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When All Else Fails, Try Vitamin C!

May 6th 2020

When All Else Fails, Try Vitamin C!

For decades, pioneer doctors have used vitamin C with spectacular results when nothing else was working to save patients’ lives during viral epidemics and pandemics. Not in the puny doses employed by researchers who sought to discredit Nobel Laureate Linus Pauling’s claim that he’d found the cure for the common cold, but in megadoses, up to 150 grams a day intravenously (IV). However their work, even when they painstakingly recorded it in medical journals, was summarily dismissed by the medical establishment. 

In a desperate search to help patients dying of COVID-19 related respiratory failure, the Chinese began using high-dose IV vitamin C, and last month the Shanghai government announced its official recommendation that COVID-19 should be treated with intravenous vitamin C at dosages equal to about 4-16 grams depending on body weight and severity of disease. Since IV vitamin C is ten times more powerful than oral vitamin C, this dosage would equal 40-160 grams of vitamin C in the oral form. 

On his website, Andrew Saul, editor of the Orthomolecular News Service, noted that Dr. Enqiang Mao, chief of emergency medicine at Ruijin Hospital in Shanghai, reported that his group treated about 50 moderate to severe cases of COVID-19 infection with high dose IV vitamin C (10-20 grams) for 7-10 days, and that all patients so treated improved without any fatalities or side effects.

Following the successful use of vitamin C for COVID-19 in China and Korea, a New York City pulmonologist told the New York Post that he is giving his intensive-care COVID-19 patients 1,500 milligrams of IV vitamin C three to four times a day. This is less than the Chinese recommendation (God forbid an American doctor give a patient too much vitamin C!) and, unfortunately, often combined with two drugs with negative side effects, hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin.

Although vitamin C experts like Saul would like to see IV vitamin C used by itself at whatever doses are necessary to achieve the desired results, at least the use of vitamin C in the treatment of very serious viral illness has now been vindicated.

Our immune cells can’t function without vitamin C and infections rapidly use it up, so it’s crucial to take enough on a daily basis and to take more—sometimes much, much more—during an infection.  Your body will let you know when you’ve taken too much—you’ll exceed your “bowel tolerance” and get rumbling, gas, and eventually diarrhea.  See here for how to determine the right dosage for you.

In the past, it’s been difficult to obtain IV vitamin C in a hospital setting. Some patients have had to make do with smuggling in oral doses.  But if you can find an amenable doctor, there is information on Andrew Saul’s website that you may be able to use to convince authorities at your local hospital to adopt this life-saving treatment.

When taking high-dose vitamin C, it becomes all the more important to find a very pure vitamin C, such as Beyond Health’s buffered vitamin C in powdered or tablet form.  

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