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MEDICINE WHEEL: Was Seaweed Behind Japan’s Initial Low COVID-19 Rates?

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Source – articles.mercola.com

–  “…Writing in the Journal of Applied Phycology, researchers from the University of Coimbra and Canada’s Verschuren Centre for Sustainability in Energy and Environment suggested that there may be a connection and the low initial rates “were possibly related to the traditional and widespread consumption of seaweed and the regular supply of iodine in their diet”

Seaweed for SARS CoV-2 – By Dr. Joseph Mercola

  • Researchers are looking into seaweed extracts as potential treatments against SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19
  • A dose response study was performed with five seaweed extracts, revealing the effective concentration that inhibits 50% of viral activity — known as EC50; a lower EC50 is indicative of a more effective extract
  • The results revealed that the seaweed extract RPI-27 had an EC50 of about 83 nanomolar, compared to remdesivir’s 770 nanomolar
  • Remdesivir is an antiviral drug that has shown some promise in treating…

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