How To Use Vitamin C To Stop COVID-19 & Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS)
By Jay Campbell
April 3rd, 2020
The race is on around the world to devise – or repurpose – a treatment to stop coronavirus once and for all.
So far, our options are few and far between.
There’s the pharmaceutical interventions of hydroxychloroquine and azithromycin making waves in the medical field (even though the potential side effects of HCQ leave a lot to be desired).
We also now know that Covid is attacking red blood cells (heme)and starving the cells of oxygen.
But there’s one beautifully simple vitamin which may hold the answer to fighting COVID-19 infections.
It’s extremely accessible, insanely cheap to manufacture, and there’s literally nothing stopping us from using it.
I’m talking about Vitamin C, also known as Ascorbic Acid.
Why You WILL NOT Hear About Vitamin C From Mainstream Medicine
If you try to do a Google search for “coronavirus and vitamin C”, you’re not going to like what you see.
Reputable health authorities such as Healthline are proactively speaking out against vitamin C before people even have a chance to hear about it:
“With the 2019 coronavirus COVID-19 pandemic, it’s especially important to understand that no supplement, diet, or other lifestyle modification other than social distancing and proper hygiene practices can protect you from COVID-19.”
“High dose IV vitamin C has been used in China to help improve lung function in people with COVID-19. However, vitamin C’s effectiveness is still being tested. There’s no evidence to support the use of oral vitamin C supplements for COVID-19.”
(FYI – I frequently link to Healthline’s articles when I’m writing content, but I really think they missed the mark on this one)
Even the World Health Organization refuses to acknowledge the possibility of Vitamin C treatment, opting to spend its resources on clinical trials for other drugs that may not have the same level of efficacy.
To make a long story short, Big Pharma doesn’t give shit about human health.
Their only concern is making money and profiting off disease through the sale of their expensive drug interventions.
Vitamin C will never be approved by the orthodoxy of Big Pharma as there is no patent opportunity nor financial incentive as Ascorbic Acid is dirt cheap to manufacture.
If you wait for the higher echelons of mainstream media and Big Pharma-owned doctors to offer their stamp of approval”on Vitamin C, it will already be too late.
This is all in spite of early results showing extraordinary promise, such as the ones obtained from Dr. Enqiang Mao in Shanghai:
“..his group treated ~50 cases of moderate to severe cases of COVID-19 infection with high dose intravenous (IV) Vitamin C.
The IV Vitamin C dosing was around 10,000-20,000 mg a day for 7-10 days, with 10,000 mg for moderate cases and 20,000 for more severe cases by the pulmonary status (mostly the oxygenation index) and the coagulation status.
All patients who received IV Vitamin C improved and there was no mortality.
Compared to the average of 30-day hospital stay for all COIVD-19 patients, those patients who received high dose IV Vitamin C had a hospital stay that’s about 3-5 days shorter than the overall patients”
Despite the emerging evidence, some academics are dangerously fighting against Vitamin C supplementation:
“…[Biochemistry professor Peter McCaffery] said that even if IV vitamin C worked to shorten or cure COVID-19, it would likely only be a stop-gap before therapies directed at the virus, such as vaccinations, took over”
Yeah, good luck waiting all the way until next year for a mass-produced vaccine:
“Tests like these are taking place much quicker than would normally be the case, and some are using new approaches to vaccines. It follows that there are no guarantees everything will go smoothly.
But even if these – or any other tests – do prove successful, it’s not expected that manufacturers will be able to produce a mass-produced vaccine until the second half of 2021.”
If people followed the greed of Big Pharma and harmful advice of quack academics by sitting on their hands until 2021 to inject a poorly designed and understood vaccine, millions will likely die.
The Relationship Between SARS-CoV-2 and ARDS
So how exactly does absurdly high doses of Vitamin C (i.e. ascorbic acid) work to stop COVID-19 from doing more damage?
First, let’s review an important concept discussed by Dr. Kenneth D. Wilgers in my most recent article about the coronavirus.
(REMEMBER: SARS-CoV-2 is the virus, COVID-19 is the disease CAUSED by the virus)
One of the main mechanisms of SARS-CoV-2 involves depleting ascorbic acid, which then weakens the immune system and results in acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS):
“Acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS) occurs when fluid builds up in the tiny, elastic air sacs (alveoli) in your lungs.
The fluid keeps your lungs from filling with enough air, which means less oxygen reaches your bloodstream. This deprives your organs of the oxygen they need to function.”
Sadly, ARDS is the most common outcome in COVID-19 patients:
“Among 201 patients with confirmed COVID-19, 41.8% developed ARDS, and, among these patients, 52.4% died.”
“Certain risk factors, such as older age, were associated with developing ARDS and dying among patients with confirmed COVID-19, most likely due to a weaker immune response”
Look at those numbers…the majority of ARDS patients DO NOT SURVIVE!
The damage done to their lungs is simply too great.
The symptoms of ARDS are absolutely horrific:
- Difficulty in breathing
- Low blood oxygen
- Elevated inflammation (i.e. abnormal readings in inflammatory markers), leading to higher rate of organ failure and a greater mortality rate
That’s not the worst part…
EVEN if a patient tests negative for COVID-19, they can still demonstrate abnormal lung damage similar to what ARDS would cause.
Fortunately, a new artificial intelligence algorithm is 70-80% accurate in predicting which COVID-19 patients will develop ARDS based on certain clinical characteristics:
(from most predictive to least predictive)
Mildly elevated alanine aminotransferase (ALT), indicating possible liver toxicity
Presence of myalgia (body ache), likely due to higher oxidative stress
Elevated hemoglobin (red blood cells), due to free hemoglobin floating around in the plasma
Liver injury will definitely lessen the odds of survival, as elevated aspartate aminotransferase (AST) is highly prevalent in severe cases of COVID-19.
The Direct Connection Between Ascorbic Acid And Coronavirus
The connection between SARS-CoV-2 and ARDS is clear, but where does Vitamin C fit into the picture?
Allow me to explain in layman’s terms…
Our body contains special types of white blood cells called macrophages, which are responsible for consuming and destroying harmful organisms and cellular debris.
As you can imagine, they are an essential part of our immune response.
In 2002, a pivotal study done in peritoneal cells of mice (i.e. membrane cells located on a thin layer of tissue within the abdomen) examined how ascorbic acid concentration in the cells change when oxidative stress increases.
Specifically, the study was looking at macrophages and other cells responsible for making our immune system functional:
Just take a look at the bars corresponding to “M” (macrophages).
You would think that macrophages are unable to accumulate ascorbic acid.
Not true — it turns out the macrophages exposed to oxidative stress, can accumulate, recycle and reuse ascorbic acid 100 times faster than they normally would.
These macrophages also use ascorbic acid to generate nitric oxide (known to improve blood flow), which is why ascorbic acid has such low concentrations in macrophages.
However, nitric oxide is also part of the main mechanism through which macrophages kill pathogens, known as “oxidative bursts”.
If macrophages have insufficient nitric oxide, they cannot kill pathogens.
Before I move on to the main point, let me elaborate further on how a lack of endogenous (i.e. produced in the body) nitric oxide production can be dangerous…
- Lower nitric oxide production means viral replication cannot be suppressed, leading to failure of the immune system.
- Free hemoglobin, one of the predictors of SARS-CoV-2 mentioned earlier, can bind to nitric oxide 1000 times faster than hemoglobin bound to red blood cells
(By now, it is obvious why nitric oxide depletion is deadly for COVID-19 patients who also have hypertension)
The real reason why nitric oxide deficiency is so terrible in macrophages is that the same “oxidative burst” is also used to kill monocytes (i.e. their “parent” cells).
When you have too many monocytes, they can differentiate and create more macrophages.
This, in turn, leads to a massive cytokine storm, a.k.a. CHRONIC INFLAMMATION!
4 Reasons Why Vitamin C Can Fight Against COVID-19
From the explanation above, we can deduce several reasons as to why ascorbic acid is vital for fighting COVID-19:
1) Ascorbic acid increases nitric oxide production by regenerating an enzyme called BH4.
BH4 regeneration is essential for synthesizing nitric oxide, and no other molecule in existence can replace ascorbic acid.
2) Ascorbic acid stabilizes free hemoglobin, restoring their ability to carry oxygen.
The “free hemoglobin” mentioned earlier are incapable of carrying oxygen.
This is the REAL reason why people with ARDS are unable to breathe and require intubation. ‘
3) Ascorbic acid is regenerated, recycled, and reused by the body.
Ascorbic acid is known as a “redox” molecule, which means it can take electrons from surrounding biomolecules and give electrons away.
Once it is taken, it can continually reuse itself to help the body produce more nitric oxide.
This was proven by a very recent study which demonstrated that “up to 4,000 mg of ascorbic acid taken by mouth can produce the same rapid increase in plasma concentration as an intravenous infusion”:
Notice how the peaks representing oral ascorbic acid easily lead to twice the amount of Vitamin C in the bloodstream compared to IV Vitamin C!
4) Vitamin C has a proven history of fighting respiratory infections
Vitamin C has been examined for the past 100 years for its ability to alleviate common colds.
In addition, scientists suggested its use for treating the 2003 SARS virus when it was at its peak.
The Optimal Vitamin C Dosing Protocol For Combatting COVID-19
Doris Loh, one of the world’s TOP Vitamin C researchers, suggests the following interventional protocols for oral ascorbic acid in adults:
Please watch the profound live stream I did with her Friday April 3rd that provides the scientific research proving the mechanism of action of Ascorbic Acid in fighting Covid-19 and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome (ARDS).
Additionally, I’ve created my own video to recap Doris’s Ascorbic Acid dosing protocols listed above.
A Comprehensive Collection Of ALL MY COVID-19 Survival Intel
I can’t tell you what the future holds for the coronavirus.
There is NO telling what new intel may come our way.
But there’s only so many links I can add – both to world-class researchers around the world and to my own material.
So here’s a must-have compilation of all my publicly released content about COVID-19.
I recommend following the instructions found in this graphic for the ‘essential nutraceutical’ interventions.
How To (Actually) Understand The Coronavirus’ TRUE Global Impact – a blog post which examines the global implications of the coronavirus.
How My Family and I Used High Dose Vitamin C to Defeat Covid-19 -How One Man and His Family Used High Dose Vitamin C to Defeat Covid
COVID-19 Wiped Me Out For 4 Days – a heartfelt interview with a first responder who contracted the coronavirus and survived
How To Become Immune To COVID-19 – Genius researcher Clif High shares how he anticipated the virus spreading in December 2019 and started taking measures to protect himself.
Understanding Your DNA to Prevent COVID-19 Infection – This broadcast with Mayo Clinic researcher Dr. Anthony Jay reveals certain genetic patterns that may increase one’s susceptibility to COVID-19.
This highly detailed email to my newsletter subscribers “Ask Jay Tuesday: The Cheat Sheet to Defeat Covid-19.
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