New Covid 19 medicine found in deep sea, Will it be the game changer ?

In an encouraging development in the treatment of Coronavirus disease, a new drug has been found which may prove very much effective to treat the viral infection caused by SARS-Cov-2.

So far Covid 19 infection has claimed huge number of lives across the globe. The virus has not only killed people, but those who have managed to survive have also experienced several adverse effects after getting infected with Covid 19.

Reports claim that even after getting vaccinated people are getting infected with Coronavirus. So, it will not be exaggeration to aver that the currently available antiviral drugs have found to be unsuccessful in a number of cases in the treatment of COVID-19 patients.

At this juncture, re-purposing of antivirals has been evolved as a suitable strategy in the treatment of Covid 19.

Scientists have come up with something new. Sulfated marine polysaccharides (SMP) have said to be exerted successful inhibition of virus entry, attachment and replication with known or unknown possible mechanisms against deadly animal and human viruses so far.

As per reports, polysaccharides play a very significant role in providing shielding effect against the virus.

Polysaccharides are the most abundant and the most complex organic molecules in the ocean.

“The cell walls of sea vegetables or marine algae are rich in sulfated polysaccharides (SPs) such as fucoidans in brown algae, carrageenans in red algae, and ulvans in green algae. These SPs exhibit various biological activities such as anticoagulant, antiviral, antioxidative, and anticancer activities with potential health benefits,” reports ScienceDirect.

Therefore, polysaccharides can be used as a drug in combination with other antivirals, antioxidants and immune-activating nutritional supplements and antiviral materials to prevent SARS-CoV-2 infection.

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