Covid-19 Update: Vitamin C and What To Ask For If Hospitalization Is Required

Hello again everyone:

Vitamin C is becoming an integral part of the fight again this pandemic, both in prevention and treatment strategies, and thus it is important that you know that mainstream medicine is using Vitamin C in this battle.

This article is about a critical case where IV Vitamin C was used successfully as a component of her care. Here are some important points from this article about Vitamin C:

“Vitamin C in­fusion is not approved as a standard treatment for SARS-CoV-2 and thus was not part of the hospital’s COVID-19 treatment regimen. Nevertheless, the case authors point out that for decades, vitamin C has been recognized as an essential component of immune cell function with a critical role in numerous immune system mechanisms.

Vitamin C enhances neutrophil motility, phagocytosis, microbial killing by activating reactive oxygen species, and apoptosis, and prevents oxidative damage by its antioxidant properties. It also promotes the proliferation of B and T lymphocytes and antibody production. More recent research suggests that vitamin C also prevents the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, including interleukin-6, a component of the cytokine release syndrome associated with severe COVID-19 that results in lung injury and leads to ARDS.”

Bottom Line:

What that last paragraph says is the Vitamin C improves immune cell functioning by increasing white blood cell movement to the virus, improves its ability to eat the virus and kill it, and protects the host from inflammation as well as lowering inflammation. Also, when inflammation becomes severe enough to support the formation of inflammasomes, this environment may assist certain white blood cells (neutrophils) to create something called neutrophil extracellular traps (NET’s) that kill pathogens, but… excessive NET formation is also involved in the hyper-inflammatory responses that damages organs and can infiltrate the lungs in Covid-19 creating damage that can lead to hospitalization/death by a process termed NETosis. Vitamin C has been shown to significantly attenuate NETosis and thus may become a critical component in treatment.

So, take your Vitamin C daily as outlined in previous blogs, 500 mg. 3 times a day for prevention, and if you do become infected with Covid-19 and need hospital care, ask your physician to consider including IV Vitamin C.

Timing can be critical, which means that multiple research papers are now revealing the following:

Initially, inflammation is required for a robust and appropriate immune response at the beginning stage of any infection. Thus, inflammation should not be strongly inhibited at the outset of illness. However, after 3 to five days of infection, it becomes important to assess the patient for their level of inflammation relative to their clinical picture, and if the patient is declining and not improving, or may require hospitalization, at this point is becomes extremely important to aggressively inhibit inflammation with things like curcumin, resveratrol and prescription medications like a form of cortisol (such as methylprednisone…consult with the treating physician about which type is preferred.). While their recommendations for prevention are not particularly as robust or comprehensive as possible, you can refer to my earlier blogs for a more comprehensive approach to prevention:

Use this following valuable and information if you or anyone you know needs to be hospitalized so that you can know what you may need to ask for:



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