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.
According to The New York Post medical teams at the Northwell Health facilities immediately gave affected patients 1,500 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C intravenously (IV). The same amount was then re-administered three or four times a day.
Each dose represents over 16 times the recommended allowance the European Food and Safety Authority (EFSA) permits for vitamin C, which is 90mg for adult men and 80mg for adult women.
Dr Andrew Weber, a critical-care specialist affiliated to Northwell Health told the newspaper, “The vitamin C is administered in addition to such medicines as the anti-malaria drug hydroxychloroquine, the antibiotic azithromycin, various biologics and blood thinners.
“The patients who received vitamin C did significantly better than those who did not get vitamin C,” he says. “It helps a tremendous amount, but it is not highlighted because it’s not a sexy drug.”
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is currently making headlines in the fight against COVID-19. Reports say that intravenous (IV) Vitamin C (similar to the absorption levels achieved with Liposomal Vitamin C) may help people suffering from this disease.
- Very high vitamin C levels may create free radicals that destroy viruses and bacteria. Our body’s cells have defenses against these free radicals, but viruses do not.
- Another possibility is IV vitamin C renews the body’s antioxidant protection. Serious infections can use up our body’s vitamin C and other antioxidants very quickly.
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, but our Liposomal Vitamin C has absorption rates equivalent to an intravenous administration (IV) without those adverse reactions.
But perhaps most significantly in this case, the vitamin plays a role in the body’s healing process. It can protect cells against harmful free radicals, which are found in cigarette smoke, air pollution and fried foods among other things, and may cause a number of health problems, including cancer and heart disease.
In this COVID-19 environment and as a general practice, Vitamin C is critical for optimal health. If you have not experienced the benefits of our highly absorbable Liposomal Vitamin C, you should order yours today.