What is CellBoost and what is it for?
CellBoost Zn is a functional supplement that has premium quality ingredients to effectively combat viruses. The power combination of zinc, zinc ionophore, vitamins E and D, can help the body fight various illnesses.
Zinc is the second most abundant trace mineral in the body (next to iron), and is the most abundant trace mineral intracellularly. Zinc is a nutrient that plays many vital roles including the activity of over 300 enzymes that aid in metabolism, digestion, nerve function, and many other processes. But because the body doesn’t naturally produce zinc nor store it, it’s a must to obtain it through food or supplements.
CellBoost Zn has an ingredient called epigallocatechin gallate (EGCG) found in many plants especially in green tea. This ingredient is identified as zinc ionophore, which is a compound that carries zinc ions into the cell.
The cell wall protects the cell which makes it difficult for zinc to get into the cell by itself. It is suggested that zinc supplementation combined with zinc ionophore can increase the effect of zinc in the cell and may offer dual antiviral and immune-modulatory effect in our body.
EGCG is both an antioxidant and an antimicrobial that can help people with diabetes mellitus, has anti-inflammatory and anti-obesity properties. This zinc ionophore can help decrease the replication of SARS-CoV-2.
Increasing the intracellular Zn2+ concentration with zinc ionophores like pyrithione (PT) can efficiently impair the replication of a variety of RNA viruses, including polio and influenza viruses. For some viruses, this effect has been attributed to the interference with viral polyprotein processing.
- CellBoost Zinc Ionophore Activity of Quercetin and Epigallocatechin galate
- Randomized clinical trial: does using zinc and zinc ionophore EGCG as supplements improve outcome of active pulmonary tuberculosis (2021)
- Trace Element Zinc, a Nature’s Gift to Fight Unprecedented Global Pandemic COVID-19 (2020)