James Wallace (Seattle, WA) on 04/07/2020
Replied By Mary (NY, NY) on 04/07/2020Hi James, You are correct. Of particular importance in salt is Chloride (CL). A certain chemical, hypochlorous acid (HOCL) found in bleach, kills coronaviruses. Cells lining the nose and throat can produce HOCL when they are bathed with chloride. The process was clearly presented in 2018 by Dr. Sandeep Ramalingam and his colleagues, who said, “Antiviral innate immune response in non-myeloid cells is augmented by chloride ions via an increase in intracellular hypochlorous acid levels.” White blood cells also produce HOCL, which plays a critical role in the initial immune response to a variety of infections, including COVID-19. One of the easiest ways to accomplish the exposure to HOCL is to use sodium chloride, better known as salt or saline. The more chloride presented to the cells, the more HOCL they generate. Table salt or sea salt contains chloride which kills coronaviruses. Sea salt would be beneficial for people with high blood pressure. Note: The RDA for sodium for an average adult is 1,300 mg with a tolerable UL Intake per day of 2,300 mg. Sodium chloride or table salt is approximately 40% sodium. 1 teaspoon salt = 2,300 mg sodium. Do not exceed 1 teaspoon salt over the course of a day.
Replied By Suzanne Leake (United States) on 04/08/2020This type of remedy is right up my alley. Simple and easy. I ordered the chewable calcium carbonate and I happen to have salt on hand. Thank You
Replied By Peter (Chicago) on 04/09/2020James, Do you mean put a gram salt (at one time ) and let salt melt in your mouth and chew carbonate at the same time?
Replied By Alan (Mexico) on 04/11/2020Great post, thank you!
Replied By Kauai Sis (Hawaii) on 04/11/2020James, So you ingest the salt or spit it out (since you said “taste the salt”)? And what about calcium powder from a capsule?
Replied By Margeaux (Los Angeles) on 04/11/2020Hi James, What kind of chewable calcium does one use, and where can we buy it? I take calcium-magnesium capsules, but that must be different. Margeaux
Replied By Peter (CHICAGO) on 05/19/2020