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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, Feb 28, 2020


Vitamin C and COVID-19 Coronavirus

by Damien Downing, MBBS, MRSB and Gert Schuitemaker, PhD


(OMNS February 28, 2020) There is only one existing treatment for the new coronavirus: vitamin C.

** Vitamin C supports your immune system. Vitamin C helps to kill the virus and reduces the symptoms of infection. It's not a COVID "cure," but nothing is.

It might just save your life, though, and will definitely reduce the severity of the infection. If someone tells you it's not proven, consider two things:

  1. Nothing is proven to work against COVID-19, because it is a new virus.
  2. Vitamin C has worked against every single virus including influenzas, pneumonia, and even poliomyelitis.

What to do

If you do nothing else, start taking vitamin C right away; at least 3 grams a day, spread right across the day. That's a 1,000 milligram capsule every 8 hours, or a level teaspoon of powder dissolved in a pint or so of water, drank all through the day.

If you're smart and motivated, do all the other things recommended in our previous release Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus (http://orthomolecular.org/reso.....6n04.shtml)

When and if you catch a bug that might be COVID-19, simply increase your vitamin C intake: a rounded teaspoon (that's 4 to 5 grams) in water (which helps to keep you hydrated) every 3 or 4 hours. And keep on taking it.

Do you consult a doctor? Do you self-isolate? Yes and yes. Of course you do; that's your duty to others. Vitamin C and the other measures are what you do for yourself.

These links provide a large number of references to back up our above statements:

  1. Feb 21, 2020 Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19
  2. Feb 16, 2020 Early Large Dose Intravenous Vitamin C is the Treatment of Choice for 2019-nCov Pneumonia
  3. Feb 13, 2020 Coronavirus Patients in China to be Treated with High-Dose Vitamin C
  4. Feb 10, 2020 VITAMIN C AND ITS APPLICATION TO THE TREATMENT OF nCoV CORONAVIRUS: How Vitamin C Reduces Severity and Deaths from Serious Viral Respiratory Diseases
  5. Feb 2, 2020 Hospital-based Intravenous Vitamin C Treatment for Coronavirus and Related Illnesses
  6. Jan 30, 2020 Nutritional Treatment of Coronavirus
  7. Jan 26, 2020 Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus


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