How Glutathione Works in COVID-19 Prevention and Treatment

CoVid-19's initial symptoms include fever, cough, shortness of breath, fatigue and loss of taste or smell. Moreover, the additional complications can affect the cardiovascular system, kidneys, liver and lungs.

One of the identified underlying dysfunctions that trigger shortness of breath and severe lung complications is hypercoagulability. In one study, patients who were admitted to Padova University Hospital in Italy for acute respiratory failure showed “markedly hypercoagulable thromboelastometry profiles.”

Clot formations throughout the body may be associated with other complications arising after the illness has resolved. It appears that the difference between people who have a mild or severe illness may be related to the body’s ability to reduce the hypercoagulability and the hyperimmune response that leads to a cytokine storm.

An antioxidant is a molecule that keeps other molecules from oxidizing. Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that may play a significant role in the COVID-19 illness process.

There are three amino acids that line up to form a glutathione molecule. These are cystine, glycine and glutamate. Together they help use and recycle other antioxidants, such as vitamin C and CoQ10.

This means your body uses glutathione to increase the effectiveness of these antioxidants and it helps to recycle the molecules. Without glutathione, the antioxidant capacity is significantly reduced. This function may be what earned glutathione the nickname “master antioxidant.”

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