Today’s post presents an excerpt from a recently published scientific paper by the Founder-President of Moondust Cosmetics® and its Primary Biochemist. Dr. Moondust invented the innovative Skin Protector Plus suncare cream. SPP is natural, environmentally friendly and with a unique 13% zinc oxide formulation designed for everyday use by skin cancer survivors, the sun-sensitive, and those with skin cancer in the family, who must have reliable sun exposure protection.
In addition to cancer research, Dr. Moondust continues to study other aspects of biochemistry in an ongoing effort to add to the healthcare arsenal. This study involves vitamin and mineral supplementation and is an update to a preliminary study shared earlier on the Moondust website. Her investigations aim to protect our communities in the face of the continuously evolving COVID-19 situation. Dr. Moondust sought especially to offer more support to health care professionals who are at a higher than average risk of infection even when vaccinated.
The abstract posted below is excerpted from the study entitled: COVID-19 Prevention through Vitamin C, D, and Zinc Supplementation: A Small Clinical Study in Two Parts
The following abstract gives the essentials of this study. View the complete report here.
Abstract: At the time of this study India had the third highest COVID-19 infection rate in the world after the US and Brazil, but that statistic was in flux due to rapidly changing variables and, therefore, it seemed an appropriate setting for a supplementation study. Following a successful first trial of vitamin C, D and zinc supplementation in 2020 with the staff at a small medical clinic in India, a second opportunity arose to continue the trial from January-March 22nd due to an urban coronavirus outbreak during the beginning of March 2021. It resulted in nearly a doubling of COVID-19 cases within the country in two weeks (March 8th – March 22nd) possibly due to the new, highly infectious, Indian Delta variant with multiple mutations and/or other international variants like the UK Alpha variant that were also present in the population by this time. As a result, a nighttime curfew and other restrictions were imposed for the whole month. An outbreak also occurred locally in a nearby city where the incidence of coronavirus cases increased and this happened prior to vaccination of the medical staff as part of the country’s universal inoculation campaign for healthcare workers, which began in January 2021 (one clinic clerk who travelled to the district civil hospital to receive the vaccine during the course of this second study was disqualified; all other clinic staff were inoculated after March 22nd). Although the clinic had closed during the first lockdown between March and mid-June 2020, it remained open to the public for this second wave in March 2021. During this period, the medical & non-medical staff continued following the same supplementation regimen as they had in July-December 2020 for Part I of this trial with positive results. Once again, in Part II of the trial, there were no COVID-19 cases recorded among any of the staff members at the clinic, which is situated in a rural community. It was concluded that targeted vitamin/mineral supplementation may be a useful addition to the anti-COVID-19 arsenal for health professionals at higher than average risk of infection.
Dr. Moondust pursued this study due to the following quest excerpted from the introductory section:
“A baffling number of disparate symptoms have been ascribed to COVID-19 infection including respiratory, gastrointestinal, circulatory, urinary tract and nerve dysfunction that has resulted in multi-organ failure in some cases. An array of risk factors has also been identified ranging from age, sex, obesity, diabetes, and hypertension to cigarette smoking that can increase mortality rate dramatically . So far, a surprising number of deaths have been recorded worldwide due to the coronavirus pandemic and the figure has surpassed the 6 million mark .”
Her objective was: To determine whether select vitamin and mineral supplements could decrease the risk of COVID-19 infection in the absence of an available vaccine (pre-vaccine) and if it could prevent the occurrence of breakthrough COVID-19 infections (post-vaccine) in a follow-up study.
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