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Global Campaign for Vitamin C and COVID-19: VitaminC4COVID

Image - The VitaminC4COVID campaign is backed by leading vitamin C scientists, doctors and nutritionists with more than 5000 signatories from about 60 countries. SOMMAI/ Shutterstock The UK-led campaign cites a review of more than 100 vitamin C trials, published recently in  Nutrients . Lead author of the review, Patrick Holford, told  Nutraingredients  vitamin C data was as strong as that which existed for vitamin D and had the potential to reduce COVDI-19 symptoms at low cost and 'suppress viral replication in the early stages'. A randomised controlled trial in Wuhan, China showed 68% less death among critical COVID-19 ICU patients on a ventilator with high dose vitamin C. A Spanish trial showed 17 out of 18 ICU patients had undetectable vitamin C levels. "The irony is that Zhongnan Hospital ran out of COVID patients by the end of April as a consequnce of the Chinese government shipping in 50 tons (50 million 1g doses) into Wuhan on February 2nd and distribu


Image - In an open letter being sent to world governments on the 21st December, 2020; 120 health, science and medical experts from the UK, US and  Europe said there is clear scientific evidence that vitamin D reduces COVID-19 infections, hospitalisations and deaths. The Letter To  all governments, public health officials, doctors, and healthcare workers, Research shows low vitamin D levels almost certainly promote COVID-19 infections, hospitalizations, and deaths. Given its safety,  w e call for immediate widespread increased vitamin D intakes . Vitamin D modulates thousands of genes and many aspects of immune function, both innate and adaptive. The scientific evidence 1  shows that: Higher vitamin D blood levels  are associated  with  lower rates of SARS-CoV-2 infection. Higher D levels are associated with lower risk of a severe case (hospitalization, ICU, or death). Intervention studies (including RCTs) indicate that vitamin D can be a very effective treatment. Many pape