The following is a press release from the Forever Healthy Foundation.
The Forever Healthy Foundation announces the public release of its Practical Guide to natural antivirals and immune boosters for COVID-19 today.
Antivirals with a broad spectrum of action and immunomodulators that improve host resilience are crucial to overcoming novel viral infections. As of yet, there aren’t any evidence-based or clinically proven treatments or vaccines available for COVID-19.
However, numerous compounds, including natural antivirals and natural immunomodulators, have been suggested for both prevention and treatment. Unfortunately, the scientific evidence behind these recommendations is most often not provided, making the decision whether to use a certain compound virtually impossible.
In light of the current COVID-19 outbreak, we review the scientific, empirical, and clinical evidence of proposed natural compounds that could potentially help prevent infection or reduce the severity of symptoms.
Method & Results
A search for recommendations of natural antivirals and immune-boosting compounds with possible relevance to COVID-19 was conducted using online resources of the leading integrative medical, naturopathic, and functional medicine associations.
Evidence for or against each compound was then collected and in cases where supporting or refuting evidence was not found, consultations with experts and of association-specific supporting literature were carried out.
Finally, substances were categorized and a list of recommendations of compounds that have shown beneficial immunomodulatory actions, clinical efficacy, safety, and potentially specific effects on SARS-CoV-2 was created.
The team identified 50 natural substances and mixtures recommended for preventing infection with SARS-CoV-2 or lessening the severity of symptoms of COVID-19. As there hasn’t been enough time for the scientific community to conduct clinical trials on the effects of any of the compounds on SARS-CoV-2, we chose to recommend 8 substances with established safety that have shown strong antiviral or immunomodulatory effects in clinical trials or clinical practice.
Please find the details including the final list of recommended compounds and doses here.
About Forever Healthy
Forever Healthy’s mission is to accelerate the availability of human rejuvenation therapies and enable people to vastly extend their healthy lifespan.
Through its ‘Rejuvenation Now’ and ‘Maximizing Health‘ initiatives, Forever Healthy seeks to continuously identify and evaluate new rejuvenation therapies on risks, benefits, and potential application and to harness the enormous wealth of the world’s cutting-edge medical knowledge to empower informed decisions about health and well-being.
In addition, Forever Healthy supports the development of rejuvenation therapies that undo the damage of aging by funding basic research, bringing together the world’s leading scientists at the Undoing Aging conference and supporting startups that work on actual therapies for human use. For more information, please visit forever-healthy.org.