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Natural Antiviral for COVID-19: Natural Antiviral for COVID-19

by Kevin Engholdt

Natural Antiviral for COVID-19? Exploring natural inhibition opportunities of Coronavirus and related enveloped viruses
Glendale, AZ United States COVID-19 Biotech 2021 Vision Equity Raise 2021 Vision challenge

All Team Company Mission Innovation Details Investor Info Due Diligence Docs Supporters Comments Updates

About our project

The problem we solve: As of Nov 2020, COVID-19 has infected over 62,358,546 people and killed 1,455,319 (Nov 28 2020, World Meters Info - Coronavirus). The ongoing pandemic has become a major threat to public health and social stability. Effective therapies to treat or prevent COVID-19 are urgently needed. A rushed vaccine in development may have dramatic adverse effects if not taken through thorough testing. Natural compounds, currently in seaweeds and mushrooms, have already been proven for their potent inhibitory properties on virus infection and attachment with no adverse effects. Recently, promising studies for the COVID-19 virus on one seaweed species and one mushroom have been conducted, separately, but not combined together in a single comprehensive supplement.

About our solution: As stated earlier, studies performed using seaweed species and mushroom species have shown dramatic potential for inhibition of the COVID-19 virus, as well as similar enveloped viruses (e.g. Herpes Simplex I, Influenza, HIV). The compounds that appear to be of most significance are sulfated polysaccharides (from seaweed species, specifically Laminaria japonica (LJ) and cordycepin (C), from mushroom species, specifically Cordyceps spp)). With this basic research already performed, separately, focusing research on COVID-19 virus may make for a more effective and efficient solution. The goal of this project is to take an already developed comprehensive dietary supplement, with a proprietary blend of seaweed and mushroom species (with LJ and C and related seaweed and mushroom spp showing evidence of antiviral properties) through a approved National Institute of Health (NIH) Virus Neutralization Assay to prove antiviral inhibition as a single comprehensive supplement.

Progress to date:

Currently seeking funding.  We have vetted out Contract Research Organizations for Virus Neutralization Assay and looking to perform assay once funding is establishied.

About Our Team

Creator: Kevin Engholdt

Location: Arizona

Bio: Professional Problem Solver | Consultant | Entrepreneur MS - Biotechnology (Wisconsin, cum laude, 2009) MBA - University of Arizona (cum laude, 2010) Executive Certification(s): Strategy and Innovation, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) (2013) Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt (Arizona State University (2011), Intel Corporation (2013) Kevin is a serial entrepreneur with experience in starting five companies and a deep passion for solving problems. Infinitum Health, LLC was created to deliver high quality Integrative Medicine products. Our products combine proprietary formulations proven by evidence-based research for their anti-tumor, anti-viral, anti-inflammatory, anti-aging, pain relief and unique immunostimulating effects. Infinitum Health's vision is to have strong evidence-based research behind every product to help support its use, further its research, and expand its reach across the globe. We feel that by providing the evidence-based research to the consumer, and having them be a part of that research, they can be empowered and inform themselves on related health benefits. Feel free to watch an inspiring customer testimonial our "Our Story" page on what our customers are saying about our unique products. VISION Infinitum Health's Vision is to be the worlds foremost integrative health firm providing solutions to the largest healthcare problems. MISSION Infinitum Health's Mission to enable said Vision, is to create products that help to reduce disease, reduce pain and support overall health in the categories of cancers, viruses, reproduction, skin health, and pain relief. STRATEGIC ALIGNMENT The Infinitum Health Products strategically aligned to the Mission, therefore enabling the Vision, provided by evidence-based research are; Cancer - Infinimin®, Infiniderm® Viruses - Infinimin®, Infiniderm®, Infinitum Health Soap Reproduction - Infinimin® Skin Health - Infiniderm®, ReLeaf®, Infinitum Health Soap Pain Relief - Relea

Title: Founder

Advanced Degree(s): MS, MBA

About Our Company

Infinitum Health, LLC

Location: 3820 W Happy Valley Rd Ste 141 No 419
Glendale, AZ 85310

Founded: 2013





Product Stage: In the Market

Employees: 3-5

Innovation Details

Intellectual Property Summary






Patent Pending:

Nutritional Supplement to Complement Cancer Therapy

Patent Link

Clinical Information

Currently, there is significant preclinical research performed on our product extracts but minimal on clinical efficacy (in humans).  This is a large reason we are looking for funding to propel this research into the clinical realm.  The product(s) are already on the market and have dramatic anecdotal stories but we are looking to further drive the research and its credibility.  These products and extracts have significant anticancer and antiviral research at the preclinical level, but we are looking to propel further, specifically around COVID-19, to illustrate more credibility.

Regulatory Status

All product extracts have been considered safe for general consumption by the FDA.  We have a standard FDA label, stated below, but the FDA has recognized our product as generally safe for the public.

"These statements have not been evaluated b?y the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) or Federal Trade Commission (FTC).  These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.  This web site (inclusive of blog articles, email marketing, labeling on products and any reference links) are not to be used as a substitute for medical advice, diagnosis or treatment of any health condition or problem. Users of this web site (inclusive of blog articles, email marketing, labeling on products and any reference links) should not rely on information provided for their own health problems.  Any questions regarding your own health should be addressed to your physician or other healthcare provider.  We provide the research and information and request customers to read through it thoroughly and educate themselves to aid in making an informed and safe decision to buy."


How we will use the funds raised

Currently, we have basic budget breakdown below but willing to work with funders if they have a better strategy for this project.

1. ($16,000) Raw Materials for Study (e.g. seaweed, mushrooms, gelcaps)

Studies performed required new materials sourced to maintain minimal bias, Certificate of Analysis (CoA), and clear chain of custody to allow for other experimenters to 1) repeat the study and 2) further studies to be conducted using similar materials for consistency in results.

2. ($35,000) Contract Research Organization (CRO) Fee (to perform antiviral study, proof of concept, in vitro)

This is the quoted cost of performing an in vitro ("in the petri dish") study from three labs capable of performing this work (Natural Immune Systems Labs ($15000), Charles Rivers Labs ($35,000), and Covance Labs ($55,000). We are looking to go for the mid point lab of $35,000.

3. ($4000) Report Writing and Publishing Fees (CRO service, submission to journal fees, estimate)

Professional writing of journal applications fees

4. ($8280) Travel and Related Expenses for Conference Presentations on Topic

Thank You

Hello, we are a unqiue company created by serial entrepreneurs.  We noticed very large gaps in current healthcare quality outcomes in the U.S. and created Infinitum Health, LLC, to help mitigate these gaps.  We have used unique bioengineering methods to create effective and efficient products that facilitate needs in major disease and health problems.  Our methodology is largely rooted in problem solving frameworks such as Lean, Six Sigma, Job to be Done, Theory of Inventive Problem Solving (TRIZ), and Strategic Innovation Framework (Massachusetts Institute of Technology).  Using these methods, we seemed to have found mathematical models, historically used in engineering firms such as Apple and recently with that drive dramatic exponential value in their products and services, and have therefore applied them to the healthcare realm via products targeted at specific disease states.  These appear to have very dramatic disruption to an industry that historically doesn't accept / allow change to occur.  The initial results, preclinically, are dramatic, while the anecdotal stories that have come to fruition, appear to validate the mathmatical models but we would need formal clinical trials to formally publish and show our results.  Personally, we feel that we have some of the most powerful products that can be used for the population immediately and appear to have anticancer, antiviral (most recently with COVID-19), and unique immunostimulating properties.

Investor Info

Market Size

Multivitamin / Herbal Supplement:  $124 B (2020)

Cancer Market:  $200 B (2022)

Virus Market:  $75B (2021)

Pain Market:  $27.1 B (2018)


See additional documents for market TAM and associated business strategy

Projected 3 Year Growth

Within 3 years, we are looking at a sizable exit.  Currently working with Pfizer on exit terms if research is proven via clinical route.  More information shared via NDA process.

Revenue Model

Current distribtuion channels: (75%)

Wholefoods (5%) (5%)

Referral from Physicians (MD - Mayo Clinic, Memorial Kettering Sloan; Naturopath (ND):  Natural Partners dispensary (online dispensary for ND practitioners) (15%)

Current revenues are $254,367 (May 2019 - May 2020)



Currently, we have nice products within their respective supplement spaces that have no direct competitiors.  Indirect competiion includes traditional chemotherapy, acyclovir, and ibuprofen for respective categories.  

See addtional documents for detailed competetion segments.


Current distribtuion channels: (75%)

Wholefoods (5%) (5%)

Referral from Physicians (MD - Mayo Clinic, Memorial Kettering Sloan; Naturopath (ND):  Natural Partners dispensary (online dispensary for ND practitioners) (15%)

Current revenues are $254,367 (May 2019 - May 2020)

Due Diligence Docs

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