How to Get Rid of Viruses Fast

In this article, we will discuss how to kill a virus.

You see, any seasonal change triggers viral infections. Kids, the elderly, and people with diabetes are highly vulnerable to viral illnesses. Viral infections may last a week or two. However, the symptoms may disrupt your daily routine, making you want to get rid of it as fast as possible. Unfortunately, antibiotics do not affect viruses, so prevention is the best cure for a viral infection.

You see, a virus is not necessarily alive or dead. It’s a piece of genetic programming wrapped in a bit of sac, and it can only be activated when it enters your cells. Once the virus gets into your cells, it hijacks your machinery because it has no metabolism on its own. So, it has to tap into yours and use it like a parasite to reproduce.

This is a bit bizarre because it is equipped with programming for evading your immune system.

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What is a virus?

A virus is a microscopic entity possessing a core of genetic material. The genetic material at the core may be either RNA or DNA. The center of a virus is covered with capsid. Capsid is a protein protective coat.

A spiky cover called an envelope surrounds the capsid. These spikes are proteins that help the viruses bind the host cells and penetrate them. Under the right conditions, the viruses can multiply inside the host cells.

Medical researchers have argued about whether viruses meet the criteria for living organisms. Well, viruses can grow. They can also reproduce. However, viruses do not produce adenosine triphosphate (ATP). ATP drives many processes in living cells.

It is also important to note that viruses do not contain ribosomes. This means that they cannot produce proteins. As such, they cannot reproduce independently. Instead, they are wholly dependent on their host.

After invading a cell, the virus releases its genetic material and proteins into the host cell. Then, it reproduces rapidly using the cellular machinery in the host’s cell.

While reproducing, the virus produces more genetic material and viral protein than the usual products produced by cells.

Viruses have different sizes and shapes. Viruses are classified according to various factors, namely:

· Their shape and size

· The type of nucleic acid in the virus. The nucleic acid usually contains the virus’ genetic information.

· Whether or not the virus has a protective lipid envelope.

HIV and the influenza virus are examples of viruses with an envelope.

There are different types of viruses within these categories. For instance, a coronavirus has a shape like a sphere and a helical capsid that contains RNA. In addition, it has an envelope with spikes on its surface.

How can you kill an external virus?

Well, if a virus is outside the body, you can kill it with certain things such as:

· High heats

· Soaps

· Alcohol

· Bleach

· Hydrogen peroxide

But what happens once it gets into your body? Your immune system will come to the rescue. Let’s see how.

How the immune system fights a virus

When your immune system detects a virus, it will set up a defense mechanism to protect the body.

As viruses invade your body’s cells, your immune system cannot literally “see” the virus. However, cytotoxic T cells can identify those cells that contain viruses and then release substances to kill them.

Some viruses are smart enough to escape being detected by cytotoxic T cells. However, other immune cells — for instance, the natural killer cells — can cause virus-infected cells to die off.

Also, body cells containing a virus can emit interferons. Interferons signal other cells about the presence of a virus. This will give those healthy cells a chance to defend themselves by altering the molecular composition of their surface.

Antibodies in your immune system can also fight a virus even before it invades your cells. Antibodies neutralize or damage the virus by altering its features so that it can no longer invade healthy cells.

Some people may have antibodies if a virus has already infected them or if they have been vaccinated.

Can the sun kill viruses?

The sun provides vitamin D. Vitamin D inhibits viral reproduction and helps your immune system become robust. But the sun has something else as well. The sun possesses a particular spectrum of light. For this article, I’ll focus on the spectrum called near infrared. Near infrared light is different from UV.

Near infrared light can travel through your clothing. If you have a hat on, it can go right through it. It can penetrate your skull and go right into your tissues — about one and a half inches.

Near infra-red light boosts immune function by generating melatonin. Melatonin isn’t just a sleep hormone. It’s a potent antioxidant that works twice as strong as vitamin C. It can help reduce the complications from viral disease and help build up your immune system. It can also help you sleep better, so your resistance gets more vigorous.

Can heat kill viruses?

Viruses are enormous fans of the cold. This explains why many people get a viral infection when it is cold. The body tries to cook the offending virus when the temperature exceeds 98.6, as in a fever. As a result, it will inhibit the reproduction of viruses or shorten the viral infection cycle.

So, there’s nothing worse than trying hard to stop a fever with any medication right off the bat. But unfortunately, doing so will only lengthen the duration of that infection because what the fever does is heat up the body and slow down the reproduction of the virus.


All bacterial infections can be treated with antibiotics. However, these antibiotics cannot treat a viral infection. Symptoms are best treated with antiviral drugs. In some cases, the only option is symptom relief.

Recently, medical researchers and scientists have developed antiviral drugs. This was done mainly in response to the AIDS pandemic. However, these drugs do not kill the virus. Instead, they only prevent or slow its development.

The antiviral treatment reduces the level of the virus in the body so low that tests cannot detect it. In addition, the virus becomes untransmittable at this point, meaning that a carrier cannot pass it on to another person.

Antivirals can also treat infection with hepatitis B, HSV, influenza, hepatitis C, chickenpox, and shingles.

How to kill viruses naturally

Conventional treatment is only supportive. No medication can kill a virus for now.

But there’s no need to panic as most viruses will not kill you. Viral infections are mainly an indication of a weak immune system which can depend a lot on your gut health. A weak or sick gut is loaded with fungi and other pathogens. Conversely, a healthy gut has a wide range of beneficial bacteria.

It is important to note that your first defense line is a nutrient-dense diet, a healthy lifestyle, and a body free from toxins.

A healthy immune system starts in the gut with healthy gut flora. Unfortunately, the immune system of most Americans is compromised by the overgrowth of Candida, and your immune system is constantly fighting to keep Candida in check. If you do not get sick, then avoid sugar. Sugar serves as food for Candida. You’ll have to drink lots of fluids, but don’t drink sugary juices or sodas at this time. You’ll do fine with cranberry lemonade sweetened with stevia. You can drink it warm or cold.

Gargling also helps. It lowers the viral load in your body system, lessening the number of invaders to replicate. Next, you can sip on apple cider vinegar. Colds and flu often start in the nasal cavities or throat. Sip on the apple cider vinegar once you notice the first sign of a sinus infection or sore throat.

Vitamins A, C, D, and E are vital for the immune system. For example, your immune system uses vitamin C to make interferon, which helps to protect healthy cells from viral invasion.

Zinc is effective against the common cold. It can also be used as a topical treatment for herpes. In addition, zinc is believed to prevent the replication of viruses.

Selenium also plays a vital role in immune-boosting. For example, it helps build up your white blood cell count.

Berberine also helps to fight the virus naturally. It is an alkaloid found in different plants, such as goldthread, goldenseal, European barberry, Oregon grape, and Coptis Chinensis. Berberine has anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, antiviral, immune-enhancing, and anti-parasitic properties. In addition, berberine is effective against protozoa, bacteria, and fungi. It can be used on wounds and cuts and effectively against gastrointestinal issues.

Garlic is also effective against viral infections. You can take it in tonic form or chew it raw if possible. Not only will it fight the virus, but it will also kill other secondary infections in your body.


Viruses are present in all living beings. Some viruses are harmless, while others can cause several diseases, ranging from the common cold to Ebola. Protecting yourself from potentially hazardous viruses through vaccination can prevent illnesses.


Dr. Berner does not diagnose, treat, or prevent any medical diseases or conditions; instead, he analyzes and corrects the structure of his patients with Foundational Correction to improve their overall quality of life. He works with their physicians, who regulate their medications. This blog post is not designed to provide medical advice, professional diagnosis, opinion, treatment, or services to you or any other individual. The information provided in this post or through linkages to other sites is not a substitute for medical or professional care. You should not use the information in place of a visit, consultation, or the advice of your physician or another healthcare provider. Foundation Chiropractic and Dr. Brett Berner are not liable or responsible for any advice, the course of treatment, diagnosis, or any other information, services, or product you obtain through this article or others.

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