Stealth Molecule

How to Win the War Secret Anti-biological Weapon Being Tested for Military, Civilian Applications

by Bill Sardi by Bill Sardi

At a Mountain-states laboratory researchers are testing a type of stealth weapon against disease and infection that could virtually eradicate most concerns about modern biological weapons such as anthrax or ebola, overcome the growing problem of antibiotic germ resistance, as well as disintegrate cancer cells from within, eradicate plaque from arteries, and block every known bacterium, virus, amoeba or fungi, including the dreaded H5N1 influenza virus.

GC: C6H10OS2

It’s not a vaccine. It’s a stealth molecule known as GC. Chemically described as C6 H10 O S2, GC is an unstable, short-lived hydrophobic molecule that penetrates biological membranes with ease. It disappears from the circulation within a few minutes after injection, making it virtually nontoxic. The molecule is very small, molecular weight of 127.27, and can penetrate through cell walls and even barriers in the brain.

Scientists have known about GC for years. The problem has been how to get it to activate properly once introduced into the human gastric tract. Even measuring its presence in the human body has been a challenge. GC cannot be detected in the blood or urine. Researchers have to utilize a breath test to confirm its presence similar to how law enforcement officers utilize a breath test to measure alcohol in the blood circulation. After oral consumption, levels of GC can be indirectly detected in breath as elevated levels of acetone.

Stealth molecule

GC is a transient molecule. Once formed, it breaks down into other forms fairly rapidly. GC must to be introduced as two smaller molecules that mix to become one new stealth molecule. Even then, once formed, GC is unstable. Pure GC at room temperature has a half-life of 2-16 hours. These problems preclude its use as a medicine.

When GC is introduced into the gastric tract, stomach acid destroys an activating enzyme before GC can be converted into its biologically active form. To date, coating oral GC pills so they won’t open up till they reach the more alkaline upper intestines has been the only answer to this problem. However, most of the time, the coated capsules travel all the way through the digestive tract before they open up, often rendering them useless or unreliable. But there is a way to activate GC to unleash its powerful disease-fighting activity.

Military advantage

Researchers fully understand the importance of GC. A military force that has GC will have a significant advantage. GC will make it possible for any standing army to maintain more troops in the field. Far more troops have to be removed from field operations due to disease (diarrhea, infection, hepatitis, food poisoning, gonorrhea) than from war-related wounds or accidents. Ask troops who served in the middle east who came back home with Gulf War Syndrome. A mycobacterium is believed to have caused as many as 400,000 cases of Gulf War Syndrome.

Because of the problem of antibiotic resistance, military doctors cannot prescribe antibiotic drugs as prophylaxis. The overuse of antibiotics will lead to more antibiotic resistant microorganisms. For example, doctors are hesitant to treat a bacterium like H. pylori, which causes ulcers and stomach cancer, even though it infects nearly half the US population, because antibiotic treatment may induce drug-resistant strains. So doctors wait for ulcers to occur before prescribing triple-antibiotic therapy. On the other hand, GC does not cause germ resistance. Theoretically, prophylactic use of GC would eradicate most stomach ulcers and stomach cancer.

GC, carried in the field by every soldier, can prevent or immediately treat anthrax, Ebola, dysentery, pathogens like Salmonella, Staphylococcus, Klebsiella, the waterborne germs Cryptosporidium and Giardia, and viruses such as H5N1 bird flu, SARS and Herpes. Every field soldier serving in a foreign land should consume GC daily, as prophylaxis against potential biological threats.

While pharmaceutical manufacturers furiously work to develop a vaccine against bird flu, influenza viruses mutate so fast as to render all vaccines as ineffective. GC is active against every known virus.

More than military application

Researchers have found GC also has many civilian applications. It has been observed to penetrate inside cancer cells, which results in their death, without toxicity to healthy cells. How it knows to do this still baffles biologists.

Researchers have noted that GC does not lower circulating levels of cholesterol, but it does inhibit the formation of plaque in artery walls. Unlike statin drugs, GC is not toxic to the liver; in fact, it protects the liver.

When scientists gave GC to rodents along with a high-fructose sugar diet, it controlled insulin levels. But laboratory investigators were stunned to find the sugar-fed animals given GC did not gain weight, while the animals fed fructose sugar only, were obese. GC may be a revolutionary weight control molecule.

What is GC?

Just exactly what is GC? It goes by various chemical names: 2-propene1-1sulfinothioic acid S-2-propenyl ester, 2-propenyl 2-propenethiosulfinate, Allyl 2-propenethiosulfinate, Diallyl thiosulfinate. Actually, you may be surprised to learn that GC stands for “garlic clove,” or the active molecule produced by a fresh crushed garlic clove, commonly described as allicin.

For unexplained reasons, allicin has been overlooked by modern medicine. In 1858 Louis Pasteur noted garlic’s ability to kill germs in a lab dish, but 62 years later medical history texts gave credit for the discovery of the first antibiotic, penicillin, to Alexander Fleming in 1922. Actually, French medical student Ernest Duchesne first observed that penicillin mold killed germs in 1896. Regardless, garlic’s microbiological discovery as an antibiotic preceded penicillin by decades.


Antibiotic effectiveness is measured by the area of germs inhibited in a lab dish

Today thousands of people needlessly die of infections caused by antibiotic-resistant bacteria. These are mostly hospitalized patients who are subjected to multiple antibiotics. Some hospital-acquired staph infections are resistant to all antibiotics. Germ resistance to allicin/garlic has never been observed.

Roman legions used GC

The idea of using allicin to protect soldiers or civilians from biological threats is not new. Roman legions carried garlic cloves with them, and quickly planted more garlic in lands they conquered. Dioscorides, the chief medical officer in the Roman army during the 1st century AD, treated infected soldiers with garlic. Knowing of its prophylactic properties, Roman legions ate garlic prior to combat. But why aren’t modern armies following the way of the Romans? The answer is simple, troops would have to carry garlic cloves with them and endure the pungency of garlic in their stomach and odor on their breath. Seems like a small price to pay for a life-saving technology. The Roman army knew better.

Conventional garlic pills simply don’t contain, nor do they reliably produce, allicin. This is confusing to consumers who see the word allicin on most labels for garlic pills. But the label refers to garlic powder tested in water, not stomach acid. Stomach acid destroys the enzyme (alliinase) in garlic pills before it can mix with alliin to produce allicin. A garlic clove has to be crushed, or preferably mixed in a food blender, to create allicin prior to oral consumption. A fresh crushed garlic clove can produce ~3000—4000 micrograms of allicin, and up to three times more if placed in a food blender.

Despite overwhelming evidence of garlic’s health benefits, government regulations forbid health claims even for garlic cloves. The world’s most potent weapon against human biological threats is underused even though it is widely available, is economical, and non-toxic. Modern medicine’s over-reliance upon man-made drugs is resulting in the needless early demise of millions. Think of tuberculosis, a bacterial lung infection that now affects two billion humans on the planet. Health authorities know that many TB patients can’t afford antibiotics and won’t take them for a long enough period of time to eradicate the infection. How about a garlic clove? It’s the world’s major antidote against illness.

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