Set aside all the BAD news for just a moment.
I know there’s plenty of it to choose from. Especially when it comes to the coronavirus with the rising numbers of infections, hospitalizations, and deaths around the nation.
It’s a sobering reminder that we all need to be patient, use caution, and be safe.
But there IS some GOOD news too. We…
- know so much more about the virus during this wave…
- can act faster to contain the spread and treat the infections…
- have new weapons to battle the bug that we didn’t have before…
Plus, scientists are learning more every day about this virus. And that means we’re gaining the knowledge we need to fight back and save lives.
Now, the latest science shows there’s a potential winning weapon hiding in plain sight. It’s inexpensive, totally safe, and readily available.
In fact, you might even be taking it already.
Field data can help reveal lifesaving solutions
With everything moving so fast these days, a lot of coronavirus research relies on data gathered directly from the field. And this potential breakthrough is no different.
This means we can’t say for sure yet that it can help reduce the risk of getting infected with the coronavirus. It still needs to go through a clinical trial first. But we CAN say the signs are all very positive so far.
Researchers have been running a “big data” analysis to identify existing treatments and therapies that may ease this pandemic. Basically, the computer sifts through the research and looks for patterns.
It then creates models to figure out what might do the trick based on its calculations. These types of analyses have already been used for everything from helping Netflix send you appropriate movie recommendations to telling the U.S. military where to find Osama bin Laden.
But this type of research is also increasingly being used in healthcare and medicine. And this new study is a perfect example.
Melatonin takers 30% less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19
Researchers used this system to analyze the extensive health records of patients at the world-famous Cleveland Clinic. They wanted to see if they could spot any differences between folks who were getting sick and those who weren’t.
And the data led to one that must’ve come as quite a surprise to everyone. They found that people taking common melatonin supplements were much less likely to become sick with the coronavirus.
Melatonin, you might recall, is a hormone your body already makes. But its levels tend to drop as we age, sometimes leading to sleep problems. Millions of folks take the supplement as an all-natural sleep remedy.
(Sleep troubles keeping you up at night? These four foods…including one that NATURALLY boosts melatonin… could have you snoozing in no time.)
Overall, the study concluded that folks taking melatonin supplements were 30 percent less likely to be diagnosed with COVID-19. Plus, they also used the data analysis to examine the two biggest complications linked to the COVID-19 infection:
- respiratory distress syndrome
They found 34 already existing treatments that could help with both life-threatening conditions. And, once again, melatonin topped the list.
Now, none of this means that you should start popping melatonin to treat a case of coronavirus, of course. If you’re sick or even suspect you’re infected, you need to contact your doctor and follow his advice to the letter.
But if you’re already taking melatonin to help with sleep issues or other conditions, the analysis shows you COULD be getting a bonus boost of much-needed protection.
And for everyone else, the new analysis is a ray of hope for MORE treatment possibilities soon as we head into a winter of rising infection rates.
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