I discussed here a week ago that Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a very special molecule, as the Chinese are now discovering…
Early Large Dose Intravenous Vitamin C is the Treatment of Choice for 2019-nCov Pneumonia
Richard Z Cheng, MD, PhD; Hanping Shi, MD, PhD; Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD; Thomas Levy, MD, JD; Andrew Saul, PhD.
Early use of large dose antioxidants, especially vitamin C (VC), therefore, plays a key role in the management of these patients. We call upon all those in the leadership, and those providing direct assistance patients, to bravely and rapidly apply large dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) to help those patients and to stop this epidemic.
I wrote on the benefits of ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) against virus cells weeks ago, and this demand from the Chinese research scientists further confirms my assertion.
High dose IVC has been clinically used for several decades and a recent NIH expert panel document states clearly that high dose IVC (1.5 g/kd body weight) is safe and without major side effects .
The IV formula is this: 1.5 grams of ascorbic acid per kg of body weight. That is 1.5 grams of ascorbic acid per 1000 grams or 2.2 pounds of body weight. The calculator is here.
I weigh 190 pounds or 86kg (kilograms). The intravenous formula for delivering correct amounts of ascorbic acid via needle is, for my weight, 1.5 x 86 = 129gm.
An 80lb child would require 36gm of ascorbic acid delivered by drip over a specific period of time.
Lets figure that out.
High dose IVC (200mg/kg body/24 hour, divided in 4 doses, one every 6 hours) was also started on ECMO day 1. Her lungs showed significant improvement on day 2 of high dose IVC infusion on X-ray imaging. She continued to improve on ECMO and IVC and ECMO was discontinued on ECMO day 7 and the patient recovered and was discharged from the hospital on hospital day 12, without the need of supplemental oxygen. One month later, X-ray of her lungs showed complete recovery.
(note: ECMO — extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. a current method of getting oxygen into the bloodstream of dying patients in China. Its an American technique.-jd )
In another severe influenza case, there were four treatments in four days, resulting in the cure of the patient.
25-year-old MG developed flu-like symptoms which was rapidly deteriorating to the degree that, about 2 weeks later, the patient barely had the energy to use the toilet. He was placed on high dose IVC (50,000 mg of vitamin C in 1000 ml Ringer’s solution, infused over 90 minutes). The patient immediately reported significant improvement the next day. On day 4 of IVC infusion he reported to feel normal.
(Note: “50,000 mg” is 50 grams, appropriate for someone who weighs around 110 lbs)
How Much Ascorbic Acid For A Sick Child?
So the IV drip has to get (for an 80lb child) 36 grams of ascorbic acid into his or her bloodstream per 24 hours. Divide that 36 grams into four treatments and you get 9grams delivered intravenously every six hours. That 9gm will be in some type of liquid solution, such as Ringers Solution, probably one liter dripping at a rate that empties the IV bag into the patient in about 90 minutes. 4 1/2 hours later, do it again and continue until patient is well. In the case of the Chinese documentation, these IV’s continued for many days, every six hours a new IV was started. So there is a process here.
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It will be smart to start drinking ascorbic acid daily now. Mix one or two teaspoons into 24 ounces of water and dump in 1/2 scoop of powdered gatorade and drink that. Two teaspoons is pretty stout, and will possibly cause your stomach to force the excess out the other end 🙂 It can be epic.
Maybe start with one teaspoon and less gatorade powder but in 24 ounces of water, which dilutes the acidity. I like the taste because it is both sweet and sour. I like it a lot.
The point is to start loading your body with ascorbic acid now, and more is better. You can work up to 2 teaspoons over a week or so.
It is much, much better to NOT CATCH CORONAVIRUS than to have to be hospitalized for it, and that is the purpose of making the vitamin c/gatorade drink and drinking it every day.
I’m not a doctor, but I am dedicated to good health and always practice what I preach. I read science and sort out the wheat from the chaff. These are the things I do for my own family and for myself.
Post in comments if you have any questions or suggestions.