Research on Viral Immunity and Glutathione
“The depletion of Glutathione levels characterizes viral infections and associated-disease progression. Many studies correlated the Glutathione levels with immune response and suggest adding the glutathione replenishment to highly active antiviral treatment.”
“This review aims at describing the role of GSH in the lung in the context of immunity and inflammation. The Innate Immune response involves production of ROS, a major bactericidal mechanism and cytokines whose role is to amplify the host response by recruiting and activating other immune system cells. With our Glutathione to buffer this the lung tissue begins to weaken. Many noninfectious diseases of the respiratory system, including asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), cystic fibrosis, idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF), and oxygen toxicity, have an inflammatory component. Inflammation is also implicated in the lung toxicity of ozone, asbestos, silica, cigarette smoke, and particulate matter. An exaggerated inflammatory response is also involved in the pathogenesis or complications of pulmonary infections such as tuberculosis, severe acute respiratory syndrome, influenza, and acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS).” ARDS is how corona virus will kill you!
“Immunological functions in diseases that are associated with a cysteine and glutathione deficiency may be significantly enhanced and potentially restored by cysteine supplementation. This factor has been studied most extensively in the case of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)-infected patients.”
Influenza Virus:Influenza virus is an RNA virus of the Orthomyxoviridae family that can give rise to severe pulmonary disease and intermittently causes widespread pandemics.
“Glutathione has been shown to inhibit the replication of the influenza virus.”
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I wish all of you the best of luck through the flu/corona virus season and we hope that this factual information contributes to lessening the collective wave of worry regarding this new virus.
Yours in GLUTAGENIC health,
Dr. John Lieurance