Scientists Exploring Apple Cider Vinegar To Treat SARS-CoV-2 Infections And Also To Reduce COVID-19 Induced Inflammation!
Medical researchers from Khwarizmi Institute of Science and Technology-Iran have in a new study involving mice found that apple cider vinegar could be used to treat COVID-19 and also to reduce associated inflammatory responses in COVID-19 especially in the lungs.
The study team used a local Iranian apple cider vinegar called D.SAP in the successful animal study and next planning a randomized clinical trial. It should be noted that D.SAP is literally similar to ordinary organic apple cider vinegar.
The SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus is a virus that may cause severe respiratory disorders also affect the rest of the organs with an unclear rate of death.
It has been speculated that natural vinegar may have an immune-boosting quality that effectively fights influenza-like respiratory infections.
The study team aimed to evaluate the role of a specially formulated Iranian apple vinegar called Dezhakam sap (D.SAP) in the mice model of covid-19 in the treatment of infection and reduction of COVID-19-associated lung inflammation.
The study team designed a COVID-19-positive model of male inbred BALB/c mice by viral exposure. All mice were subsequently examined for active SARS-CoV-2 infection. Mice with positive COVID-19 infection were separated into different groups to study the effect of treatment by different concentrations of D.SAP smoke for seven days. Expression assessments for viral RNA on covid-19 affected mice models for three SARS-CoV-2 genes (RDRP, N, and E) and three inflammation markers (IL6, IL1b, and TNF) in lung tissue of all mice were assessed using Real-time PCR.
The study findings showed a significant decrease in viral load in the RDRP gene, N gene, and E gene in all infected rats treated with D.SAP compared with off-treatment mice. In addition, all three inflammation factor genes in infected mice that were treated with D.SAP were significantly reduced compared to the off-treatment infected mice.
The study findings showed the effectiveness of the apple cider vinegar to attack the SARS-CoV-2 coronavirus.
Furthermore, the study data also showed the effectiveness of apple cider vinegar to reduce the lethal inflammation in COVID-19 infection with low side effects. th natural anti-inflammatory phytochemical agents block certain substances in the body that cause inflammation.
The study findings suggest that apple cider vinegar be considered a potential natural anti-inflammatory agent that may increase the survival rate of individuals with COVID-19 infection.
The study team said that therapeutic effects could be related to the antimicrobial and antioxidant effects of apple cider vinegar due to its polyphenolic compounds.
The study findings were published on a preprint server are currently being peer reviewed. https://www.researchsquare.com/article/rs-1983034/v1
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would like to highlight that previously, Italian researchers from IRCCS San Raffaele Scientific Institute-Milan demonstrated in both vitro and vivo studies that acetic acid, a component of vinegar could inhibit the SARS-CoV-2 virus.
Numerous past studies have shown that apple cider vinegar has antimicrobial properties and also helps reduce blood sugar and is also anti-inflammatory besides helping to boost the immune system.
However, till proper randomized clinical studies validate the efficacy of using apple cider vinegar to treat COVID-19, no one should attempt to self-prescribe and self-treat themselves with apple cider vinegar before consulting a licensed medical doctor who knows anything. (Very rare find!) Also note that simply taking apple cider vinegar can induce adverse effects especially if someone already has existing comorbidities and is on certain drugs.
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