Vitamin C Treatment of Viruses Part II of II
In the prevention and treatment of either relatively harmless viral infections or severe critical pneumonia from flu and flu-like infections, we need both the anti-viral and antioxidant effects of vitamin C. Some current pandemic patients who have improved on high-dose vitamin C have not healed quickly, implying that the high doses should be continued beyond their hospital stays. For the maximum effect, relatively high oral vitamin C doses of 10,000-50,000 mg. per day in divided doses must be continued for many days. The frequency of the dose must also be enough to supply a continuously high level in the bloodstream.
Early treatment of a viral infection is important. 1,000 mg. of oral vitamin C at 1-2-hour intervals should be started immediately upon noting symptoms of an infection. For severely ill patients with pneumonia, early initiation of an IV vitamin C protocol is critical.
Vitamin C, both oral and IV, is an excellent, relatively simple, and inexpensive treatment for both uninfected people at home and critically ill people in the hospital. It has been proven to be effective in treating many different viral infections. Combined with an overall integrative approach to virus management, vitamin C, vitamin D, zinc, and other essential vitamins and minerals can effectively prevent and treat the current pandemic.
Terry Pfau DO, HMD