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Tomato compound can reduce COVID infectivity

A new peer-reviewed study from the Tokyo Institute of Technology has potentially found a natural cure for COVID-19. The study was published in the journal Plos One earlier this month.

The study found that the natural amino acid called ‘5-Aminolevulinic acid (ALA)’ is an effective way to reduce the expression of ACE2, which is the receptor for the SARS-CoV-2 virus, a strain of the COVID-19 virus, which allows the virus to infect a cell. Therefore, this amino acid can reduce the infectivity of COVID. 

 ALA can be found in spinach, tomatoes, Shitake mushrooms, potatoes, squid, ground beef, wine, and soy sauce, according to 


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