There is a lot of buzz about the Coronavirus right now – with widespread fear that it will become a worldwide sweeping epidemic. While many people are extremely fearful of the virus, many others are quick to dismiss it – believing it to be non-threatening to the majority of people, and therefore nothing to worry about. The truth is somewhere in the middle. This virus is a serious concern – the majority of people (anyone that hasn’t already been infected) do not have antibodies that would protect them from Coronavirus. There are no vaccines or antivirals that are useful against the virus at this point in time. But what IS Coronavirus? The coronavirus (aka COVID-19) is a respiratory infection that causes a three-stage chain reaction in the body. Stage 1 It begins in the lungs, destroying ‘sweeper’ cells that keep mucus, dust, and bacteria out. Without the sweeper cells, the airways fill with fluids and debris. This leads to pneumonia. Stage 2 The immune system kicks in. The lungs flood with immune cells that flush out infection and repair damage. In a healthy body, this works great, and the patient gets well. But with the coronavirus, the immune cells are defective. They attack healthy cells and cause more damage to the lungs, and pneumonia gets worse. Stage 3 In the third stage of the virus, holes appear in the lungs. Leaving them shredded. The virus then moves onto other parts of the body to cause damage. Some patients are left with permanent lung and organ damage. The virus is spread through droplets from coughs and sneezes. These droplets can spread the virus through inhalation, ingestion, or absorption. Recent studies have found the virus in stool samples. How is Coronavirus being treated? The answer to this is a little shocking. Since there are no antiviral medications that are currently effective against the virus, there is little that medical professionals are currently able to do for patients that test positive for it. Rest, fluids, pain and anti-inflammatory medications, and cough syrups are basically what is being prescribed. Lower risk patients that are considered strong enough to battle the virus on their own are sent home, with strict instructions for treatment and to avoid spreading the virus. Those that are immuno-compromised or that need assistance from medical staff remain hospitalized after their diagnosis is confirmed, and they are monitored closely. Those with pre-existing health conditions, infants and the elderly are considered to be the most at risk once diagnosed. Can Vitamin C help to prevent Coronavirus? It’s important to stress that at this point WHO, CDC, FDA, etc. are all clear on the fact that there is no known cure or preventative vaccine for the Coronavirus. In the wake of the spreading of Coronavirus, China is conducting research and clinical trials using vitamin C to treat patients with coronavirus and respiratory complications. However, these trials are in their infancy, and more time and research is needed. However, the CDC states a lifestyle that includes regular exercise combined with Vitamin C supplementation may ward off cold and flu viruses. It’s worth stressing that again: a healthy lifestyle combined with REGULAR USE of Vitamin C can help prevent cold and flu bugs. It’s not considered a cure for these illnesses, but it can help your body to build up immune system strength which can result in you not getting sick at all, or at least strengthening your body’s ability to fight off the illness faster. Obviously, the Coronavirus is more serious than a cold or flu virus… But, experts in the field are suggesting that regular dosing of Vitamin C could help to prevent the Coronavirus in a similar fashion. They’re not saying it’s a cure… rather, they are suggesting that if you’re regularly supporting your immune system with a healthy lifestyle and regular doses of Vitamin C, it could act as a preventative measure. Others in the field have noted that many mammals, including dogs, cats, and rodents, have tested positive for the Coronavirus but they don’t develop any of the life-threatening symptoms. They posit that this is because mammals like these produce Vitamin C, which is strengthening their immunity and preventing the virus from taking root. Unfortunately, humans do not produce their own Vitamin C. Some experts are very confident about using Vitamin C: Dr. Andrew W. Saul, an international expert on vitamin therapy, says, “The coronavirus can be dramatically slowed or stopped completely with the immediate widespread use of high doses of Vitamin C. Bowel tolerance levels of C taken in divided doses throughout the day, is a clinically proven antiviral, without equal.” It’s worth noting that this has not been tested at length against the Coronavirus – however, given Vitamin C’s proven efficiency it’s being tested now, and many are hoping it turns out to be the lighthouse in this storm. Also, Dr. Saul is specifically referencing the use of Vitamin C administered via IV. This form of Vitamin C has long been thought to be the most effective. However, Micelle Liposomal Vitamin C is now proving to be just as effective: it’s the only route of administration that’s considered as absorb-able as intravenous injections, and it’s much cheaper, more convenient and less invasive. 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