Oral Vit C has been reported to reduce viral infections or improve the symptoms or shorten the disease duration like cold or flu. In a 30-day training camp, a group of 1444 young and healthy military recruits in Korea, 695 subjects received high dose oral Vit C (6000 mg daily) and 749 subjects did not receive Vit C. The Vit C group showed a 0.8 times lower risk of getting common cold than the control group. In an earlier study, a group of 463 students between 18 and 32 years of age were divided into 2 groups, the Vit C group of 252 students, when they reported upper respiratory viral infection signs and symptoms, were given 1000 mg of Vit C hourly for the first 6 hours and then followed by 1000 mg 3 times daily. The Control group, when they showed signs and symptoms, were given pain relievers and decongestants. The authors concluded that the symptoms decreased by 85% with the mega-dose Vit C.
1. Kim TK, Lim HR, Byun JS Vitamin C supplementation reduces the odds of developing a common cold in Republic of Korea Army recruits: randomised controlled trial. BMJ Mil Health. 2020 Mar 5. pii: bmjmilitary-2019-001384. doi: 10.1136/bmjmilitary-2019-001384. [Epub ahead of print]
Hospital treatment of moderate to severe COVID-19 infection with high-dose VIt C. More: http://www.drwlc.com/blog/
This is a story about a Wuhan family‘s fight against Covid-19 with Vit C that I personally interviewed and verified. The video attracted 300K views in ~7 days and Youtube took it down.