Things That Do Not Cure COVID-19 If Ingested

Things That Do Not Cure COVID-19 If Ingested

Heme Review is my new podcast. If you want to learn more about the early
2020 outbreak, check it out in the link in description below. CB is a 35 year old man, presenting to the
emergency room, unconscious. His mom tells the admitting nurse that she
found him on the floor, with an empty bottle of rubbing alcohol in his hand. CB had read on the internet that alcohol disinfects
the SARS-CoV-2 virus. Afraid that he had been infected after touching
his face at the grocery store, CB found a bottle of 91% rubbing alcohol, and started
drinking it. Immediately after drinking the entire bottle,
CB felt confident. He wasn’t going to be infected this time. Someone on the internet said it’ll burn
a little on the way down, but in his mind, the benefits of disinfecting himself, outweighed
that burn. As the minutes passed, CB started feeling
dizzy. The floor started spinning. He collapsed. His mom heard the noise and found him unconscious
on the floor. She called for 911, as he’s brought to the
emergency room where we are now. Rubbing alcohol’s real name is isopropyl
alcohol. Iso meaning equal. Propyl from propan, which is a prefix denoting
the quantity of 3, and referring to the number of carbons. And alcohol meaning a chemical moiety of 1
Oxygen bound to 1 hydrogen. 3 carbons, balanced, relative to the position
of an alcohol Long chains of carbon, are oil. Oil doesn’t mix with water at all. But ALCOHOL GROUPS interact with water, because
water is also made of hydrogen and oxygen. Both the name isopropyl alcohol, and its structure,
not only tells us everything we need to know about what’s happening to DM, but it also
tells us why drinking disinfectant isn’t gonna cure anyone of any virus. So how do alcohols disinfect? Well, they disturb proteins. On the surface of the SARS2 virus, are crown
shaped spikes. The word corona, means crown. Crown virus. These spikes are how SARS2 virus infects people,
AND they’re made of protein. So if alcohols interfere with proteins, and
SARS2 infects people using a protein, then rubbing alcohol SHOULD disinfect SARS2 virus. — 70% rubbing alcohol is a better disinfectant
on surfaces than 91%. More doesn’t appear to be better here. If 70% is alcohol, then the other 30% is water. Extra water helps target proteins. But while 70% isopropanol disinfects viruses
on surfaces, it’s not going to disinfect viruses inside the body. And here’s why: Anything you swallow, goes into your stomach,
then absorbs into your liver. The liver breaks things down into forms that
the body can handle. This is called metabolism. Humans evolved a very specific way of metabolizing
alcohols. In the liver, there’s something called alcohol
dehydrogenase. De meaning the removal of, hydrogen, and ase
describing an enzyme, which is a protein that does chemical reactions. -Ase is like lactase, which is an enzyme that
breaks down milk sugar. The body has no use for rubbing alcohol. It wants to get rid of it. To do that, it needs to make it easier to
react with, in the hopes that the final product easily dissolves in water and is collected
by the kidneys to be urinated out. When alcohol dehydrogenase processes isopropanol,
it becomes acetone, which is the chemical name for nail polish remover. OK, so if someone is exposed to SARS2 virus
and they get infected, it ends up in both their lungs. We’ve already established that drinking
rubbing alcohol is going to pass it into the liver where it’s broken down to acetone. Acetone is a disinfectant too, so why wouldn’t
it end up in the lungs to fight the virus? Well, this brings us to a concept called distribution. Once something is broken down by the liver,
it enters the circulation. Human body has a large volume of water and
blood, so that acetone is going to get diluted in that huge volume. Drinking a bottle of 91% rubbing alcohol will
overload the alcohol dehydrogenase in the liver, and the acetone floating around will
cause temporary brain problems, but it won’t be concentrated enough to hit any virus in
the lungs. OK, so that’s rubbing alcohol. How about, 60% liquor, like vodka or rum? Well, the alcohol that humans drink for fun,
is different. It’s named ethanol. Ethan means two. The CDC says that 120 proof, or 60% alcohol
can disinfect SARS2 virus. But that disinfection happens outside the
body not inside. Ethanol is broken down by alcohol dehydrogenase
in the liver. Anything with an alcohol group, gets processed
by this ENZYME. The result is acetaldehyde. This is what causes someone to become red
when they drink, and it causes hang overs. Acetaldehyde isn’t a disinfectant. But it’s also not very water soluble, and
the body wants to get rid of it. So acetaldehyde is broken down again into
acetate, which is a very weak vinegar, and also not a disinfectant. Vinegar can be a disinfectant, but when it’s
weakened like this, it isn’t. Drinking 60% liquor, won’t cure anyone of
COVID-19 if SARS2 virus is already in the body. Inhaling it, won’t cure the disease either. It would bypass the liver. It would bring a first pass of alcohol right
to the brain. We don’t have good data on this, but at
60%, that’s going to negatively impact your brain, provided it doesn’t damage the mucous
membranes and lungs in the first place. Alcohol inhalation misuse can cause Acute
Respiratory Distress syndrome, which is what happens in severe COVID19 disease. The only analogy I have for inhaling really
concentrated ethanol in the hopes of disinfecting SARS2 virus in your lungs is that it’s like
lopping off your leg to clip a toenail. No benefit, and all risk, so don’t do it. And the final alcohol. There were news reports of people in Iran
drinking industrial strength alcohol. A prominent one being Methanol. Methan being the prefix meaning one. In the body, alcohol dehydrogenase turns methanol
into formaldehyde. This was the chemical used to embalm mummies. Formaldehyde is a disinfectant, but it’s
a poison. And instead of a weak vinegar, formaldehyde
gets broken down a second time to become methanoic acid, which causes blindness. The acid part spills into the blood, causing
acidemia, acid presence in blood. In high enough amounts in blood, acids can
cause the heart to stop beating, meaning no alcohols are good enough for curing COVID-19
inside humans. They should be good enough to disinfect surfaces
outside the body, in the right concentrations, which brings us back to CB. Acetone, nail polish remover, causes mild
nervous system effects. The body can’t break it down any further
because of the balance part from the word ISO. The chemistry says these bonds are too hard
to break, in humans. So it’s a matter of time for CB’s body
to work to eliminate it in his urine. With supportive care, he came out of his coma,
and was sent home a day later. It’s good that he ended up being ok. But it’s not good that the hospital had
to use those resources during this pandemic. There’s other patients who come in critically
ill, and then there’s CB who came in because he drank rubbing alcohol. Don’t be like CB. But how about another common disinfectant? AC is a 40 year old man, presenting to the
emergency room, with drooling and vomiting. He tried to speak, but couldn’t. An exam of his mouth and his throat found
swelling, redness, and ulcers inside. In the operating room, doctors immediately
stick a tube with a camera down his throat. Swelling and inflammation were so bad, that
they couldn’t find his vocal cords. A longer tube was stuck down his throat to
look at his stomach. Burns and dead tissue were found in the inner
lining of his esophagus confirming that AC is suffering from caustic burn injury because
he accidentally swallowed industrial strength bleach thinking that it would cure him of
virus. He later claimed he thought it was dilute
and watered down before drinking it, which is plausible, and here’s why. Bleach is a really good disinfectant. Household bleach is sodium hypochlorite. If you take away the hypo, sodium chlorite
is industrial strength bleach. This brings us to a concept called equilibrium. Household bleach is around 6% sodium hypochlorite,
the rest is mostly water. In this mixture, water interacts with the
sodium and the hypochlorite. If we break it down, bleach is multiple chemicals
living together in a balanced state called equilibrium. These chemicals are Sodium hydroxide, which
is a base. A base is something that takes hydrogens. This is opposite to an acid, which gives hydrogens. And this balance is complete because, bleach
has hypochlorous acid. These quickly kill bacteria and viruses, but
they’re not the only thing bleach kills. Human cells are enclosed by a layer of molecules
that have long chains of fats. Sodium hydroxide from the bleach, doesn’t
just take a hydrogen from these fats, it strips off long chains of it. Doing this, actually makes soap. Immediately on contact, bleach rips open cells,
spilling their contents out. But it’s not done here. Proteins live on the surface of cells, meaning
they are freed once the fat layer is stripped off. Sodium hydroxide and Hypochlorous acid from
bleach neutralize these proteins. All of this immediately consuming the bleach
solution. By the time it gets to the stomach, it’s
not really bleach anymore, it’s a mix of soap, salt, and dead liquefied tissue. And this is why it doesn’t cure COVID19. It consumes itself on the way down because
it reacts with everything it touches. It never gets to the lungs. If it did because someone inhaled it somehow,
it’ll strip off the cells in your windpipe and lungs causing burns there too. Again, lopping off your leg, to clip a toenail. AC developed a narrowing in his esophagus
because scar tissue grew over time. He had to undergo multiple procedures where
a balloon was put into his esophagus and inflated, to keep it open and was maintained on a liquid
diet because there were permanent scars. Alcohol and bleach are surface disinfectants. They don’t disinfect inside the body. They cause only harm, without any benefit
at all. So how about other things? Some people say eating garlic will help fight
SARS2 virus. Well, it’s probably not going to. Garlic probably has some antimicrobial properties,
and this could be because of a chemical named allicin. There could be more chemicals, and that’s
fine. When you see something like this in a chemical,
you can assume it’ll interact with sulfur in the body. Where’s sulfur? It’s in proteins. Just like the SARS2 virus spike. But inside the body, it’s going to get broken
down when you eat it. You might say that garlic can boost the immune
system. Ok, suppose that’s real, maybe it is. How are you gonna measure that? And it has no role in treating a critically
ill patient today. I don’t need to wash my hands because I
ate garlic today? No, stop. The only documented case of garlic doing anything
for COVID19 is a report from Zhejiang province in China, where a woman ate 3 pounds of garlic
in 3 weeks. This is what happened to her throat: she couldn’t
speak because it was inflamed. That’s it. Don’t get me wrong, I like my garlic. But if I have a fever, and im starting to
become short of breath right now in March 2020, im not gonna be eating more garlic hoping
that it all goes away, and neither should you. There’s also talk about ginger. Look, SARS2 virus broke out in China. Chinese people today, still practice traditional
Chinese medicine, mixed with variations on Western standards of care. If ginger worked, they would have used it. And SARS2 virus wouldn’t have spread like
this. But it did spread like this. And finally, essential oils. These have become the butt of jokes. And I know people want me to rag on them,
but they actually have compounds in them that have demonstrated some antimicrobial activity. But the game changes once these things are
inside the body. That’s the overarching theme for everything
im talking about in this video. The scientific phrase for this is in vivo,
from latin meaning “inside life.” These things are broken down into things that
don’t disinfect, and if they do, they’re not in the right amounts to disinfect. They end up causing more harm than good in
the body. And for essential oils, the reality is the
manufacturers of these oils have wide variability in how much of the active chemicals are in
their formulation. One manufacturer might have more of one thing
than other, one may have less than the other. It’s not reliable, and it’s not enough
to cure COVID19 disease and it could do harm in falsely elevating your confidence that
it has eliminated a virus when it hasn’t. Oh and I can’t say the name of this in a
YouTube video. But there’s nothing disinfectant about this. There’s nothing disinfectant about any of
its metabolites. The ending of it’s name -caine actually
refers to anesthetics, meaning they usually function on nerves to numb an area. And vitamin C. There isn’t great evidence for it on cold
and flu. If you’re gonna take it, follow the directions
on the label. Don’t double up. So the general consensus is this. Lots of things can kill SARS2 virus outside
the body. They don’t kill the virus inside the body,
because the game changes in vivo. At best, they don’t mess with COVID19 disease
like garlic and ginger, and at worst, they cause blindness and someone’s heart to stop
beating like methanol. At worst, it liquefies and strips off the
inner lining of your throat and stomach, like bleach. Or at worst, it does nothing and gives someone
self confidence that they’re clear of the infection, when they’re actually not. And they go out and spread it around the community
because they think they’re virus free. Don’t be that person. Wash your hands after you come back home. Wash them after you touch anything that came
from outside your house. When you wash, keep the soap on your hands
for 20 seconds while rubbing them together thoroughly. It’s even better if you wash them a second
time again for another 20 seconds right after and then dry your hands with a clean towel. That’s all benefit for prevention and little
risk. But if you feel fever, and cough, and body
aches, then get that checked out. Don’t pretend nothing is wrong if you feel
sick, it doesn’t matter what age you are. This is very important. #Alertnotanxious. Check out Heme Review. Take care of yourself. And Be Well.

100 Replies to “Things That Do Not Cure COVID-19 If Ingested”

  1. Stay safe everyone!
    CC's available in Arabic, English, French, Italian, Spanish and Vietnamese. Thanks to everyone who helps contribute and shares this video 🙏

  2. I ate had a cold and throat stuff and I ate some fruits and stuff and NyQuil and I was Gucci
    Lit af 🔥🔥 be like me with MEDICINE and eat good stuff not FUCKING CHEMICALS

  3. Cant wait for the “A man ate a Pangolin and Bat soup Dish. This is what happened to the whole world” video

  4. More people need to watch this. I don't watch too much medical videos because our guts really gross me out and at this same time i am interested in it, but its very informational 😁

  5. What in the flying fuck! How on earth can you drink 91% methanol? I used to drink 99% but that greatly cut with water and maybe beer. I still recall retching after having a very heavy shot. I stopped distilling and drinking it after a night of consuming around 150ml left me with strange burning liver pain. It was only a combined total of 25 units. Methanol is far worse, just 2-4 units mixed with 10 results in extreme nausea and a funny hangover.
    I've long stopped messing about with homemade hooch but I'm really thinking about making it for use in hand sanitizer. Maybe a bad idea as I'll start drinking it again.

  6. If covid 19 inflects mainly in lungs so is it possible to take advantage of breathing and use gas and smoke types of drug or medicine to direct Attack viruses or blocking cells ??

  7. some rubbing alcohol is actually ethyl alcohol , but they add small amount of acetone to prevent people from drinking it
    at least you used to be able to find it , not sure if you can anymore though, and way back in the day there was ethyl rubbing alcohol without any acetone added to it

  8. to anyone who thought these ideas were good do yourself a favor and get yourself and get a babysitter because you guys are clearly too brain dead to be unsupervised

  9. And during the pandemic, some Chinese people believe in rumors that eating salt, smelling vinegar, taking herbs, and lots more incredible actions can cure the disease. Why there are rumors? Business people want to sell more of their products. What a shame.

  10. The qty and distribution prove again the outbreak was long time ago, July last year from Fort Detrick. The US government did nothing to blame electronic cigarettes, the flu, and brought it to Wuhan at the army's Olympics last October.

  11. I can hear the anger in his tone lmaoo he’s probably tired with all these dumb cases, especially during a pandemic

  12. I can't thank you enough for this video! I just wish this can get to all the uninformed people in the world. South Africa is currently also beginning to have a significant spike in COVID-19 cases. They also still think it's a joke and they still believe garlic can cure…

  13. I want to be a doctor, and this channel help me achieve that goal. You have no idea how awesome this channel is. Its inspired me to study more about medicine and read into medical cases. We'll just see how that works out.

  14. "humans developed an interesting way of metabolizing alcohol…"
    Not ALL humans. A large percentage of east Asians don't metabolize alcohol at all… hence the "Asian Flush". This is deficiency of their alcohol dehydrogenase… and it's likely because Asians made tea, while Europeans made alcohol… this is how each group dealt with unsanitary water. One boiled, the other chemically disinfected.

  15. But the coronavirus attacks the lungs how stupid are people to think eating or drinking something can get rid of it

  16. Garlic and ginger are the backbone of Chinese cuisine. It’s very probable that the infected people ate ginger and garlic daily. Sure garlic may help you boost your immune system and ginger might help you with some inflammation but it is not concentrated enough to work like western medicine does.
    Just eat a calibrated diet, be healthy and keep distance

  17. Btw, some essential oils do have a anti fungal or anti bacterial property, but once ingested, it changes the composition. It’s maybe great against acne, but not against a virus or bacterial infection

  18. In short, a few idiots thought they could cure a viral disease by drinking surface disinfectants. I’m honestly very disappointed in the 40 year old man. Like…why? lol?

  19. Hahaha!
    People are so stupid, they buy 91% alcohol when 70% alcohol is more effective…
    What? …Of course, I knew that before this video.

  20. Please remember as a species, we can only improve if natural selection effectively determines our course. Say a prayer for our deceased friend, he probably died as a luckless innocent. Obviously, he did not have
    the wits to survive, much less, propagate his seed and raise offspring to become self sustaining

  21. what about Fireball whiskey because i get drink that shit daily and i do not have the coronavirus as far as i know.

  22. Hey man, love your videos but I don't know if I, as a chemist, agree with your definition of iso. I think iso just means isomer of, lets say, 1-propanol. Keep up the good work.

  23. 6:02 *permanent blindness and not only that
    (we had dozens of cases in 2013 in the Czech republic as some criminals sold large amounts of spirits made from methanol; that lead to several month long prohibition on alcoholic drinks with more than 15% alc. vol., until the poisonous spirits got cleared from the market as the criminals faked the bottles and labels, so it seemed like renowned spirits, over 50 people also DIED from the methanol. Google Czech prohibition.)

  24. If the product says "Do not injust", don't flipping eat it. If the product isn't generally intended for human consumption, don't flipping eat it!

  25. I always use garlic whenever I get flu, one bit of garlic and it gets me back in 2 days but that's the normal flu.

  26. When I was an alcoholic I could barely handle a shot glass or two of 90% isopropanol. Even when heavily diluted. Yea, yea I know it was dumb. We all make mistakes. I at least learned from them and moved on. Spare me, this is just a story from my past. Anywho, I don't know how he managed to drink a whole bottle without puking immediately or maybe he did we just don't know. It does more than burn. It's extremely bitter. So bitter it makes you gag as soon as it's down your throat. I've had strong drinks before that taste terrible, but they can't compare to isopropanol. To this day I gag when I smell it. Memories. The intoxication is almost immediate as well. A lot faster than ethanol. Those two shot glasses would normally knock me out a few minutes after ingestion. Granted I was usually heavily intoxicated already or hungover.

  27. Jesus… how stupid a person should be to drink bleach in hopes to cure a viral disease. And we waste resources trying to save this garbage…

  28. I heard that if u inhale some alcohol, very hard, it goes thru mucus membranes to your lungs and it cleans ur lungs. But that was false LOL. And someone else said that they each u that if u dont have medicine.

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