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Dr. Rhonda Patrick answers audience questions on various health, nutrition, and science topics in this Q&A session.
The mechanism of SARS-CoV-2 infection and pathology. 1
What is a cytokine storm and how initial activation of the innate immune system may help prevent it.
Vitamin D normalizes the renin-angiotensin-system system and could be protective of COVID-19.
SARS-CoV-1 infection has been shown to downregulate cellular ACE2 expression levels and this may be involved in disease severity. 1
How loss of ACE2 function has been shown to exacerbate acute lung injury and inflammation in lungs. 1
Vitamin D halved the risk of acute respiratory infection in people with the lowest baseline vitamin D levels and reduced by 10% in people with adequate vitamin D. 1
Vitamin D reduced lung injury in mice by actually increasing ACE2 receptor levels in infected mice. The infected mice experienced a decrease in ACE2R and this exacerbated lung injury but vitamin D normalized this. Vitamin D did not increase ACE2 levels above what was found in normal non-infected mice. 1
Vitamin C is critical to the immune system and could possibly be protective during the SARS-CoV2 pandemic.
Vitamin C deficient mice were more likely to die from the flu. 1
Dosing vitamin D supplementation.
Intravenous vitamin C is currently being trialed for treatment for COVID-19 around the world.
What I personally do to boost my immune system during this pandemic.
Thiamine supplementation for protection from SARS-CoV2 via riboswitches.
Supplementation I give to my toddler.
Do non-caloric artificial sweeteners negatively impact the microbiome?
Monitoring sleep duration and quality for improving health
How sauna use plays a role in boosting the immune system via heat shock proteins.