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Magnesium and Q10 protect against covid
We have already reported a number of times that supplements with zinc and of course vitamin D3 protect against covid. Researchers from Clalit Health Services in Israel analyzed the data of thousands of covid patients, and discovered a few more natural substances that may protect against SARS-Cov2. The two most important are Q10 and magnesium.
Supplements against covid
Are there any other supplements that can protect against covid? That's not exactly what Ariel Israel and his colleagues wanted to know. They were mainly looking for medicines that are already in use and that can reduce the risk of hospitalization after infection with SARS-Cov2.
These drugs also included supplements. That is what we focus on in this post.
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Study 2 also suggested that Q10, magnesium and vitamin D3 protected against covid. In addition, in this study, supplements with vitamin B12 and zinc also seemed to protect the risk of hospitalization due to covid.
The researchers suspect that magnesium supplementation increases the activation of vitamin D in the body. They are less sure about Q10. They speculate that during a SARS-Cov2 infection, the amount of Q10 in the body decreases rapidly and sharply, making cells more vulnerable and SARS-Cov2 causing more damage.
An alternative hypothesis, which we as inveterate whiners like to put forward on this beautiful autumn day, is that most Q10 users in this study also took all kinds of cholesterol-lowering drugs. In a way that we do not yet completely understand, those cholesterol lowers reduce the chance of covid.
Indeed. Maybe not very convincing. Anyway, put it on the list.