2023 Update: Can Vitamin C Protect Against Coronavirus?

Give Yourself a Protective Boost with Vitamin C

Though coronavirus does not yet have a cure or vaccine, some doctors in both China and New York are treating afflicted patients with high doses of vitamin C to some success. The key to such treatment is using IVs to administer the vitamin directly into the bloodstream. The treatment is effective for those who have pneumonia or bronchitis, which can develop in those with coronavirus, according to the Word Health Organization.

Arizona’s own Dr. Katz, who commonly treats those with pneumonia or bronchitis, explained how it works. Dr. Katz has been using high doses of vitamin C for years to treat patients due to its immune supporting capabilities. It’s not administered through gummies or pills either, but through an IV to guarantee nearly 100% absorption.

Doctors in New York are also administering around 6,000 milligrams a day of the vitamin to COVID-19 patients, along with other medications.

In China, vitamin C is high on their list of potential therapies to ease COVID-19 symptoms. ZhiYong Peng, MD of the Department of Critical Care Medicine at Zhongnan Hospital of Wuhan University recently registered a phase 2 clinical trial on ClinicalTrials.gov. The study is testing the efficiency of vitamin infusions for treating severe acute respiratory infections that are associated with the coronavirus.

The study notes that vitamin C is an antioxidant that may help prevent cytokine-induced damage to the lungs, such as inflammation.

Instead of waiting until you’re sick, give yourself a vitamin C boost today with IV Revival!

How Vitamin C Helps You

Vitamin C is a water-soluble powerhouse, meaning it is an important daily supplement your body needs to support vital immunity functions. It acts as an antioxidant to protect your cells against the effects of free radicals, such as air pollution, cigarette smoke, and irritants that cause lung inflammation.

It also helps your cells store and process essential minerals like iron. Iron helps increase general energy and focus, and regulates the gastrointestinal processes, the immune system, and body temperature.

The best part about vitamin C is that it boosts your immune system by encouraging the production of white blood cells. It also protects white body cells, which is your body’s natural line of defense against diseases, from harm!

Vitamin C helps shorten colds, flus and other respiratory illnesses as well. Harvard Medical School found that taking 200mg of vitamin C during the course of a cold shortened the duration of the virus by one day in both adults and children.

Because vitamin C is water soluble, there is no risk of vitamin toxicity, as they are flushed out of your system by water. Fat-soluble vitamins, such as A, D, E, and K are ones that can harm you if you take too much, but an extra dose of C is completely safe.


IV Revival also offers anti-inflammatories in their treatments, which can help reduce the symptoms of a fever (which is one of the symptoms of coronavirus). There was research being conducted to see if anti-inflammatories irritated the virus, however, the European Medicines Agency (EMA) says there is currently “no scientific evidence” that nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen, could worsen the disease.

IV Revival’s main anti-inflammatory is curcumin. It’s the main active ingredient in tumeric, which reduces inflammation and increases the level of natural antioxidants.

Curcumin is not absorbed well through digestion, therefore it is recommended to take it through IV to feel its full effects.

Don’t Break Quarantine; Protect Yourself at Home!

As always, the IV Revival Team is committed to being there for you when you need it. We are joining the fight against COVID-19 and are still offering at-home IV Vitamin and Hydration Therapy services to those who need it. Their registered nurses are trained in disease prevention and new procedures are active to protect you.

You will not have to worry about leaving home or unnecessary social distancing through IV Revival’s services.

  • COVID-19 screening questions MUST be answered before booking an appointment

  • No breaking quarantine: our registered nurses will come to your home to administer treatment

New measures are being implemented soon to further protect your health, including the availability of medical masks for their nurses and clients.

If you’re concerned about the safety of IV Revival, check out their past blog on the topic. You can also contact them today if you have any questions or concerns.  Please note that vitamin C, while it does boost your immune system, it is not a cure nor can it protect you from getting sick.

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