Inhibition of Deadly Viruses by a Food Substance

New research shows that an effective antiviral can be made from a food substance.  Policosanol made into a nanoemulsion has the possibility of becoming a significant tool to inhibit the spread of some very serious viruses that include: Ebola, Dengue Fever, H1N1, and SARS.  Published in the April 2016 edition of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes is the paper, “Inhibition of Dengue and Other Enveloped Viruses by Metadichol­®, a Novel Nano Emulsion Lipid,” by P. R. Raghavan, PhD. (dengue-paper – AUTHORS PRE PRINT COPY)

In this paper the author shows case studies of dengue fever recovery of a female 34 and a male 35 in just a few days without any drugs. Also shown in the paper are positive results of in vitro testing for dengue fever as well as many other viruses.  It is the hope that Metadichol® acts toward the other viruses as it has toward dengue fever.  Imagine the less fear that would have been developed during the recent outbreak of Ebola. About 40% of the world’s population is exposed to dengue viral infections with 50 to 100 million infections each year and 22,000 deaths.

Even more important to the average person is the hope that Nano-policosanol is an effective antiviral toward the flu.  Imagine the impact if we could recover very swiftly from the flu with an antiviral that is very effective without side effects.  The very important highlight of policosanol is that it is nontoxic to the human body.  We consume policosanol every day in our foods.  The Nano-emulsion version is easier to absorb and become effective in our immune response. Unfortunately, the part of the plants where policosanol is concentrated is usually thrown away as waste.  Have we lost the avenue toward better immune systems by not chewing the husks from food?

There are over 1,400 pathogens identified to cause disease in humans. There are many more mutating to adjust to an-every changing environment.  How many times in the past year have you heard someone say our use of antibiotics is creating new dangerous bacteria or the vaccine is only 40% effective against this year’s flu?  This is to say nothing to the damage that antibiotics and vaccines may be doing to our microbiota which represents over 100 trillion cells in the human body or ten times human cells.  The use of food with its vitamins, minerals, enzymes, and genetic expressing processes is a natural way of boasting the immune system that has evolved over the ages with our environment.  This may be the answer in our ever persistent battle against pathogens.  We cannot create enough vaccines or anti-pathogen formulas to handle the constant surge of pathogens.

In conversations with the author, Dr. P. R. Raghavan, it was interesting to learn that the finding for the use of Metadichol® against viruses arose out of the use as a supplement. “Chinese and Indians have used herbs and foods to treat illnesses for hundreds of years. My experience in years of developing toxic drugs that do not work, forced me to look for a better alternative. Knowing the importance of vitamin D on human health has ultimately led me to the invention of Policosanol Nanoparticles.” Metadichol® can act along vitamin D pathways and help to restore proper immune health. He continues, “this is not surprising given that policosanol can be considered an open chain form of vitamin D. Policosanol’s main ingredient is Octacosanol which has 28 carbon atoms and vitamin D3 also has 27 Carbon atoms and both are long chain alcohols.”

Potato Skin

Dried Potato Skins

Metadichol has been shown to be effective for many biomarkers (US patents 8,722,093 and 9,006,292) in the nanoemulsion form, and for viruses, bacteria, fungi, and parasites as well. Dr. Raghavan states that he has some very interesting in vitro results for all of these pathogens. He also states that it is very effective in wound healing. “This is not surprising given the fact that dried potato skin was used for skin healing in India. It turns out that potato skin is a good source of the ingredients of Metadichol. In addition, Metadichol also works against Malaria, a parasite, and bacteria like MRSA (see US patent 9,006,292). Recently completed work also has shown that Metadichol inhibits in vitro T-Brucei, a parasite that causes sleeping sickness, T-Cruzi that causes Chagas disease, and Leishmania, a parasite carried by sand flies that leads to Leishmaniosis with symptoms of ulcers of the skin, mouth, nose, etc. All these parasites affect many developed countries in the tropics.  Metadichol® is the only one known in vitro to be active against bacteria, parasites and viruses. This allows researchers for the first time a simple solution that is ready to be tested and deployed world wide to prevent these viruses, bacteria and parasites that affect a large swath of humanity.”

You will have to forgive me, but this reminds me of the explorer movies of the jungle and suddenly there is an illness or injury. The medicine man chews up some leaves and spits it into a poultice.  The person with the illness is healed in just a day or so.  Great stuff for the movies, but there must have been some basis for the fiction. Maybe we have arrived at a time when nutraceuticals are more effective that drugs.

“One good nutraceutical can wipe out the drugs.” Dr. Stephen De Felice

©2016 Mark Pegram


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