The composition and properties of amaranth made it an indispensable tool for the prevention of various diseases in many of us, especially in people prone to allergies and difficult perception of medications. It contains substances that help to solve a variety of health problems. Recently, amaranth has become more often included in the antiviral and antibacterial drugs recommended by doctors during the seasons of acute respiratory and infectious diseases.
Assessing the capabilities of the virus
Among all known viruses, the most dangerous family of coronaviruses today is considered, as of May 2020, it includes 43 types of RNA-containing viruses, 7 of which infect humans. The name is associated with the structure of the object in question: its spine-like processes resemble the sun’s crown. COVID-19 has become a global problem, causing a pandemic of a new type of pneumonia. According to statistics, in the structure of ARVI, coronavirus infection averages 12%. But respiratory diseases are of varying severity – from the common cold to severe pneumonia with a fatal outcome.
Currently, more than 175 types of treatment have been registered, developed in the course of clinical trials for people with ARVI and complications. But with such a variety, common features are noted:
therapeutic strategies in the practice of treating severe forms of the disease necessarily include antiviral drugs;
the individual characteristics of the organism must be taken into account;
it is necessary to compare the benefits of treatment with each of the therapeutic drugs.
It turned out that even with this approach, it is impossible to exclude the risks from the side effects of each drug. In some cases, there are several such effects, and they may relate to the work of the digestive system and kidneys, the condition of the skin. Therefore, today the emphasis is on drugs and tools that can help the immune system in the fight against dangerous viruses.
Amaranth as a safe alternative to many medications
Amaranth is considered by many foreign doctors to be an excellent, safe alternative to medication for various diseases, including seasonal ones. It is recognized as an effective assistant in the treatment of inflammatory diseases of the respiratory system (bronchitis, laryngitis, pleurisy, pneumonia).
Amaranth is especially valuable because it contains a unique protein “lysine”, which has pronounced antiviral properties. Since it is involved in the production of antibodies, it is simply necessary to maintain immunity. In this case, lysine performs “concomitant” tasks: it contributes to the normal functioning of the heart and circulatory system, helps to relieve symptoms of anxiety, since it is similar to the hormone of joy serotonin, and, acting with receptors, blocks the feeling of anxiety. Full brain function without the participation of lysine is also impossible. Thanks to its effect, the concentration of attention increases, the activity of the cardiovascular system improves, it is possible to prevent the formation of cholesterol plaques on the walls of blood vessels, and also it is possible to improve the absorption of calcium and slow down its excretion from the body, ensuring the strength of bone tissues and reducing the risk of fractures.
The human body needs lysine every day – 23 mg per 1 kg of body weight. The amino acid intake rate for children is slightly higher, and amounts to 170 mg / kg (children are actively growing, therefore they need an increased intake of building material for protein into the body). 100 g of amaranth protein contains 6.2 g of lysine, and such an amount of this essential amino acid is not found in other plants. In this case, all parts of amaranth have healing properties (for example, the grain contains substances that reduce inflammation in the body).
Protection against viral and bacterial infections largely depends on vitamin C, which is also found in amaranth: it stimulates the formation of immune cells, interferon and antibodies. Therefore, the use of the vitamin itself, the means in which it is contained, reduces the duration of ARVI, for example, by 23%. A sufficient amount of this vitamin helps to reduce the risk of complications such as pneumonia and lung infections, has a positive effect on complex treatment for pneumonia and flu / improves health, appetite, sleep, reduces intoxication /.
Amaranth contains vitamin E, and here it is in a special, tocotrienol form, and in a greater amount compared to other types of cereals. Thanks to this feature, the antioxidant properties of the vitamin itself become stronger. In addition, the tocotrienol composition of amaranth oil, for example, is capable of enhancing the effect of squalene contained there (there is several times more of it than in olive, pumpkin and flaxseed oil), which saturates tissues with oxygen and has immunomodulatory properties.
The immune system must also receive B vitamins for normal functioning, and a deficiency of any of them immediately affects the state of health. For example, a lack of vitamin B2 (riboflavin, lactoflavin) immediately opens the way for viruses that cause respiratory diseases. Oil and other products of amaranth processing help to change the situation for the better, simultaneously restoring the affected mucous membrane, the formation of antibodies, supporting the functioning of the thyroid gland, and strengthening the health of vision.
Amaranth helps to transfer the disease easier and faster, to alleviate the manifestation of side effects associated with taking medications. So, if you still had to use antibiotics, you must be prepared for a violation of the state of the microflora. It is possible to speed up the process of its normalization with the help of amaranth, because the consumption of its fiber, for example, has a beneficial effect on the functioning of the gastrointestinal tract, its microflora.
Amaranth-based products to strengthen the immune system
The ability of amaranth, its oil and other products is the basis for all developments aimed at combating coronavirus, since we are talking about the need to strengthen the immune system. They help:
- quickly eliminate disturbances in the body;
- put an effective barrier to fungi and viruses;
- prevent / stop the development of diseases.
Of course, amaranth oil is considered the first helper in viral and colds. It has anti-inflammatory, bactericidal, antifungal, antimicrobial and antiviral effects, and is recommended in the complex treatment of various viral and fungal infectious diseases. This remedy helps with flu, ARVI, acute respiratory infections, angina, tonsillitis, laryngitis, pharyngitis, pneumonia, bronchitis, in the complex treatment of tuberculosis. Good results are obtained by using this oil for inflammation of the lymph nodes. The complex treatment combines the external use of this oil with its internal use – to help the body cope with infection and improve immunity. This increases the effectiveness of therapeutic treatment, and also reduces the negative effects of drugs. You can take the oil for 1 tsp 2-3 times a day 30 minutes before meals for a month. The courses can be repeated 2-3 times a year.
Also developed and produced a lot of products, food additives based on the plant itself and oil from its seeds. Among them “Vita-biol” is a complex phytopreparation that has an immunostimulating, anti-inflammatory effect and has antispasmodic, analgesic and bactericidal properties. This agent helps to increase the activity of detoxification and antioxidant systems, and along the way – enhances antitumor protection and metabolic processes, normalizes the functioning of the endocrine glands, and reduces the manifestations of cytostatic therapy. Besides, “Vita-biol” regulates the activity of the cardiovascular and respiratory systems, normalizes the level of leukocytes, increases the body’s resistance to infectious diseases. A positive result is achieved thanks to the action of the selected composition, where not only amaranth, but also chaga, red clover, eleutherococcus, celandine.
“Pektofit – Amaranth”, in the very name of which the main component is reported, activates the antioxidant defense of the body and increases the body’s resistance to infectious (including viral) diseases. This product is a source of essential amino acids, including lysine, which is known for its antiviral properties. Its use also helps to improve peripheral blood circulation, adrenal cortex functions, visual acuity, memory and concentration. This supplement is great for increasing the general resistance of the body, as well as for the prevention of cancer.
“Amaranth FORTE” is considered the real striking force of vitamins. It is recommended by the Institute of Public Health. A.N. Marzeev National Academy of Medical Sciences of Ukraine. The tool helps to strengthen the immune system, effectively cleanse the body of toxins, salts, heavy metals and radionuclides, promotes the body’s resistance to bacterial and viral infections, and also regulates hormonal balance and strengthens the human nervous system, improves brain activity, reduces the risk of blood clots, has an anti-sclerotic effect , reproduces the structure of the liver, prevents premature aging.
In general, all amaranth-based products and products can significantly reduce the risk of infection and strengthen the health of the whole body.