This is a peer-reviewed publication which means experts in the same field vetted this article prior to approval for publication. This is a condensed version with bullet points. The link to the full article follows. It advocates n-acetylcysteine (NAC) or IV glutathione which are both non-proprietary. Riboceine is a proprietary scientific breakthrough health supplement that is 300% more effective than NAC without the accompanying side effects from over 750 mg. IV glutathione is not nearly as effective as NAC or Riboceine and it is an invasive procedure and costly.
This article is optimistic but appalling at the same time. Could the technology to prevent this pandemic have been right available all this time? We will keep you updated.
ACS Infect Dis. 2020 May 28; acsinfecdis.0c00288.doi:10.1021/acsinfecdis.0c00288.Online ahead print.
Department of Biology, Medical Genetics and Ecology and Research Institute for Genetic and Molecular Epidemiology, Kursk State Medical University, 3 Karl Marx Street, 305041 Kursk, Russian Federation.
Higher rates of serious illness and death from coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 (COVID-19) infection among older people and those who have comorbidities suggest that age- and disease-related biological processes make such individuals more sensitive to environmental stress factors including infectious agents like coronavirus SARS-CoV-2.
Specifically, impaired redox homeostasis and associated oxidative stress appear to be important biological processes that may account for increased individual susceptibility to diverse environmental insults. The aim of this Viewpoint is to justify
(1) the crucial roles of glutathione in determining individual responsiveness to COVID-19 infection and disease pathogenesis and
(2) the feasibility of using glutathione as a means for the treatment and prevention of COVID-19 illness. The hypothesis that glutathione deficiency is the most plausible explanation for serious manifestation and death in COVID-19 patients was proposed on the basis of an exhaustive literature analysis and observations.
The hypothesis unravels the mysteries of epidemiological data on the risk factors determining serious manifestations of COVID-19 infection and the high risk of death and opens real opportunities for effective treatment and prevention of the disease.