Saturday, April 04, 2020

What Seems On Most Good Lists For Anti-Covid Immune System Boost

Posted by Peter Quennell

Peak Immune System And Lungs

In the video above, all you ever wanted to know about NAC and Glutathione.

And perhaps more! He is really on a roll. He’s very clear on why they beat drugs. Some doctors have been using NAC on COVID patients intravenously, as the infected body can burn through 6,000 mg a day.

A lot of scanning online of the immune system recommendations for COVID-19 suggests that NAC, selenium, and Vitamins A, B, C, D, and E still stand up.

Plus one can readily find these five tips. 

    Tip 1. The Jarrow Sustained Release NAC results in much more NAC showing up in the blood, see the Amazon reviews here.

    Tip 2. Glutathione supplements really can result in more glutathione in the blood if/if/if they are the LIPOSOMAL kind such as these.

    Tip 3. Fish or Krill Oil (Krill is more powerful), Zinc (lowish doses to not deplete the body’s copper), Alpha Lipoic Acid, Ginkgo, and Circumin are widely favored too.

    Tip 4. Maybe avoid for now Elderberry (aka Black Elderberry) capsules and syrup, which are very successful for flu but were warned against for COVID in some reports.

    Tip 5. Oxygenate the lungs daily, through this terrific device or aerobics or yoga or the supplements described here.

Everybody should check daily that they are above 94% with a Pulse Oximeter (many on eBay) and those with weak lungs or mild symptoms might invest in an oxygen supply.

Whats luck got to do with it?! Good luck, anyway.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/04/20 at 01:35 PM in


As the doctor in the video says, NAC is that very rare non-drug which already has US Food & Drug Administration okay.

Yet few doctors fighting COVID realise its power (because no drug company is doing a pitch?).

And so the race is on for high priced drugs though those similar ALL have nasty effects.

Meanwhile thousands more will die. A maintenance dose of 2000 mg and a patient dose of 6000mg might vastly slow that. 

By the way Ebay has everything mentioned above. At least in the NYC area purchases from China like surgical masks and nitrile gloves arrive very fast.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/04/20 at 03:36 PM | #

In the US, several highly misleading claims and statements of advice are still being put out nationally every day.

Thank goodness we have NYS Governor Cuomo daily for 1-hour plus, with hard facts, zero attitude, zero exaggerations, real compassion, and fine management.

After New York State, the next three states with high projected death rates all sat on their hands, all following deadly advice from Trump.

And in highly associated news… bear it in mind, those in the south.

Amid the mushrooming coronavirus crisis, Rupert and Lachlan Murdoch are girding for a pandemic of public-interest lawsuits over misinformation and conspiracy theories dispensed by certain Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network personalities such as Sean Hannity, Laura Ingraham, and Trish Regan.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/04/20 at 03:39 PM | #

In an update of the Navigator Research poll that we posted on the other day, Trump’s management ratings even among his own voters fall further.

There’s been a 7-point increase since March 23rd in the percentage of Americans saying they are seriously concerned that Trump downplayed the threat of the coronavirus early on…

The majority of white non-college Americans, a usually supportive group, say they are seriously concerned that Trump downplayed the threat of coronavirus early on…

The majority of white non-college Americans (53%) say that “unprepared” applies to Trump’s coronavirus response and people of color are even more likely to agree…

While 61% say Trump is unprepared, 52% say he is “chaotic” and “erratic,” and 51% say he is “irresponsible”...

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/04/20 at 03:58 PM | #

It gets worse. Deliberately and ideologically. More deaths in the pipeline. Take a look at this non-development.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/04/20 at 09:18 PM | #

For lack of anything better to do, do keep track of the haphazard but useful reporting on SYSTEMS.

Weak, absent and ideologically hamstrung systems have gotten us into this mess, and only strong ones globally will get us out of it.

The notion that ANY nation can go it alone on this is ludicrous. Global and regional systems will bring any country down or elevate any country up. BREXIT in this reading is a fools errand. 

The US is ideologically particularly hamstrung. For 30 years crackpot politicians have been attacking existant systems with a meat-axe.

So this is what we are faced with.

In the US 44 states are in lockdown and six states still aren’t. If this is a war, then think of it as 44 states going to war, and six not doing so - in fact ready to shoot the 44 in the back just when they start winning.

The six can hang fire there because there are few of the vital facts to drive best decision making.

The single worst decision was an ideological one in stiffing the WHO and the excellent tests it could have made available many weeks earlier by the millions.

Instead, the Us has been jerry-rigging numerous systems. Finally, right now, just over 1 million American have been tested. That is 0.4 of one percent of the population.

So only another 329 million to go!! Even at 1 million a month that’ll take 30 years.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/05/20 at 10:06 AM | #

About nutrition again. There are articles (thankfully very few - and all seemingly written by drug-company PR shills) that dismiss all supplements out of hand.

Nobody who follows the latest research on specific ailments would agree. No doctor at least around NYC would agree - now they are quick to give tips. My own medical insurance likes supplements for “wellness” so much that it sends a bunch of bottles several times a year.

But see this:  It’s otherwise a very good site. I wrote to the site owner thus:

Dear Joe:

With due respect your pussyfooting article on NAC is truly appalling research. It can do the usually excellent SelfHacked and its readers real harm.

A really GOOD article on NAC and Glutathione by an expert should be your flagship advice right now.

This article nowhere makes clear that NAC IS AN FDA APPROVED SUBSTANCE, almost the only one that is not a drug, for detoxing for example in acetaminophen overdose.

It nowhere makes clear that NAC is widely used intravenously for that purpose.

It nowhere makes clear that Glutathione is THE MOST POWERFUL antioxidant in the body and declines sometimes sharply with age

It nowhere makes clear that NAC and selenium are VITAL to its creation in the body and that almost worldwide selenium is in short supply.

It nowhere makes clear that an array of other nutrients (A,B,C,D,E, CoQ10 etc) are highly important to its creation in the body.

It nowhere makes clear that things being equal NAC declines sometimes sharply with age.

It nowhere makes clear that with COVID the body can burn through 6000mg of NAC a day.

It nowhere makes clear that doctors in NYC (where I am) and Italy are ALREADY using NAC intravenously against COVID.

It nowhere makes clear that the sustained release forms of NAC greatly increases its bioavailability in the gut.

Finally it nowhere makes clear that NAC and/or LIPOSOMAL Glutathione are THE best protective supplements the entire population can be taking right now.

Peter Quennell (ex UN with WHO links)

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/06/20 at 09:49 AM | #

Bite the bullet. Take the medicine. Get it done.

It looks like an end to Sweden’s Russian Roulette which, like Trump’s, will cause thousands of extra deaths.

Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven warned citizens to prepare for thousands of deaths following the country’s laid back attitude regarding the coronavirus.

The warning came after around 2,300 doctors and academics criticized Sweden for not taking the pandemic seriously. The country barely tightened preventative measures, while almost all European countries imposed lockdowns to counter the pandemic’s spread.

Last week thousands of doctors and academics, including Nobel Foundation head Carl-Henrik Heldin, have signed a petition urging the government to take tougher action, calling officials’ actions a “Russian roulette with the Swedish population.”

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/06/20 at 10:46 AM | #

Re chloroquine again. A top expert at a medical school in Philadelphia explained why the Chinese and French studies are being discounted.

A proper test has to be completely random, and worst case patients must be included in the selection pool.

That was not done.

The doctors in the tests admitted to “patient selection” which means they did not give chloroquine to the worst cases.

They only gave it to those (most patients) who might well have recovered on their own, with zero chloroquine.

(This seems to apply to the Hassidic Jewish doctor outside New York who had claimed a huge success rate. Leaders of his own community have him to stop his claims as he was exaggerating and making all Hassidics in the area look like carriers.)

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/07/20 at 03:17 AM | #

Trump can’t be bothered to make sure governors get the medical equipment they’re pleading for - but he is making very sure they get their chloroquine. Why?

(1) Read the comment immediately above.

(2) Read this on how Trump cant lose.

With hundreds of thousands of Americans suffering from the deadly virus and desperate for a cure, President Donald Trump has positioned himself to claim credit for every single person who uses the drugs and recovers, regardless of whether the medicines helped get them better.

“His fixation is due to his only interest: himself and getting himself reelected. He’s got to control the narrative. Fooling people into thinking he’s responsible for the ‘cure’ gives him a narrative,” said former congressman Joe Walsh, who unsuccessfully ran against Trump for the 2020 presidential nomination. “He’s lost the economy, he can’t control the deaths, he knows he botched our response, so he will glom onto ‘miracle cures’ to help save his ass.”

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/07/20 at 09:58 PM | #

Glutathione or chloroquine? So far, glutathione continues to stand up strongly, in a way chloroquine so far doesn’t.

They work in opposite ways.

1. Glutathione is the #1 immune system builder. That is good for non-cases (protection) and for mild cases of COVID.

Also it has been extensively shown to help in the cytokine storms (messengers saying “on, on, on” to the immune system) that affect maybe all of the worst cases.

2. Chloroquine is an immune system suppressor. Suppressing the immune system in non-cases (protection) or mild cases doesn’t exactly seem like a good idea.

And as relayed in comments above chloroquine has never yet been reliably tested on worst cases.

Can it match glutathione in suppressing cytokine storms? The $64,000 question.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/09/20 at 06:26 AM | #

Best article on boosting your chances? So far, this one, by wellness guru Dr Jill Carnahan of Colorado.

She also points to NAC, Liposomal Glutathione, Vitamins C and D, and pro-biotics. Also to several blends of herbs and nutrients that may go the extra mile.

A real mistake though to ignore SELENIUM. I have asked her why in her Comments.

Supplements are one of the most potent ways to give your body a boost and drastically improve its ability to fight off infection. Here are some of the most powerful immune-boosting supplements that I recommend taking:

N-Acetyl Cysteine: N-Acetyl Cysteine is needed to make antioxidants (namely glutathione) and has been shown to yield a significant increase in immune function.5

Liposomal Glutathione: Glutathione is a powerful antioxidant that helps neutralize free radicals and reduce oxidative damage.

Vitamin D3: Vitamin D plays a crucial role in modulating immune system function and a deficiency can put a damper on your ability to fight off infection.6

Immune Booster: This blend of naturally derived ingredients is designed to be taken short term to support your body’s natural immune mechanism.  You can also take Olive Leaf alone for immune support.

Buffered C Powder: Vitamin C is a key antioxidant that plays an integral role in proper immune function.

SPM Active: These pro-resolving mediators can help manage any inflammation or fever.

Virastat: A combination of nutrients and botanical extracts that pack a powerful punch when it comes to helping your immune system eliminate pathogens.

Probiotics: Maintaining the right balance of beneficial gut flora is critical considering many of your immune cells reside in your gut.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/09/20 at 06:54 AM | #

Tip 5 is good, about little device to help oxygenate your lungs. That’s a new one on me, great tip.

I concur with all advice on SUPPLEMENTS. They boost health, minimize the effects of aging beyond the massive amounts you’d have to eat to get these through your diet.

And right over the counter, fairly cheap considering Health is Wealth. Jesus Christ was never sick, never. He got thirsty and hungry, but was never sick a day in his life. “Healing is the children’s bread.”

Point is: nobody’s gonna live forever in these fragile corrupt bodies on earth, but we can live healthy until we die. That multiplies our effectiveness in life. Five years feeling well or even halfway well might accomplish more than 50 years ill.

Let’s use wisdom, natural and supernatural.

Vitamin A really helps mucus membranes.

Good to learn about glutathione and NAC, they sound important.

I take ginkgo, CoQ10, tons of fish oil and B complex which melts plaque out of your arteries almost as well as statins with no side effects.

D “makes you wanna live”.

Vitamin C is big virus buster.

Cinnamon stabilize blood sugar.

Why have pulmonary embolism when you can thin your blood with fish oil so cheaply?

This spring 2020 is glorious Holy Week despite most U.S. churches closed for Easter. Today marks the Last Supper of our Lord Jesus Christ. Tomorrow’s Good Friday the day He was crucified to take away the sins of the world. Resurrection not far behind, April 12.

No matter what our circumstances we all have soooooo much to be grateful for.

The world beat swine flu, bird flu, ebola.

We’ll beat corona virus.

Word is they may have a vaccine against it by this autumn.

Posted by Hopeful on 04/09/20 at 10:52 AM | #

Hi Hopeful. Fine message.

Everybody will surely be pleased to hear that in New Zealand (which has seen only one death) it has just been made official that the Tooth Fairy and Easter Bunny are essential workers, and thus exempt from the stay-at-home restrictions.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/09/20 at 02:05 PM | #

Like about 100% of New Yorkers the right-wing Wall Street Journal (owned by Rupert Murdoch) has finally had enough of the national task force “briefings”.

The briefings began as a good idea to educate the public about the dangers of the virus, how Americans should change their behavior, and what the government is doing to combat it…

But sometime in the last three weeks, Mr. Trump seems to have concluded that the briefings could be a showcase for him. Perhaps they substitute in his mind for the campaign rallies he can no longer hold because of the risks. Perhaps he resented the media adulation that New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo has been receiving for his daily show. Whatever the reason, the briefings are now all about the President…

They last for 90 minutes or more, and Mr. Trump dominates the stage. His first-rate health experts have become supporting actors, and sometimes barely that, ushered on stage to answer a technical question or two. Vice President Mike Pence, who leads the task force, doesn’t get on stage until the last 15 minutes or so. That becomes the most informative part of the session, since Mr. Pence understandably knows details the President doesn’t.

Mr. Trump opens the door for questions, and the session deteriorates into a dispiriting brawl between the President and his antagonists in the White House press corps…

The President’s outbursts against his political critics are also notably off key at this moment. This isn’t impeachment, and Covid-19 isn’t shifty Schiff. It’s a once-a-century threat to American life and livelihood.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/09/20 at 04:48 PM | #

The Wall Street Journal editorial quoted above may have hit home - probably to the great relief of an increasing number of Republican politicians saying Trump is ruining his re-election chances and maybe theirs. Last night he was only at the podium for 20 minutes and then disappeared.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/10/20 at 09:30 AM | #

Today a lot of minds are trying to figure out if this is really bad news or if somehow the tests were wrong.

Post-recovery immunity is not yet proven. Will there be NO post-recovery immunity until a vaccine that works arrives?

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/10/20 at 05:06 PM | #

Herd immunity that Sweden was shooting for was dependent on there being ACTUAL IMMUNITY among the recovered and some others.

That has not yet been proved. Today’s news of the Korea resurgence should be chilling Swedes to their bones.

Herd immunity is usually achieved by mass vaccinations, and not by candidates for the Darwin Award thumbing their noses at the world.

Today Sweden’s hospitalizations are rocketing.

They are now THREE TIMES Norway’s, Denmark’s and Finland’s, widely commended along with Austria and Czech R. for being the real “best” models in Europe.

Posted by Peter Quennell on 04/10/20 at 05:58 PM | #

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