A clinical review has shown that Covid-19 patients deficient in the powerful antioxidant, glutathione, are far more likely to experience severe symptoms of the disease. 

Lack of Glutathione Increases Oxidative Stress

The review of a host of clinical studies on the link between glutathione deficiency and severe Covid-19, published by the American Chemical Society (ACS) found that those with underlying health problems were glutathione deficient.

The review found that when Covid-19 infects people with one or more chronic diseases, the lack of glutathione increases oxidative stress and may exacerbate lung damage, leading to possible organ failure, acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) and possibly death. 

Meanwhile, Dr. Jacob Teitelbaum, director of the US Practitioners Alliance Network, commenting on another study into the lungs of patients who died of Covid 19, said it’s important for people experiencing respiratory symptoms to seek “treatment to decrease both inflammation and oxidative stress as well as the multiple small blood clots.” 

Teitelbaum said that while more research was needed, N-acetyl cysteine (NAC), glutathione, a curcumin supplement and omega-3 supplementation are “key ways to help the lungs to heal.”

Glutathione, The ‘Master Antioxidant’

Glutathione is a potent antioxidant which combats free radicals (unstable molecules which cause cellular damage). Glutathione levels decline with age, making cells more susceptible to infection, researchers noted. 

The benefits of glutathione are:

  1. Overall health. Found in every cell, glutathione is critical to preserving cellular integrity and essential for optimal health.
  2. Antioxidant action: Known as the “master antioxidant”, glutathione can help the body fight oxidative stress.
  3. Detoxification: Glutathione is a natural detoxifier that helps eliminate harmful toxins and supports liver health.
  4. Immune-boosting: Glutathione boosts immunity by replenishing the body’s primary defence system.
  5. Healthy skin: Preliminary research suggests that glutathione may help brighten skin.                
  6. Sports nutrition: New research in resistance-trained males suggests that glutathione may support nitric oxide (NO) production when combined with L-citrulline, as well as help sustain NO levels post-workout.

Experts Advice to Reduce Infection and Boost Immunity

Health expert Vanessa Ascencao said: “With the emergence of deadlier strains of Covid-19, we need to find ways to reduce infection risk and to boost immunity.

 “Increase glutathione levels by supplementing a healthy diet and lifestyle with Biomax Glutathione Liposomal, which contains a naturally fermented and patented Japanese form of glutathione enhanced with liposome technology for optimum absorption and bioavailability.” 

In addition to eating nutritious foods such as fruits, vegetables, healthy fats and lean protein, Ascencao said to ensure good health, it’s vital to exercise regularly, manage stress, get enough restorative sleep and take good quality supplements such as immune-boosting Liposomal Vitamin C and BetterYou DLux vitamin D mouth spray. 

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Biomax® Glutathione Liposomal

Produced by world-leading experts under GMP conditions, this product contains Setria® (a naturally fermented and patented Japanese form of glutathione) and is enhanced with liposome entrapment technology for optimum absorption and bioavailability. Within minutes of taking a capsule, liposomes filled with Setria® glutathione are transported into the bloodstream and delivered directly into the cells. It is a gentle, gut-friendly supplement.

Biomax® Vitamin C Liposomal

A gentle, gut-friendly vitamin C with enhanced bioavailability in capsule form. This formulation is suitable for diabetics and vegetarians and supports paleo, zone and vegan diets and is free from sugar, soya, gluten, preservatives and artificial additives.

BetterYou DLux 1000 Vitamin D Daily Oral Spray

A convenient daily oral vitamin D spray formulated to provide optimal nutritional delivery, each spray provides vitamin D in micro-sized droplets that coat and permeate the soft-tissue of the inner cheek, delivering the essential nutrients into the rich vein system below

All products are available to purchase at leading health stores, health pharmacies in the United Kingdom, Ireland and South Africa, as well as Wellness Warehouse and Dischem in South Africa