Vitamin C has been know to boost the immune system for decades. It has been proven to decrease inflammation, reduce oxidative stress, help decrease the severity of sepsis, and even be cytotoxic to cancer cells. Multiple hospitals around the globe, including the United States, are actively participating in clinical studies trying to determine how vitamin C can help cure, prevent, and attenuate disease, including pancreatic and bladder cancer, sepsis, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, and endothelial dysfunction. In 2019, there were over 2,300 studies published on PubMed involving vitamin C. Dr. Linus Pauling, the king of orthomolecular medicine (using micro-nutrients to get and stay healthy) won 2, not one - but TWO, Nobel Prizes and he advocated for enormous amounts of vitamin C intake. The Linus Pauling Institute of Oregon State University advocates for 400 mg/day of vitamin C intake for young healthy individuals and more for smokers and the elderly. It is because of the aforementioned information that I found the following information interesting and possibly life saving should you get a viral infection. Big Pharma wants you to believe the only treatment will be a vaccine, but vitamin C has proven to decrease pulmonary inflammation associated with viral infections and that is exactly what is killing patients infected with COVID-19. I am glad to see that the government from one of the largest countries in the world is open minded to "orthomolecular medicine" and how it may help. Stock up on liposomal vitamin C or get some IV infusions - it just might save your life.
Intravenous vitamin C is already being employed in China against COVID-19 coronavirus. I am receiving regular updates because I am part of the Medical and Scientific Advisory Board to the International Intravenous Vitamin C China Epidemic Medical Support Team. Its director is Richard Z. Cheng, MD, PhD; associate director is Hong Zhang, PhD. Among other team members are Qi Chen, PhD (Associate Professor, Kansas University Medical School); Jeanne Drisko, MD (Professor, University of Kansas Medical School); Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD; and Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD. (Professor, Kyorin University, Tokyo). To read the treatment protocol information in English: https://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml (Protocol in Chinese at https://www.doctoryourself.com/Coronavirus_Chinese_IV_C_Protocol.pdf
Direct report from China
OMNS Chinese edition editor Dr. Richard Cheng is reporting from China about the first approved study of 12,000 to 24,000 mg/day of vitamin C by IV. The doctor also specifically calls for immediate use of vitamin C for prevention of coronavirus (COVID-19). https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TC0SO9KDG7U
A second clinical trial of intravenous vitamin C was announced in China on Feb. 13th. In this second study, says Dr. Cheng, "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." Additional information at https://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n11.shtml
And on Feb 21, 2020, announcement has been made of a third research trial now approved for intravenous vitamin C for COVID-19. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMDX0RSDp1k&feature=youtu.be
Dr. Cheng, who is a US board-certified specialist in anti-aging medicine, adds: "Vitamin C is very promising for prevention, and especially important to treat dying patients when there is no better treatment. Over 2,000 people have died of the COIV-19 outbreak and yet I have not seen or heard large dose intravenous vitamin C being used in any of the cases. The current sole focus on vaccine and specific antiviral drugs for epidemics is misplaced."
He adds that: "Early and sufficiently large doses of intravenous vitamin C are critical. Vitamin C is not only a prototypical antioxidant, but also involved in virus killing and prevention of viral replication. The significance of large dose intravenous vitamin C is not just at antiviral level. It is acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) that kills most people from coronaviral pandemics (SARS, MERS and now NCP). ARDS is a common final pathway leading to death.
"We therefore call for a worldwide discussion and debate on this topic."