High-dose vitamin C to fight coronavirus
Given the state of media watchdogs these days, we may say right off the top, we are not claiming that Vitamin C can cure or protect you from coronavirus / COVID-19, nor is the doctor featured in this article.
Before we get into the story below, note that having fear, stress or panic about contracting any virus is not going to help your immune system, and so the first thing you can do is utilize various techniques to maintain calm if the coronavirus news happens to be inducing stress. Breathing techniques, for example, can be helpful in reducing stress. Breathe in for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds, breathe out for 4 seconds, hold for 4 seconds. Repeat.
At the moment, there is a lot of effort being put in by mainstream media, the WHO, tech giants and fact checkers to claim that any mention of vitamin C as a possible treatment is “fake news.” This is the case even when content isn’t claiming that Vitamin C is a cure, but instead simply shares information and poses questions.
This is simply not true, as clinical trials examining the efficacy of Vit. C to treat the virus have already begun. At least three clinical trials have started din China studying the effects of high-dose vitamin C for the treatment of COVID-19 with one beginning as recently as 14 February. In addition, the Shanghai Medical Association released the first and only official government guideline on March 1st for the treatment of COVID-19 where high-dose vitamin C (100-200 mg/kg per day) was endorsed by experts.
Dr. Richard Cheng, a US board-certified anti-aging specialist, from Shanghai, China reported a case where he spoke to a patient in Wuhan whose mother had contracted COVID-19. He discusses the timeline of events, how the family went about treatment and who in the family got sick. This might seem an anecdotal case, but given the 3 clinical trials going on in China right now using Vitamin C as a treatment for coronavirus, this adds to the ever-mounting evidence that vitamin C may help treat the virus.
Once again, this is still unproven, we can’t say it can, but at the same time we can not say it cannot either.
“They plan to give 6,000 mg/day and 12,000 mg/day per day for moderate and severe cases. We are also communicating with other hospitals about starting more intravenous vitamin C clinical studies. We would like to see oral vitamin C included in these studies, as the oral forms can be applied to more patients and at home.” – Dr. Richard Cheng.
Dr. Cheng and his team already published already an article in Orthomolecular Medicine News Service (Feb 16, 2020), entitled “Early Large Dose Intravenous Vitamin C is the Treatment of Choice for 2019-nCov Pneumonia”.
March 31, 2020