Covid-19 & Vitamin C

15 April 2020

Unless you’re living on the Moon, it’s probably not escaped your notice that we’ve been in total lockdown in HMP UK for weeks now. There is also a small matter of a rogue virus that is supposedly causing mayhem called Coronavirus or COVID-19.

In today’s article we are not going to get into any of the theories as to what’s really happening, we are just going to discuss the benefits of increasing your Vitamin C levels. Currently there is no Coronavirus cure out there, and the Coronavirus treatment is a little sketchy too. So, for people who are worried and getting a little stressed from watching too much 24/7 news everyday Health Bunker will present some of the available information based on High Dose Vitamin C and Viruses.

What is Coronavirus or COVID-19?

Coronaviruses are a group of viruses that infect humans and bats. Human coronavirus OC43, is one of the viruses responsible for the common cold. According to the CDC human coronaviruses were first identified in the mid-1960s. Coronaviruses that can infect people are:

  • 229E (alpha coronavirus)
  • NL63 (alpha coronavirus)
  • OC43 (beta coronavirus)
  • HKU1 (beta coronavirus)


Other Coronaviruses are;

Coronavirus Symptoms are more or less the same as flu or the common cold. Fever, cough, sore throat, shortness of breath, fatigue, aches and pains, headaches, runny or blocked nose, sneezing, and diarrhoea.

man with sore throat

What is Vitamin C

Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin that occurs naturally in some foods like citrus fruits and vegetables. We can also top up our levels through vitamin c supplements, which come in a few different types. Because it’s mainly*, a water based vitamin it is a use or lose nutrient, meaning we don’t manufacture or store Vitamin C unlike other animals.

*(I say mainly because there is a fat-soluble Vit C called Ascorbic Palmalte)

Ascorbic Acid is one form, bitter tasting, like eating concentrated lemons, very tangy. Some people love it, others can’t handle the taste or when it hits the digestion as it is quite acidic, and a side effect of this is it will give you loose stools.

Sodium Ascorbate (buffered) powder, this is gentler on the gut, and means more can be taken. There are other sources of Vitamin C supplements but these are the main types.

They come in powders, tablets, capsules or liposomal. Vitamin therapy can also be attained via intravenous methods. IVs are a great way to introduce Vitamin C because it bypasses the gut.

vitamin c orange and tablets

What does Vitamin C do for the Immune System?

In our modern lives of stressful living and fast foods we have become nutrient deficient. Our daily intakes of fruits and vegetables are low and the quality of these foods is questionable. As I have written about before, the nutrient content of foods is low because of soil erosion. Over farming of land and the use of pesticides and industrial fertilisers have destroyed the natural balance of nature.

These industrial processes have reduced the vitamin and mineral content in our food. We require these nutrients to reduce the risks of disease. These vitamins and minerals are ‘essential’ that means we need them to live healthy lives. The effects of vitamin deficiencies can be seen in all the diseases that we see in today’s society.

Vitamin C deficiency is called scurvy, look a tthe symptoms of scurvy and you will see similar ones in humans. Vitamin C deficiency can cause all sorts of problems. Like wounds that won’t heal, higher risk of stroke, reduced immunity, gum disorders, and skin issues. Low Vitamin C concentrations in our blood will reduce collagen which means skin will lose its elasticity as will blood vessels.

In today’s world where we are continually stressed, and undernourished with nutrients, we will require supplementation to boost our immune system. Government levels of Vitamin C advice is around 60 – 90 mg a day for adults. But this amount just stops serious scurvy symptoms, what if with all the oxidative stress and environmental toxins we ingest daily, requires higher Vitamin C levels?

Studies show that Vitamin C accumulates inside various types of immune cells to help them combat infection and destroy disease-causing pathogens. Basically Vitamin C can help boost our immune systems.

Health Bunker – Vitamin C

Although Vitamin C has a safety record that most drugs and pharmaceutical companies would be proud of, none of the mainstream pharma companies will ever do major research to see if megadoses of Vitamin C could help with any disease, let alone viral infections.

There are many independent trails that have shown promising effects of Vitamin C on sepsis, cancers and infectious diseases. But they are never taken further. I have to ask why? Is it because there is no patentable product at the end, even if Vitamin C actually works.

Personally I can only use our experiences of lyme disease and the use of Vitamin C on a daily basis. The benefits are many and we haven’t had any downsides. Anything that helps increase our immune systems ability to protect us has to be a benefit.

I (Dom) take on average at least 20g, yes that’s 20g of Vitamin C everyday. I have done for about 10 years in both Sodium Ascorbate and Liposomal. I would like to thank Dr Thomas Levy for his information that can be found in his books; Curing the Incurable and Primal Panacea.

These books will educate you in more detail than this short article, also look at the Riordan Clinic in the U.S.

For more information contact us via the website.

Eat Well. Be Well.
Dom & Nic
It’s your life. Own it.

*Disclaimer – Please note, we are not Doctors or trained medical professionals. We are not giving medical advice. Check with your Doctor or health practitioner before trying anything.

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