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Vitamin A may treat anosmia (loss of smell) due to COVID-19

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Once again, evidence emerges that widely available, dirt-cheap interventions may be able to treat a condition for which mainstream medicine claims there is no available cure. Namely, one of the most persistent and "baffling" symptoms associated with current or past COVID-19 experience is anosmia - the partial or full loss of smell. Anosmia is actually a very common symptom of any viral infection, but the general public only became aware of this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been known since the 1960s that elevated serotonin is involved in the loss of smell and that anti-serotonin agents are therapeutic. It is now known that serotonin is heavily involved in the pathology of COVID-19 (and likely all other viral infections), yet doctors are afraid to discuss serotonin's role or offer anti-serotonin therapies in fear of "killing the hen that lays golden eggs" - i.e. the multi-billion dollar SSRI drug industry. Well, the studies below demonstrate that the loss of smell may be reversible by a simple regimen of putting 10,000 IU vitamin A daily in the nose, for 8 weeks. Considering most vitamin A products on the market are in the form of esters such as acetate or palmitate, the palmitate ester may be the way to go due to the acetate being potentially irritating to the nasal mucosa. If the vitamin A has been dissolved in tocopherols, the effect may be even stronger since anosmia is now known to involve lipid peroxidation and vitamin E can help with that, while also protecting vitamin A from peroxidation as the latter is just as vulnerable to this process as PUFA.
Intranasal vitamin A is beneficial in post-infectious olfactory loss - PubMed
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Vitamin A Is Being Studied In The U.K. As A Potential Treatment To Covid Smell Loss

"...Vitamin A nose drops will be given to volunteer patients as part of a 12-week trial by the University of East Anglia (UEA), with the results compared to a group receiving a placebo of inactive drops. Previous research from Germany has “shown the potential benefit” of vitamin A in treating smell loss, UEA said, and the trial is designed to “explore how this treatment works to help repair tissues in the nose damaged by viruses.”

"...Philpott said around 1 in 10 Covid-19 patients who lost their sense of smell had not fully recovered four weeks after infection and said a “key problem” for patients and doctors is “the lack of proven effective treatments.” Philpott said the German study found that people treated with vitamin A “improved twice as much” as those who didn’t receive the treatment."
 

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Once again, evidence emerges that widely available, dirt-cheap interventions may be able to treat a condition for which mainstream medicine claims there is no available cure. Namely, one of the most persistent and "baffling" symptoms associated with current or past COVID-19 experience is anosmia - the partial or full loss of smell. Anosmia is actually a very common symptom of any viral infection, but the general public only became aware of this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been known since the 1960s that elevated serotonin is involved in the loss of smell and that anti-serotonin agents are therapeutic. It is now known that serotonin is heavily involved in the pathology of COVID-19 (and likely all other viral infections), yet doctors are afraid to discuss serotonin's role or offer anti-serotonin therapies in fear of "killing the hen that lays golden eggs" - i.e. the multi-billion dollar SSRI drug industry. Well, the studies below demonstrate that the loss of smell may be reversible by a simple regimen of putting 10,000 IU vitamin A daily in the nose, for 8 weeks. Considering most vitamin A products on the market are in the form of esters such as acetate or palmitate, the palmitate ester may be the way to go due to the acetate being potentially irritating to the nasal mucosa. If the vitamin A has been dissolved in tocopherols, the effect may be even stronger since anosmia is now known to involve lipid peroxidation and vitamin E can help with that, while also protecting vitamin A from peroxidation as the latter is just as vulnerable to this process as PUFA.
Intranasal vitamin A is beneficial in post-infectious olfactory loss - PubMed
NIHR Funding and Awards Search Website
Vitamin A Is Being Studied In The U.K. As A Potential Treatment To Covid Smell Loss

"...Vitamin A nose drops will be given to volunteer patients as part of a 12-week trial by the University of East Anglia (UEA), with the results compared to a group receiving a placebo of inactive drops. Previous research from Germany has “shown the potential benefit” of vitamin A in treating smell loss, UEA said, and the trial is designed to “explore how this treatment works to help repair tissues in the nose damaged by viruses.”

"...Philpott said around 1 in 10 Covid-19 patients who lost their sense of smell had not fully recovered four weeks after infection and said a “key problem” for patients and doctors is “the lack of proven effective treatments.” Philpott said the German study found that people treated with vitamin A “improved twice as much” as those who didn’t receive the treatment."
hello haidut,is there a way to personally message you or mail you?
 

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hello haidut,is there a way to personally message you or mail you?

Sorry, I don't provide personal advice. That's why we have a forum - to ask everybody and not just one person.
 

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Sorry, I don't provide personal advice. That's why we have a forum - to ask everybody and not just one person.
Hi,i understand.its about a topic iam not willing to talk in public and iam not seeking for personal advice,rather you to provide me some studys that treat this topic and its very specific,a few things that you have talked about in podcasts,i would not ask if it wouldnt be of the highest importance
 

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Hi,i understand,its about a topic iam not willing to talk in public and iam not seeking for personal advic,rather you to provide me some studys that treat this topic and its very specific,a few things that you have talked about in podcast,i would not ask if it wouldnt be of the highest importance

This is very much giving personal advice - i.e. asking one person instead of many. It defeats the purpose of having a forum, because people rely on one person instead on the community in general. Again, that is not what I do or why I am here and I don't think it is wise to rely on the advice of any single person. As far as the topic being sensitive - most topics on the forum are, and since nobody here knows who you are it does not matter what you discuss in public as it cannot be linked back to your real-life identity.
 

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This is very much giving personal advice - i.e. asking one person instead of many. It defeats the purpose of having a forum, because people rely on one person instead on the community in general. Again, that is not what I do or why I am here and I don't think it is wise to rely on the advice of any single person. As far as the topic being sensitive - most topics on the forum are, and since nobody here knows who you are it does not matter what you discuss in public as it cannot be linked back to your real-life identity.
i dont think asking for specific studys about some phenomenons you mentionned in podcasts is asking for personal advice or opinions,iam not insisting btw,free to you,i just clarifyed.my member name is my real life identity.
 

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I wonder if the corollary is true: loss of smell is due in some part to vitamin A deficiency.
 

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Once again, evidence emerges that widely available, dirt-cheap interventions may be able to treat a condition for which mainstream medicine claims there is no available cure. Namely, one of the most persistent and "baffling" symptoms associated with current or past COVID-19 experience is anosmia - the partial or full loss of smell. Anosmia is actually a very common symptom of any viral infection, but the general public only became aware of this issue during the COVID-19 pandemic. It has been known since the 1960s that elevated serotonin is involved in the loss of smell and that anti-serotonin agents are therapeutic. It is now known that serotonin is heavily involved in the pathology of COVID-19 (and likely all other viral infections), yet doctors are afraid to discuss serotonin's role or offer anti-serotonin therapies in fear of "killing the hen that lays golden eggs" - i.e. the multi-billion dollar SSRI drug industry. Well, the studies below demonstrate that the loss of smell may be reversible by a simple regimen of putting 10,000 IU vitamin A daily in the nose, for 8 weeks. Considering most vitamin A products on the market are in the form of esters such as acetate or palmitate, the palmitate ester may be the way to go due to the acetate being potentially irritating to the nasal mucosa. If the vitamin A has been dissolved in tocopherols, the effect may be even stronger since anosmia is now known to involve lipid peroxidation and vitamin E can help with that, while also protecting vitamin A from peroxidation as the latter is just as vulnerable to this process as PUFA.
Intranasal vitamin A is beneficial in post-infectious olfactory loss - PubMed
NIHR Funding and Awards Search Website
Vitamin A Is Being Studied In The U.K. As A Potential Treatment To Covid Smell Loss

"...Vitamin A nose drops will be given to volunteer patients as part of a 12-week trial by the University of East Anglia (UEA), with the results compared to a group receiving a placebo of inactive drops. Previous research from Germany has “shown the potential benefit” of vitamin A in treating smell loss, UEA said, and the trial is designed to “explore how this treatment works to help repair tissues in the nose damaged by viruses.”

"...Philpott said around 1 in 10 Covid-19 patients who lost their sense of smell had not fully recovered four weeks after infection and said a “key problem” for patients and doctors is “the lack of proven effective treatments.” Philpott said the German study found that people treated with vitamin A “improved twice as much” as those who didn’t receive the treatment."
Do you know if people have put Retinol in the nose as a drop. I would think the one with MCT would be the least invasive as to burning? I have not tasted or been able to smell since Dec. 19th, 2020. So I am game to try this!
 

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Sorry, I don't provide personal advice. That's why we have a forum - to ask everybody and not just one person.
@haidut I would like to contact you not for advices,but to propose an idea for the idealabs business,since I'm from Romania and as you know I'm pretty near to Bulgaria and I would like to propose some ideas for it. Can you contact me or something?
 
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