More and more often, first from the corner of business people and celebrities but now from all walks of life, BeterKiniek receives the question whether preventive intravenous Vitamin C can be interesting for the treatment of Coronavirus. A fair answer to this is that no long-term studies have yet been done with intravenous vitamin C in relation to Coronavirus and therefore the treatment is experimental. Studies and past experience indicate that vitamin C may indeed be of interest in the treatment of viruses.
There is no such thing as one coronavirus. The coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) is not one virus but a group of viruses, which also includes SARS and MERS. In the media you will hear the name COVID-19 but that is actually incorrect because that is the infectious disease it causes. There are a total of seven coronaviruses that can cause disease in humans. An aggressive and a mild variant are now circulating in the Netherlands. The mild variant that occurs in 30% of those infected resembles a short cold. The aggressive variant that occurs in 70% of the infected causes much more health problems and is especially deadly for the elderly and sick. Against the normal flu, virus type Influenza, many people have built up resistance. This is in contrast to the Coronavirus. The incubation period ranges from 2 - 14 days with an average of 4 days. The virus appears to have a preference for men. In the last newsletter we already gave some advice on supportive supplements. Now we are going to talk about:
VITAMIN C infusions
Approved health claim:
- Vitamin C contributes to the normal function of the immune system
- Vitamin C contributes to the maintenance of normal immune system function during and after strenuous physical exercise
What else does Vitamin C do:
- Infected cells produce more interferons when sufficient vitamin C is available to them. Interferons (IFN) are proteins secreted in immune system cells after contact with viruses, bacteria or fungi. Various types of IFN in the body are important in removing acute and chronic infections. For example, IFN is active in rheumatism and hepatitis.
- Vitamin C is also a neuramidase inhibitor (inhibitor), which inhibits the reproduction of viruses.
- Neuramidase is (a surface protein found on the surface of influenza virus.) inhibitor, which inhibits virus reproduction.
- Vitamin C has bacteriostatic properties: this limits the growth of bacteria by, for example, inhibiting their DNA replication. Vitamin C can also kill bacteria, depending on what is needed.
- The production of non-lysozyme antibacterial factor (NLAF) is stimulated by Vitamin C.
- Phagocytes need vitamin C to kill invaders.
- Furthermore, vitamin C renders many bacteriological toxins harmless, promotes the action of antibiotics and is a natural antihistamine.
- Vitamin C may protect against cardiovascular disease.