“it's really important that we emphasize that this conversation, even though it brushes up against topics like improved viral immunity, is not meant to suggest in any way that vitamin C is somehow an outright cure for COVID-19. There's just no evidence of that yet. It's really important to say that in the background of everything going on in the world right now.”

Dr. Linus Pauling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Pauling

Pauling was "the" vitamin C guy

Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist who found clinical evidence suggesting that high dose intravenous administration of vitamin c is useful as a supportive treatment for cancer as well as

“one of the problems of critiques of his work on vitamin C is the apples to oranges comparison of his claims, which often used intravenous administration of vitamin C is useful as a supportive treatment for cancer as well as a method for mitigating the side effects of chemotherapy.”

At least one of the problems of critiques of his work on vitamin C is the apples to oranges comparison of his claims, which often used intravenous dosing with that of research on oral dosing. 

 

If a person eats between five and nine servings of vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables a day, their steady-state plasma vitamin C concentrations will be around 80 micromoles per liter or less.

https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/micromole#:~:text=%3A%20one%20millionth%20of%20a%20mole

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_NbCEasz2E&t=11m0s

A person's peak plasma vitamin C concentrations won't exceed 220 micromoles per liter from oral vitamin C intake, even if they take a maximum oral dose of three grams, six times daily.

3g * 6 = 18g!!!! 

By contrast, intravenous vitamin C can produce plasma concentrations as high as 15,000 micromoles per liter.

So we are talking about a difference between 220 and 15000 68 times higher than can be achieved through oral consumption. 

 

Smoking increases oxidative stress, which increases antioxidant requirements.[5] Alcohol consumption increases urinary vitamin C losses by nearly 50 percent, suggesting that higher intake might be required to prevent deficiency in regular or heavy drinkers.[6]

" Alcohol consumption increases urinary vitamin C losses by nearly 50 percent, suggesting that higher intake might be required to prevent deficiency in regular or heavy drinkers. "

" Importantly, multiple high dose vitamin C supplements in the 2- to 3-gram range given four to six times per day maintained plasma levels two to three times higher throughout a 24-hour period. "

 

Intravenous vitamin C - pull up graph of oral vs. intrevenous

A clinical study in which 12 adults between the ages of 19 and 27 were administered 1.25 grams of vitamin C either orally or intravenously, peak plasma concentrations reached 135 micromoles per liter of blood with oral administration but it reached 885 micromoles per liter of blood with intravenous administration. Furthermore, a high dose of 3 grams taken every four hours produced peak blood concentrations of 220 micromoles per liter of blood compared to 1760 micromoles per liter of blood for a single 3-gram intravenous dose.

 

Using it against the common cold

 

" Cold duration decreased 26% among children taking 2 grams of vitamin C daily and 17% among children taking only 1 gram of vitamin C daily. "

Intravenous Vitamin C and cancer - read here from the webpage

https://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pdq#link/_5

" A study involving patients with terminal cancer found that intravenous and oral vitamin C improved physical, emotional ,and cognitive status as well as reduced fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain, and appetite loss. "

 

Vitamin C and inflammation - read here from the webpage

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