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COVID & NAC: Remarkable New Study

by in Health Tips May 23, 2022

Research has shown that N-Acetylcysteine, or NAC, can prevent death from COVID (Sci Prog. 2022 Jan; 105(1): 00368504221074574).

A remarkable study adds important new evidence. 82 people who were hospitalized with moderate or severe COVID pneumonia were given either standard care or the same care plus 600mg of NAC twice a day for 14 days.

The people who got NAC had significantly better chance of not progressing to severe respiratory failure. They also had significantly lower rates of death, including in people with severe disease. 12 of the 40 people in the standard treatment group died; only 2 of 42 taking NAC did.

Infect Dis (Lond). 2021 Nov;53(11):847-854