Nutrition, the NLRP3 Inflammasome, and COVID-19

In recent weeks, I’ve been researching SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 for my work as a technical writer within the nutraceutical industry and as a clinical nutritionist. In this time, I’ve delved into the research on how SARS-CoV-2 (the virus that causes COVID-19) harms the body and found some exciting interrelationships between the virus, it’s effects on inflammatory pathways, and nutrition. In this nerdy blog post, I’ll discuss how SARS-CoV-2 activates the NLRP3 inflammasome, a potent pro-inflammatory network, and how therapeutic foods may attenuate NLRP3 inflammasome activity and its harmful effects on the body.

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