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Melatonin reduces the instance of COVID-19 positive test.

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by shunyadragon, Nov 24, 2020.

  1. shunyadragon

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    It has been demonstrated the Melatonin reduces positive tests for COVID-19.

    What to Know About That Study Claiming Melatonin Can Treat COVID-19

    What to Know About That Study Claiming Melatonin Can Treat COVID-19

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    New research suggests that melatonin may protect against COVID-19 by increasing tolerance to the virus. But randomized controlled trials are needed before we’ll know if it works. ozgurdonmaz / Getty Images
    • Through a “big data” approach, Cleveland Clinic researchers have identified the sleep aid melatonin as a potential treatment for COVID-19.
    • Melatonin could possibly protect against COVID-19 by increasing tolerance to the virus.
    • Randomized controlled trials are needed before we’ll know if it works.
    As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to surge, there’s a strong push to develop drugs and vaccines that will help control this disease.

    According to Feixiong Cheng, PhD, a researcher at Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner Research Institute, one way that researchers have tried to fast-track potential treatments is by repurposing existing drugs.

    Some examples of repurposed drugs already in use in the battle against COVID-19 include the steroid dexamethasone and the antiviral remdesivir.

    “Traditional de novo [new] drug discovery is costly, and we have to wait a long time (10 to 15 years),” said Cheng. “Drug repurposing will significantly reduce cost and time for the emerging COVID-19 pandemic compared to traditional drug discovery approaches.”

    One promising drug that Cheng’s team has identified is something that might already be in your medicine cabinet: the sleep aid melatonin.

    Dr. Sanjay Sethi, who’s currently studying melatonin as a potential COVID-19 treatment at the University at Buffalo, a “big data” approach uses “large volumes of biological, biometric, and electronic health data for research.”

    “It often requires special analytic tools and computing power to complete,” Sethi explained.

    Cheng said that his team used network medicine methodologies as well as a large database of electronic health records from the Cleveland Clinic to identify symptoms and processes that COVID-19 has in common with other diseases.

    They then obtained the host proteins that are targeted by human coronaviruses or are involved in critical pathways of the infection. These were compared to known drug-to-target interactions.

    Based on their analyses, melatonin was identified as a potential treatment for COVID-19.

    Sethi said that Cheng’s team had two lines of data that formed the basis of their assessment.

    First, from their network analysis, they could see that there were pathways active in COVID-19 that could be affected by melatonin.

    Second, they were able to determine that people who got tested for COVID-19 at the clinic who were also taking melatonin had a lower incidence of being positive for the disease.

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  2. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    too bad it gives you nightmares
     
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    Not me, but of course in some it may reveal inner evil thoughts.
     
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    I take 20 mg a day so I guess I am good to go.
     
  5. Lyndon

    Lyndon "Peace is the answer" quote: GOD, 2014
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    what a stupid response!
     
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  7. Verdant Nebulosity

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    I would wait on a Gold Standard Research Design study before popping supps. But that's my 2 ¢.
     
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  9. Verdant Nebulosity

    Verdant Nebulosity Just Breathe

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    I have thought about trying it again since I don't use other sleep aid stuff like I used to. Guess I may or may not have an excuse to, lol.
     
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    And if it doesn't help, it at least keeps people from going out and party all night.
     
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