The review, including the five randomised controlled trials, is published in the journal Life (see www.vitaminC4covid.com/12trialreview), and was carried out and funded by VitaminC4Covid.
Watch this short film interview with myself, for the full story about the latest evidence from 12 studies of vitamin CWhat it does: Strengthens immune system – fights infections. Makes collagen, keeping bones, skin and joints firm and strong. Antioxidant, detoxifying pollutants and protecting against… for covid.
The review was announced in The Sunday Telegraph’s online article ‘Vitamin C can ‘help to prevent severe Covid and speed up recovery’, and in The Daily Telegraph today, breaking the major media silence about vitamin C’s evidence against covid.
VitaminC4Covid is a team of vitamin C experts including myself, Dr Marcela Vizcaychipi from the Faculty of Medicine at London’s Imperial College, and Associate Professor Anitra Carr who heads the Nutrition in Medicine group at the University of Otago where they have been monitoring all Covid-related studies on vitamin C.
The studies show that Covid patients have depleted vitamin C levels, often to the level found in scurvy, and need substantial doses to recover and survive.
Dr Vizcaychipi, who heads research in intensive care medicine at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital has been giving Covid patients in their Intensive Care Units up to 6g of vitamin C intravenously. The dosage is dependent on the severity of disease and the amount needed to correct deficiency, as indicated by vitamin C urine sticks.
“Vitamin C is certainly one of multiple factors that contributes to better outcomes and speed of recovery. It should be standard practice. We have not had any safety issues at all.” says Dr Vizcaychipi, who heads research in intensive care medicine at the Chelsea & Westminster Hospital.
The review of 12 clinical trials shows that ‘intravenous vitamin C may improve oxygenation parameters, reduce inflammatory markers, decrease days in hospital and reduce mortality, particularly in the more severely ill patients.’
Vitamin C is both an antioxidantAntioxidants are substances that protect cells within the body from damage caused by free radicals. They help to strengthen the body’s ability to fight infection… and an anti-viral, and is also anti-inflammatory – so an impressive three-in-one defender. Not one adverse event has been reported in any published vitamin C clinical trials in COVID-19 patients. Also, vitamin C tablets upon infection may also keep people out of hospital. According to Carr “Oral doses of 8 grams per day have been shown to increase the rate of recovery from symptomatic infection by 70%.”
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