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A Natural Swine Flu Breakthrough?

In a finding that could offer new hope for the containment of influenza outbreaks, a natural extract from seaweed has been shown to inhibit the H1N1 virus.

The extract is derived from the Undaria pinnatifida species of seaweed. In vitro tests have shown that it can inhibit the H1N1 influenza virus at extremely low concentrations.

According to Medical News Today:

“[The compound] is a natural polysaccharide which has immediate market potential in nutritional supplements, hand washes and nasal delivery products which target the spread and prevention of viral conditions.”

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