The new gum that could protect against viruses and bacteria 

Even after half an hour of the first chew, initial studies show a brand new peppermint gum could be an effective method of protection against common viruses and bacteria – thanks, in part, to the compound Chitosan found in certain mushrooms

Immunologist Dr Karl Skriner has created GoBeDo Immune Boosting Peppermint Gum – the first chewing gum to combine the immune strengthening effects of zinc with the antiviral properties of Chitosan.

“One compound of particular interest at the moment is Chitosan,” says Dr Skriner.

“The idea behind GoBeDo chewing gum is to put a long-lasting layer of Chitosan in our mouths, which also happens to be where viruses are likely to enter. 

“When viruses travel through our mouths, they’re met with Chitosan particles, which could significantly weaken the virus’s potential to infect the body.

“GoBeDo Immune Boosting Peppermint Gum could be particularly beneficial to those who work closely with other people – particularly medical practitioners.”

The proof is in the chewing

An in vitro lab study was carried out to test the effectiveness of the gum which ran over several months.

The results showed evidence GoBeDo Gum could provide an effective method of protection from well-known viruses and bacteria.

Based on new research, GoBeDo Immune Boosting Gum secreted an average load of 1.8 mg per 15 minutes of chewing time.

Previous studies suggest at least 1 mg of Chitosan can produce protective effects from certain viruses.

Based on saliva samples, the study found that Chitosan from GoBeDo is still heavily present beyond 30 minutes after the first chew.

Magic from mushrooms

Chitosan is a type of sugar derived from chitin, which is primarily sourced from shellfish, but also in certain species of mushrooms. 

Oyster mushrooms

Chitosan has been shown to interfere with certain viruses attempts to infect their hosts.

It does so by preventing the virus from binding with a protein receptor called ACE-2. 

ACE-2 is a sort of regulator of blood pressure and inflammation. It works by preventing the body from overreacting during stressful situations.

ACE-2 also functions to protect our lungs, specifically our alveoli (the part that processes the air we breathe). 

When a virus attacks ACE-2 proteins, the body can have trouble maintaining healthy levels of inflammation, normal blood pressure, and the host can experience difficulty breathing.

Where does Chitosan fit into all this?

Researchers suggest Chitosan could act as a “virus plug,” sticking to the virus, making it impossible to attack our ACE-2 proteins.

If the virus is unable to bind with ACE-2, there is no infection. 

“Chitosan supplementation is nothing new, and several studies have shown that the human body can tolerate high amounts of Chitosan with no side effects,” says Dr Skriner.

“Armed with what we knew, the question then was: how do we supplement it in a way that would have it meet the virus the moment it enters?

“We answered our own question by putting it in our GoBeDo Immune Boosting Gum.”

GoBeDo Immune Boosting Peppermint Gum with Chitosan and Zinc is gluten and sugar free.

It’s available from the GoBeDo website.

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