What Is Viral Pro
ViralPro contains a potent antioxidant and common food preservative (BHT) that is also known to support natural defenses against viruses, as well as a unique blend of mushrooms known for their reported anti-viral properties.
BHT is believed to help the body defend against a virus by potentially damaging the protective layer of the viral cell, in turn making the virus vulnerable to the immune system, which may result in preventing the virus from multiplying and causing outbreaks.
ViralPro™ also contains a unique blend of 4 specific mushrooms, best known for their widely studied anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Mushrooms have been used in traditional Asian medicines for thousands of years and have various bioactive compounds including anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral and anti-inflammatory.
ViralPro Ingredients - Vitamins for Immune System
Shiitake mushrooms have a unique nutritional profile, rich in Copper, Pantothenic Acid, Selenium whilst also containing Riboflavin, niacin, zinc and manganese that all help contribute towards Shiitake’s antioxidant properties.Shiitake also contains lentinan which may help support the body to fight against viral and bacterial infections.
Turkey Tail Mushroom
Turkey Tail Mushrooms are believed to contain a vast array of antioxidants, including over 35 different phenolic compounds in addition to quercetin and baicalein flavonoids which may help to promote a healthy immune system. (1),(2)
Also found in Turkey Tail are Krestin (PSK) and Polysaccharide Peptide (PSP), both of which are known for their immune-supporting properties.Since the 1970s, various countries including China and Japan use PSK and PSP to aid in naturally supporting the immune system. (3),(4).
In In-Vivo studies, the growth of the bacteria: Staphylococcus aureus and Salmonella Enterica, were both inhibited by Turkey Tail extract. (5)
Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) has been significantly tested in human and animals, as well as specific cell studies for numerous potential health benefits, resulting in findings of Reishi’s positive effects on supporting the immune system and white blood cells. (6),(7)
In-vivo testing, researchers have found that the Gypsy Mushroom (Rozites Caperata) contains a chemical, suggested to be composed of a unique peptide sequence, that may help support the body in fighting some well-known viruses, whilst also blocking influenza A, a respiratory syncytial virus and chickenpox. The chemical they discovered was called RC-183 and patented. (8)(9)
What is BHT?
Used since the 1940s in food preparation, BHT, or butylated hydroxytoluene is a potent antioxidant and preservative, used to prevent oils and fats from spoiling and going rancid. If you’ve ever wondered why the cereal you’ve had in the back of the cupboard for months is still good, BHT probably had something to do with it.
Since BHT’s discovery, an enormous number of uses have been found for this amazing preservative. It can be present in everything from food to cosmetics, even jet fuel, but more recently, in powerful antioxidant health supplements as well.
Its primary mechanism is the prevention of autoxidation, a free radical generating process caused by oxygen attacking unsaturated organic compounds such as fats. By preventing autoxidation and the production of free radicals, BHT keeps compounds stable for longer, preventing their breakdown and associated decay.
Is BHT safe?
One of the major questions around BHT’s use is its safety. Despite widespread scare tactics, there has been little proof that BHT is responsible for any incidence of human harm or mortality.
In fact, many of the criticisms leveled against BHT are spurious. The most common — that because of its wide uses in industrial applications it is inherently unsafe — is clear dis-ingenuity: water is found in everything from pesticide to radiator fluid but few would argue its importance to health.
The few studies that have shown significant negative effects have tended to use very high dosage, far beyond what any normal person would consume, and really only prove the old axiom that too much of anything is bad for you.
Why is BHT good for you?
Contrary to reports featured in the press, BHT may have a wide range of beneficial health effects and is the focus of a significant amount of research into antiviral and longevity science. Much as BHT is capable of preventing autoxidation in oils present in the foods we consume and the products we use, it also may be able to mitigate the damage caused by autoxidation within our bodies.
Studies have been conducted on BHT’s application in medical treatments since the 1970s and there is a growing body of evidence to indicate that it is safe and may be beneficial. One of BHT’s major health benefits is its action upon lipid-coated viruses. BHT disrupts the lipid membrane that surrounds these viruses, damaging them and their ability to penetrate the walls of human cells. Because of this, BHT has been used off-label for certain types of viruses to great effect, particularly following the publication of John A. Mann’s and Steven Fowkes’s groundbreaking "Wipe Out Herpes with BHT".
BHT’s antioxidant effect may also have antiaging properties.By mitigating the oxidative stress that the body undergoes via general metabolic function, BHT may lengthen the life of cells, snd may support greater health and longevity.
Oxidation - Not Great For The Immune System
Oxidation is a common chemical process you can see all around you. When a cut apple turns brown, a steel pipe becomes rusty, or an old copper coin develops a furry green surface, these are all the products of oxidation. But did you know that the same process occurs inside your body?
Oxidation is what occurs when substances interact in a way that results in the loss of electrons, such as when oxygen reacts with iron to create iron oxide or rust. While this is not always a damaging process and is in many cases essential to normal body function, too much oxidation can have a harmful effect on your health.
This is because these electron-losing reactions between substances often cause the release of free radicals, new compounds that can cause powerful chain reactions that can lead to damage or death within the body’s cells.
Antioxidants May Help
Antioxidants are special sorts of molecules that inhibit the oxidation of other molecules. They do this by terminating free radical intermediaries and inhibiting oxidative reactions, generally by being oxidized themselves.
This antioxidant process significantly reduces what is known as oxidative stress, the damage caused by free radicals, and a major component of what may cause our bodies to age. By using powerful antioxidants such as ViralPRO™, we can potentially support the body to stop these harmful reactions.