Looking around, it seems iota-carrageenan nasal might be Betadine anti virus nasal spray; it says just carrageenan. This doesn’t seem to be available in the US but you can get it from overseas. Also the Swedish product: Viruseptin Cold Spray Oral. Apparently the stuff envelops the virus in a gel and stops it from doing anything.
I don’t see why not make your own nasal spray out of iota-carrageenan, of which you can buy pure powder on ebay and Amazon. The Betadine label says something like 1% solution in salt water and ends up costing about $35 for an ounce. Since carrageenan is a gelling agent I would think any spray you’d make would have to be low in it to avoid gelling. If it’s a gel in water, it must desolve in water, or sterile salt water for your own nasal spray, IMHO.
Amusingly (to me), carrageenan is also the main ingredient in a variety of sexual lubricants: https://www.amazon.com/s?k=carrageenan&i=hpc&ref=nb_sb_noss_1
There’s a joke there somewhere. Chris?
The Iota-Carrageenan is available on Amazon. One would think it could be heated in sterile water and strained as done in the BioRx study leaving a extract that NaCl could be added to. Without proper testing equipment, getting the correct concentrations might be difficult. Might this extract be usable in a nebulizer or neti pot? I suppose if this didn’t work, the need for KY or other might be reduced 🙂
OK, I’m forced to make my own joke. Here’s how Ivermectin and Iota-Carrageenan cure COVID-19:
So I got some iota-carrageenan from ebay, made a little saline with salt and filtered water, boiled it mixed about 1.6 grams of it with about 60 grams saline, checked to see if sprayable, added some silver solution , boiled it a little again, and put it in an Amazon spray bottle. Some notes:
1. Smells a little like the sea. Dissolves in water with lots of stirring. I don’t know if the Carrageenan was sterile, probably not.
2. Stir a lot; I think a solution much over 2%, say certainly 5 or 10% would be to thick to spray from a little spray bottle.
3. I will probably just spray it into my nose, or even use my little finger to distribute it, and not follow the Betadine directions for breathing in while spraying. That is until I am sure this is safe. Theoretically it does seem like it would be good to have a little in the airway and lungs, but what do I know?
4. I took care to keep/make things sterile but they probably were not and should be.
5. Once mixed, boiled, and with some silver solution added there is no noticeable smell or even stickiness. I used about 60 grams of water.
6. It is pleasant to use as described above. You need a bigger spray head than the smallest spray bottles, the one shown works. I will keep it in the refrigerator.
Well RandomMike that’s pretty cool. Lifetime supply.
Does the saline act as a preservative? Presumably boiling kills everything.
Next time you get some sort of ILI, you can stuff this liquid seaweed up your nose three times a day and it should theoretically chop 3 days off your symptoms.
And with a few tubes of that apple-flavored ivermectin horse paste, you should be able to crush any SC2 that comes within spitting distance. So to speak.
And as mentioned by Mpup, it can also double as lube. Just in case. 🙂
Really astonishing stuff. Simple remedies that should really do the trick.
The silver solution was pretty awesome too.
And here is ANOTHER link to anti-malarial drugs. Emphasis is mine:
COVID-19 virus uses heparan sulfate to get inside cells
15 Sep 2020
University of California San Diego School of Medicine researchers have discovered that SARS-CoV-2 can’t grab onto ACE2 without a carbohydrate called heparan sulfate, which is also found on lung cell surfaces and acts as a co-receptor for viral entry.
The team demonstrated two approaches that can reduce the ability of SARS-CoV-2 to infect human cells cultured in the lab by approximately 80 to 90 percent: 1) removing heparan sulfate with enzymes or 2) using heparin as bait to lure and bind the coronavirus away from human cells. Heparin, a form of heparan sulfate, is already a widely used medication to prevent and treat blood clots, suggesting that a Food and Drug Administration-approved drug might be repurposed to reduce virus infection.
Esko’s team has long studied heparan sulfate and the role it plays in health and disease. He led this study with visiting scholar Thomas Mandel Clausen, Ph.D., and postdoctoral researcher Daniel Sandoval, Ph.D. While Esko’s lab doesn’t necessarily focus on viruses, ***Clausen had previously studied how the malaria parasite interacts with a related carbohydrate on human cells*** and Sandoval had been interested in viruses since he was an undergraduate student—he still keeps up with the latest virology research for fun.