Could THIS Key Nutrient Help in the Fight Against Severe COVID-19 Infections?
When it comes to COVID-19, priority number one is avoiding it in the first place.
But if you do end up getting it, your next priority is to help it from becoming severe.
After all, some people can have it with NO symptoms, and others end up in the ICU.
Why is it so mild for some people, and so severe for others?
Researchers believe they have found a potential missing link— which could help in your fight against a possibly worse infection.
There’s a lot that can go wrong with COVID-19.
The two most serious outcomes in these patients are lung damage and blood clots (thromboembolism).
But why does a lung infection progress to systemic blood clotting issues in some patients?
The missing link could be in vitamin K.
Vitamin K helps regulate blood clotting in your body in many important ways: First, by activating both pro- and anti-clotting factors in your liver, and also by activating a protein that helps prevent blood clots.
Previous studies have shown that a vitamin K deficiency can be misdiagnosed as intravascular coagulation (which happens when blood clots form throughout your bloodstream).
Now, a recent study has shown that a deficiency in a protein that’s dependent on vitamin K increases the risk of blood clotting and lung damage—essentially leaving your lungs unprotected.
Given the clear connection between vitamin K, blood clotting, and COVID-19, the researchers called for studies evaluating the use of vitamin K supplementation to help prevent the progression to severe COVID-19.
In the meantime, you can make sure you’re getting plenty of vitamin K by eating lots of green leafy vegetables like spinach and kale, other vegetables like broccoli and cauliflower—and also fish, meat, and eggs.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
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