These are some of the most common questions we receive about our treatment of Long Haul Covid.
Q. Does it take a long time to recover from Long Covid?
A: Well, that depends on what is causing the symptoms. Long Covid describes a chronic condition, but the cause of those symptoms can vary between individuals. The most common finding is persistent glutathione deficiency after Covid. Fortunately, that condition is very easy to treat. Patients typically see some improvement overnight and continue to make rapid progress with treatment as we correct the deficiency.
Q. Why does glutathione get depleted in Covid?
A. Because glutathione is our body's primary defense against the high levels of oxidative stress caused by the overproduction of superoxide and other reactive oxygen species caused by Covid. Glutathione will turn superoxide into water rendering it harmless and deactivating the glutathione. People with high levels of glutathione typically have a mild case of Covid or are asymptomatic. The glutathione issue has been discussed in multiple scientific papers, but totally ignored by mainstream medicine, because glutathione is cheap and non-patentable.
Q. Are there scientific studies supporting this position?
A: This search of Pubmed, the government main database of medical studies will give you a listing of scientific publications you can read on this subject. I recommend watching this video on the pathophysiology of Covid by quadruple board-certified intensivist and instructor at two medical schools, Roger Seheult, M.D. I used the information in this video as the basis of our acute Covid IV, which typically raised oxygen levels in acute Covid patients by 8 to 10 points in a couple of hours keeping them out of the hospital.
Q. Why do some people have trouble restoring their glutathione levels after Covid?
A. In most cases it does, but some people may have genetic issues, malabsorption, poor diet, or an increased toxin load, that prevents glutathione from returning to pre-Covid levels. We have seen glutathione levels remain depressed for years after a long surgery, chemotherapy, and now Covid. Glutathione levels can be restored with a few months with a combination of IV and oral therapy.