Protecting Against Spike Protein Toxicity With Sulfur, Selenium, and Sunlight
Spike Protein Toxicity Part 2: Creating resilience with thioredoxin, glutathione, selenium, riboflavin, NADPH, and sunlight.
This is not medical advice. Please see the full disclaimer at the bottom.
In Part 1 of this series, The Spike Protein as a Pore-Forming Toxin, I outlined the evidence that the spike protein pokes holes in cell membranes at far lower concentrations than are found circulating after vaccination.
A study published just a few days later suggested this effect could be completely abolished in isolated cells with pharmaceutical inhibitors of heat shock protein 90 (HSP90).
HSP90 is a member of a broader family of proteins that faciliate the heat shock response. This response is induced by a variety of stresses, including infection and oxidative stress, but it is named after the most potent of these, heat stress. Heat shock proteins help protect cells from these stressors. The beneficial effects of using a sauna are mediated in part by increased heat shock proteins. On the other hand, extreme elevations of these proteins would be found in someone who died of heat shock. They are also thought to play a role in protecting cancer cells from various stresses including destruction by the immune system, and that is the main reason there are inhibitors available for research.
At first glance, this new paper would seem to suggest that HSP90 inhibitors are good candidates to try for protection against spike protein toxicity. However, so far none have been approved by the FDA so there are none available on the market.
Perhaps, then, we should look at natural ways to inhibit HSP90. However, clinical trials with HSP90 inhibitors for cancer have revealed gastrointestinal side effects like nausea and diarrhea; fatigue, muscle pain, and fainting; degeneration of the retina and visual disturbances such as blurred vision, flashes, and difficulty adjusting to the dark; and even liver failure and death.
Therefore, I believe a much better approach is to probe further into why HSP90 inhibition might be protecting against spike protein toxicity, and see if we can brainstorm nutrition and lifestyle interventions that would reap the benefits observed without all the harms that come with blanket inhibition of HSP90.
This brings us to sulfur, selenium, and sunlight.