Just as stories are starting to emerge from China about how well vitamin C is working on patients with pneumonia, news feeds and search results are being overrun with stories warning people about the dangers of megadoses of vitamin C. And while no one would advocate injecting yourself with the vitamin at home, the truth is that even relatively small doses of the vitamin, like those you’d find in a multivitamin, are having an impact.
While some websites try to dismiss this as “fake news,” the truth is that many of those who are singing the praises of vitamin C are highly qualified and experienced medical doctors who have read the studies and understand the science behind them – and many of them have seen the positive results firsthand.
One group that has been reporting nonstop on this matter is the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, whose editorial board is composed of dozens of physicians, health professionals and academics.
As they’ve been reporting, the biggest danger of novel coronavirus is seen when it progresses to SARS and pneumonia. That’s where vitamin C can come in handy. As a matter of fact, doctors have been using it since the 1940s to fight viral pneumonia.
In case you have any doubts, consider the official statement made by the Xi’an Jiaotong University Second Hospital in China, which recounted how four patients with severe coronavirus-related pneumonia had recovered from it and a further eight had already been discharged from their hospital. They said high doses of vitamin C brought about good results in clinical applications, and they believe it should be given to patients who have severe pneumonia as quickly as possible after they’ve been admitted to the hospital.
They also pointed out that several studies have shown the dose of vitamin C appears to be linked to how effective the treatment is. High doses of vitamin C, they state, improve antiviral levels and can prevent and treat acute respiratory distress and lung injury.
Similar results have been seen in South Korea, where a doctor from a hospital in Daegu has said that all of their staff members and inpatients have been taking oral vitamin C for more than a week. Those with symptoms have also been getting 30,000 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C. The doctor reported that this helped some patients get better after two days, but most saw their symptoms vanish after getting just one injection.
At least three studies that have been announced publicly are underway into high doses of vitamin C via IV in China at the moment, with tons of vitamin C being shipped into Wuhan. One Chinese doctor, Dr. Richard Z. Cheng, said that vitamin C does not harm people and is one of the few – and possibly only – agents that can stop people from getting the virus, in addition to treating it.
Of course, you won’t see that in the mainstream media, which is supported by ads from big corporations whose profits could be threatened if people start to flock toward natural treatments instead.
The same thing is being seen in oncology, by the way, with vitamin C long showing utility as a potent anti-cancer medication. This is supported by studies like one from the University of Salford showing that the vitamin inhibits cancer cell growth in the lab and is 10 times stronger than experimental drugs targeting cancer, due mostly to its ability to starve cancer cells.
It’s very irresponsible of the mainstream media to keep such potentially helpful information from the masses. When you hear stories of vitamin C being ineffective in fighting coronavirus, it’s important to consider the source and take a few minutes to look into the research yourself so you can make an informed decision.
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