We are going through some challenges as Coronavirus spreads all over the world.It makes sense for us to be braced and have knowledge on best approaches to help our body fight the virus, in case it will be needed. We put together several informations and research content about supplements that can help fighting virus infections for you.
What this is:
N-acetylcysteine is a food supplement used to treat acetaminophen poisoning. It is cheap and available everywhere. It is also used as a mucus thinner to help reduce bronchitis aggravation.
What is the potential:
- It has antiviral effects: In a clinical study enrolling 262 patients, those receiving NAC experienced significantly fewer influenza-like episodes and days of bed confinement – only 25% of the virus-infected subjects in the NAC group developed symptoms, as contrasted to 79% of those of placebo (Ref.)
- Due to the anti viral and anti-inlfamatory action of NAC, it has been recently proposed that this should be used as a part of a strategy to help provide relief in those infected with COVID-19 (Ref.)
How to take:
I would take 600mg 2x/day. Available as food supplement online.