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Selenium Deficiency Plays Key Role In Coronavirus Severity


“Selenium deficiency is clearly linked to coronavirus severity and this may suggest a possible prevention strategy, a new study has concluded.” [Source:]


Even prior to this study, recent research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition had already shown a link between selenium levels in the body and cure or death rates of coronavirus patients. Examining data from China, the researchers found that patients from areas such as Enshi City, which has a high selenium intake, were more likely to recover from the virus. Conversely, Heilongjiang Province, a notoriously low-selenium region, had a much higher death rate than that of other Chinese provinces.

In the latest study, published in the journal Nutrients, researchers looked at coronavirus patients from Germany and found that selenium deficiency was significantly associated with mortality risk. They say their results strengthen the arguments in favor of selenium supplementation in severely diseased and selenium-deficient patients.

In identifying selenium deficiency as a risk factor for worse outcomes in coronavirus infection, both of these studies are essentially consistent with Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine concept, which explains that the primary cause of diseases is a chronic deficiency of vitamins, minerals, amino acids, and other essential micronutrients.

To read about a recent study published by researchers from the Dr. Rath Research Institute, which provides scientific evidence that a specific combination of micronutrients can suppress the ‘entry door’ used by the coronavirus to infect the human body, see this press release on our website.