are particularly concerned that certain treatments, which are presumed to be favorable, receive very little public attention while there are treatments which are inexpensive, available and safe.” …

    “As this is a new disease that affects all countries in the world including France, it is indeed reasonable as much as it is imperative that the public authorities facilitate the prescription and repositioning of old molecules without the prescribing doctors having to fear to be prosecuted for seeking to obey their Hippocratic Oath. ” …
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    FDA-approved anti-parasitic drug ivermectin can kill the coronavirus within 48 hours, reports new study

    by: Evangelyn Rodriguez
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    (Natural News) An anti-parasitic medication approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) can be used against the Wuhan coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2), reports a new study. Australian researchers discovered that ivermectin, a semi-synthetic drug commonly used to treat head lice, scabies, ascariasis and other parasitic infections, can effectively kill SARS-CoV-2 within 48 hours in culture.
    “We found that even a single dose could essentially remove all viral RNA by 48 hours and that even at 24 hours, there was a significant reduction in it,” said Dr. Kylie Wagstaff, a senior research fellow at Monash University in Australia and the senior author of the study.
    As one of the widely available and cost-effective medications included in the World Health Organization‘s (WHO) model list of essential medicines, the researchers believe that ivermectin warrants further investigation for its beneficial activities against the virus responsible for COVID-19.

    Ivermectin, the anti-parasitic drug that exhibits anti-viral activity
    Ivermectin was first discovered in the 1960s by Satoshi Omura, a microbiologist at Tokyo’s Kitasato Institute, and William Campbell, an American biologist and parasitologist who, at the time, was working at Merck Research Labs in New Jersey. As part of the research agreement between the institute and Merck, Omura isolated microorganisms from soil samples collected around Japan and conducted preliminary evaluation of their bioactivities in hopes of discovering a new anti-parasitic. Promising samples were then sent to Campbell’s lab in the U.S. for further testing.

    Among those Campbell received from Omura was a single soil sample that contained an unknown potent compound later named avermectin. Avermectin is produced by the bacterium Streptomyces avermitilis and showed potential as an anthelmintic. To this day, no other source of avermectin has ever been found except for S. avermitilis. Hence, it is considered an industrially important bacterial species and used exclusively for the production of avermectin and its derivatives.

    To improve the safety and biological activity of avermectin, scientists chemically modified the compound to produce the now popular anti-parasitic drug, ivermectin. Initially introduced as a commercial product for use in animals in 1981, ivermectin proved useful against a wide range of parasites, such as lungworms, mites, lice, gastrointestinal roundworms, horn flies and ticks.

    But the benefits offered by ivermectin are not limited to only cattle and pets. Soon enough, researchers found that this anti-parasitic drug can do wonders for human health. For instance, ivermectin can improve nutrition as well as overall health and well-being. It is also an effective treatment for two disfiguring neglected tropical diseases, namely, onchocerciasis (river blindness) and lymphatic filariasis (elephantiasis). These two diseases are caused by parasitic roundworms.

    Recently, a series of studies on ivermectin reported another useful activity displayed by the drug. Australian researchers found that ivermectin exerts potent anti-viral effects against two viruses that cause life-threatening human diseases, namely, the human immunodeficiency virus-1 (HIV-1) and the dengue virus (DENV). According to their report, which appeared in the Biochemical Journal, ivermectin can prevent infection by both viruses by inhibiting the transport of viral proteins to the nucleus of target cells — a process that’s critical to the life cycle of many RNA viruses.

    Besides HIV-1 and DENV, ivermectin has also been found to limit infection by other viral pathogens, such as the West Nile virus, the Venezuelan equine encephalitis virus and the influenza virus. Because of these reports, Wagstaff and her team decided to test the activity of ivermectin against the Wuhan coronavirus. (Related: Melatonin therapy a promising coronavirus treatment – study.)

    Ivermectin can control coronavirus replication in vitro
    For their experiment, the researchers infected cells commonly used for virus isolation experiments (Vero/hSLAM cells) with SARS-CoV-2 isolates. After two hours, they treated the infected cells with ivermectin. Analysis and quantification of viral RNA harvested at different time points revealed that ivermectin reduced the amount of viral RNA present in the sample 24 hours after treatment. After 48 hours, the researchers found a 99.8 percent reduction in cell-associated viral RNA, indicating that the anti-parasitic drug can effectively kill the coronavirus.

    To further test ivermectin’s effectiveness, the researchers conducted another experiment that involved treating SARS-CoV-2-infected cells with serial dilutions of ivermectin. Similar to their earlier results, ivermectin significantly reduced viral RNA at all tested concentrations of the drug without being toxic to cells. These findings further cement ivermectin’s role as a potent inhibitor of SARS-CoV-2, which, like HIV-1 and DENV, is also an RNA virus.
    “Taken together. these results demonstrate that ivermectin has antiviral action against the SARS-CoV-2 clinical isolate in vitro, with a single dose able to control viral replication within 24–48 h in our system,” wrote the researchers in their report.

    “We hypothesize that this is likely through inhibiting IMP [importin] a/B1-mediated nuclear import of viral proteins, as shown for other RNA viruses.”
    Based on the drug’s mode of action, the researchers are positive that it could help reduce viral load, prevent COVID-19 progression and limit person-to-person transmission if given to patients in the early stages of infection. The critical next step, they said, is to further evaluate the benefits of ivermectin treatment in COVID-19 patients by conducting clinical trials. They also proposed examining a multiple addition dosing regimen that mimics the approved usage of the drug in humans.

    For the latest updates on coronavirus research, visit Pandemic.news.

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    Saw this intriguing abstract recently about niacin, but unfortunately I have not been able to find the full study:

    Sufficient Niacin Supply: The Missing Puzzle Piece to COVID-19, and beyond?

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    Preprint from Preprints.org, 10 Jan 2021

    Abstract
    Definitive antiviral properties are evidenced for niacin, i.e., nicotinic acid (NA), as coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) therapy for both health restoration and prevention, to the level that progression of COVID-19 pathology may follow as an intrinsic function of NA supply. This detailed investigation proposes thorough disentanglement of how the downstream inflammatory propagation of ensuing severe acute respiratory virus 2 (SARS-CoV-2) infection can either be prohibited or reversed upstream out the body to expeditiously restore health with well-tolerated dynamic supplementation of sufficient NA (i.e., ~1-3 grams per day). Culmination of this research leads to realization of the potentially ubiquitous therapeutic and preventive powers of NA against inflammatory disease, in general.

    https://europepmc.org/article/PPR/PPR263764

    **found another news article about this study
    https://www.livetradingnews.com/niac...le-206983.html
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    Three Steps To Obtain COVID-19 Medication

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    After I posted the video yesterday with Dr Simone Gold speaking on the EXPERIMENTAL mRNA vaccine, many readers expressed an interest in obtaining hydroxychloroquine.

    I would therefore like to share this information with you.

    Now, first, a disclaimer. Let me be very clear here. I am not a doctor. I don’t have a medical background, and I am not saying that you should, or should not, do this. This is for informational purposes only.

    I copied these three steps directly from the Americas Frontline Doctors website.
    Three Steps To Obtain COVID-19 Medication
    • Hydroxychloroquine (HCQ), Ivermectin, and other COVID-19 medications can be obtained by prescription in the USA in almost every state. AFLDS-trained and licensed physicians are available via telemedicine for a short consultation. Our physicians know that HCQ and Zinc are effective both prophylactically and when used early. The telemedicine physician will review your history. Almost all patients can safely take these medications.
    • Click on the Contact A Physician button. Fill out the form and pay $90. The physician will call you typically within 24 to 48 hours. Please keep your phone with you. After your telemed appointment, the pharmacy will contact you for your payment information and mailing address to send the prescription to you. If you have questions for the pharmacy, please contact Ravkoo Pharmacy at 863-875-5700 or email them at support@ravkoo.com.
    • If you miss the telemed call, you can either wait for the second call (which will come), send an email to info@speakwithanmd.com, or call their customer service at (855) 503-2657.
    https://www.americasfrontlinedoctors...19-medication/

    Good luck with your health, whatever your decision.

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    Quote Posted by Gwin Ru (here)
    Use of overhead far-ultraviolet C light in public spaces could provide a powerful check on seasonal influenza epidemics, as well as influenza pandemics.

    ...
    Found this article about a Tel Aviv University study on this subject. Thought I'd add it for good measure

    Tel Aviv research: 99.9% of COVID-19 virus dead in 30 seconds with UV LEDs
    Quote “We discovered that it is quite simple to kill the coronavirus using LED bulbs that radiate ultraviolet light,” said Prof. Hadas Mamane, head of the Environmental Engineering Program at Tel Aviv University's School of Mechanical Engineering, who led the study with Prof. Yoram Gerchman and Dr. Michal Mandelboim.
    She said that the UV-LED bulbs require less than half a minute to destroy more than 99.9% of the coronaviruses.
    https://www.jpost.com/health-science...uv-leds-653315


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    ...

    From Jim Stone:

    I don't know how they are doing it but again today they hid the new reports. Thank you Operation Talpiot!

    LANCET: "OOPS, SORRY:" Hydroxychloroquine works GREAT against Coronavirus! right on cue!!!


    SURPRISE SURPRISE: This got buried totally by all media outlets until AFTER Biden was sworn in, so everyone missed it!

    Meanwhile the MSM kept quoting there was no science for hydroxychloroquine and that it had been fully debunked by The Lancet all the while they bashed Trump right to the bitter end. Guess what? NOW THAT BIDEN IS IN THE REPORT AGAINST HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE HAS BEEN REDACTED WITH APOLOGIES FOR HOW POORLY IT WAS DONE, AND IT IS BACK DATED TO JUNE!!!!!

    I don't believe this was retracted for that long, yet there are supporting stories even in the MSM that are back dated, stating that they knew about this all the way back then, and WE DID NOT KNOW????

    That's how communists roll, I DOUBT I MISSED THIS. NOW THE LANCET IS CLAIMING HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE WORKS GREAT AT CURING COVID. Gee, a LOT of people said they'd do this the minute they ousted Trump, and now, VOILA! right as the coup is complete and Biden is sworn in, THERE IT IS.



    HEY EVERYBODY, we have been stating the report was bogus and Hydroxychloroquine was GREAT, EVER SINCE JUNE. Gosh, you did not know that? YOU MEAN YOU EVEN MISSED ALL THE MSM REPORTS SAYING SO? BY GOSH! HOW???? WHY ON EARTH did they even bother with a vaccine? the problem has been licked for 8 months!!!

    Welcome to life under communism!

    And by the way, keep social distancing and wear your mask.

    Now we know for certain:
    The entire Covid hoax was run for the sole purpose of getting Trump out of power. Whether or not they continue to run this hoax after the main objective has been accomplished will be anyone's guess.

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    Andrographis is what I took immediately upon suspecting I had covid. I have taken this in the past at the slightest hint of a cold or flu, and it seriously has always worked well for me for nipping it in the bud. I make sure to always have it on hand. I get it on Amazon.

    Thailand Approves Use of Andrographis as Herbal Treatment for COVID-19

    The Government of Thailand has approved the use of the traditional herb, andrographis (Andrographis paniculata) in a pilot study aimed at reducing the initial symptoms and subsequent severity of COVID-infected individuals. Initial studies reported by the Thai government demonstrated what traditional herbalists have known for a long time; when andrographis is given within the first 72 hours of experiencing symptoms, the symptoms subside and patient conditions are improved within three days, without side effects and with reduced costs.

    Thailand reported 250 new cases on Dec. 27, 2020, taking the nation’s total to almost 7,000, a rate of increase in local transmissions that alarmed government officials to urge people to stay at home to prevent the virus from spreading further. The government has also banned large gatherings in high-risk areas, said Taweesilp Witsanuyotin, a spokesperson for the national Covid-19 response center.

    • The herbal treatment will be on a voluntary basis for those in the 18-60 age group with minor symptoms and should be within 72 hours of confirming infections.

    • The extract from the plant, known as Fah Talai Jone in Thai, can curb virus and reduce severity of inflammation, ministry says citing studies.

    • Human trials showed patient conditions improved within three days of the treatment without side effects if the medicine is administered within 72 hours of testing positive.

    According to Roy Upton, president of The American Herbal Pharmacopoeia, “Mobilizing immune defenses as soon as symptoms arise is critically important for management of any upper respiratory infection. It is a strategy employed by Chinese herbal practitioners for centuries and is a formal part of treatment protocols in China where more than 90% of COVID patients are treated with herbs.”

    “Conversely, formal policies in the US for COVID patients is take a test, wait three days for the results as the disease progresses, stay away from everyone, wear a mask, and wash your hands. It is about time the American medical system paid attention to Asian experience.”

    This approval has a strong foundation as numerous studies, including at least one meta-analysis, have demonstrated the antiviral potential of andrographis in reducing symptoms and severity of influenza in adults and children. This may be especially important considering that the new variants of COVID, unlike the original strain, reportedly is targeting children.

    Andrographolide, a primary compound of andrographis, has been shown to reduce the inflammatory response associated with influenza as well as reduce bacteria that causes pneumonia, a primary need for management of COVID.

    According to Upton, “COVID patients in the US are at a distinct disadvantage in not integrating herbal medicines into the management of COVID. Luckily, Americans have access to herbal supplements if they have the education of their benefits.”

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    ALSO THERE ARE INDICATIONS THAT TELOMERES ARE A FACTOR

    Quote People who suffer badly from a Covid-19 infection have one thing in common—and it’s not their age or having underlying health problems.

    They all tend to have much shorter telomeres, the caps on the end of DNA strands that have been closely linked to ageing.

    Researchers from Spain’s National Cancer Research Centre started to suspect that severe Covid cases had short telomeres after they read that long-lasting damage to the lung and kidneys was a common legacy for the worst affected. The organs were unable to regenerate, which pointed to a telomere problem.

    Telomeres protect chromosomes in cells, and each time a cell divides, its telomeres shorten until they can no longer protect the cell’s function. Once the damaged cell stops dividing, new tissue is no longer being generated. The result is bodily ageing and health problems such as pulmonary fibrosis when lung tissue starts to stiffen and harden.

    Fibrosis-like problems of the lungs and kidneys are common among serious Covid patients, and the Spanish researchers confirmed their suspicions when they analysed tissue samples from 89 Covid patients who needed hospital care.

    The good news is that telomere shortening isn’t an inevitable consequence of ageing. Studies have discovered that dietary changes can reverse the process, including foods such as legumes, nuts, seaweed and fruit, while avoiding red and processed meats. Being overweight, not exercising and chronic stress all speed up telomere shortening.
    (Source: Aging, 2021; doi: 10.18632/aging.202463)
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    Very encouraging development from Slovakia. Note The Spectator hides behind a subscription wall so this is the available text only here.

    Use of parasite medication to treat coronavirus patients approved in Slovakia
    The Health Ministry approved the therapeutic use of Ivermectin for six months.

    Health Minister Marek Krajčí (Source: TASR)

    Ivermectin, a medication used to treat many types of parasite infestations, can now be used to treat coronavirus patients in hospitals and obtained from pharmacies with a prescription.

    The Health Ministry approved the therapeutic use of this medication for six months. It will be used with other treatments, its spokesperson Zuzana Eliášová said, as reported by the TASR newswire.

    The medication can be legally imported to Slovakia and given to patients. With such a step, the ministry fulfilled the request of the association of Slovak anaesthetists, the Denník N daily reported.

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    This looks extremely interesting, thank you ever so much for sharing this information!! The bit that really got me was the mention of CFS.

    Has anyone here had personal experience using this product (LDM-100/Lomatium)?

    EDIT: After watching several videos about this product, I felt convinced I must try this. Not just for CFS and anti-viral properties, but also as it is antifungal and I've spent years in a flat that has damp and mould issues, which won't have helped my condition.

    Found a UK supplier (www.mandimart.co.uk) whose prices seem good, as they charge less for a 4oz bottle here, than another company did for a 2oz one. And they also sell the MunityBoost, which is meant to help limit the unpleasant (but good, as it's a detoxification one) rash some people experience, by supporting the liver and getting the body used to the Lomatium prior to taking the LDM-100. They will probably send it out on Monday, so I'll be able to update on the experience as and when.

    ANOTHER EDIT: Just to say the parcel has arrived already, and the LDM-100 bottles are indeed 4oz ones! I've started taking the MunityBoost right away. It may sound odd, but there seems to be a really nice and 'light' vibe about this.
    Last edited by Anna70; 1st February 2021 at 11:37. Reason: Updating with UK seller details

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