Did you know that the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic can be dramatically slowed, and possibly even stopped, with the immediate widespread use of very high doses of vitamin C?
According to Dr. Thomas Levy, a board-certified cardiologist, attorney, and world expert in high-dose vitamin C, for decades physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C.
So why don’t we hear about this?
TV news programs that get most of their sales revenue from a constant barrage of drug company ads have not reported this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and coronavirus in particular. Likewise, Facebook is censoring proven information as misleading. Vitamin C can’t be patented and is therefore not very interesting to big pharmaceutical companies.
In China, doctors at ground zero of the COVID-19 virus are demonstrating with three ongoing clinical trials that high-dose vitamin C is being shown effective to slow and possibly ultimately stop the virus.
What can we do here at home?
It is critical to have a strong immune system to slow and stop viral and bacterial invaders.
The immune system is made up of a network of cells, tissues and organs that work together to protect you. Your immune system is the front line of defense against infectious invaders. When activated by an invasion, the immune system attacks invading bacteria, viruses and parasites that cause disease or infection.
In his book “Primal Panacea,” Dr. Levy proclaims that vitamin C has been proven to strengthen your immune system at 20 different levels.
Patients with viral infections quickly use up their protective vitamin C. Infected patients should consider immediate treatment with high doses of vitamin C, oral and/or IV (intravenous). Sadly, for decades medical doctors have been misled by a flawed study that high-dose vitamin C can cause kidney stones. According to Dr. Levy, this is simply not true for almost everyone.
Dr. Ron Hunninghake, MD, medical director of the world-famous Riordan Clinic in Kansas, has performed tens of thousands of high-dose vitamin C infusions (IVs) on his patients. He claims that over decades, only one stone has ever been seen in his clinic.
Dr. Hunninghake said that with the many thousands of high-dose vitamin C IVs (up to 300,000 mg per IV. Yes, you read that right), “We should be the kidney stone capital of the world. We are simply not!”
If you don’t have access to IV vitamin C, the physicians on the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service review board specifically recommend starting with at least 3,000 milligrams (or more) of “oral” Vitamin C daily. Orally, take divided doses 1,000 mg each in the morning, afternoon and night. This can be increased over time.
Vitamin C empowers the immune system and can directly kill many viruses. It can be taken as sodium ascorbate, which is non-acidic. To be most effective, it should be taken to bowel tolerance. This means taking high doses several (or many) times each day until you feel queasy in your gut. Then back down the doses a bit.
In addition to vitamin C, magnesium, vitamin D and others are also important to be taken by most of us. Unlike most drugs, vitamins never work well alone. It’s easier to prevent an infection than to treat it when it becomes a severe illness.
The following inexpensive supplements and dosing are recommended for adults as noted”
- Magnesium: Take 400 mg daily (citrate, malate, chelate, or glycinate form). Because modern farming and food processing remove magnesium, most of us are deficient. Magnesium is an extremely important nutrient critical for hundreds of biochemical processes in our body. Inexpensive and very valuable for acute infections, especially viral, oral magnesium citrate should be taken to bowel tolerance in divided dosages.
- Vitamin D3: Take 2,000 International Units (IU) daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000). Vitamin D is stored in the body for long periods but takes a while to reach an effective level. If you are deficient (especially living in colder climes in the winter), start by taking the larger dose for two weeks to build up the level quickly. The adult maintenance dose varies with body weight and is usually 2000-5000 IU/day. Check with your doctor to be sure.
- Zinc: Shown to be effective in helping the body fight infections. A recommended dose is 20-40 mg/day for adults.
- Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily is an essential nutrient to help to fight infections.
- B-complex vitamins and vitamin A: A multivitamin tablet with each meal will supply these conveniently and economically.
Take and treat serious illnesses seriously
Never hesitate to seek medical attention if you are not sure.
Vitamin C and the other above nutrients can be used along with your medicines when they are indicated from your primary care doctor or nurse practitioner.
The physicians or providers who practice integrative and holistic medicine urge everyone to have a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. Nutritional supplements are not just a good idea; for fighting viruses, they are absolutely essential.
Dr. Alyse Hamilton is the founder and medical director of the Advanced Health and Vitality Center in Edina, Minnesota. Dr. Hamilton offers her patients positive results from her exceptional professional training and an extraordinary passion to provide safe, proven and effective treatments for adrenal insufficiency, thyroid disorders, chronic fatigue and pain, menopause, andropause (male menopause), fibromyalgia and age-related conditions.
She partners with her patients to guide them to true health from the inside out. Her goal is to ensure that her patients reclaim their energy, memory and vitality so that they can once again enjoy the things that are missing in their lives. Her practice also offers IV nutritional support with the Myer’s Cocktail and Glutathione, Alpha Lipoic Acid, and the Riordan protocol for high-dose vitamin C infusion therapy.