Last week I posted this video on YouTube – but you won’t find it there. They banned it. Their reason? I was giving misinformation about Covid 19, they said. I appealed and said that it was the truth of my experience with vitamin C and Vitamin D and having a short bout with the disease. I appologised if this contradicted the authorities they consulted. They refused the appeal. I therefore decided to see what the major medical journals and other irreproachable sources said of vitamin C and vitamin D. This is what I found.
The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) commented: “Even Anthony Fauci, MD, has said he takes a vitamin D supplement. Vitamin D “does have an impact on your susceptibility to infection…I would not mind recommending—and I take it myself—taking vitamin D supplements.”
Even the UK Government accepts the argument that people most at risk from Covid 19 are those with the lowest Vitamin D resources and that lockdown and preventing people from going outside is likely to impact their ability to get vitamin D from the sun, and so it is giving packs of 400 iu per day to anyone requesting it.
400 iu? This is an insignificant amount according to Dr John Campbell, who takes 3,000 iu per day. You can see his video on YouTube. Possibly because he doesn’t discuss actually curing Covid 19 but only how significant it is prognostically, it hasn’t been banned. (or maybe it is his platform – he has close to one million followers :)) However he shows that people with low levels of Vitamin D are 14 times more likely to die from the disease than those with high levels. Dose matters.
So the case of Vitamin D has been clearly established and the only wonder is that no-one is considering a large scale controlled test. Probably because, as Dr John Campbell says, there’s no money in it.
Vitamin C is more problematic. According to analyses done by Dr John Campbell it doesn’t have any effect. However doctors in China have demonstrated that it does – in high doses. This is probably the reason for Dr John Campbell’s lack of effect. Low doses will not show any impact. Vitamin C has been effective against all viral impacts on the body (flu, polio, pneumonia, measles, whooping cough) as long as the dose levels are high enough.
The European Food Safety Authority has this to say about it: “A cause and effect relationship between the dietary intake of vitamin C and contribution to the normal function of the immune system has been established.”
Dr Richard Z Cheng MD, PhD – a consultant to a number of hospitals in China – posed a question in the journal, Medicine in Drug Discovery (Mar 26, 2020): “Can early and high intravenous dose of vitamin C prevent and treat Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID 19?)” And then answered: “My answer is YES. Early and large dose VC is the key to prevention and treatment of Covid.”
Dr Cheng was convinced enough in the merits of Vitamin C that he was prepared to put his career on the line – for make no mistake Vitamin C is as unpopular in some quarters as it is effective. It is powerful stuff. But dose is key.
My own experience of vitamin C is that early and high oral dose is also effective. You have to hit this virus early – at the first sign of symptoms – and hard (2-3 grams every 2-3 hours).
It seems that YouTube’s censorship will result in fewer people getting that message.