From the Health Forum NZ @ facebook
WHO DIES AND WHO LIVES IS NOT A MYSTERY…
NUTRITION COUNTS. IT REALLY COUNTS. WE KNOW ABOUT VITAMIN D AND ZINC STATUS AND ITS CORRELATION WITH COVID MORTALITY….
NOW ITS VITAMIN C’S TURN TO SHINE…
(Reproduced post by Patrick Holford)
Eight in ten (82%) critically ill COVID-19 patients have low to undetectable vitamin C levels, reports a study in Spain measuring vitamin C levels in intensive care patients in their hospital in Barcelona; published today in the Nutrition Journal.
18% had undetectable levels – as seen in scurvy.
82% had either low or undetectable levels.
Only 18%, less than two in ten, had normal levels.
The researchers conclude “in our cohort of patients with COVID-19-associated ARDS (acute respiratory distress syndrome), vitamin C status is very low. Given the potential role of vitamin C in sepsis and ARDS, there is gathering interest of whether supplementation could be beneficial in COVID-19.”
Here in the UK virtually no patients are tested for vitamin C deficiency, which can be done so easily with a urine vitamin C strip. Right now, I’m reviewing nine clinical trials – eight show benefit, one shows no effect, and the higher the dose the better the effect. This is relating to less deaths, better oxygenation, less inflammation and faster recovery.
If this study is representative of what’s happening in the UK, where we eat less vitamin c rich foods, it suggests that 8 in 10 critically ill people need vitamin C.
Why do we have this blind-spot for vitamin C?
You can read the study for yourself here – https://doi.org/10.1186/s12937-021-00727-z as well as sign up to our petition here – https://www.vitaminc4covid.com/
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