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Review Supports Zinc’s Anti-Viral Activity, Potential For COVID-19


“Zinc is an essential trace mineral involved in modulating human immune responses and may prove to be an important therapeutic agent for viral infections, such as COVID-19, say the authors of a recent review.” [Source:]


Even prior to this study, patients with COVID-19 were already known to be at increased risk of death if they have lower levels of zinc. Researchers therefore say that administering zinc to such patients could hasten their recovery.

Rather than using single micronutrients against COVID-19, however, scientists working at the Dr. Rath Research Institute have concentrated instead upon the use of synergistic combinations of micronutrients. Such an approach has the advantage of being able to affect multiple biological targets simultaneously.

Illustrating the power of this ‘micronutrient synergy’ approach, the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s scientists have compared the efficacy of various combinations of plant extracts and micronutrients against the original SARS-CoV-2 virus and its Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, Kappa, and Mu variants. Testing 5 different formulas on human lung cells, a combination containing vitamin C, N-acetylcysteine, and 7 specific plant extracts was found to be highly effective in simultaneously inhibiting multiple mechanisms of viral infection. The scientists concluded that the use of such combinations could represent a new approach against SARS-CoV-2 and its various mutations.

To learn more about the Dr. Rath Research Institute’s use of combinations of plant extracts and other micronutrients against the COVID-19 pandemic, see this article on our website.