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Vitamin C for Coronavirus Prevention + Treatment

| Modified: Jul 07, 2020
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Vitamin C is considered to be one of the most important supplements to take during the 2020 coronavirus epidemic due to its immune building properties.

Dosage of Vitamin C for COVID-19

Rosie Love from Spain writes Earth Clinic about her successful use of Vitamin C for Coronavirus:

"3 members of our family (age 54, 50 and 15) have had coronavirus and 1 (age 20) still has it. Here is how we ensured a speedy recovery and very mild symptoms.

Using Dr Richard Cheng's advice for taking 2-3 grams of Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) every 2-3 hours orally.

Dr Richard Cheng is a frontline medic who treated patients with coronavirus in Shanghai. He says most patients recovered in 2 days. Our experience was similar.

The protocol:

  • Dissolve 10 grams powdered ascorbic acid (ideally non-GMO) into a 500 ml water bottle.
  • Take 25 ml every 15 minutes or 50 ml every 30 minutes.
  • 50ml is a couple of swigs but for children you need to measure it out – we used a small measuring cup. To ensure the dose was taken at the right time, we used a timer (on a phone or kitchen timer).
  • When the bottle is empty, refill and keep taking all the time you are awake. Using this method, I found that my difficult breathing became easy after just 1 hour (3 doses)."

Continue reading below to learn what high amounts of Vitamin C Earth Clinic readers suggest for COVID-19 and let us know what you think!


16 User Reviews

Posted by Lawrence Mallette, MD, PhD (Texas) on 05/28/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I am an allopathic physician with an open mind and a holistic approach to my patients. I detest the current censorship on YouTube and the social media about vitamin C and vitamin D. I developed chest aches, body aches, low grade fever, cough, sore throat a few days after attending a large music festival in March. I increased my vitamin C from my usual 1000 mg a day to 7000 mg every 8 hours (backing off to 6000 mg three times a day when loose stools developed). I increased my vitamin D from the usual 2000 IU daily to 5000 IU twice a day. I used zinc-elderberry gummies several times a day. My symptoms largely cleared in 4 days, and completely in abut a week. Did I have Covid-19? I didn't qualify for PCR testing. I am awaiting development of an antibody test with a low false positive rate to confirm, but I'm pretty sure I did. Main messages: 1. Short term oral use of 20 gm of vitamin C a day is harmless, and even if it fails ever to be proven effective in randomized prospective tests, it should still be used in such a dire situation as has been caused by this pandemic. There is nothing to loose. In fact the academic docs don't have the guts to set up a study with such a dose of vitamin C. It would be called dangerous by the various review boards who have to approve studies, because of their ignorance, so it simply will never be part of "evidence based medicine," as currently defined. 2. There are at least 3 studies now that look at the vitamin D metabolite (25OHD) level at presentation with Covid-19 (all patients confirmed diagnosis). Those with an adequate level (over 30 ng/mL) were over 90% certain to have mild disease. Those below 20 ng/mL generally required ICU admission or intubation. There are two possible explanations: A. Vitamin D is protective, or B. Having moderate or severe Covid-19 quickly lowers the blood level of 25OHD (for which we have no data at the moment). See Robert Heaney's YouTube lecture on optimal vitamin D dosing: • Toxicity with vitamin D requires doses of 20,000 IU daily or more. • A dose of 10,000 IU will give you the level that life guards carry around at the end of a summer of patrolling the beach. When you encounter the virus, it is important already to have adequate D nutrition, so that the immune system is ready to go.

Replied by Mary
USA
05/29/2020

Dr. Mallette. Hormone d please look up ingredients in D CON mouse bait.

Replied by Paracelsus
Orlando, Fl
07/07/2020
12 posts

Thanks for sharing this is awesome! Wish all MDs were like you! I think liposomal vitc is even more effective.


Posted by Rich (New Jersey) on 04/17/2020
5 out of 5 stars

My wife, started with sore throat, headache, coughing, sneezing and shortness of breath. I was already taking 500 vit C, 500 Vitamin D, CoQ10 100, Mag 250 & fish oil 1,300. So I researched Corona virus 24/7 -- what it is & the damage it does to Lungs, Heart & Cardiovascular. I found it to be SARS/HIV that causes Covid -19 the disease, triggers a massive immune response, cytokine storm, endothelial dysfunction that kills. Not all, but some. I gave my wife 6,000 Vitamin C 3x day and 2000 Vitamin D, 500 Mag& and 25 Zinc 1x day . Within 3 days all symptoms gone. I boosted my Vitamin C to 6,000. My Energy level went Way UP. But then my wife stopped C & all Vitamins. BOOM 2 days later, she couldn't breath and went to the Emergency Room. 3.0L Oxygen, put on Steroids and Anti-biotic for 5 days. I also secretly gave her 6,000 C 3x day(,2000D, 500Mag&25 Zinc 1x day) while in Hospital. Guess what, diagonosis was Viral Pneumonia, COPD, CHF, Edema in Lungs & Legs. At the end of 5 days, she improved so much that she was sent home on Oxygen. Seeing pulmonologist, said mild asthma now, Lungs clear, Edema Gone. Wife was a smoker prior to sickness. Linus Pauling was right about C healing the Cardiovascular System. Dr.Paul Marik was also right about (HAT) Hydrocortisone, Vitamin C, & Thiamine Sepsis, Septic Shock, ARDS. Dr. Andrew G. Weber, a pulmonologist in NY post article using IVC on Corona Virus Patients, in NY Hospitals, based on reports that its helped people in China by Dr Cheng, Orthomolecular. Org also right on importance of taking Vitamin D high dose. Lastly, you can always take a steroid & hydroxychloroquine, but it might cause Heart & Eyesight problems, with some.


Posted by Daniel (United States) on 04/14/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Just like to share, .. a teaspoon of Acerola Cherry powder 4x per day for a week helped me to recover from the corona virus. I also juiced lots of citrus, but the exceptional amount of vitamin C in each serving of Acerola Cherry powder really got me on the mend, helped to ease the respiratory issues, and got me feeling better. Can't recommend an organic Acerola Cherry powder enough!


Posted by DS (India) on 04/07/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Vitamin C I got symptoms of Covid( though I was unable to get tested). Hydrogen Peroxide nebulization, turmeric, zinc, Azithromycin didn't help. Hydrochloroquine caused chest pain ( I have arrythmia) In the end only Vitamin C flush ( I followed instructions here : https://www.fxmedicine.com.au/blog-post/naturopathic-vitamin-c-flush ) cured me. I'm still tired after small exertions and have a persistent cough ( I get this after the flu, the post viral cough) but am otherwise symptom free. Apart from Vitamin C, drinking only hot fluids ( as hot as you can bear it), nasal/throat sprays, and potassium rich foods also help recover much sooner. My symptoms were: - chest tightness /breathing difficulty -chest pain -Racing heart - cough -cold -itchy throat, nose - loss of smell among others.


Posted by Mary (NY, NY) on 03/28/2020
5 out of 5 stars

New Information Regarding Vitamin C Therapy Large doses of vitamin C are being administered to patients in intensive care at certain hospitals in New York, Newsweek has confirmed with a spokesperson for Northwell Health. They confirmed reports that patients testing positive with COVID-19 were in some cases being treated with large doses of vitamin C—among other drugs—at their clinics. The antioxidant is being administered intravenously in quantities far exceeding the daily recommended dose, which is 90 milligrams for men and 75 milligrams for women as recommended by the National Institutes of Health. The effectiveness of intravenous vitamin C as a treatment for—or buffer against—COVID-19 is not established with solid clinical evidence. Rumors spreading online about vitamin C's potential to treat the symptoms of coronavirus, or even prevent them from developing in the first place, have been debunked. According to the Mayo Clinic, a certain amount of vitamin C is needed to perform various bodily functions, from forming blood vessels and other tissue to the absorption of iron. In high doses the antioxidant has the potential to cause adverse reactions, such as nausea, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Researchers are looking at what benefit, if any, vitamin C might have on COVID-19 patients. Scientists at Zhongnan Hospital in Wuhan, China, have begun a clinical trial to determine just that, but no results have yet been published. The completion date is scheduled for the end of September, 2020, when they hope to have shown that vitamin C reduces the inflammatory effects of the disease in the lung. https://www.newsweek.com/new-york-hospitals-vitamin-c-coronavirus-patients-1494407 Please be careful about dosages for any macronutrient, vitamin, mineral or supplement. Eg. for the average adult, no more than 2,300 milligrams (mg) per day, the amount in about a teaspoon of ordinary iodized table salt. Lower consumption — no more than 1,500 mg per day, about two-thirds of a teaspoon of salt — is recommended for middle-aged and older adults, African Americans, and people with high blood pressure. The American Heart Association recommends aiming for a dietary pattern that achieves 5% to 6% of calories from saturated fat (eg. coconut oil). For example, if you need about 2,000 calories a day, no more than 120 of them should come from saturated fat. That's about 13 grams of saturated fat per day.

Replied by Benjamin’s Mama
Phoenix, Arizona
04/01/2020

Yes, I'd agree that vitamin C not helping/working or even being harmful is fake mainstream news unfortunately.

Charles Pineda, Jr.
East Los Angeles/Sacto. California
03/31/2020
4 out of 5 stars

Mary: The only drug that the Chinese have reported that makes the cuvid 19 or coronavirus milder is the drug use for malaria. It doesn't cure the virus, but it allows the patient to deal with the virus more effectively. Would recommend that you see on U-tube, if you haven't already, Duc C. Young, surgeon, M.D. videos are really informative, and gives us an excellent perspective of how dangerous and deadly the coronavirus is. He does use some street language to insure everyone understands the seriousness of the virus, yes, including the "Homeboys." My best, Charles Pineda, Jr.


Posted by Bill (Philippines) on 03/26/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I'm very happy to report that some surprising medical news is suddenly breaking like an unstoppable Tsunami tidal wave and is pouring in from many different international media sources. It is now very apparent that China has been successfully using large dose Vitamin C - by IV and orally -- to successfully treat all cases of COVID-19. China has been quietly using and researching the high dose Vitamin C therapy since early February 2020. Notably, no major news outlets in the US or Western media or TV news are reporting this amazing news. China has also loudly announced via her own research and her own media outlets that high dose Vitamin C treatment is now recommended as the standard treatment for all cases of COVID-19 viral infections. Wow! For more on this, here are some interesting links on the effectiveness of Vitamin C used for COVID-19 infections: http://www.doctoryourself.com/ https://www.worldhealth.net/news/official-statement-china-recommended-treatment-covid-19/ http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n14.shtml On hearing about this news from China there have been several reports of much cursing, wailing and gnashing of teeth from Dr Anthony Fauci and all his FDA buddies. And all the major drugs companies are now reportedly also on lockdown. Apparently... ;-)

Replied by Rosie Love
Spain
03/29/2020
5 out of 5 stars

3 members of our family (age 54, 50 and 15) have had coronavirus and 1 (age 20) still has it. Here is how we ensured a speedy recovery and very mild symptoms. Using Dr Richard Cheng's advice for taking 2-3g Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) every 2-3 hours orally. Dr Richard Cheng is a frontline medic who treated patients with coronavirus in Shanghai. He says most patients recovered in 2 days. Our experience was similar. The protocol: Dissolve 10g powdered ascorbic acid (ideally non-GMO) into a 500 ml water bottle. Take 25 ml every 15 minutes or 50 ml every 30 minutes. 50ml is a couple of swigs but for children you need to measure it out - we used a small measuring cup. To ensure the dose was taken at the right time, we used a timer (on a phone or kitchen timer). When the bottle is empty, refill and keep taking all the time you are awake. Using this method, I found that my difficult breathing became easy after just 1 hour (3 doses). My daughter went from being in bed, no energy, sore throat not wanting to eat anything, to out of bed, hungry and no more sore throat in 1 day. You have to keep taking at this dose until your symptoms have gone or it will come back (as I discovered). The advantage of taking Vitamin C this way is that you can achieve high levels without over-saturating the gut and causing bloating or diarrhoea. It worked amazingly well for us and we'll follow this protocol now for any other viruses.


Posted by Donna M. (Moberly, MO, USA) on 03/25/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Your information is out of date. :) There ARE CURRENT studies with positive results from China scientists and doctors. Here are some sources. Best wishes to all of you! :) There is a website called Doctoryourself com. Dr Saul has a man in Wuhan, China who has told him that the Chinese are successfully treating coronavirus victims with Vitamin C, both intravenously and by mouth. Here is the title paragraph of a video of Dr Saul explaining why we have not seen these vital updates on MSM and Google: NEW VIDEO: Coronavirus, Vitamin C, and Censorship: Why are you seeing nothing in the mass media about China already using high-dose vitamin C to prevent and treat COVID-19 coronavirus? Or being falsely told that intravernous vitamin C therapy for coronavirus is "fake news"? There are SEVERAL articles, many with video links, about how it works, why it works, how much to take, etc. Here are some of the titles: Three Intravenous Vitamin C Research Studies Approved for Treating COVID-19 Shanghai Government Officially Recommends Vitamin C for COVID-19 Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus Nutritional Treatment of Coronavirus See also: NCP(Novel Coronavirus Pneumonia) and Vitamin C: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CvUejiNAm-w


Posted by BUFFBOB (Surprise, Az, USA) on 03/18/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Check out the Vitamin C Institute, Linus Pauling, Everything associated with vitamin C.


Posted by Trina (United States) on 03/12/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I'm thinking Vit C may be the magic bullet for this sucker too. China is using it now and there has been more than a few studies ...I think I'll staple a note to my shirt if I end up in a crowded hospital. Just give me a VIT C drip and let me go.


Posted by Alan (Mexico) on 03/07/2020
5 out of 5 stars

Large doses of vitamin C FOR PREVENTION THERE ARE CHEWABLE TABLETS FOR CHILDREN TOO... my friend had her children in the hospital constantly with the flu till she bought C chewable and let his little kid take what ever he wanted .. the results where no more hospitalizations. Thank you and shalom!..


Posted by Brad (Auburn, CA) on 03/01/2020
5 out of 5 stars

There are two things I've researched for COVID 19….my thought was that either one would handle it. Turns out I was right. 1. High dose, intravenous vitamin C treatment. 2. Ozone intravenous therapy. Both are being put into play against Corona. In fact, the Chinese government has a test program they're trying on 24,000 infected, using intravenous vitamin C. They're looking for the fastest way to handle the disease so they can get it under control. The C treatment can be done by a naturopath in a clinic. You sit in a chair for a couple of hours and download the solution from the IV bag right into your vein. It's easy. Lots of clinics provide the treatment, search one in your town. The best solution is a food based vitamin C instead of synthetic ascorbic acid, but I believe the FDA has routed out all food based C in this country. The ozone therapy works similarly. They take some blood out of you and then infuse it with ozone (it's oxygen, but with an added molecule), then shoot the concoction back into you. You can have that done 1-10 times in a day. The ozone travels through your system cleansing everything in its path. The third molecule in ozone makes the O3 unstable which is hence attracted to viruses and pathogens since they are unstable too. It finds the COVID19 and jumps onto it, rendering it ineffective. This process has been used since the 1800's and is standard practice in Germany and other parts of Europe. They use it to cure cancer as a natural method. It's not widely known over here because, well, you know Big Pharma. They don't want to actually *cure* you. Here are a couple of links for further reading. http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v16n07.shtml https://juicing-for-health.com/ozone-therapy-cancer-treatment https://healthimpactnews.com/2020/coronavirus-patients-in-china-to-be-treated-with-high-dose-vitamin-c-in-new-clinical-trial/ https://drrowendrsu.com/our-blog/a-plausible-penny-costing-effective-treatment-for-corona-virus-ozone-therapy/


Posted by Carol (EC Facebook) on 02/27/2020

High doses of Vitamin C.


Posted by Tim (EC Facebook) on 02/27/2020
5 out of 5 stars

High dose liposomal vitamin C, colloidal silver, tea tree oil, oregano oil.

Replied by Tim
EC Facebook
02/27/2020

Deborah, I use the tea tree and oregano oils together in a capsule. They are too strong to take otherwise. My understanding is they work synergistically in breaking down biofilms of pathogens. I can't recommend what you should do, but I use a couple drops of each in a gelatin capsule.

Deborah
EC Facebook
02/27/2020

Tim, do you take oregano oil in drop form or in capsules, and what dose per day?


Posted by Cliff (EC Facebook.) on 02/27/2020
5 out of 5 stars

I take 2000 mg of vit C everyday and echinacea.


Posted by Karin (EC Facebook) on 02/27/2020
5 out of 5 stars

High doses of vitamin C and disinfected spray! I have never had the flu and not even a cold in over 5 years! I also limit my exposure to the public during cold and flu season.

Replied by Karla
EC Facebook
02/28/2020

Same here, haven't been sick in 20 years (knock on wood). 2,000 C a day, Selenium, D, A, Acai, E, Echinacea, so much immune support out there 👍