Antioxidants used against viral infections

Escaping coronavirus infection is a question that arises with the awareness of the gravity of the global situation. These are social distance, hand hygiene, and immune system reinforcement that specialists can so far advise. Treatment of pneumonia that develops against the background of COVID-19 infection allows of various clinical and pharmacological approaches, including experimental ones.

One of the directions of respiratory viral infections control may be maintenance of metabolic processes in cells. Using antioxidants, doctors increase the cells protection against oxidative stress and help the cells to resist not only infections, but also heart disease, brain disease and even aging process. Science knows more than 400 types of antioxidants: from ascorbic acid to such antioxidants as Mexidol®, which is included in 38 major standards of medical care in Russia.