Coronavirus has become THE search term on Google, even more popular than Kim Kardashian! I’m sure you’ve heard all the panic, lockdowns and horror stories. And we also seem to all be holding out for a vaccine as the only option.
Well, good news! It turns out our bodies have great systems to protect ourselves, and all they need is a little fuel, like taurine.
What does taurine do?
Taurine is an essential amino acid that provides many helpful benefits, such as preventing and treating cardiovascular diseases, exerting a cardiac effect and resisting cardiac arrhythmia, lowering blood fat and cholesterol, lowering blood pressure, lowering blood sugar, strengthening liver and benefiting gallbladder, and has effects such as anti-fever effect, anti-pain effect, anti-inflammation and the like.
A recent study review on the effects of essential amino acids, including taurine, in humans said that essential amino acids such as taurine help improve the metabolism and function of our white cells –
“Furthermore, these nutrients may promote the immunological defense of humans against infections by bacteria, fungi, parasites, and viruses (including coronavirus) through enhancing the metabolism and functions of monocytes, macrophages, and other cells of the immune system.”Important roles of dietary taurine, creatine, carnosine, anserine and 4-hydroxyproline in human nutrition and health.
A pharmaceutical company is even trying to patent giving taurine to pigs for … the coronavirus.
So, taurine can help your body fight the coronavirus. Honey also can help the immune system, and soothe a sore throat.
What else do I need?
But boosting your white cells will need a little more, such as Vitamin C and Zinc. One surgeon in the UK is giving his super rich clients an IV concoction of vitamins such as vitamin C, vitamin B12 complex, glutathione, zinc and essential amino acids such as arginine, taurine, lysine and citrulline and charging them R7000.
I’ll meet you for drinks when this gets under control.