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Oral exposure to anti-oxidant glutathione could help prevent flu infections

Emory University scientists reported today at the Experimental Biology 2000 meeting in San Diego that glutathione, a naturally occurring anti-oxidant compound, could help prevent infection by the influenza virus if administered directly to the tissues lining the mouth and upper airway. The scientists suggested that glutathione concentrated in a lozenge or spray might be the most effective way to use the compound as a flu preventive.

https://www.eurekalert.org/pub_releases/2000-04/EUHS-Oeta-1604100.php