“A new study confirms that vitamin K status is lower in hospitalized patients with COVID-19 and finds low vitamin K status to be predictive of higher mortality.” [Source: nutraingredients.com]
Consistent with Dr. Rath’s revolutionary Cellular Medicine concept, micronutrient deficiencies are known to be commonplace in COVID-19 patients.
A study carried out by researchers in the United States examined 21 critically ill coronavirus patients in the intensive care unit of a hospital in Colorado. Levels of vitamins C and D were found to be low in most of these patients. Scientists in Spain have made similar findings, discovering that vitamin C levels in more than 90 percent of patients with coronavirus-associated acute respiratory distress syndrome were so low as to be undetectable.
A study in Germany looked at levels of selenium in coronavirus patients. Examining 33 patients at the Public Hospital Klinikum Aschaffenburg-Alzenau, the researchers found that deficiency of this trace mineral was significantly associated with mortality risk. Deficiency was more severe in non-survivors compared to patients who survived the virus.
Research published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition has similarly demonstrated a link between selenium levels and cure or death rates of coronavirus patients. Examining data from China, 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.
Other research shows that lower levels of zinc are associated with a poorer outcome in coronavirus infection. In a study carried out in Spain, researchers examined 249 coronavirus patients admitted to a hospital in Barcelona. They found that patients who died had significantly lower zinc levels than those who survived.
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