The Choice Of Vitamin C For Today’s Lifestyle
Vitamin C, also known by its scientific name ascorbic acid, is an important nutrient for good health. Our body needs it for immune function, bone structure, iron absorption and healthy skin.
Vitamin C is also known to be a strong antioxidant that can protect tissue against oxidative damage caused by free radicals and help prevent or reverse cellular damage.
In a retrospective analysis of critically ill Covid-19 patients in Malaysia, researchers found that high dose Vitamin C, being an antioxidant, may have the propensity to mitigate severe oxidative stress to keep lung injury minimal besides preventing other organ failures.(1) Patients who received high dose Vitamin C treatment saw improvement of respiratory function.
A 2019 review showed that high-dose vitamin C therapy can benefit individuals admitted to intensive care units (ICUs) for critical diseases by decreasing the period of ICU stay by 8% and shortening the time of mechanical ventilation by 18.2%.(2)