A combination of amino acids, B vitamins, and other bioactives may improve muscle and physical performance measures for people with persistent fatigue post-COVID infection, says a new study from Italy. [Source: nutraingredients-usa.com ]
While most people who contract the coronavirus can generally expect to make a full recovery, some experience symptoms lasting weeks or months after the initial infection has gone. Extreme tiredness is especially common in patients suffering from so-called ‘long COVID’ and is difficult to treat using conventional medicine.
Significantly, therefore, a systematic review published in the journal Nutrients in 2021 examined the feasibility of using high-dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C in the treatment of post-viral fatigue and long COVID. Reviewing 9 clinical studies involving a total of 720 participants, the authors found that treatment with vitamin C resulted in a significant reduction in fatigue.
Other symptoms such as sleep disturbances, lack of concentration, depression, and pain were also frequently alleviated in these clinical studies. Noting that vitamin C deficiency has been demonstrated in COVID-19 and other acute severe infections, the authors suggest that high-doses of this vital nutrient may be a suitable treatment option for patients afflicted with these conditions. Based on Dr. Rath’s Cellular Medicine approach, the addition of a science-based multi-component supplement containing a synergistic combination of micronutrients would enhance the effectiveness of this treatment still further.
To learn how a study conducted by scientists at the Dr. Rath Research Institute has demonstrated the efficacy of a specific combination of plant extracts and micronutrients against not just the original SARS-CoV-2 virus but also its Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Kappa, and Mu variants, see this article on our website.