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Study: Antioxidants Provide COVID Key

Study: Antioxidants Provide COVID Key

A new understanding of COVID is emerging, suggesting the disease attacks the immune system rather than the lungs—yet the government is threatening supplements like NAC that could help. Action Alert!

COVID is widely considered to be a respiratory disease (it is formally known as severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2, or SARS-CoV-2). But a new study out of Israel has cast COVID disease in a new light, suggesting that immune dysfunction may come before respiratory issues associated with COVID disease. This adds to evidence that immune boosting antioxidants like NAC and other supplements would be of great use for COVID prevention and treatment…which is exactly why Big Pharma, with the help of their friends in the government, is working to create a monopoly over this nutrient.

The respiratory damage caused by COVID infection has received much attention through the pandemic, but the new study adds to research emphasizing the damage done by the virus to the immune system. The Israeli researchers found that the mitochondria, the power center of cells due to their role in cell respiration and energy production, were particularly damaged in the immune systems of COVID patients—not in the lungs or respiratory tract. We know that the immune system relies heavily on mitochondrial activity. The damage to mitochondria in the immune system helps explain the cytokine storm—the excessive, pro-inflammatory response in COVID patients that leads to severe outcomes like lung injury and multi-organ failure.

The researchers go on to note that, if this proves correct, patient outcomes could be improved with existing antioxidant supplements. A number of readily available supplements help support mitochondrial function, including CoQ10 and ubiquinol, L-carnitine, arginine, alpha-lipoic-acid, niacin, vitamin C, vitamin E, vitamin K, B vitamins, selenium, and NADH.

Unfortunately, the FDA is threatening precisely the kind of antioxidant that could help with COVID, N-acetylcysteine (NAC), by declaring that it is not a dietary supplement. The FDA’s declaration was challenged by two Citizens Petitions from the supplement industry. We’ve reviewed some of the arguments against the FDA’s position in previous coverage.

In a Constituent Update released last month responding to the Citizens Petitions, the FDA said it “is requesting information on the past use of NAC in products marketed as dietary supplements,” specifically data on the earliest date that NAC was marketed as a supplement or food, since the FDA’s contention that NAC is not a supplement is based upon the assertion that NAC was approved as a drug before it was sold as a supplement. In response, the Natural Products Association has filed a lawsuit against the FDA alleging the agency is engaging in an unlawful application of the Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act.

Which brings us to why the FDA is attacking NAC in the first place. In previous coverage, we noted that there are 17 trials looking at NAC, in both drug and supplement form, for the treatment of COVID. Additionally, there are over 50 trials looking at NAC for a variety of other conditions. Given these facts, it seems obvious that the FDA is setting the stage for a new NAC drug to come to market by removing the competition from much cheaper NAC supplements. 

It is encouraging to see science supporting the use of everyday supplements like NAC to prevent and treat diseases like COVID. It is equally maddening to witness the government’s dogged commitment to suppress this kind of evidence for affordable treatments that can help people as we continue to deal with this pandemic.

Action Alert! Write to the FDA and tell them not to threaten NAC supplements. Please send your message immediately. 

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10 thoughts on “Study: Antioxidants Provide COVID Key

  • Conn

    Li myself have stocked up on NAC, and use Ubiquinol as well , with the Kaneka brand of coQ10.
    I also keep on hand a product called Lung Flush which Zi order from “The Vermont Country Store”, and also a product called “Virusure”, from “Purium Health Products” the both contain natural antiviral compounds.
    Olive leaf extract is another great and powerful tool to keep in your cupboard, and rinsing your mouth each day with virgin organic olive oil and then spitting it out , can remove toxins from the dirty human mouth.
    Manuka honey can be a usefu tool as well, manuka honey is derived from bees in New Zealand who feed almost exclusively from the manuka plant.
    The honey is tested for percentage of manuka pollen in the finished product and can be claimed as a medicinal honey if the pollen count is over a certain percentage.
    Great stuff to know- I hope I got it all right!
    Conn Prescott

  • Mj

    I’m tired of the FDA being behind the big pharma. But those of us who have had decades of success with supplements have to “CONSTANTLY” worry they will target another supplement that people have found to (WORK). They are threatened that Big Pharma could lose some of their extreme profit. Of course then let’s factor in that practically everything the Big Pharma puts out —. ALWAYS SIDE EFFECTS. I’ve had MANY family members deal with life changing side effects.

  • Don’t stop progress Don’t stop NAC supplement that will help people get well and or will prevent help prevent them from from getting sick in the Mighty name of Jesus Christ who is KING YESHUA Yahushua thank you YHWH and Yeshua in advance in Jesus Christ King Yeshua Name

  • I am so tired of big pharma trying to get there greedy hands on all natural herbs and supplements.
    All that lab made stuff keep people sick .
    Nobody gets healed or cured using big doesn’t anyone notice that ?
    Also , why is Food and Drug (FDA) together? 2 completely different entities !

  • Bob

    Keep your D blood levels between 60-80 to fight off the COVID & other viruses Why aren’t physicians checking everyone’s D levels if there’s a hint of Covid possibility ? Because again It’s an easy/cheap fix . Normal levels are >=30 but you need to increase that to fight off Covid . Also take at least 2000- 6000mg of Vit C a day with at least 50mg of Zinc daily. Quercetin , NAC , B Complex , Magnesium & Se & Melatonin at night and consider taking an 81mg aspirin for a few weeks if you have Covid to prevent clots . Add a good multivitamin daily also . Research other antioxidants & vitamins !!!Wake up Americans & the World :take control of your own health , increase your immunity against Covid & other viruses .. Do your research , quit being a sheep! So many have still gotten Covid after 2 sticks & 2 boosters this is INSANITY . Spend your money & common sense on supplements to live long fun healthy lives . Oh ,check out the FLCCC read and empower yourselves and find a physician to prescribe Ivermectin and keep it on hand . It’s an Awesome antiviral antiparasitic antifungal & Covid reducer. Fight the FDA because many of its employees worked for the Big Pharma companies . It’s like the fox watching over the chicken coup. The FDA wants to control all supplements so you must rely on Big Pharma . Fight BACK folks tell everyone !!!You should have taken control of your health 2 years ago . Please with your heart vote for God , Faith , Family , Freedom and Country for future generations

  • A. Parks

    Yes, I agree because I’ve been taking brand Nature Made Vitamin B complex with vitamin C and Caltrate Calcium with D3 and I haven’t had a cold in 6 years when April comes. I don’t think it prevents contraction of a virus but it definitely kept me from getting sick from anything I may have picked up that I don’t of because of zero symptoms of a cold or flu.

  • Sharon Olson, DO

    We all need to be filing lawsuit against FDA for not protecting the humans they’re supposed to be protecting instead they protect the income for big farmer. They are constantly allowing us to be poisoned in our foods big Pharma adding hidden MSG under 59 codewords. MSG causes neurological disease including Alzheimer’s so why are they allowing us to be poisoned? All food with MSG is supposed to be labeled but they allow big Pharma to hide with 59 fake words show the general public does not know that they’re being poisoned and MSG is highly addictive so people go back for more because they don’t know an addictive dangerous chemical is in their food and many of your nutritional supplements contain hidden MSG!
    MSG affects your entire autonomic nervous system but it’s good for about 15 drugs for the symptoms it creates. We need to take down the FDA, health insurance, hospital CEOs and the doctors that are going along with the orders to not help people only drug them.

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