The information in the post is not medical advice, please consult a medical professional before using health supplements.
We keep hearing how a common Malarial drug Chloroquinoline derived from the herb Artemisinin, is effective against the virus. But why is this? It is not an anti viral medication.
Dr Marty Ross says in his Q and A this month that it maybe because Chloroquinoline is an Ionophore, and this helps transport zinc into the cells:
“Zinc blocks the enzyme that controls virus replication inside infected cells. Hydroxychloroquine is an ionophore that helps carry Zinc into cells. Taking zinc supplements without an ionophore like hydroxychloroquine is not that helpful. Another zinc ionophore that is shown to help in laboratory studies is the supplement quercetin I mentioned earlier in the section on Cytokine storm.”