Glutathione. A treatment for Coronavirus?
On March 22nd, a 48-year old Brooklyn woman Josephine Bruzzese woke up with a fever, body aches, dry cough and trouble breathing. She had lost her ability to smell and taste. Her family rushed her to NYU Langone Hospital-Brooklyn in Sunset Park. At the time there were no coronavirus tests available and the hospital sent her home as a suspected case of Covid-19 with an antibiotic azithromycin, and the malaria drug hydroxychloroquine both of which helped, but she still had difficulty breathing. Luckily, her son James who was in his second year of a 7-year program to get a medical degree thought to call a well-known complementary physician Dr. Richard Horowitz who had treated his sister and asked him for advice. The advice was for his mother to take a large dose of 2000 milligrams of glutathione. Josephine said that within an hour she felt relief and after five days of this treatment she was better. Dr. Horowitz has written up this case and another similar case with a man in his 50’s in the journal “Respiratory Medicine Case Reports”. This story was reported in the New York Post on May 9th, 2020.
In response to an infection, our bodies produce inflammatory cytokines that could potentially escalate and overwhelm us and even kill us if not for the antioxidant capabilities of quenching this reaction. Probably the most important antidote for this is glutathione. Made up of three amino acids, (cysteine, glycine and glutamine) our bodies assemble these three amino acids into glutathione which can