Tincup wrote:aphorist wrote:First clinical trial for Coronavirus - 24 G IV infusion of Vitamin C
It's a very high amount, probably to prove efficacy. Normal IV's are like 10-15 grams. But, long story short if you have some vitamin C daily... even like 200 mg, it will likely help prevent coronavirus. 2 grams is the upper tolerable limit in adults, AFAIK.
My understanding is that at high levels of IV Vit C, it acts as a pro-oxidant, so a different method of action.
I linked to Dr. Herbert Shelton's book "The Science and Fine Art of Fasting" in this post. This is an old book, I think the last edition was published in 1963. However Shelton had supervised the fasting of ~40,000 people on extended fasts. On p 259, "If fasting is instituted at the very outset of whooping cough the child may never whoop. Vomiting does not occur in whooping cough when no food is given. Scarlet fever ends in four to five days and no complications develop. Measles, pneumonia, diphtheria, small-pox, etc., soon end if no food is given. I have fasted numerous children and babies, in both acute and chronic diseases (no infants in chronic disease) and it is my observation that they bear fasting well, often making much less fuss about it than adults." Hence an interesting thought - just start fasting. I would probably try it, though not recommending to others.
Same for me. I'm pretty convinced that fasting increases the innate immune response. I've heard that children immune system tend to be more on the innate side than adaptive and they survive the disease.