While our communities are working to remain healthy during the unprecedented outbreak of COVID-19, you may be wondering what you can do to protect yourself and your loved ones. Thankfully, there is already one nutrient that we can each leverage to prevent and potentially treat the symptoms of coronavirus: Vitamin C.
How to Treat COVID-19?
Thus far, treatment for the coronavirus has only been symptomatic, or rather, doctors can only treat the symptoms of the disease, not rid the body of it. However, the properties of Vitamin C, a nutrient that is readily available and safe for the body, may both prevent the infection and treat it in patients who already have it. In fact, clinical trials are taking place right now in China using intravenous Vitamin C to treat patients who have been diagnosed with coronavirus.
Vitamin C vs. Coronavirus.
Vitamin C is a powerful and natural antiviral; its properties may help your body protect against the virus and minimize the disease from spreading. Moreover, it’s also one of the most famous antioxidants, which means that it can protect the lungs from the accumulation of certain liquids that fill them during sepsis. All of this can help prevent or treat severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) which is the leading cause of death as a result of the virus.
Because of the benefits that Vitamin C provides to the immune system, increasing your body’s supply of the antioxidant may help prevent infection altogether. In fact, we already know that using Vitamin C can prevent other infections, caused by the common cold, in very active individuals like military members and athletes. Other evidence suggests that Vitamin C can shorten the cold symptoms in patients where it cannot be prevented.
For all of these reasons, Dr. Richard Cheng, a lead scientist in many of the Chinese clinical trials is calling for further discussion of Vitamin C as a viable prevention and treatment option for the coronavirus.
With all of this in mind, it’s important to note that the efficacy of Vitamin C is a result of its intravenous delivery. The benefits of nutrient IV therapy have been known for years. Rather than losing valuable nutrients through the digestive system, vitamin IVs allow you to directly absorb important nutrients into your bloodstream for maximum benefits. Because we know that Vitamin C is completely safe for the body, we can administer the vitamin in higher doses for maximum protective benefits.
As much as sanitizers are helpful and staying away from large crowds, a better way to fight against the disease is to know your body well. Taking the necessary blood tests will reveal whether or not you are deficient in vitamin C or D, which can be very risky during the Coronavirus epidemic. Believe it or not, there are plenty of people who do not absorb important vitamins naturally via nutrition or even orally through supplements. Fortunately, there are ways to fortify your immune system dramatically by absorbing the necessary nutrients either intravenously (or IV) or via intramuscular injections. The delivery method will depend on the vitamin, mineral, or amino acids you are trying to absorb into the bloodstream.
There’s a lot to unpack as it relates to being informed about your body and its unique properties, but we’re to help. If you’re interested in trying a nutrient IV as a way to help protect yourself and your loved ones during the coronavirus outbreak, contact Liquivida Lounge to speak with one of our medical professionals.
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