The new Coronavirus is already spread in the whole world. We have been fighting it for over a year, so there are other treatments or relief from symptoms in addition to vaccinations.
Vitamin C is essential for strong immunity.
The recommended daily dose for an adult is approximately 35 mg per kilogram of weight. Vitamin is also needed for phagocytosis, endothelial barrier functions or capillary integrity. Increased vitamin C intake has many beneficial effects on the body; for example, it can help asthmatics breathe properly.
A higher dose to longevity
An increased dose of vitamin C also helps reduce morbidity. However, it is improbable that you will receive these increased doses within a regular diet; it is often recommended to take vitamin C with nutritional supplements.
Vitamin C is soluble in water and our body metabolizes it quickly and excretes any excess into the urine. If you would like to get the most benefits from the increased dose, we recommend dividing the daily dose into several parts and take vitamin C throughout the day. Ideally, take it with food and drink plenty of fluids. If your current vitamin C dose causes you to have flatulence or diarrhea, your dose needs to be reduced.
An interesting case is a family from Wuhan. Its members took vitamin C in quarantine and did not become ill at all. The daughter took up to 20 g of vitamin C a day. Such a high dose can be taken by a person with a chronic illness, under an infectious attack or stress. The only exception in the family is their grandmother, who took only irregular and lower doses. Her COVID-19 test results were positive. In Slovakia, this cheap and safe form of vitamin C is still available in drugstores and e-shops.
The recommended interval for taking vitamin C while being ill is to take 1.5 to 2 g of vitamin C every 30 minutes.
Sick and hospitalized patients consume much more vitamin C than healthy individuals. Their vitamin C levels are often well below average. This level increases only after a minimum dose of 3 g of vitamin per day, significantly reducing these patients’ mortality.
Additional treatment to Coronavirus
The new coronavirus Covid-19 is viral pneumonia that can, in many cases, cause suffocation or even death. Chinese researchers have already recorded 3 clinical studies on the positive effects of vitamin C to shorten the treatment of this disease and reduce mortality. It was supplemented therapy in patients with a severe course of the infection. Patients received 12 to 24 g of vitamin C infusion daily. The city of Shanghai officially recommends treating those infected with infused vitamin C at a dose of 50 to 200 mg per kilogram of body weight per day.
Infusion of vitamin C is known from the Riordan Clinic protocol, which administers vitamin C infusion to cancer patients. Proper dilution of the vitamin (min. 1:18) and rate (max. 500 mg/min) maintains the appropriate osmolarity of the solution and prevents vein irritation. Magnesium sulfate and 1 g of calcium gluconate in a vitamin C infusion reduce the cardiovascular system’s burden and maintain ionic balance. This is very important for cancer patients.
Is this treatment safe?
Dr. Atsuo Yanagisawa, who is also president of the Japanese College of Intravenous Treatment, said vitamin C is a safe, effective, and broad-spectrum antiviral. The safety of vitamin C has been demonstrated in clinical trials – in intravenous doses of 60 to 100 g per day.
An unpleasant side effect of oral vitamin C can be, for example, diarrhea caused by a higher dose of vitamin C. This treatment with high doses of vitamin C is not recommended for people suffering from kidney problems.
Cancer patients and diabetics should also be careful when taking an increased dose of vitamin C, as vitamin C increases the effectiveness of insulin, which can harm people with diabetes. Therefore, these patients should always take vitamin C with food and measure their blood sugar.