Vitamin C Treatment of COVID-19
Research and development of vaccines and virus specific drugs takes at least a few years to develop and deploy for worldwide use — if indeed possible. There has never been a vaccine available to stop an ongoing major pandemic in the history of mankind. We didn’t have vaccine for SARS, nor MERS. We can’t expect a vaccine for most of the worldwide people anytime soon for COVID-19.
Writing in the October 2009 issue of the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Dr. Bruce Ames and his research team from Children’s Hospital Oakland Research Institute in Oakland, California, said that current recommendations for vitamin K intakes need to be increased to prevent disease and ensure optimal health.
Operating under the “triage” theory for micronutrients—a theory that suggests the body prioritizes the use of scarce micronutrients like vitamin K in favor of short-term survival at the expense of long-term health—the researchers looked at the consequences of vitamin K restriction amongst vitamin K-dependent proteins.
What they found was truly frightening. When the supply of vitamin K was limited, as it is in the typical American diet, the body utilizes it to protect critical metabolic functions in the liver. Unfortunately, that leaves other vitamin K-dependent proteins, the ones associated with bone building, cancer prevention, and protecting the heart from atherosclerosis, without sufficient vitamin K to function properly.
The result of this deficiency leaves the body at risk for developing age-related disease like cancer, heart disease, and osteoporosis.