There has been a lot of scientific research done about viral infections and diseases for many decades. Even though each virus has its own unique pathogenesis, what has been found to stand out is their similarity in reaction to, and relationship with, pH levels in the body. Even though a lot more is yet to be researched and tested scientifically, more and more experts are, now, beginning to embrace this school of thought. In fact, some researchers, analysts, and medical professionals believe that pH sensitivity in relation to viral pathogenesis could very well be the basis of developing a universal vaccine. 

So, now you are probably wondering, “why don’t they just do that?” Well, we are all creatures of habit (yes, scientists included); and old habits die hard. It’s not just that though. Vaccine research in the past has been done on a case by case basis. For the most part, this has worked. However, its biggest drawback is that it takes a lot of time. We are talking years, or sometimes even decades. If we are going to beat the coronavirus (Covid-19) and develop a vaccine sooner rather than later, we will have to start thinking outside the box and also be welcoming of scientifically plausible ideas that may not necessarily conform to what mainstream medicine or Big Pharma says.

Universal Vaccine?

Perhaps this may soon change. “Soon” is relative. You may be glad to hear that researchers at the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) in the US have recently uncovered what could very well be the turning point of how we address viral infections. It was found that a protein known as AGO4 possesses unique antiviral effects in mammalian cells. Without this protein, said cells were found to be “hypersensitive” to common viral infections such as influenza. The task, however, is to figure out how to incorporate this protein into the human immune system. Kate Jeffrey, the lead author of the study, describes AGO4 as the “Achilles heel” of most viruses. 

PH Sensitivity 

The influenza virus, for instance, has been found to have certain similarities between how it releases its genome and how it is transmitted. The key is in the acid stability of the membrane protein known as hemagglutinin (HA) which facilitates viral transmission between avian and human hosts as was reported in a 2014 study carried out by researchers from Cornell University. 

The case is not that different from Coronavirus. In fact, some strains of the coronavirus such as MHV-A59, is stable in acidic conditions – specifically, at pH 6.0. At a higher pH of 8.0, it becomes inactivated irreversibly. 

The coronavirus strain A59 becomes quite ineffective at a pH of 6.0 compared to a pH of 7.0; whereas the strain 229E is completely ineffective at a pH of 6.0. According to a 2006 study published in the Journal of Virology, coronavirus infectious bronchitis virus (IBV) was found to have little or no fusion (read effectiveness) at higher pH levels. Victor Chu, the lead author of the study notes that “Fusion of the coronavirus IBV with host cells does not occur at neutral pH and that fusion activation is a low-pH-dependent process, with a half-maximal rate of fusion at pH 5.5. Little or no fusion occurred above a pH of 6.0”.

Other studies have found that viruses and some bacteria do not thrive under alkaline conditions. It decreases the ability of viruses and bacteria to spread. It is therefore recommended that you keep your pH in the slightly alkaline range of about 6.7 to 7.2. This can dramatically reduce the risk and severity of most viral infections including coronavirus. The idea of taking an 8.4% solution of bicarbonate to fight off viral (and bacterial) respiratory issues has been floated by many health and research experts such as El Badrawy M. K. and Elela M. A. from the Faculty of Medicine, Mansoura University, Egypt. Make an effort to look for safe ways to increase your body’s pH levels to help you keep the coronavirus and other common viral infections in check.

Brian Rose Founder of KIYA Longevity


By, Brian Rose Founder of KIYA Longevity

I know firsthand what it’s like to live a fast-paced, high-stress life. I spent twenty years as a Stockbroker and Military Police Officer, serving the country overseas and at the Atlanta Summer Olympics. For years, I felt over-stimulated, unfocused, and completely depleted of energy. I had lost my vitality and sense of self-care in pursuit of success. Unknowingly to me, my body and mind were trying to tell me that enough was enough. Despite the warning signs my body was giving me, I didn’t want to give up my ambitions. At this point in my life, I knew there had to be a way for me to work hard, maintain my health, and gain success, all at the same time. 

This revelation led me on a journey that revealed to me how I could lead a life full of vitality and increased longevity, without giving up my dreams. Equipped with new energy and a fully powered mind, I created a company that could help others begin their neural enhancement journey to realize their biggest dreams. Built on the foundation of a passion for personal wellness and success, KIYA Longevity was born. 


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