According to a recent news report (Feb. 29, 2020), China is now treating patients with the coronavirus (COVID-19) with high dose, intravenous vitamin C in a new clinical trial.
The YouTube video above is a 60 Minutes documentary from 2009 about a New Zealand farmer, named Allan Smith, who was gravely ill with swine flu. His family had been told that there was no hope for him and that he was going to be taken off life support. His persistent wife saved his life in spite of over-whelming opposition from the medical community. She suggested that they give him intravenous, high-dose vitamin C. They said no, but she kept asking, “Why can’t we just try it?” They relented and allowed him to get it for a short while. After one week on vitamin C, he was able to get off life support, but the hospital refused to continue the potentially life-saving treatment, even though they had nothing else to offer. It required hiring a lawyer to get Mr. Smith back on the treatment, but even then, they would only give him a very low dose, enough to keep him alive but still hospitalized. He recovered fully only after his wife started giving him a high dose of oral Lypo-spheric vitamin C syrup.
I had intravenous, high-dose vitamin C therapy during or immediately after multiple surgeries to remove infected tissue from my jaw bones five years ago and it seemed to help me heal more quickly, so I already had some experience with it. After I saw this video, I asked my husband to remember to make sure that I got vitamin C if I ever came down with a bad viral infection and I would do the same for him.
“…What’s interesting about vitamin C is that it appears to be only moderately beneficial when people are healthy. Conversely, where vitamin C really shines is when taken when people are sick…”Grant Genereux
The YouTube video above of the documentary on 60 Minutes, Vitamin C The Miracle Cure, is here: https://youtu.be/pHhLYqF85EA. If you go to the 15:18 point in the video, you can get a glimpse of the product Mrs. Smith used. I looked online to see if I could find it. I think it is this one, https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000CD9XGC/. As you can see from the comments, some people object to it because it contains phospholipids from soy lecithin and because they think some of the ingredients might come from China. The manufacturer says they source their materials from various places and they remove the soy protein and estrogen-like compounds from the product to the point that they are not detectable. There are other brands that claim to be China-free that contain lecithin derived from sunflowers, such as this one: https://www.amazon.com/Optimized-Liposomal-SUNFLOWER.
(“Lypo-spheric” is the brand name for liposomal products; It means the same thing.)
Thoughts on the coronavirus:
Our local stores are already running out of hand wipes and face masks. If we are facing a pandemic, there will likely be a shortage of hospital beds, respirators, and care-givers. Of course, I would never suggest that anyone deliberately expose him/her self to a virus, but the best of all outcomes might be to survive it and develop immunity so you need never worry about it again. I ordered some Lypo-spheric vitamin C to have on hand just in case. It can’t hurt. They were not out of it yet on Amazon.
© 2020, Judy Barnes Baker