If you are experiencing the loss of taste and smell due to a recent, or even in the near past, COVID infection, I’m going to share with you a very small but potentially influential study that showcases the benefit of one amazing, powerful herb that might be able to completely restore the loss of taste and smell. So I’m excited to share that with you today.
Why Does COVID-19 Cause Loss of Taste and Smell?
So recently, there was this very interesting and very small study about COVID-19 and the loss of taste and smell. And we know the loss of taste and smell is a common occurrence with an assorted viral invasions and respiratory infections. But with COVID-19, it’s more extensive. We’re seeing the olfactory epithelial membrane. That’s actually this amazing little membrane that sits in between your brain and the upper part of your mouth and your sinus cavity. That is what registers our sense of smell. And then with that, we also see smell enhances taste, we have taste buds that sit on our tongue. The taste buds and the olfactory epithelial membrane are getting overwhelmed by the spike proteins and the ACE2 receptivity that we see overwhelming the body with the COVID-19 infection.
And so, there are a lot of individuals that are dealing with this. And in fact, there’s calculated estimations between 60 and 80% of all COVID infections lead to some degree of a loss of taste and smell. The extent of it varies, but we’re seeing about 20% of the patients. And this is because of the quantity of infections. Millions of patients right now are dealing with extended loss of taste and smell. 20% have that extended beyond 30 days. So, 30 days or more, some patients I’m seeing have had the loss of taste and smell for nine to ten months. And some of them are getting some of those senses back, but in weird ways. Like now, it’s moved from the loss of smell into this weird phase where they have weird smell. So it’ll smell sulfuric, or it smells very, very gross.
A Study on Turmeric/Curcumin and COVID-19
And so, that is something I want to address today because this study looks at curcumin, which is turmeric. And turmeric was studied in specifically two patients. And again, I want to share with you, this is not an extensive study. But with COVID, I really like to share assorted studies that might be beneficial. And so, let’s talk a little bit about this specific study.
What they identified: Two different patients, one in their 40s, another in their 60s, that had this extensive loss of taste and smell for over 30 days from a COVID infection. And what they did is they dosed them with 1000 mg of turmeric. And in both instances, within one case, 10 minutes after supplementation, complete restoration of taste and smell. That’s pretty spectacular. Now, the other patient had a return, a restoration of their taste and smell, within 12 hours of supplementation. Now, does that mean that all of you who might have taste and smell, that loss might benefit as quickly? It’s hard to say, because it’s such a small sample size. But it is worthy of noting, the speedy recovery is specifically linked to 1000 mg dose of turmeric or curcumin.
So, curcumin has been studied with COVID-19. And I’m going to share with you, if you haven’t grabbed the Turmeric 3D by Organixx, grab that. This is a wonderful, wonderful supplement, that has 1000 mg of curcumin, and a whole bunch of other powerful immune-supportive herbals. Curcumin, specifically, has been studied to block a particular protease. So it’s the protease, when blocking with a COVID infection, actually limits that spike protein from implanting and rejuvenating. Basically, we see that replication of the viral, the virus, it comes down, by blocking the protease. So that is one thing we know from other studies, extensive studies, that curcumin can block that.
Curcumin Helps Decrease the Cytokine Storm
Curcumin also has been studied for its pro-anti-inflammatory properties. It helps to decrease the cytokine disruption or the cytokine storm. That’s a technical term for the immune response ends up being an inflammatory response in a patient. So what happens, for whatever reason, the way the infection works is for some individuals, we see them have a ramp-up of their immune system. And now that immune system goes haywire, and we end up seeing this massive inflammatory response. It’s very similar to an autoimmune response, but very differently in the extent of it. It can be massive enough why we see some patients, they come into the ER, they’ve got oxygen levels of 63, they’re talking, and then an hour later, we have to put them on a vent. Trach them, and ventilate them.
Cytokine Reaction and Neuro COVID
One of the things that we see is that overwhelm, that specific cytokine reaction, this mass cell and this inflammatory reaction – it’s a very overwhelming, inflammatory reaction. It can damage a lot of different tissue and a lot of different organs and systems within the body. And damage, some of it can be short-term, some of it can be permanent. We are seeing the blood-brain barrier leaking. We see the overwhelm of the inflammatory cytokine reactivity in the brain. We’re seeing neurological COVID, and the loss of taste and smell is one of the three phases of COVID, neuro COVID. We call it COVID brain.
But neuro COVID has three phases. The first phase, the signals that the blood-brain barrier has been compromised, is the loss of taste and smell. And, that poses other longer-term overwhelming scenarios for folks that may be, like in my family, on my maternal side, we have a likelihood and a propensity to Alzheimer’s and dementia. So, that could potentially put you at risk. And, I want to share with you how, in this particular study, the curcumin was effective. We see when we add a mega dose, like what you can find in Turmeric 3D.
Curcumin/Turmeric: An Anti-inflammatory that Blocks Protease
When we see a mega dose, 1000 milligram dose of curcumin, we see the blocking of the protease, which helps limit if somebody’s in an active state. And a lot of times people are going to, you’re going to notice in the infection that’s when you get the loss of taste and smell. So it’s most beneficial to be proactive – as soon as you have the onset of the loss and taste of smell, you want to hit it with curcumin.
But, we’ve even seen the disruption and the overwhelm of the immune state and the inflammatory response, that lasts for months. So the speedy restoration of the epithelial cell wall and the return to homeostasis, meaning a reduction of inflammation in and around the cells of the olfactory bulb and this mucosal membrane, that is where we see the greatest healing, and curcumin, in those two cases, has shown to be highly beneficial. Does that mean that within 20 minutes of taking it you’re going to have complete restoration? I don’t know, because we don’t have enough scientific data, but it’s definitely worthy of taking note and adding a supplement like the Organixx Turmeric 3D into your regular routine.
Because, if you are dealing with the loss of taste and smell, it is really frustrating. And it becomes really critical that we address the olfactory epithelium, and limit the inflammation. So, an anti-inflammatory like we find in turmeric, the base ingredient, curcumin, it’s blocking, and it’s pro-anti-inflammatory properties are highly beneficial.
So, I’m excited to share that with you today. And please share this information with as many friends or family who you know that have experienced and are currently dealing with this frustrating loss of taste and smell. If we can help folks recover, it can help their sanity, it can help them feel like their vitality is back, that they’re feeling better, and life is moving on.
So, I’m excited to get all of you smelling better, tasting better, so you can live of your most optimized wellness and optimized life, and make sure you grab some Turmeric 3D.
Turmeric 3D from Organixx provides you one of the most “bioavailable” forms of turmeric due to its unique fermentation process. This means your body experiences the maximum benefits of the purest, most potent turmeric available!
If you have experienced a COVID infection – there are a multitude of body systems that have been both compromised and potentially altered in terms of the way they will operate moving forward. The top organs and glands that are impacted by a COVID infection are your brain, cardiovascular system, kidneys, gut health, adrenal glands, and your pancreas.
Metabolically speaking, post-COVID patients often experience altered metabolic processes that impact the way their body metabolizes insulin, energy production, and neuroendocrine balance. The following 4 steps will help aid in your overall recovery by particularly addressing COVID-induced inflammation, metabolic balancing, and boosting your body’s deep cellular energy.
Two of the most impactful brain-supportive supplements are Lion’s Mane and Bacopa. These two brain-focused powerhouses are the most critical supplements that can help your brain and neuro pathways regenerate and repair after any specific neuro trauma like COVID. If you experience lingering loss of smell and taste, it is likely you have experienced one of the three stages of neuro-oriented COVID infections. I recommend taking a combination dose of 7 Mushrooms and Brain Health 8 3x a day for a minimum of 3-4 months or until you notice brain fog and cognitive function improve.
Adaptogens like Rhodiola and Chaga are critical to help your body recover physically and mentally from the impact of a COVID infection. Adaptogens will also help boost your energy levels, so you do not feel like you need frequent naps to get basic, everyday tasks completed.
You’ll get the benefit of Chaga in 7 Mushrooms. I like to add 400-600mg of Rhodiola to the mix separately – and it is best taken in the AM – before noon because it has that powerful of an impact on your energy. Rhodiola has been extensively studied for its ability to energize the body naturally in a way that also helps heal and support our adrenal glands (the fight-or-flight stress response system).
Deep Cellular Immune Support:
A COVID infection rattles your immune system – especially if it was a moderate to severe infection. Even asymptomatic infections can negatively influence your deep cellular immune health, making you more susceptible to co-infections and lingering symptoms of COVID.
A potent, deep immune supportive supplement that I recommend for my COVID Long Hauler patients is Cell Forte – a supplement that contains IP6, which is a potent antioxidant and compound that will directly support the organs targeted by the infection – kidneys, heart, and pancreas.
IP6 will help neutralize damaging free radicals from an infection like COVID and also support healthy cellular activity.
I also recommend pairing up 1600mg of Cell Forte with your evening dose of 7 Mushrooms.
COVID is an inflammatory inducing infection. It is critical for optimal recovery to address systemic inflammation.
I have been recommending Joint & Muscle Care to my patients who have experienced extreme inflammation, changes in their blood sugar levels, and who have experienced bouts of brain fog and cognitive delays.
My recommended dosage is Joint & Muscle Care 2 caps, 3x a day for a minimum of 4 months, then move to a maintenance dose of 2 caps, 1x a day.
For gut-related inflammation (if you experienced gastro imbalances with your COVID infection): ProBiotixx+ 2 caps with each meal for a period of 3-4 months.