Master Don Juan
- Jun 14, 2014
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Like I said—glorified cough syrup.To say Elderberry is a "fad" is pretty ignorant considering it has numerous scientific studies and a well known Mechanism of Action against viruses, namely blocking the receptor which many viruses target to gain entry into human cells, not to mention many trials IN PEOPLE showing its effectiveness.
Here is one...plenty of others you can find all show the same thing, at least 20...its highly effective against many viruses because it prevents them from replicating.
Like I also said—carrot and sweet potatoes; it’s a carotenoid. Eating healthy > supplements.Astaxanthin has been cited as being used effectively in people during the COVID-19 outbreak to tamp down the over release of inflammatory cytokine IL-6 which is the main reason people end up in the ICU, on ventilators or dead...the body basically ends up generating an over aggressive immune system response that kills them...Astaxanthin has been found to regulate the immune response to prevent this from happening in many cases..
Yes yes yes, a modulator. So what? Taking more Vitamin D doesn’t boost your immune system if you aren’t deficient in it to begin with. However, there is no such topping-off limit for Vitamin C (that I’m aware of anyway) nor any negative side effects. If we go even further, we see that it can boost collagen production too (provided you also take enough of the required amino acids), which have so many major positive implications that I’m not even gonna go through them all, but I’ll give you just one though:Vitamin D is basically what controls your immune system regulation via gene expression and its strength along with your gut bacteria. Vitamin D allows for production of cathelicidin which is your bodies "seek and destroy" missile used by macrophages against infections. The more Vitamin D, the more cathelicidin, the more "shots" your body has to use. Vitamin D isn't a vitamin at all its actually a hormone.
Innate immunity and the role of the antimicrobial peptide cathelicidin in inflammatory skin disease
And yes I know about needing Vitamin K2/A with high dose Vitamin D if you are taking it for a long time..short term you should be fine.
Once you educate yourself a little more so you can talk from a place of knowledge rather than ignorance we can have a better discussion.
When your body has more collagen, it can repair tissue damage more easily. So you know the whole thing about the lungs being damaged? Yeah, your body can actually repair it, provided you give it enough of the actual tools needed. (Just as a side note, it’s really just the cartilage subunits that do the trick, not specifically collagen; collagen is just one of the major subunits).
So not only does Vitamin C ***shorten the duration of having the virus, it also can mitigate and even potentially heal lung damage (in addition to lessening the severity of other symptoms). There is also no overdose limit for it even in extreme doses, nor any negative side effects.
I know for a fact that you didn't considered these implications, they never even occurred to you. You’re not as smart as you think you are bud. Until you actually understand the implications and limitations of these things, don’t act like you know more than me.