Due to this horrific pandemic we find ourselves immersed in, many people are seeking out treatments to help make themselves healthier and prevent illness. One of such treatments circulating in the social media outlets are vitamin infusions.
I would like to caution you against having a “vitamin C“ infusion if you are completely well and have no symptoms of illness !
These are NOT Vitamin C. Vitamin C does not exist in intravenous form. It is all ASCORBIC ACID, which is not the same and may be harmful to normal heathy cells.
These vitamin C infusions do not work the same in healthy people as they do in sick people.
Real vitamin C is obtained from eating fresh citrus or fresh squeezed citrus juice.
Facilities offering Vitamin C infusions either are unaware of the difference or are motivated by money to provide them.
According to one of my colleagues who has studied this extensively, Dr. Robert Thompson:
There is NO SUCH THING as IV “Vitamin C.” It does not exist. Ascorbic acid destroys the Ceruloplasmin enzyme, possibly the most important enzyme in the body, and interferes with copper utilization and incorporation into all oxidase enzymes, all cytochrome enzymes, (5 in the mitochondria), inhibits FeS cluster reformation (4 copper ions), and so much more. Ascorbic acid is NOT A VITAMIN! It is a sugar molecule. It has no vitamin effects in the human. NONE. It is not an antioxidant! Ascorbic Acid is pro-oxidant.
Please do not harm people by giving Ascorbic Acid.
Now, that being said, there are multiple reports circulating about IV Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid) helping people infected with COVID-19 recover faster.
I think this is interesting and important information. And I believe a possible reasonable explanation is that the IV Ascorbic Acid functions as chemotherapy. In that it is toxic to all cells but possibly more so to virus and cancer cells as they are replicating much faster with a much higher metabolic rate than normal cells and are therefore much more susceptible to the toxic effects of the ascorbic acid than normal cells are. This could explain both scenarios of how it can help people recover from COVID-19, and at the same time is harmful to healthy people. Just like you wouldn’t want to get chemotherapy to prevent cancer, if you didn’t have cancer. The risk outweighs the benefit.
My recommendation is to NOT get IV Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) infusions if you feel well. And only get it if you feel like you are getting sick.
As many of you know I offer IV Ozone therapy and Ultraviolet Blood irradiation which is far more effective in helping support the immune system and preventing viral infections with no toxic side effects.
In the meantime, here is a recommendation from an infectious disease expert, Dr. Paul Marik, one of the most published and influential clinician/researchers in critical care medicine as to what may be helpful to prevent you from getting sick.
He says “although there is limited data, the following may have a role in high-risk populations (i.e. all of those on this planet):”
- Vitamin C (500 mg BID),
- Zinc (aka Zn) (75-100 mg/day) and
- Quercetin (500-1000 mg/day)
There are only a few real vitamin C supplements on the market. So if you search for them, be sure to read the label that they are real vitamin C and NOT ascorbic acid.
I do have a real Vitamin C product in the office called Pure Radiance Vitamin C.
And if you would like to get an ozone or ultraviolet treatment, please call the office to schedule.
To all of you I wish only the best.
In Radiant Health,
Dr. Howard Liebowitz
Special Notice to Patients – Office hours during the pandemic
We will attempt to stay open as long as we can to authorize hormone and medication refills.
We will also be available for procedures of Hormone Pellet implants and Ozone Treatments.
All other routine consults can be scheduled as telephone consults.
However, if you feel sick, or have a fever, cough, sore throat, headache, muscle aches or are sneezing, you should not come to the office. You must stay home to avoid contaminating other people.