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From eNewsletter 10/13/2021

DID YOU KNOW that a new study from The Journal of Nutrition produced incredible results regarding glutathione supplements and aging. What's even better is they took into account subjects who had partial or full mutations of the GSTP1 gene, which has to do with the ability to utilize glutathione. Mutations and low glutathione are linked to increased oxidative stress and impaired mitochondrial function, such as inflammation, insulin resistance, endothelial dysfunction, and aging hallmarks, are present in older humans and are associated with declining strength and cognition, as well as the development of sarcopenic obesity (more fat, less muscle). Supplementation with glutathione was found to improve/correct cellular glutathione deficiencies, lower oxidative stress; and improve mitochondrial function, inflammation, insulin resistance, endothelial dysfunction, genotoxicity, and multiple aging hallmarks; and improve muscle strength, exercise capacity, cognition, and body composition. Side note - the glutathione supplement in the study also contained glycine, which is bound to our favorite: magnesium glycinate.

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COVID-19 UPDATE

Steve and Bonnie: We thought it apropos to share with you thoughts from one of the world's renown immunologists, Dr. Marc Jenkins at University of Minnesota, about getting the vaccine if you already had COVID-19. In an interview with a local Minneapolis new station, here's what he said. “We wanted to know the immunity you get from the vaccine compared to the kind of immunity you get from the infection itself. People who have not had COVID-19 and get the Moderna or Pfizer vaccines get solid protection from the virus, about 100-150 Memory B cells per million. But people who have had COVID-19 get six times that protection from just the first dose of the vaccine, which is about 600 Memory B cells. Many of them probably don’t need that second shot, but we found about 25% of them did benefit." As for those who had COVID-19 and think natural immunity is enough, he says to think again. “You might not be fine, and this is going to be a serious insurance policy to give you solid protection,” he said. “Get vaccinated, whether you’ve had the prior infection or not.” Dr. Jenkins also says those who have had COVID-19 and are fully vaccinated with Moderna or Pfizer may have so much protection they will not need a booster shot. This echoes a lot of what we have said in our protocol. It is even more prescient for those who had severe COVID-19, because as we have seen in numerous studies, as well as case studies and anecdotal reports, COVID-19 mRNA vaccines can reverse long haul symptoms in some. Moreover, a new study from Medrix suggests that the memory B cell response elicited during non-severe COVID-19 may be of much higher quality than the response after severe disease. Vitamin D Moderate supplementation of as little as 600IU per day of vitamin D3 supports an adequate vitamin D status in adult women, irrespective of latitude, and might concomitantly prevent an increase in parathyroid hormone and provide robust immune protection. These were based upon two double-blind, placebo-controlled trials in The Journal of Nutrition. Probiotics The treatment of gut dysbiosis involving an adequate intake of prebiotic dietary fiber and probiotics is an immensely helpful instrument for immunomodulation, both in COVID-19 patients and prophylactically in individuals with no history of infection, according to a new study in Nutrients. Zinc A study in Nutrients revealed the importance of measuring vitamin D3 levels to predict the progression of general and pulmonary symptoms in COVID-19 and showed that infected patients had significantly lower zinc concentrations if they had vitamin D deficiency. This is one of the first studies linking the two. Natural Compounds An editorial in The Journal fo the American College of Nutrition states that pharmacological therapy should be accompanied by treatment with several natural compounds, such as vitamins, zinc and essential oils. These compounds possess marked immunostimulant activity, strengthening the immune response and mitigating interactions between the virus and the host cell. They also have an antidepressant effect, acting on certain neurotransmitters. Vaccine Anaphylaxis As we have stated in the past, new research confirms a common inert ingredient may be the culprit behind the rare allergic reactions reported among individuals who have received mRNA COVID-19 vaccines, according to JAMA Network Open. Blood samples from 10 of 11 individuals with suspected allergic reactions reacted to polyethylene glycol (PEG), a component of both the Pfizer and Moderna mRNA vaccines. In total, 22 individuals had suspected allergic reactions out of nearly 39,000 mRNA COVID-19 vaccine doses administered, noting that the reactions were generally mild and all fully resolved. Testing for PEG is not full-proof, so we are trying to ascertain the testing method in this study.