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The Terminator Of Enteroviruses- Apogen Microalgae Protein

  • 9 years ago

The CDC presented surveillance data that showed the amount of patients treated for foot and mouth disease had accumulated over 23000 people, and that was the figures of last week, which means the numbers are continuously growing. This figure has set a record in the last 6 years and almost 2000 people were sent to the emergency room because of enteroviruse. Neighboring countries such as Japan, Macau and South Korea have also reported rapidly increasing cases of enteroviruses. South Korea for example, the current epidemic is already 8.5 times over the same period last year. Although the current popular type of enterovirus is the Coxsackie A6 type, which is unlikely to lead to more severe sicknesses, but the seriousness of this disease is still uncertain. CDC reminds that preschool infants are high risk groups of enterovirus, and if symptoms such as drowsiness, nausea, myoclonus and repeat vomiting occur, then be sure to send the infants to large hospitals for treatment.

The incubation period of enterovirus may last 2-10 days. Enterovirus mainly enters the system through the gastrointestinal tract (fecal, oral, water or food contaminations), or respiratory (saliva, coughing or sneezing). It can even be transmitted through the fluid of the patient’s skin blister. Therefore, one should develop good personal hygiene habits, pay more attention to home environment, wash hands frequently, reduce entering crowded areas or areas with bad air circulation to reduce the risk of contamination. It is also important to maintain a healthy diet, moderate exercising, adequate sleep and sufficient dietary supplements to enhance one’s immune system.

Since the domestic enterovirus 71 outbreak in 1998, many are now looking for a new method of fighting the virus. A most unique method is to use the active ingredients in microalgae to combat against the virus. Mr. C.C Chiueh, the president of the Taiwan Phycological Society says mentions that microalgae such as chlorella, spirulina and red algae all have cell wall fibers have microvoids that can integrate with toxic substances and then be excreted out of the system.

Apogen Microalgae Protein is a water-soluble extract from self-cultivated organic spirulina, also known as phycobiliprotein, which consists of C-phycocyanin (CPC), allophycocyanin (APC), spirulina growth factor (SGF), sulfated polysaccharide, nucleic acid, peptide, amino acids and minerals. According to the study by Chang Gung University, microalgae protein has the ability to prevent and inhibit enterovirus 71, influenze A/B, Coxsackie A/B virus, and echovirus. In a influenza virus experiment, it also showed the ability to effectively prevent influenza type viruses from infecting cells. The results of this study was so significant that it had also obtained ROC patent (I 295688), and also published in an international journal known as the Journal of Medical Virology May 2003,70:119-125.

AIDS, influenza, avian influenza, Hepatitis B all have its peak seasons every year, and the enterovirus which continuously undergo mutation. These viruses have made the 21st century a century of viruses. Preventing virus has become an important issue, focusing on the effectiveness of microalgae protein; biotech companies continue to study the different usage and effectiveness of microalgae protein on different viruses. Microalgae protein is also now looking into the direction of new drug development, and surely it will continue to be the future star of preventative care.

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