Can Vit C & D Help with Corona? Here's what Studies Say!

Casey Bautista

Vitamins C and D play a huge role in boosting one's immunity and are critical to maintain a healthy body. That's why most of the prescriptions include vitamins supplements regardless of the ailment one is suffering from.

Where Vitamin C is beneficial in several aspects that enhance body immunity, for example, it helps with the growth and function of immune system and antibody production, Vitamin D on the other side acts as a receptor on immune cells, thereby, affects their function positively.

Also, since the deadly pandemic has hit the world, scientists from all parts of the world are trying to develop a vaccine or a drug that can help boost patients' immunity and fight corona.

Likewise, several health care units and experts like Doctors, surgeons, and medical professors are also finding ways to either cure Corona, fight it or avoid it altogether.

 

During the study of the virus, it's behavior and effects, several experts found that it has generally hit the people with low immunity the worst. And it led to the idea of using Vitamin and other health-promoting supplements to make patients (and everyone else) strong so that they can fight diseases and feel healthy from inside.

Since Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an amazing antioxidant which helps promote healthy teeth and gums, while also helping the body absorb iron and maintain healthy tissue, it is probably the most critical vitamin for human body and health.

Few people know that Vitamin C is also essential for wound healing, thus, it works in 360° to protect the human body from any damage, and if done, it helps with quick healing.

 

Now, let's talk about Vitamin D which is also referred to as the "sunshine vitamin." The reason why we call it that is because it is made by the body when a living body is exposed to the sun for some time.

It is again one of the most critical Vitamin that our body needs and its deficiency can lead to several health issues including cardiovascular diseases, fatigue, and many more.

Not just the medical experts and health care professionals, but even several agencies, media and post reporters also strongly promoted the consumption of vitamin C and D, and stated  that vitamins C and D could be used to boost one's immunity or against respiratory infections too!

However, some information sources also declare that the role of vitamins has little to do with Corona, and can be dangerous to public health if consumed in heavy doses or if used for a long period.

It is probably to promote "fake medicines" and supplements that are promised to cure Corona. That's why there were several rumours around the development of a vaccine and even medicines to cure COVID-19 in several countries across the globe.

But the time has changed and people have become smarter. Today, it is not a child's play to manipulate the public and play with their minds. That's why people and health care providers from all parts of the world tried different supplements, drugs, and tools that could help boost immunity against Corona, or even fight it if taken at an early stage, if not cure it completely.

 

Although no study said that the supplements could cure coronavirus 100%, some believe that if you have a strong immunity, healthy body (with no existing ailment) and a routine that includes healthy food, working out, and maintaining good hygiene, you can avoid this deadly virus altogether.

Overtime, people have become intelligent enough to try out different approaches to solve one problem. That's why after so many defamatory lies, people worldwide are more focused on maintaining a healthy, hygienic lifestyles along with the usage of health supplements such as vitamins C and D on a regular basis to restore their energy and immunity. Surveys has shown that the people who have shown no symptoms (came out negative in test), to the people who have beaten Corona successfully in a few days, were the people who finally adopted the conventional treatment of novel coronavirus, SARS-CoV-2, while some also included Vitamin C, D and Zinc in their daily routine along with the suggested/prescribed medication.

That just goes to show that our body if in perfect condition, and with an adequate amount of all the vitamins, minerals and nutrients can push any disease away, and try to fight the existing ailments if any with more intensity.

 

Has Vit C Treatment Implemented for Coronavirus Infection?

Now let's read some studies that claim positive impact of vitamin C on coronavirus. It is based on the study reported by the New York Post, March 24, 2020.

 

"Seriously sick coronavirus patients in New York state's largest hospital system are being given massive doses of vitamin C … said Dr. Andrew G. Weber, who is a pulmonologist along with being a critical-care specialist affiliated with two Northwell Health facilities on Long Island.

He claimed that the intensive-care patients with the coronavirus at his healthcare unit instantly receive 1,500 milligrams of intravenous vitamin C to boost their immunity immediately.

According to him, the identical amounts of the strong antioxidant are re-administered 3-4 times in one day, and this regimen is inspired by some other experimental treatments that are administered to the patients with the coronavirus in Shanghai, China.

 

Weber said, 'The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,' he said. 'It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it's not a sexy drug' …

Also, he said, "Vitamin C levels in coronavirus patients drop dramatically when they suffer sepsis, an inflammatory response that occurs when their bodies overreact to the infection. 'It makes all the sense in the world to try and maintain this level of vitamin C,' he said."

 

Not just Dr. Weber, but several other health specialists have supported the fact that an ill body can benefit from added supplements that further boost the effect of certain medicines or help the drugs absorb better.

One such claim has been done by a Northwell Health spokesperson, who has reportedly confirmed that vitamin C treatment is being "widely used" against coronavirus within the 23-hospital system.

Some studies state that Vitamin C is an underutilized antiviral 'Drug.' Dr. Ronald Hunninghake, who is a world-known expert on vitamin C has personally supervised tens of thousands of intravenous (IV) vitamin C administrations.

He said, "vitamin C is definitely a very underutilized modality in infectious disease," considering "it's really a premiere treatment" for infections.

According to famous Dr. Saul, who performs 'cathcart' to help their patients, "Cathcart's view is that you simply push in vitamin C to provide the electrons to reduce the free radicals, and act as an antiviral when given in high doses….

At modest doses, normal doses of the supplement … vitamin C strengthens the immune system because the white blood cells need it to work. White blood cells carry around in them a lot of vitamin C … So, vitamin C is very well-known to directly beef up the immune system through the white blood cells."

 

Conclusion

Since more and more ways are coming out that can help deal with novel Coronavirus, it is good news indeed that these ways are likely to save millions of lives, while keeping health care costs down.

And as far as Vitamin C and Vitamin D are considered, several top-notch scientists, health care professionals, and medical experts claim that these powerful supplements can help boost patients' immunity and act as a catalyst in the recovery process, if they can't fight novel Coronavirus alone.

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