How To Stay Healthy During COVID-19

Dear Clients & Friends,
While our country is in the middle of an unprecedented healthcare challenge, we here at The Beljanski Foundation wanted to reach out to you in hopes that you, your family, and loved ones are all well during the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
More than ever, we want to reaffirm our commitment to provide you with information and support to help you maintain and even improve your well-being.

For almost 40 years, the late Prof. Mirko Beljanski studied DNA and RNA biology and made numerous discoveries, providing great scientific contributions to our understanding of basic life processes, cancer, viral illnesses and autoimmune diseases. His work also has major practical implications in supporting normal physiological functions and improving one’s health.

Dr. Mirko Beljanski’s research provided us with a three step approach to fight viruses:

  1. Strengthen the Immune System
  2. Inhibit Viral Duplication
  3. Destruction of Infected Cells

Pathogens range from viruses to parasitic worms and sometimes they change themselves (mutate) to keep infecting and replicating in their hosts despite treatments.

When we encounter a pathogen, whatever it is, we want to keep it outside our bodies. Our skin is our first line of defense. Hence the recommendation of washing our hands.

Then comes the other physical barriers — that will help us destroy the pathogen (stomach acid), or help us expel it (tears, mucus).

But sometimes, the invader makes its way within. Your immune system is then called to the rescue. Its job is to protect you against harmful pathogens (like bacteria and viruses), and limit damage from noninfectious agents (like sunburn or cancer). But what if you don’t have a strong immune system? This is why all whose immune systems are weakened, including adults and children with serious chronic health conditions (including cancer) are at greater risk of developing serious complications from COVID-19 (coronavirus).

The immune system is composed of a variety of cells and cell signals, working together to prevent and cure infections. All of these immune cells derive from stem cells in the bone marrow.

Individuals undergoing chemotherapy often see their white blood cells damaged by the treatment, leading to the weakening of their immune systems. As Dr. Mirko Beljanski was looking into helping individuals whose white blood cells have been damaged by chemotherapy, he developed small RNA fragments that can prime the replication of DNA in bone marrow stem cells. The bone marrow, in turn, creates all the lines of white blood cells that soldier our immune system. In a clinical trial at Cancer Treatment Centers of America (CTCA), where the studied population was cancer patients with very weakened immunity, these RNA fragments proved to be a breakthrough: no toxicity, no side effects, and a better immune system.

Viruses are perfect parasites. Outside a living cell, a virus is a dormant particle, not able to reproduce itself. Only when it enters a host cell, it goes into action by hijacking the cellular processes. DNA viruses (like the poxvirus) can replicate in the host cell. RNA viruses, including COVID-19, need to infect cells by injecting RNA into the cytoplasm of the host cell and then using their own transcription enzyme (reverse transcriptase) to create DNA from viral RNA templates. From then on, the infected cell will produce virally encoded protein that will replicate the virus’s genetic material and generate new viruses.

As a young researcher, Dr. Mirko Beljanski spent several years working with 1959 Nobel Prize Winner Severo Ochoa. Ochoa was recognized for his discovery of an enzyme in bacteria called polynucleotide phosphorylase, which catalyzed the synthesis of ribonucleic acid (RNA). This work led Mirko Beljanski to further study, and eventually to re-create the conditions whereby the hereditary information contained in genes is translated. (2) In the process, he showed how some metals may inhibit or stimulate the reverse transcriptase enzyme. (3)

Metals are indispensable for DNA synthesis and a host of metabolic processes. Iron in particular is necessary for blood oxygenation. A depletion in iron prevents proper enzymatic activity and leads to anemia. But too much iron will promote reverse transcriptase activity, leading to increased viral duplication. Excess iron can also promote cancer cell growth.

Heavy metals are a common source of toxicity. They are in many of the products we use every day, including the water we may drink. When fighting a viral pandemic, it is time to limit any chance of heavy metal overload. It is actually a perfect time to consider a good heavy metal detoxification through oral chelation.

In the 1980s, Dr. Beljanski studied an extract of Pao pereira (Pau pereira, at the time called “PB-100” Produit Beljanski 100mg), made from the bark of a tree that grows in the Amazon Rain Forest.

Dr. Beljanski showed that Pao pereira (Pau pereira) could inhibit the replication of RNA viruses, in different species, ranging from plants (TMV), to birds (AEV) and cats (FIV). (4) That led him to work on the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), also an RNA virus. The results of a clinical trial performed on people infected with HIV and treated orally with PB-100 for 12 months, were published in 1994. This study demonstrated the safety of the extract, the improvement of lymphocyte sub-populations (T4 / T8 ratio), as well as other positive indications. (5)

This broad spectrum anti-viral action results from inhibition of reverse transcriptase in those cells infected by the RNA viruses. COVID-19 (coronavirus) is known to be an RNA virus, but no study has been made possible at this time to test the effectiveness of Pao pereira (Pau pereira).

Since Dr. Mirko Beljanski published his results on the antiviral activity of Pao pereira (Pau pereira) in 1985, (6) numerous people have either tried to negate the discovery or unduly pretend they were part of the story. Since then, The Beljanski Foundation, through partnerships with various academic institutions, has obtained confirmation that Pao pereira (Pau pereira) also exhibits a broad spectrum of anti-cancer activity. (7, 8, 9, 10, 11)

For nearly 25 years, we’ve have built a brand with the intent to serve our greater community of employees, family, and friends when they need us most – whenever, wherever they are.

Please know that we are thinking of you as we are all in this together.

Stay healthy & stay safe,

Sylvie Beljanski


  1. “Dose Escalation Study of an Antithrombocytopenic Agent in Patients with Chemotherapy Induced Thrombocytopenia”. Robert D Levin, MaryAnn Daehler, James F Grutsch, John L Hall, Digant Gupta, Christopher G Lis. Levin Online magazine Bio Med Central BMC Cancer 10:565 – 2010.
  2. M. BELJANSKI, “De Novo Synthesis of DNA – Like Molecules by Polynucleotide Phosphorylase In Vitro”. J. Mol. Evol. 1996, 42:493-499.
  3. “Differential effects of ferritin, calcium, zinc and gallic acid on in vitro proliferation of human glioblastoma cells and normal astrocytes”. M. BELJANSKI, S. CROCHET J. Lab. Clin. Med. 123:547-555, 1994.
  4. M. Beljanski. « La Prévention ». Les Entretiens Internationaux de Monaco. Editions du Rocher, 1990.
  5. “Tolerance and Feasibility of a 12-Month Therapy Using the Antiretroviral Agent PB100 in AIDS-Related Complex Patients”. D.Donadio et al. Dtsch.Zschr.Onkol.26, 6 (1994).
  6. European Patent 0 059 817, October 9, 1985.
  7. “β-Carboline Alkaloid-Enriched Extract from the Amazonian Rain Forest Tree Pao Pereira Suppresses Prostate Cancer Cells”. Debra L. Bemis, PhD, Jillian L. Capodice, LAc, MS, Manisha Desai, PhD, Aaron E. Katz, MD, Ralph Buttyan, PhD – Journal of the Society for Integrative Oncology, Vol 7, No2
  8. “Pao pereira Extract Suppresses Castration- Resistant Prostate Cancer Cell Growth, Survival and Invasion Through Inhibition of NFkB Signaling”. Cunjie Chang, BS, Wei Zhao, MS, Bingxian Xie, BS, Yongming Deng, BS, Tao Han, BM, Yangyan Cui, BS, Yundong Dai, BS, Zhen Zhang, BS, Jimin Gao, MD, PhD, Hongqian Guo, MD, PhD, and Jun Yan, PhD. Integr Cancer Ther. 2014 May;13(3):249-58. Doi: 10.1177/1534735413510557. Epub 2013 Nov 27
  9. “Antitumor Activities of Rauwolfia Vomitoria Extract and Potentiation of Carboplatin Effects Against Ovarian Cancer”. Yu J, Ma Y, Drisko J, Chen Q. Curr Ther Res Clin Exp. 2013 Dec;75:8-14. doi: 10.1016/j.curtheres.2013.04.001.
  10. “Inhibition of Pancreatic Cancer and Potentiation of Gemcitabine Effects by the Extract of Pao Pereira”. JUN YU, JEANNE DRISKO and QI CHEN Oncology Reports” Journal (doi: 10.3892/or.2013.2461)
  11. “Extract of the Medicinal Plant Pao Pereira Inhibits Pancreatic Cancer Stem-Like Cell In Vitro and In Vivo”. Ruochen Dong, BS, Ping Chen, MS, Qi Chen, PhD