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COVID-19 and Zinc

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  • Opublikowany 14 paź 2020
  • President Trump taking zinc (WSJ)
    Low zinc levels at clinical admission associates with poor outcomes in COVID-19, (11th October)
    Zinc balances immune responses and also has a proven direct antiviral action against some viruses.
    Zinc deficiency (ZD) is a common condition in elderly and individuals with chronic diseases
    Increased intracellular zinc concentrations efficiently impair replication
    Resulting in a lower number of viruses
    Retrospective analysis
    Patients admitted in Barcelona
    15th March to 30th April 2020
    Clinical severity of COVID-19 and PMH assessed
    Fasting plasma zinc levels measured routinely at admission
    N = 611
    Mean age, 63 years
    Male 332, (55%)
    Total mortality was 87 patients (14%) during study time
    249 of 611 patients studied
    Of the 249, 21 (8%) died
    Baseline zinc levels
    Died, (21 people) mean plasma zinc = 43 μg/dl
    Survived, (228 people) mean plasma zinc = 63.1 μg/dl
    Higher zinc levels, associated with lower maximum levels of interleukin-6 during the period of active infection
    Zinc level lower than 50 μg/dl at admission, 2.3 times increased risk of in-hospital death
    Compared with those of 50 μg/dl or higher
    Lower zinc levels at admission correlate with higher inflammation in the course of infection and poorer outcome
    Low plasma zinc levels at admission are associated with mortality in COVID-19 in our study
    Further studies are needed to assess the therapeutic impact of this association
    COVID-19: Poor outcomes in patients with zinc deficiency (International Journal of Infectious Diseases, November 2020)
    Chennai, India
    Prospective study of fasting zinc levels in COVID-19 patients at the time of hospitalization
    Healthy controls median 105.8 μg/dl
    Zinc is a trace element with potent immunoregulatory and antiviral properties
    Is utilized in the treatment of coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19)
    Patients with serious COVID-19 had significantly low zinc levels in comparison to healthy controls
    Zinc deficient COVID patients developed more complications
    Zinc deficient patients 70.4% developed complications
    Non zinc deficient patients, 30.0% developed complications, (p = 0.009)
    Acute respiratory distress syndrome
    More need of steroids
    Increased mortality
    Zinc deficient COVID patients had a prolonged hospital stay
    Zinc deficient patients, 7.9 days
    Non zinc deficient patients, 5.7 days, (p = 0.048)
    In vitro studies
    Reduced zinc levels increase SARS-CoV-2 virus receptor interactions
    Increased zinc levels inhibit ACE2 expression
    What zinc does
    Catalytic activity of approximately 100 enzymes
    Plays a role in immune function
    Protein synthesis
    Wound healing
    DNA synthesis
    Cell division
    Normal growth and development, pregnancy, childhood, adolescence
    Required for sense of taste and smell
    Zinc and immunity
    Severe zinc deficiency depresses immune function
    Even mild to moderate degrees of zinc deficiency can impair macrophage and neutrophil functions, natural killer cell activity, and complement activity
    Body requires zinc to develop and activate T-lymphocytes
    Low zinc levels have shown reduced lymphocyte proliferation
    …. that can be corrected by zinc supplementation
    Low zinc status has been associated with increased susceptibility to pneumonia and other infections in children in developing countries and the elderly
    Sea food
    Baked beans
    Fortified cereals
    Pumpkin seeds
    Cashew nuts
    Vitamin D and zinc can be made in bulk for essentially nothing

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  • The Roasted Chestnut
    The Roasted Chestnut Rok temu +771

    When Covid first started going crazy I took lots of extra supplements including zinc, magnesium and vitamin C. I’ve never gone so long without being sick in my whole life. I continued to work all of 2020 and was in close contact several times with people who came down with Covid-19. However, I’ve never come down with it and always test negative.

  • Kevin Adamson
    Kevin Adamson Rok temu +149

    Love this doctor because he looks at natural and alternative vitamins and minerals in the treatment of viruses and not just the pharmaceutical ones which often are much more expensive. Most doctors nowadays are only too keen to push the pills without finding out what deficiency the patient has. The reason they don't push the cheaper vitamins is they don't make any money from them.

  • lds251
    lds251 Rok temu +62

    Thank you for this. I started taking zinc, D and C a few months ago since I heard about its possible efficacy as a prophylactic against not only Covid, but colds and seasonal flu. I got lazy about it lately and I started feeling sick and feverish last night with a sore throat and started the regimen again and I am a lot better today. No more feverish feeling and no sore throat. Also I am drinking tonic water and pushing fluids for hydration.

  • kyna matthewson

    Lots of respect for this man for referring to genuine reports, medical facts, real science, statistics, etc. going over the information, talking us through and not treating us all like idiots. Pointing out the dodgy bits, also explains the medical lingo. Thank you.

  • Ms. Renee A. Jones
    Ms. Renee A. Jones Rok temu +80

    You explained everything in a way that it's easy to understand. Thank you for sharing your knowledge and understanding of the body and medicines.

  • Carol Hamnett
    Carol Hamnett Rok temu +34

    Been taking 50mg zinc every day along with Vit d3, magnesium and Vit C for last 18mths. I had a low immune system at the start of this v. Not even had a cold! Highly recommend it

  • Donnie Dale
    Donnie Dale Rok temu +44

    3 years ago I was diagnosed with full blown type two. I did exhaustive research and began my own supplement intake. I take 50 mg. tablet each morning of Zinc along with D3 and K2, with potassium and magnesium. A lot of very intresting things have come to my benefit over the last three years. Diabetes is gone, blood pressure went to normal, I have begun adding muscle mass, and I dont get sick. I also have been on a high fat low carb diet that I designed for me. I am 67 years old, and act like a thirty years old. Be it the supplements or the diet or both, I have regained my health. I take no meds of any kind. Just went to my doctor last week for check up, everything great, dont go back for a year. Thats saying something for someone my age. Hope this will help someone.

  • Lukas Glen
    Lukas Glen Rok temu +186

    Thank you Dr Campbell for this easy to understand presentation.

  • Joan Freyre
    Joan Freyre Rok temu +15

    Been doing supplement investigation for years and specifically,lately for what works against covid,and this is spot on. Been on zinc, vit D3 10,000 units,1000mg vit c. So far so good! I use zinc oxide ointment as a natural deoderant,and when I have cold symptoms,I swab my nose with it and the symptoms disappear. So far it's working. Thanks for your valuable video.

  • lindi
    lindi Rok temu +1

    This is really positive information and is something we can do presumably without nasty side effects - Thank you so much for this info...and thank you also to everyone who's mentioned their personal vitamin regimes , its very empowering !! 👍 ..and all the funny Zinc comments had me chuckling 😂

  • mary mcnamara
    mary mcnamara Rok temu +1

    Thank you for another very helpful, informative and interesting video, Dr John! I started taking a Zinc supplement of 15 mg daily following your previous video on Zinc.

  • Vicki Trapane
    Vicki Trapane Rok temu +114

    I take Vit D3 daily, and when I start to feel anything trying to hit me (sore throat, stuffy nose, etc) I take Echinacea and Zinc, and it kicks it away. I’ve been taking it for years, and it works! For me anyway 😊

  • Miss Talulah
    Miss Talulah Rok temu +31

    Taking zinc with quercetin (a zinc ionophore) was a vital part of what helped me to recover from long tail covid (I had it for 3.5 months). When I ran out of zinc I got much worse again - when more was delivered and I was able to start taking it again I immediately improved again. It is in my covid kit - I sent it to everyone in my family so that they have it too.

  • Kelly Moore
    Kelly Moore Rok temu

    So grateful for your truth telling youtube clips Dr. Campbell. I'm a former nurse with R.A. and I have been supplementing with Zinc and Vit D prior to pandemic. I was disgusted when I was stocking up on zinc in Australia, the price of the over the counter zinc went up in price dramatically once covid hit Australia. It seemed an ironic and sad correlation to me.

  • Eden Smith
    Eden Smith Rok temu +28

    Thank you Doctor for talking about building our immunity.

  • Denise Cawthorne
    Denise Cawthorne Rok temu +23

    I really appreciate this clear and concise information. Available and doable for pretty much everyone. Thank you

  • Doriane
    Doriane Rok temu +22

    Dear Dr Campbell, thank you for your amazing videos. As an orthomolecular therapist I'd like to mention that the supplements you showed in the video are both not very bio-available. Vitamin D is fat soluble and is best taken in gelcaps with oil. Zinc should be taken in forms of piccolinate or monomethionine in order to be absorbed by the body. Much love from Belgium.

  • nnh0203
    nnh0203 Rok temu

    Thank you dr. We need more doctors like you in this country.

  • Carolyn Helmic
    Carolyn Helmic Rok temu +285

    Dr. Campbell, you really love people and aren’t in it for the money but to help people. Love you and thank you for being on video to talk so we can understand you.

  • Lourdes Salgado
    Lourdes Salgado Rok temu +6

    Thank you Dr Campbell, u r so wise and a man with a heart. We who r listening to u r blessed for such clear explanation concerning covid and vitamins. People keep taking your zinc, vit D, and stay healthy. May God have mercy on this world we live in.