Updated Letter for you MP – November 2021
I am writing you about vitamin C for COVID-19 treatment and prevention, following the peer-reviewed publication of a review of 12 intervention trials (see https://www.vitaminc4covid.com/12trialreview). The results, as quoted in the abstract, are very encouraging.
“To date there have been 12 vitamin C and COVID-19 trials published, including five randomised controlled trials (RCTs) and seven retrospective cohort studies. The current level of evidence from the RCTs suggests that intravenous vitamin C intervention may improve oxygenation parameters, reduce inflammatory markers, decrease days in hospital and reduce mortality, particularly in the more severely ill patients. High doses of oral vitamin C supplementation may also improve the rate of recovery in less severe cases. No adverse events have been reported in published vitamin C clinical trials in COVID-19 patients.”
I have also learnt, rather shockingly, that A NICE spokesperson confirmed that ‘neither NICE nor [its advisory group] RAPID C-19 have undertaken a review of vitamin C for COVID-19 since September 2020’ last year, when several of these trials were initiated and noted by RAPID C-19. We have also been told that SACN, the advisors to PHE, were instructed not to review vitamin C (and D) since RAPID C-19 would be doing this, which they haven’t.
I have also learnt that the REMAP-CAP vitamin C trial, meant to start recruiting in the UK last June remains closed due to ‘lack of supplies’.
ICUs using vitamin C confirm, as all published trials do, not one single adverse event.
Given that the randomised placebo controlled trial giving 8 grams of vitamin C daily to COVID-19 outpatients showed 70% improved recovery rate why are we, the public, not being told of the merit of high dose vitamin C supplementation upon infection as is happening in China, Uttar Pradesh and other countries who are recording much better outcomes that the UK?
Why are hospitals not checking their patient’s vitamin C status, which is easily done with inexpensive urine sticks, and supplementing accordingly to correct the extremely low levels reported in 70-80% of patients, with level of deficiency correlating with severity of disease?
It is very hard to trust the Government on other issues when they are clearly ignoring the scientific evidence for vitamin C and other non-drug/vaccine approaches to COVID-19.
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