Numerous medical studies are demonstrating that patients who suffer the most complications from Covid-19 are also presenting with severe deficiencies in vitamins and micronutrients on lab tests.
A firehose of information and medical research surrounding Covid-19 is pouring out so quickly it’s virtually impossible to stay on top of the scientific evidence and medical pathology of this disease. The short summary of why many scientists think that Covid is severe in some cases and relatively benign in others surrounds the story of innate versus adaptive immunity.
The Innate and The Adaptive—can we bolster one to protect the other?
To simplify, try to think about your immune system as being a two-level system. On the first level—the innate system is the body’s initial response to any type of invaders such as an injury, physical stress, or germ. When the first system is strong and is doing its job well, invaders are overcome long before the second level- the adaptive immune system comes into play.
There is a lot of talk about the “Cytokine Storm” which has been discussed in the media about critical patients in Covid-19 ICUs, and how the body’s own immune system is greatly responsible for the mortality of the disease state. Think of this as an overdrive system largely part of the adaptive or secondary immune system. When the bodies initial defenses are overwhelmed, the body brings out the big guns- the Cytotoxic T Cells. These cells are excellent killers of germs, but sometimes they attack the body instead and lead to more problems than they solve. Watch the video for further information: Immune System: Innate and Adaptive Immunity Explained
Our body’s innate and adaptive immunity are highly complex regulated systems that use numerous cofactors, enzymes, amino acids, minerals, and vitamins for optimum function. When micronutrients and vitamins are depleted, the immune system does not have the building blocks necessary to complete all of these processes, and a major break down in cellular communication occurs.
As we all know, communication with others is the foundation of healthy relationships and without it, society completely breaks down and falls apart. Vitamins and micronutrients play a key role in building healthy relationships amongst cells in the immune system and the rest of the body.
Can Vitamins Help?
Growing evidence suggests vitamin therapy may aid the immune system’s response to viruses and can be an effective form of treatment for nutrient deficiencies which can lead to disease and illness.
We are working with our local healthcare and essential workers to counteract the potential health consequences of increased stress, fatigue, and exposure, by offering IV immune boosters as a thank you gift for your service. If you or any of your colleagues are interested in this type of immune support please go to kenshowellbeing.com to schedule your free IV immune booster that includes Vitamin B12, B complex, Vitamin C, Glutathione, Zinc, Taurine and Vitamin D. More information on the Immune Booster IV is at https://kenshowellbeing.com/immune-function/
A volume of peer-reviewed studies in the medical and scientific literature emphasizes that vitamin and micronutrient deficiencies greatly contribute to the potential of contracting viral infections and compound the morbidity and mortality of disease states.
Our research indicates that by correcting for micronutrient deficiencies in the population, the morbidity and mortality associated with disease transmission and recovery may be improved. This is especially important for healthcare and essential workers who are on the front lines of exposure and are often asymptomatic despite active Covid-19 infections. Due to the possibility of increased Covid 19 viral load exposure for front line workers, they are at a significant risk of developing complications from Covid 19 infections.
1.The prevalence of Vitamin D deficiency in the US is estimated to be as many as two-thirds of young healthy adults are affected during winter months.
Vitamin D Deficiency and Related Disorders
2. In the United States, the prevalence of vitamin B12 deficiency is approximately 6% in persons younger than 60 years, and nearly 20% in those older than 60 years.
B12 Deficiency: Recognition and Management
3. The WHO estimated one-third of the world’s population in 172 countries has a Zinc deficiency including up to 12% of adults in the US. “A considerable body of evidence suggests that zinc deficiency may increase the risk of some chronic diseases, including cancer. This link may be attributed to the role of zinc in antioxidant defense and DNA damage repair.”
Dietary zinc restriction and repletion affects DNA integrity in healthy men
4. In a study of 198 patients in China comparing non-ICU patients versus those admitted to the ICU with Covid 19, 66.7 % of patients who got admitted to the ICU versus 36% nonadmissions had increased glutathione reductase levels. Glutathione reductase is an enzyme that is essential for maintaining the oxidative balance in the cell. When Glutathione levels in the cell are decreased, Glutathione reductase levels increase to maintain the Glutathione reducing the potential to prevent cellular oxidative stress and cellular death. Clinical Features of Patients Infected with the 2019 Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) in Shanghai, China Min Cao1,‡, Dandan Zhang2
5. IV Vitamin C therapy has been a highly controversial therapy in the medical community since Linus Pauling, however, pulmonologists and critical care physicians in New York City at respected hospitals such as Lenox Hill in Manhattan and 23 other Northwell Health Facilities around New York City and Long Island are using high dose IV Ascorbic acid for SARS CoV-2-ICU patients.
Coronavirus Treatment: New York Treats COVID-19 With Massive Doses of Vitamin C
Vitamin C Infusion for the Treatment of Severe 2019-nCoV Infected Pneumonia – Full Text View
Vitamin Studies and Covid-19
Vitamin B12 May Inhibit RNA-Dependent-RNA Polymerase Activity of nsp12 from the COVID-19 Virus
The Molecular Story of COVID-19; NAD+ Depletion Addresses All Questions in this Infection
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Zinc in Infection and Inflammation
Immunologic consequences of taurine deficiency
(PDF) High-dose intravenous vitamin C treatment for COVID-19
Optimal Nutritional Status for a Well-Functioning Immune System is an Important Factor to Protect Against Viral Infections
Vitamin C to Improve Organ Dysfunction in Cardiac Surgery Patients—Review and Pragmatic Approach
Treatment of COVID-19 with Individualized Immune Boosting Interventions
COVID-19 Pandemic: Can Maintaining Optimal Zinc Balance Enhance Host Resistance?
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Hydrocortisone, Ascorbic acid and Thiamine (HAT Therapy) for the Treatment of Sepsis. Focus on Ascorbic Acid