What Is Viral Pro
ViralPro contains a potent antioxidant and common food preservative (BHT) that may help to support a healthy immune system. It also contains a unique blend of mushrooms known for their purported anti-viral properties.
BHT may help to support the body by potentially making the virus more vulnerable to the immune system. Do not take this supplement if you have a virus or to treat a virus or any related condition without consulting a medical professional. Always consult your doctor about the use of any product.
ViralPro also contains a unique blend of 4 specific mushrooms, best known for their purported anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties.
Mushrooms have been used in traditional Asian cultures for thousands of years and may have various bioactive anti-bacterial, anti-fungal, anti-viral, and anti-inflammatory compounds.
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 and immune system.
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 support 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.
Reishi Mushrooms (Ganoderma lucidum) has a long history. Some findings suggest Reishi may support a healthy immune system. (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's immune system. (8)(9)
Used since the 1940s in food preparation, BHT, or butylated hydroxytoluene is an 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 may have 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 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.
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. However, you should always consult your doctor or medical professional before taking BHT or any supplement.
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.
History of BHT
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 support the body in regulating the damage caused by autoxidation.
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 may be safe and may help to support a healthy immune system. BHT is purported to act upon lipid-coated viruses by disrupting the lipid membrane that surrounds the virus and damaging them. BHT has been used off-label for certain types of viruses, particularly following the publication of John A. Mann’s and Steven Fowkes’s groundbreaking book. Note: this does not mean you should self-treat any virus and should always consult your doctor for advice.
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 may tip things out of balance.
This is because these electron-losing reactions between substances may cause the release of free radicals, which may be a burden over time.
Antioxidants and Oxidation
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.