Why Are Some Natural Supplements Treatments For Covid?

Last Updated on June 5, 2022 by Shaun Snapp

Executive Summary

  • Some natural supplements have been shown to be effective for fighting covid.
  • This article reviews the implications of this observation.

Introduction

While reviewing the treatments for covid, I found something of interest regarding the natural supplements that were as effective as drugs like Ivermectin.

This brings up the question of whether these natural supplements are good to take for general immune system function.

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Treatments for Covid

The following screenshots are from the website C19 Early, which tracks treatments for covid. Note the treatment name and then the improvement versus covid right next to it. The next important value is the number of studies performed.

The medical establishment does not want people to read this website, because it demonstrates how rigged their advice is to the public. Optimally, no studies would be published and the FDA would simply approve them, and the public would just trust their decision. Does that seem like an extreme statement. Look at this quote about the time the FDA has asked for to provide information to the public on the approval of the vaccines. 

The Food and Drug Administration is asking a judge to give it 75 years to produce data concerning the Pfizer and BioNTech vaccine, up 20 years from a previous request.

The FDA told the court it can work faster than its previously proposed 500-pages-per-month rate, but it also said there are more than 59,000 more pages than mentioned in an earlier filing.

That discovery, and a desire to make sure it can work on other Freedom of Information Act requests at the same time, prompted the fresh request to the judge to allow production of roughly 12,000 pages by Jan. 31, 2022, and 500 pages per month thereafter.

The group filed the lawsuit (pdf) after the FDA denied their request to expedite the release of the records. The plaintiff and the defendant, unable to reach an agreement on a disclosure schedule, are seeking a hearing to argue their cases before the judge, who may eventually make a decision in that regard.

“The FDA’s promise of transparency is, to put it mildly, a pile of illusions,” Aaron Siri, whose firm is representing PHMPT in the lawsuit, wrote in a blog post on Nov. 17.

“It took the FDA precisely 108 days from when Pfizer started producing the records for licensure to when the FDA licensed the Pfizer vaccine,” Siri continued. “Taking the FDA at its word, it conducted an intense, robust, thorough, and complete review and analysis of those documents in order to assure that the Pfizer vaccine was safe and effective for licensure. While it can conduct that intense review of Pfizer’s documents in 108 days, it now asks for over 20,000 days to make these documents available to the public.” – The Epoch Times

Want to find out about the vaccines? Well, all you have to do is wait until 2096, and you can review the response from the FDA then.

Most of the treatments in the table are drugs, and however, C19 Early also includes natural substances in the comparison table. I noted that the following natural supplements were often as effective as the drug treatments.

  1. Melatonin
  2. Vitamin A
  3. Vitamin D
  4. Zinc
  5. Vitamin C (although the effect was low)

Not Just for Covid?

This got me thinking that these supplements may not be related to fighting covid specifically but are simply vitamins, minerals, and in the case of Melatonin a hormone, that the population is deficient in generally. These deficiencies then undermine the immune system’s ability to do its job.

This video explains how Vitamin D is a critical component in both how the immune system responds but also moderates the immune system, which allows the immune system to not go into overdrive (which is autoimmunity) and to not be too low, which is when the immune system does not react appropriately. In this way, Vitamin D is critical for those with autoimmune disorders. 

This study in the video recommends 4,000 to 10,000 international units per day. That level is too high to obtain from even a healthy diet.

This means that Vitamin D requires supplementation.

The Issue of Vitamin and Mineral Deficiency in the US Population

Widespread deficiency is known with Vitamin D. And this deficiency is thought to be one of the reasons why dark-skinned people living in environments with lower amounts of sun than where they evolved, succumbed to the virus at higher rates. (Although the risk for anyone but the weakest immune systems is extremely low). This has been uncovered because the preferred explanation has been systemic and endemic racism. Talking about racism is very exciting for journalists, talking about Vitamin D deficiency is far less enticing.

Zinc is a second item, in this case, a mineral, that most of the US population is deficient. This is why Zinc lozenges are so common for treating colds. However, if one is deficient in Zinc, then it makes sense to supplement to keep the immune system working well.

Zinc lozenges are easy to find in retail outlets and are taken by millions of cold suffers every year.

Zinc lozenges work because they address a mineral deficiency prevalent in the population, improving the immune response of those who take them.

However, apparently, recommending Zinc to allow the immune system to work as efficiently against the covid virus (a coronavirus like the common cold) is not part of public health policy and is not “following the science.” So for one coronavirus (the common cold), we talk about improving immune response. Still, for another coronavirus (covid), we can only beat the virus by getting universal vaccination (including many boosters as new variants arrive and as the vaccines decline from their already ineffective level of protection).

Now, do you understand what Establishment Democrats and Dr. Fauci devotees say when they say “follow the science” on Twitter?

I found a bit about vitamin and mineral deficiency on the Internet and found the following quotes of interest.

It is a well-known fact that processed junk and fast foods have become staples in the American diet. Fresh, nutrient-rich foods are often considered taxing on time and finances, deeming these food choices a luxury rather than the standard at dinner tables throughout the country.

Furthermore, multiple studies, dating as far back as 1936, have found that the soil of farmland all across the globe is deficient in micronutrients, lowering their content in produce. To further prove this theory, in 2003, Canadian researchers compared the data of current vegetable nutrient content to data from 50 years ago.

9 out of 10 Americans are deficient in potassium
7 out of 10 are deficient in calcium
8 out of 10 are deficient in vitamin E
50 percent of Americans are deficient in vitamin A, vitamin C, and magnesium
More 50 percent of the general population is vitamin D deficient, regardless of age
90 percent of Americans of color are vitamin D deficient
Approximately 70 percent of elderly Americans are vitamin D deficient. – Biostation

Secondly, the WHO and CDC specifically address vitamin and mineral deficiency on their websites, and I found this quote from the WHO’s website.

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable blindness in children and increases the risk of disease and death from severe infections such as diarrhoeal disease and measles. Vitamin A deficiency may also occur in women during the last trimester of pregnancy in high-risk areas. Breastfeeding is the best way to protect babies from vitamin A deficiency and, in areas where vitamin A deficiency is a public health problem, vitamin A supplementation is recommended in infants and children 6-59 months of age. – WHO

So let’s review the facts.

Fact #1: Widespread Deficiency in the Population

Large percentages of the US population (and certainly other populations) are deficient in vitamins and minerals.

Fact #2: The Impact of Deficiency on the Immune System

It is acknowledged by health authorities that vitamin and mineral deficiency reduces the effectiveness of the immune system.

Fact #3: The Effectiveness of Certain Vitamins and Minerals Against Covid

There are many studies that show the effectiveness of vitamins and minerals to fight covid.

Fact #4: The Emphasis of Health Authorities is Entirely Not on Vitamins, Minerals or Melatonin or on Boosting the Immune System

However, there are no public explanations by health authorities about increasing the intake of vitamins and minerals (preferably through food, but secondarily through supplements), and virtually 100% of the effort made by health authorities is to promote people to become vaccinated. The health authorities can’t say that they are unaware of the impact of vitamins and minerals on the immune system, as it is published on their websites.

The Illogic of Focusing Nearly All the Attention on Vaccines

If the vaccines did work, they would still only work in order in so much as they triggered the immune system to create a defense against covid. The mechanism of a vaccine is that it triggers the immune system to create antibodies before being infected by the actual virus. Vaccines themselves do not develop antibodies — they trigger the immune system to do so.

How the mRNA vaccines (Moderna and Pfizer) as well as the Adenovector vaccines (which I have not discussed as they are far less commonly used, and AstraZeneca is an example of) 

However, with US health policy on covid entire role of the immune system is left out of the discussion among health authorities, as if the only thing to worry about is the vaccine.  Getting vaccinated, getting a booster shot, getting (now four booster shots for Omicron). Talk about financial bias. The immune system is not some static entity. Its function can be enhanced or degraded by factors ranging from diet, supplementation, stress, and exercise. Focusing on the vaccines and entirely unfocusing on the immune system does not make any sense and is bad medicine.

Therefore, even under the false construct that the covid vaccines are effective, which they are not as I covered in the article How Effective Are the Covid Vaccines, one would still want to improve the body’s immune system as much as possible.

Furthermore, everything stated above applies equally to Melatonin, which according to the studies compiled at C19 Early.com is the most effective supplement against covid.

The Support Melatonin Provides the Immune System

I found some interesting quotes that supported its role in the immune system.

Its intrinsic properties, including high cell permeability, the ability to easily cross both the blood–brain and placenta barriers, and its role as an endogenous reservoir of free radical scavengers (with indirect extra activities), confer it beneficial uses as an adjuvant in the biomedical field. Melatonin can exert its effects by acting through specific cellular receptors on the plasma membrane, similar to other hormones, or through receptor-independent mechanisms that involve complex molecular cross talk with other players. There is increasing evidence regarding the extraordinary beneficial effects of melatonin, also via exogenous administration. Here, we summarize molecular pathways in which melatonin is considered a master regulator, with attention to cell death and inflammation mechanisms from basic, translational and clinical points of view in the context of newborn care.

More commonly known as the sleep hormone, melatonin also has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiapoptotic, and many other crucial properties2,3. In mammals, this multitasking indolamine is synthesized in the pineal gland in a circadian manner in response to the photoperiodic information received via the retinohypothalamic pathway4,5.

Studies have proposed that mitochondria are the primary sites of melatonin synthesis17. Mitochondria are major sources of free radicals, and in addition to being commonly used to treat disoriented circadian clocks due to jet lag and other disturbances (i.e., sleep inefficiency)18 – Nature

According to C19 Early.com, Melatonin was as effective against covid as Ivermectin — and there is no argument that the mainstream media can be made against taking Melatonin.

The mainstream media, combined with the health authorities, created an enormous disinformation campaign (to please their pharmaceutical overlords) to dissuade people from using Ivermectin.

Ivermectin is the best drug treatment against covid, however, according to the FDA, it’s for horses. 

For those with a question of why Ivermectin is not the top-rated according to the C19 Early.com table when one accounts for the fact that the drugs that are ranked ahead of it have far fewer studies, and as the number of studies increases, the drug’s effectiveness invariably drops. The top performers in the table normally are new and only have a few studies. Notice the large number of studies into Ivermectin versus those listed above it. Back when Ivermectin had fewer studies, its effectiveness was also higher. Furthermore, the studies for Ivermectin are more likely to be accurate than the studies by drugs that are on patent, due to the profit motive to rig the studies for positive outcomes. 

The FDA took this position even though Ivermectin has been taken by billions of people to fight parasites and even though the specific way Ivermectin interferes with viruses using a protease inhibitor (called #3CL Protease) is very well understood.. as is explained in the following video…

This video explains the multiple ways that Ivermectin interferes with covid. 

Still, the FDA still chose to tell the public that Ivermectin is only for livestock. Pfizer may have created this Twitter share and then was just distributed by the FDA. Furthermore, the FDA should check its own records because Ivermectin has been approved for humans for decades. And Merck, the company which made Ivermetcin, has been attempting to undermine Ivermectin’s use citing “safety concerns” that only appeared after decades of use and after billions of people took the drug. The idea is to diminish Ivermectin because it is off of patent and is a generic.

Many people already take Melatonin, and it is one of the most widely taken supplements, but primarily to assist in getting to sleep not to improve their immune systems. I was unaware of the benefits of Melatonin for the immune system. I had taken Melatonin for years as a sleep aid but stopped taking it under a concern that it would over time shrink my pineal gland (which is the main organ that produces Melatonin). However, now that I am 52, my production of Melatonin is so decreased, that that ship has sailed, and given what I learned about Melatonin and the immune system from doing this research, I will resume taking Melatonin both for sleep and for my immune system.

The country had a massive debate over Ivermectin, with those that took Ivermectin accused of overdosing themselves with animal Ivermectin. This was very irresponsible reporting on the part of the FDA and the establishment media and was done most likely at the request of pharmaceutical companies. While the FDA and establishment media greatly exaggerated these overdoses, even creating a fake story about people not being able to be treated for gunshot wounds at an ER due to all the overdoses by those taking animal Ivermectin they have actively suppressed and not reported on adverse reactions from the covid vaccines.

Furthermore, the medical establishment and health authorities are hypocritical on this topic. They decry the use of livestock Ivermectin but then have done everything they can to make prescribing human Ivermectin not possible for covid.

In the US health authorities have outlawed prescribing Ivermectin for covid even though it has the 2nd most studies showing its effectiveness. They then critique people that take the animal version of Ivermectin. 

The Medical Establishment’s Lack of Interest In These Natural Supplements

Something to observe is that while we are now receiving vaccine mandates, and we are fighting a culture war over who will get vaccinated, and whether to ostracize and fire people that do not, there has been no focus (by health authorities); on things like Ivermectin and no focus on the vitamins and minerals above that are indisputably supportive of the immune system. I say this was an established fact before covid was ever released from the Wuhan Institute of Viology’s chemical weapon laboratory.

I cover this in the article How the US, China, and the NIH and Dr. Fauci Promulagated the Coronavirus.

I cannot recall a single health authority (NIH, CDC, FDA, WHO, etc…) declaring the importance of improving one’s immune system — the entirety of the discussion has been about getting vaccinated.

Perhaps those that seek to strengthen their natural immune system versus taking dodgy vaccines are also categorized as crazed QAnon supporters who don’t “follow the science.” The science being, whatever is profit-maximizing to the pharmaceutical companies, which all of the health authorities have financial connections repeat.

Is this a harsh assessment?

Well, let us take information from the C19 Early.com table of treatments again that is included above and perform a few comparisons. 

What the Recommended Treatments by the Health Authorities Tells Us About The Quality of Advice Being Offered

  • Vitamin D shows a 45% improvement versus covid. While it shows $1 per dose in the chart
  • Remdesivir showed a 19% improvement versus covid (Fauci’s pet drug, and incidentally highly toxic drug) is what is recommended by health authorities — costs $3120 per dose.
  • Let us perform an effectiveness and cost calculation.

Vitamin D Versus Remdesivir

Effectiveness: 45/19 = 2.36x

That means Vitamin D, at a tiny cost is 2.36x more effective against covid than Remdesivir.

Cost: 3120/1 = 3120x

That means that Vitamin D is 3120x more affordable than Remdesivir.

However, even this is comparison is too far too complimentary towards Remdesivir, as Fauci had the Remdesivir study stopped early, which I learned from the book The Real Fauci.

This was done to keep the full side effects of the drug from being known. Fauci has a habit of doing this. He did it with AZT, one of the FDA’s most toxic drugs ever approved — used to treat AIDS. When the side effects appear, he stops studies and declares victory.

In reality, once the side effects are included, Remdesivir will most certainly worsen the health of those who take it. Vitamin D on the other hand has no side effects, is used by the immune system for things other than fighting covid. And it has a minimal cost.

Yet, which treatment is proposed by US health authorities?

Remdesivir, of course.

And Fauci’s connections to the company behind this drug are well established.

While the health authorities love talking about Remdesivir, the word “Vitamin D” can’t even slip past the lips of US health authorities, although the deficiency in this and other vitamins and minerals are acknowledged on their websites.

That explains how sold out our health authorities are to pharmaceutical interests.

But let us see some more evidence.

This video demonstrates how the only things that US health authorities are interested in talking about are face masks, lockdowns, and vaccines. Dr. Fancis Collins is head of the National Institutes of Health, which might have its name changed to the National Institutes of Pharmaceuticals. Jimmy Dore observes that none of the items discussed in this article are addressed by the head of the NIH in this interview. The cable network performing the interview, CNN in this case, is also a major recipient of pharmaceutical advertising. Therefore, when viewers see this segment, they are unaware of both the NIH and CNN’s pharmaceutical financial connections. 

Here is a quote from Dr. Collins in an interview with NPR.

But in 2021, we should have been better off. We had vaccines that were safe, that were available for free to all Americans. The ability to get immunized really went up very steeply in March and April, and yet it all kind of petered out by about May or June. The [vaccine] resistant group of 60 million people remains, for the most part, still resistant. Unfortunately, now, with delta having come along as a very contagious variant and with omicron now appearing, which may also be a real threat, we have missed the chance to put ourselves in a much better place.

Yes, that is it. Vaccines. And then critiquing people who are not yet vaccinated. No discussion of vitamin or mineral deficiencies.

Health authorities continually say that no one has any good reason to be hesitant to follow their pharmaceutical first advice. It would seem that the analysis I just presented would be a good reason. But to health authorities and Dr. Francis Collins, anything that disagrees with the pharma establishment is a conspiracy theory.

Hmmmmm…Where Could Vaccine Hesitancy Come From?

Dr. Collins can’t seem to figure out why anyone would be “vaccine-hesitant,” mainly because many people have had very adverse reactions to the mRNA vaccines — with those reactions including death, as I cover in the article How Safe Are the Covid Vaccines?

I don’t think I anticipated the degree to which the tribalism of our current society would actually interfere with abilities to size up medical information and make the kinds of decisions that were going to help people.

To have now 60 million people still holding off of taking advantage of lifesaving vaccines is pretty unexpected. It does make me, at least, realize, “Boy, there are things about human behavior that I don’t think we had invested enough into understanding.” We basically have seen the accurate medical information overtaken, all too often, by the inaccurate conspiracies and false information on social media.

Yes, yes…those that question pharmaceutical-controlled health authorities are simply idiots, and they have no evidence in their corner, and this is the view of the health authorities. The head of the WHO, Tedros Adhanom, was hand selected by Bill Gates and does whatever Bill Gates wants and is generally a puppet for Bill Gates, who is heavily invested in vaccines, should not be a concern to citizens health authorities that is.

I cover how Dr. Collins does not identify the most unethical behavior on the part of pharmaceutical companies in the article The NIH Head Refuses to Call Out Pharma for the Opioid Crisis.

The NIH is corrupt from top to bottom and in many ways reduces the health of US citizens, and like so many countries that rely on the billions of research dollars spent by the US, this bad pharmaceutical company-directed research influences other countries to reduce the health of their citizens as well.

Conclusion

I believe that vitamins, minerals, and hormones (Melatonin) help against covid, not because they are a specific treatment against covid, but because they generally support the immune system. This fact is of little interest to health authorities, who want to put 100% of their attention onto vaccines that do not work and have significant side effects and place no emphasis on educating the public about ways to improve the function of one’s immune system. The health authorities have apparently forgotten or have little interest in the topic that even effective vaccines work within the context of the immune system. I cover the CDC’s focus on vaccination over general immune system improvement in the article A Comparison of How Much Effort the CDC Puts Into Immunity Versus Vaccines.

As much as the health authorities propose, vaccines do not produce antibodies. They also appear to have forgotten what is on their websites, that there is widespread vitamin and mineral deficiency in the US.

All of this illustrates the dysfunction that occurs when the medical system is entirely about profit maximization. And this not only applies to the covid vaccines, but to all vaccines. I realized that it is not only for the covid vaccine, but for all vaccines that the health authorities constantly discuss the importance of getting vaccinated, but do not educate the public about how to improve their immune systems. It means that profits not only come before public health but that profits degrade public health by pushing the public into overlooking important things they can do to improve the immune system that they already have. When governments worldwide chose to lockdown, in contradiction to the scientific literature on how to deal with pandemics, they entirely left out how the reduced level of exercise negatively impacts immunity. The health authorities followed the “bubble boy” approach. Stay isolated, and wait for the savior of the vaccines!

My Personal Change from This Research

This analysis has led me to resume supplementing with the hormone Melatonin. I already have a diet that likely takes care of most of the vitamins and minerals, and supplementation only works if one is deficient. For example, Zinc is found in milk and whole grains, which are already part of my diet and should be part of everyone’s diet, but is not. However, according to the video included in this article from Dr. Campbell, I cannot obtain enough Vitamin D to meet the requirements to optimally regulate my immune system.

Melatonin is also a supplement I will begin taking — as it is not obtained from the diet. Melatonin supplementation is more important for people as they age, as the biosynthesis of Melatonin declines with age. I have included the supplements I began taking due to this analysis in the article A List of Supplements and Dosages to Support the Immune System.

An Option the US Government Could Have Pursued

The US government could have contracted for an immune supplement containing the items listed in this article and sent it out for free to the population. This would have had a much bigger impact than making people wear masks, as the effect of masks is roughly 3% (as I cover in the article How Effective Are Masks in Reducing the Spread of the Coronavirus), however, the government has no interest in doing practical and effective things for public health.

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