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Dr. Rhonda Patrick answers audience questions on various health, nutrition, and science topics in this Q&A session.
Zinc is a potent inhibitor of the SARS-CoV RNA polymerase in vitro. 1
In vitro and clinical studies have shown elderberry can shorten the duration of the flu by 3-4 days by creating a stronger antibody response and increasing inflammatory cytokines. 1
Is reinfection with SARS-CoV-2, the virus that causes COVID-19, possible?
Serological surveys being led by Dr. Michael Busch MD Ph.D. at UCSF school of medicine are looking at how long antibodies provide protection and the possibility of herd immunity. 1
Cocoa flavonoid has been shown to improve circulation, improve cognition, and reduce skin wrinkling.
Patients with peripheral artery disease were able to walk 46 yards longer in a 6 minute walking test after supplementing with cocoa for 6 months. 1
Dark chocolate was able to improve cycling distance by 17% in healthy young males. 1
Daily supplementation of 800mg cocoa was able to improve circulation and decrease systolic blood pressure by 5 points and diastolic blood pressure by 3 points. 1
In a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study, women taking 320 mg of cocoa flavanols for 24 weeks improved facial wrinkles & objective skin elasticity. 1
Cocoa products can have high levels of cadmium and lead. I use CocoaVia because it has no minimal levels of cadmium and lead in their cocoa. 1
Supplements that have been shown to improve migraines.
Epidemiological data shows that people with migraines are more likely to be deficient in magnesium 1
Clinical studies show that 12 weeks of daily 600mg oral magnesium can reduce the duration and frequency of migraines. However studies using 243-360mg magnesium failed to show an effect. 1
In a double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trial 300mg/day CoQ10 for 3 months 48% of the participants reported a decrease in the number of days with headaches and in the frequency of migraines by at least half. 1
A combination of CoQ10, Riboflavin (Vit B2), and magnesium for 3 months caused a decrease of 6.2 to 4.4 migraine days per month. 1
Exercising for 40 minutes three times a week has been shown to modestly decrease the frequency of migraines by 1 less migraine per month. 1
Saunas may be useful for treating tension headaches 1
Ketones have been shown to cause 3.73 fewer days of migraine per month. In addition, 74% of the ketone group said their symptoms were reduced in half compared to 9% in the control.
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Supplementation with magnesium-L-threonate enhanced many different forms of learning & memory in both young and aged rats. 1
Anecdote time! Rhonda’s recent incorporation of moringa: whether there is overlap with moringa and prostaphane supplements, how much moringa I take, and how to make it more palatable.
FMF Vitamin C topic page 1
Heat and cold therapy for boosting the immune system 1
Long-term cold-water immersion at 57°F (14°C) for 1 hour (3 times a week for 6 weeks) in healthy males was shown to increase lymphocyte numbers and reduce the number of colds 1
Comparing the efficacy and safety of infrared saunas vs traditional saunas.
The signs and symptoms of too much calcium and what role parathyroid hormone has in regulating calcium.
The role of Vitamin K1 and K2 and their theoretical ability to reduce calcium atherosclerotic plaques in blood vessels.
Addressing the myth that fish consumption is associated with cognitive impairment.
There is not enough research on TMAO and lectins to make any conclusions.
Plant based diets may not be able to provide optimal levels of DHA and EPA in some people.
Rapid fire questions
For APOE 4 carriers, higher doses of DHA may be needed if supplementing compared to dietary sources.
It is not known if liposomal glutathione enters the brain.
There are pharmacological trial drugs in the pipeline for increasing NAD+
What SNPs most affect our response to COVID-19
My thoughts on the future of COVID-19 treatment including remdesivir, monoclonal antibodies.