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Zinc and virus infections

Discussion in 'Health & Healing' started by shunyadragon, Sep 12, 2020.

  1. shunyadragon

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    Problem with this is that the effect of Zinc to help control virus infections is coating the mouth and throat.

    It is fine that we can eat high zinc foods, but this does address the effectiveness of Zinc lozenges to coat the mouth and throat.
     
  2. ChristineM

    ChristineM "Be strong" I whispered to my coffee.
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    Golly Ms. M,
    I was merely pointing out the stupidity of people who think in terms of 1 is good 10 must be much gooder.
    I was merely pointing out that perhaps, with so much stupidity going around, that it's probably not a good idea to be posting any alleviants that could be harmful to some. Zinc is not without real problems...

    6 Reasons Not to Take Zinc for Your Cold
    Does your co-worker’s first explosive sneeze or your child’s burgeoning cough send you to the store for zinc supplements to protect yourself from catching their cold? It’s true that some studies have found that zinc supplements may shorten the duration of a cold, but there’s no proof that it will prevent one, or ease symptoms such as your runny nose or aching head.

    And beware: Zinc has side effects, too. Nevertheless, consumers spent about $108 million on zinc supplements in 2014, according to the Nutrition Business Journal.

     
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    Are you saying that coating the mouth and throat with zinc reduces the level of viral infections?
     
  5. shunyadragon

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    Yes, ahh . . . it is actually more of a preventive in this case. The medical usage is short term higher dosage to reduce the infection and is not recommended outside a medical treatment program for COVID-19.
     
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  6. ChristineM

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    There are dangers in crossing the road.

    Taken in the recommended dosage there is no problem. But you know there are idiots that like to overdose. You just can't fix stupid but if you want to "point out" to the stupid who will take no notice anyway then feel free.
     
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    If a viral infection does its thing in the lungs, how does "coating the mouth and throat with zinc" have any impact?
     
  8. shunyadragon

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    Zinc is not a cure for anything. The mechanism for Zinc benefits of reducing the effects of viruses is still not conclusively demonstrated, but I believe it has positive effects, and some studies have supported this. As a supplement for the treatment of COVID-19 there has been some success.
     
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    Years ago, when I was doing a 2 year long study/meditation on the effects of PMS, I would notice a loss of taste and smell as part of the aura of the setting in of PMS. I also discovered that eating oysters or taking a zinc tablet would cure it. So yeah, I'm convinced that if a loss of taste and smell is associated with COVID, then taking zinc would definitely be helpful.
     
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