When you hear the word “vitamin C” you always associate it to terms such as oranges, colds, flu, improved immunity, and virus to mention a few. That may change soon as recent studies show more promising health benefits Vitamin C can give. Read on to find out more.
Treatment for Septic Shock
Sepsis, when left untreated, can result in immediate death due to low blood pressure (shock) and multi-organ failure. It is the most common leading cause of death in hospitalized patients around the world. In January 2016, Dr. Paul Marik implemented a treatment protocol to his patients with advanced sepsis and septic shock using IV vitamin C. The result was astounding:
“Already aware of much of the literature on vitamin C and infection, Dr. Marik decided to try intravenous vitamin C, along with some hydrocortisone and thiamine, on a 48-year-old woman dying of septic shock in his ICU in January, 2016. In Dr. Marik’s own words, he asserted that “I was expecting the next morning when I came to work she would be dead.” He then added, “But when I walked in the next morning, I got the shock of my life,” as the patient was strikingly improved, subsequently proceeding smoothly to a complete recovery.”
Study discussed here: NaturalHealth365.com
There is more to Vitamin C than just it’s antioxidant and anti-virus property. An article by Zoey Sky for the Natural News website showed more vitamin c health benefits:
“In the Australian study, participants completed several extensive dietary and health assessments which measured their dietary vitamin C intake and fasting plasma vitamin C concentrations.
About 62 percent of the individuals had inadequate plasma vitamin C concentrations, with more male participants experiencing this condition compared to the female volunteers. The assessment results also determined that those with the highest blood concentrations of plasma vitamin C also had the lowest levels of cognitive impairment.
In a separate Australian study of vitamin C status and cognitive functioning, findings revealed that the nutrient is crucial to the development of crucial key brain components, such as the neurons.”
More on this study here.
We highly recommend adding Vitamin C as part of your daily health regimen, not just as a preventive measure to fight disease and illnesses but as a way of improving your overall health. Immediate sources would include citrus fruits, but if you are tired of them, Wome’s Health Magazine has listed 10 alternative sources of Vitamin C. Our top 3 favorites are:
One cup of sliced strawberries has 98 milligrams of C. (So, strawberry shortcake is totally helping boost my immune system, right?)
Each cup of papaya pieces provides an impressive 88 milligrams of vitamin C. As an added bonus, the fruit’s also a good source of vitamin A and fiber.
Make this your go-to green not just because of the C content (81 milligrams per cup of chopped broccoli), but because it’s also a surprising source of protein (nearly three grams!).
Additionally, you can also try the intravenous route. IV vitamin C therapy is the ideal choice if you have digestive problems or in need of high doses. If you need more information on iv vitamin therapy, visit our treatment center or call us at (416) 922-4114.