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Vitamin D increases Glutathione (a great antioxidant) which fights COVID

Glutathione is a great antioxident
Vitamin D is one way to increase glutathione

Which health problems are fought by Glutathione: May 2024

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Glutathione, a powerful antioxidant found in every cell of the body, is involved in various health benefits and is used to combat a range of health problems. Here are the key health issues that glutathione helps address:

  • Oxidative Stress: Glutathione reduces oxidative stress by counteracting free radicals and other reactive oxygen species, which can lead to cellular damage and contribute to the development of diseases like diabetes, cancer, and rheumatoid arthritis 3.
  • Liver Disease: It plays a crucial role in reducing cell damage in alcoholic and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease by improving liver function markers and detoxifying harmful substances 3.
  • Cancer: Glutathione is involved in slowing cancer progression and protecting cells from damage that could lead to cancer. It is also used to mitigate the side effects of chemotherapy by reducing the toxicity without diminishing the efficacy of the treatment 1 3.
  • Heart Disease: By improving antioxidant defenses, glutathione may help manage heart disease, particularly in reducing symptoms like endothelial dysfunction, which affects blood vessel function 11.
  • Neurodegenerative Diseases: Glutathione has shown potential in reducing symptoms of Parkinson's disease and other neurodegenerative disorders by protecting nerve cells from oxidative stress and supporting mitochondrial function 3 6.
  • Respiratory Diseases: It is used to treat conditions like cystic fibrosis and other lung diseases by reducing oxidative stress and improving lung function 3 11.
  • Immune System Support: Glutathione boosts the immune system by enhancing the function of lymphocytes and reducing inflammation, which is crucial in fighting infections and autoimmune diseases 3 18.
  • Aging and Chronic Conditions: By reducing oxidative damage, glutathione can help slow the aging process and manage chronic conditions associated with aging, such as Alzheimer's disease and osteoarthritis 3 11.
  • Autism: Some studies suggest that glutathione levels are lower in children with autism, and supplementing with glutathione could potentially improve antioxidant defenses in these children 3.
  • Inflammatory Diseases: Glutathione helps manage inflammation in diseases like ulcerative colitis and could be beneficial in other inflammatory conditions due to its antioxidant properties 3.
  • Detoxification: It aids in detoxifying heavy metals, drugs, and other environmental toxins, supporting liver health and preventing toxic overload 12 13.

These diverse roles highlight glutathione's importance in maintaining health and managing various diseases, primarily through its capacity to reduce oxidative stress and support detoxification processes.

The Many Benefits of NAC — One of the Most Important Supplements You’ve Likely Never Heard Of Mercola Dec 2017

  • N-acetylcysteine (NAC) boosts production of glutathione, an important antioxidant that helps reduce free radical damage and plays a role in the detoxification of heavy metals and other harmful substances
  • In emergency medicine, NAC is used as an antidote for acetaminophen toxicity resulting from an overdose. Mortality due to acetaminophen toxicity is largely eliminated when NAC is promptly administered
  • The most common use of NAC is for liver support, but it’s also showing tremendous promise in the treatment of neurodegenerative disorders such as Parkinson’s disease
  • NAC also shows particular promise in the treatment of mental health disorders, including PTSD, depression and drug abuse, and appears to improve fertility in both men and women
  • NAC is safe and inexpensive, and has been commercially available for a long time. It’s also generally well-tolerated and has no known serious side effects

Glutathione pathway.com considers Vitamin D the best way to increase glutathione


Glutathione disease cure.com considers Vitamin D the best way to increase glutathione


  • Researchers in France found that vitamin D increases GSH levels in the brain and seems to be a catalyst for GSH production.”
  • “ The amount of vitamin D in the brain was proportional to sun exposure or the amount of supplementation taken.”
  • “"New clues about vitamin D functions in the nervous system". Trends in Endocrinology and Metabolism 13 (3): 100–5. 2002”

Benefits of Vitamin D3 Exposed by glutathione pro.com

How to increase Glutathione Wikipedia

  • Glutathione levels can be increased by supplementing with
    alpha lipoic acid
    Vitamin D

9 Ways to Boost Glutathione Dr. Axe

  • “. . . Coined “The Mother of All Antioxidants” by Mark Hyman, MD”
  • “Pronounced “gloota-thigh-own,” nearly 117,000 peer-reviewed scientific articles have addressed this powerhouse molecule”

“ Deals with Pre-mature aging, Infections, Chronic stress, Injuries, Environmental toxins, . . .

  • ““If you look in a hospital situation at people who have cancer, AIDS, or other very serious disease, almost invariably they are depleted in glutathione. The reasons for this are not completely understood, but we do know that glutathione is extremely important for maintaining intracellular health.””

1 Milk Thistle
2. Whey Protein
3. Sulfur Foods
4. NAC
5. α-Lipoic Acid
6. Methylation Nutrients (Vitamins B6, B9, B12, and biotin)
7. Selenium
8. Vitamin C & E
9. Beef Liver

How To Raise Glutathione Levels

Many ways, including many of the above, vitamin D not mentioned

Searched Pubmed for Glutathione "vitamin d" 449 items as of April 2024

  • The role of high dose vitamin d and glutathione supplementation in COVID-19 treatment: A case series - Feb 2023 DOI: 10.3855/jidc.17109
    • 10 patients in Indonesia,received a high dose of vitamin D and glutathione supplementation daily.
    • Within 5-7 days of treatment, all patients were confirmed COVID-19 negative.  PDF
  • L-cysteine supplementation upregulates glutathione (GSH) and vitamin D binding protein (VDBP) in hepatocytes cultured in high glucose and in vivo in liver, and increases blood levels of GSH, VDBP, and 25-hydroxy-vitamin D in Zucker diabetic fatty rats - April 2016
     Download the PDF from VitaminDWiki
  • Metabolome alterations in severe critical illness and vitamin D status – July 2017
    “CONCLUSION: Vitamin D status is associated with differential metabolic profiles during critical illness. Glutathione and glutamate pathway metabolism, which play principal roles in redox regulation and immunomodulation, respectively, were significantly altered with vitamin D status.”
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  • Vitamin D upregulates glutamate cysteine ligase and glutathione reductase, and GSH formation, and decreases ROS and MCP-1 and IL-8 secretion in high-glucose exposed U937 monocytes. – July 2013,Free PDF online
  • Vitamin D status is independently associated with plasma glutathione and cysteine thiol/disulphide redox status in adults. – Sept 2014, Free PDF online
  • Vitamin D deficiency is associated with an oxidized plasma cysteine redox potential in critically Ill children. – Jan 2018, Free PDF online
  • Vitamin D status is independently associated with plasma glutathione and cysteine thiol/disulphide redox status in adults – April 2014

Why take glutathione and vitamin C together? June 2020

The Ultimate Crash Course on Glutathione! video - April 2024

51 minute YouTube
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Unlocking Glutathione Your Body’s Super Antioxidant with Dr. Patel - May 2024

YouTube - 85 minutes
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3+ VitaminDWiki pages have GLUTATHIONE in the title

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3 of the 90 studies with Glutathione and COVID in title - Google Scholar as of April 2024

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  • The role of Glutathione as an adjunct therapy in the treatment of patients with COVID-19-Related Acute Respiratory Syndrome - Jan 2022 FREE PDF
    • 10 patients in Indonesia,received a high dose of vitamin D and glutathione supplementation daily.
    • Within 5-7 days of treatment, all patients were confirmed COVID-19 negative.
  • The Role of Glutathione in Prevention of COVID-19 Immunothrombosis: A Review - March 2023 FREE PDF
  • The role of high dose vitamin d and glutathione supplementation in COVID-19 treatment: A case series - Feb 2023 FREE PDF

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