“Dynamic Defense” Could Speed Up COVID Recovery [STUDY]

Dear Living Well Daily Reader,

The word on the street is that we’re all going to get COVID-19 at some point.

I don’t think that’s a good idea to adhere to… and it’s definitely not a reason to throw up your hands and give up trying to avoid the infection.

Many people who’ve already had the infection are complaining of “long” COVID, where they have symptoms like fatigue, problems breathing, and muscle pains that last well beyond the infection.

Avoiding infection is obviously always your best bet. But what do you do if you get COVID-19, even despite trying your best?

A new study shows that this “dynamic defense” may actually speed up COVID-19 recovery…

And you’ll be shocked when you hear how simple it could be.

In a recent study, researchers showed that taking a probiotic formula called AB21 led to a reduction of symptoms of COVID-19.

And it seems that this “dynamic defense” made all the difference.

To determine whether or not probiotics could help with COVID-19 recovery, researchers gave two groups of volunteers either AB21 or a placebo.

The probiotic formula used specific strains of bacteria called Lactiplantibacillus plantarum KABP022, KABP023, and KAPB033, plus Pediococcus acetolactic.

Taking the supplement led to a reduction in viral load that was measured in the nose and mouth, plus fewer lung infiltrates (a.k.a. “invaders”), AND fewer digestive and non-digestive symptoms, when compared to a placebo group.

The scientists also observed increases in specific beneficial immune proteins called IgM and IgG.

Unfortunately, AB21 is not yet available to the public.

But there are still plenty of things you can do to keep yourself as healthy as possible in the event of a COVID-19 infection.

Dr. Scott’s COVID Action Plan

  • Get healthy. The most apparent risk factor for getting COVID-19 and having a more severe outcome is the presence of chronic illnesses such as diabetes or heart disease. Do what you can to improve your health by exercising, eating right, getting enough sleep, and taking the right supplements.
  • Vitamin D. Studies have shown that people with higher vitamin D levels are less likely to get COVID-19 and have less severe symptoms if they do get it.
  • L-arginine: This amino acid is not only an antimicrobial, it’s essential for making lymphocytes (white blood cells that attack viruses and bacteria). When you have enough arginine, you produce nitric oxide, which protects against clotting, another common complication in COVID-19 infections. Nitric oxide also combines with other molecules to create nitrosoglutathione, which helps the lungs to open up (bronchodilation), allowing folks to breathe easier.
  • Seaweed. Scientists, looking for ways to stop viral infections like COVID-19, have investigated many forms of edible seaweed. The most common way to get seaweed is to eat sushi (it’s usually wrapped in seaweed), but there are many more types of seaweed that you can add to your diet.

 

P.S. As if a COVID-19 infection itself weren’t hard enough, did you know that it could also increase your chances of this disease? Find out more right here.

 

SOURCES:

Adebayo, A., Varzideh, F., Wilson, S., Gambardella, J., Eacobacci, M., Jankauskas, S. S., Donkor, K., Kansakar, U., Trimarco, V., Mone, P., Lombardi, A., & Santulli, G. (2021). l-Arginine and COVID-19: An Update. Nutrients, 13(11), 3951. https://doi.org/10.3390/nu13113951

Daniells, Steven. “Probiotic combination may positively affect outcomes in COVID-19 outpatients.” 1/12/2022. https://www.nutraingredients.com/Article/2022/01/12/Probiotic-combination-may-positively-affect-outcomes-in-COVID-19-outpatients

Kaya MO, Pamukçu E, Yakar B. The role of vitamin D deficiency on COVID-19: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies. Epidemiol Health. 2021;43:e2021074. doi: 10.4178/epih.e2021074. Epub 2021 Sep 23. PMID: 34607398; PMCID: PMC8769802.

 

 

 

Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Written By Dr. Scott Olson, ND

Nearly 25 years ago, failed mainstream medical treatments left Dr. Olson in constant pain – and his health in ruins. And that’s when he did something REVOLUTIONARY. He began his career in medicine – and dedicated his life to uncovering the true, underlying causes of disease.
Through his innovative medical practices in Tennessee and Colorado, Dr. Olson has helped cure countless seniors from across America of arthritis… heart disease… diabetes… and even cancer. All without risky prescription drugs or painful surgeries.

View More Free Articles

Is THIS Fat LIE Making You SICK?

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, The message has been received loud and clear: “Fat is BAD!” Conventional medicine has been preaching the anti-fat message for decades now. We’ve been told we should avoid it… That eating “too much” fat will make US fat… And that fat on our bodies triggers disease and death… Here’s the...

Read This

Tasty Hack SUPERCHARGES Gut Health

One day, we’ll look back at our discovery of the nervous system in our guts in much the same way as other giant leaps in medicine like germ theory, vaccinations, and antibiotics. Knowing it exists and how important it is has changed EVERYTHING. We now understand that the enteric nervous system, or our “second brain”...

Read This

BRIGHT IDEA Stops Colon Cancer in Its Tracks

Dear Living Well Daily Reader, One thing no one ever thinks to warn you about a cancer diagnosis is the RUSH. While you’re still trying to process the news that you have cancer, you’re already asked to make decisions about your treatments. You’re told there’s no time to waste. And warned delays could lead to...

Read This

MAILBAG: The Startling Truth About Sugar

“I’m diabetic and I don’t quite understand the differences in sugar. There’s sugar you make cookies with but also fruits have sugar. Can I have fruits even though they have sugar too?” – Annette, from Helen, GA Hi Annette, For something that seems so simple, sugar sure gets complicated very quickly. That table sugar you...

Read This

Prostate Cancer Treatment MAKES WAVES (Side-Effect-Free!)

I’m not going to pull any punches here. Getting a prostate cancer diagnosis is downright terrifying. And that’s especially true because for YEARS there weren’t any remarkable advancements in the treatments for this cancer. Watchful waiting (active surveillance) was the best we could do for men with small tumors that didn’t appear aggressive. And for...

Read This

Top COVID Symptoms Have Changed (SURPRISING!)

We’ve lived with COVID-19 for nearly three years now. That means we KNOW what it looks like, right? Wrong. The dominant COVID strain infecting people today doesn’t look exactly like the one that infected people last year. The virus is constantly changing. And so are the symptoms when you catch it. Different COVID strains appear...

Read This

NSAID Pain Relievers: A SHOCKING Discovery

My excellent editor told me the other day that she gave in and took some naproxen for her psoriatic arthritis pain. And she’s not alone. Occasionally even people who are passionate about natural medicine turn to over-the-counter or prescription drugs for pain relief. After all, joint pain can be downright debilitating. But before you reach...

Read This

Fake Meat Hiding a Dangerous Secret? (Study)

People ask me all the time what I think about meat substitutes. My reply is simple: “They’re junk!” The labels claim that these fake meats are better for your health and the environment. But nothing could be further from the truth… If you’re a regular Living Well Daily reader, you know I’m constantly warning you...

Read This

Simple Trick Dramatically Slows Memory Loss

Ask a group of middle-aged people about their biggest fear, and they will almost universally say, “losing their minds.” And I agree. The thought of my precious memories fading away is at the top of MY “no thanks” list. But just wanting your brain to be healthy isn’t enough. You have to work at protecting...

Read This

MAILBAG: The DISTURBING Truth About Alzheimer's Drugs

“What’s your take on the drugs for Alzheimer’s?” – Timothy, from Bel Air, MD Hi Timothy, Let me make it simple: They’re junk. You’ve seen the breathless headlines, I’m sure. After all, they’re almost impossible to ignore! They make exciting claims like “New breakthrough in Alzheimer’s Treatment Is a Game Changer!” or “FINALLY an Alzheimer’s...

Read This