Keep Calm & Boost Immunity 24: Glutathione

Just added this to the COVID Guidance document for you:


It is well-known that levels of the ‘master antioxidant’ glutathione drop off as we get older. There is some research and suggestion now that glutathione levels might be key to Covid, as a preventative, managing severity and in recovery. Have a read of Dr Murray’s piece here and the original research is here. In my view – especially if you have absent glutathione genes as I do – it might not be a bad idea to boost it. In this case, less is more because high dosages of glutathione are likely to downgrade absorption, so about 100-200mg of reduced glutathione like this or NAC – the precursor – would be a good idea. Both are TGF (grain and dairy free). See below in Supplements for more information on how to take etc. 

And here’s the bit in the Supplements section…

NAC (N-Acetyl Cysteine), helps to build glutathione, the major antioxidant for the respiratory tract and is also used for reducing mucus thickness and helping the lungs disperse it, which is turning out to be one of the main problems with this virus. Dosage is generally 500-1000mg per day, divide dose with 200mg or so every 2-3 hours for reducing mucus (split the capsule). Max is 2000mg per day. TGF: this product is TGF acc to ARG. You can also eat a lot more sulphurous foods if you can, such as garlic, leeks, onion which will also help build glutathione levels Alternatively, you can take some reduced glutathione as above at 100-200mg per day instead of the NAC. Pregnancy: do NOT do this. 

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