Intravenous Vitamin C and Viral Infections
One of the challenges people are experiencing with this corona virus is that there is no drug treatment there’s no antiviral treatment as of yet, to treat the corona virus. We have to rely upon other things to help people who are having trouble breathing obviously need to go to the hospital and get respiratory treatments. Other than that, it’s usually just supportive treatment in conventional medicine. Now in integrative medicine we do use proactive measures. We’ll use things like intravenous vitamin C. Vitamins, who and use it intravenously, we get 100 times the blood level, does have a direct antiviral effect. As a matter of fact, vitamin C used intravenously has been shown to generate more hydrogen peroxide. Sounds strange but your immune system actually produces hydrogen peroxide, your white blood cells, to wipe out pathogens like viruses. So we use high doses of intravenous vitamin C, 20-25 grams 50 grams or more. So this is very common across America with integrative doctors, so it’s something you should be aware of. It’s an option for people that have infections, whether it be viral infections bacterial infections. Sometimes it can be used by itself. It can be used with other medical treatments but intravenous vitamin C does have an anti viral effect. As well, intravenous vitamin C reduces inflammation. And a lot of the symptoms people get whether it be the flu or other viral infections, is from the inflammatory compounds released by the body. So actually you get a reduction in pain and inflammation by getting intravenous vitamin C. The doctors at our clinic The Stengler Center for Integrative Medicine, all four of us have been trained in intravenous vitamin C and we use it quite a bit with patients during the winter season.