• ...In It for the Long Haul!

    A lot of people think of COVID19 as a respiratory disease, but I have been saying for a long time, based on my

    research and clinical observations, that SARS-COV19 is a vascular disease and that this piece of the puzzle has been

    woefully overlooked. A research paper, published on April 30, 2021 in Circulation Research, shows conclusively that

    COVID-19 is a vascular disease, demonstrating exactly how the SARS-CoV-2 virus attacks and damages the cell walls of

    the vascular system. Salk researchers and collaborators concur that the COVID-19 spike protein damages cells,

    confirming it as a primarily vascular disease.

    Now, as perhaps we are seeing light at the end of the tunnel of this pandemic, let us not rest on our

    assumptions without considering the long-term effects of those spike proteins, otherwise known as post-COVID, long

    COVID, or long-term COVID. People living with post-COVID syndrome are sometimes known as “long haulers.”

    A study regarding “Long Haul COVID” in PubMed, entitled COVID and Cardiovascular Disease: What We Know in

    2021, by Michael Chilazi , Eamon Y Duffy , Aarti Thakkar, and Erin D Michos, states:

    The reported symptoms [of “Long COVID”] span a large breadth of cardiopulmonary and neurologic

    complaints including fatigue, palpitations, chest pain, breathlessness, brain fog, and dysautonomia

    including postural tachycardia syndrome (POTS).

    Dysautonomia refers to symptoms caused by problems with the autonomic nervous system (ANS), the part of

    your nervous system that controls involuntary body functions like your heartbeat, breathing, and digestion. Tachycardia

    means rapid heartbeat.

    Another study, Myocardial injury and COVID-19: Possible mechanisms by Savalan Babapoor-Farrokhran , Deanna

    Gill, Jackson Walker, Roozbeh Tarighati Rasekhi , Behnam Bozorgnia, Aman Amanullah, reports on how SARS-CoV-19 can

    cause injury to the myocardium, the muscular layer of the heart. The mechanisms of myocardial injury they propose are

    direct damage to the cardiomyocytes (cardiac muscle cells), systemic inflammation, myocardial interstitial fibrosis

    (lesions causing left ventricular dysfunction, leading to the development of heart failure), interferon-mediated immune

    response, and exaggerated cytokine response, also called a “cytokine storm” (pro-inflammatory response), in addition to

    coronary plaque destabilization and hypoxia (a state in which sufficient oxygen is not available to the organ tissue).

    Recent evidence shows that patients with Long COVID syndrome continue to have higher measures of blood

    clotting, which may help explain their persistent symptoms, such as reduced physical fitness and fatigue. Some of these

    symptoms are prominent, while mini-clotting and other cardio-related symptoms can go undetected. Therefore I believe

    it is important to address these underlying conditions.

    First and foremost, I recommend Neprinol AFD. In NIH and the National Library of Medicine on ClinicalTrials.gov,

    numerous studies show the effectiveness of Neprinol on maintaining cardiovascular health. Neprinol is a proprietary combination of serrapeptase, nattokinase, protease, lipase, bromelain, papain, rutin, amla, and other proteolytic

    enzymes that are specially formulated to support healthy fibrin levels (protein that helps blood clot). Neprinol has been

    used to support immune and circulatory health, as well as maintain a healthy inflammatory response to everyday

    activity.

    Next is Berkley LifeTM Nitric Oxide. Your body’s nitric oxide levels act as a vasodilator and are linked

    to supporting normal, healthy blood pressure levels, overall cardiovascular health, cognitive function, energy levels, gut

    health, sexual performance, and more. You can test your NO daily with the test strips.

    And finally, Magnesium Taurate. Magnesium in general has over 300 metabolic functions and is especially

    important for heart health. Most people are deficient in magnesium. Magnesium Taurate has a potentiating effect on

    insulin sensitivity and also a calming effect on neuromuscular excitability. It has been shown to help reduce blood

    pressure, stabilize nerve cells, improve contractions of the heart muscle, and has an anti-thrombotic effect.

    Before using any of these supplements be sure to check with your healthcare practitioner or pharmacist if you are on

    any medication that might be contraindicated.