IV Vitamin C is currently being used to treat COVID19 in China. Even the lying facebook fact checkers admit that clinical trials are underway, and reportedly 50 moderate to severe cases have all been cured, with no deaths. Here is the statement being “fact checked”.
“Official Statement From China For Recommended Treatment of COVID-19″ ” The doses are ranging from approximately 4,000 to 16,000 mgs for an adult which is administered by an IV. Atsuo Yanagisawa, MD, PhD who is President of the Japanese College of Intravenous Therapy states that this specific method of administration is very important because vitamin C’s effects are at least 10 times more powerful when taken by IV rather than orally, and that “Intravenous vitamin C is a safe, effective, and broad-spectrum antiviral.”” https://worldhealth.net/news/official-statement-china-recommended-treatment-covid-19/
The IV Vitamin C treatment for COVID is being actively “fact checked”-blocked on facebook, which leads to this link: https://healthfeedback.org/claimreview/no-the-shanghai-government-has-not-recommended-intravenous-vitamin-c-as-a-treatment-for-covid-19/
And at that page, they say IV Vitamin C is misleading, since Vitamin C can cause kidney stones. Here is the “fact checker’s” quote: “[T]his treatment should not last beyond one week. By implementing high-dose vitamin C during the short, key stages of early infection, the treatment is highly effective, and [limiting the duration] reduces the side effects of long-term high-dose vitamin C treatment such as kidney stones,…
Of course, I had to fact check that claim, and I found it to be false. So, as usual, the fact checker LIED! Here is the proof: ” no long-term studies investigating IVC administration and reported renal stones have been carried out “
No Reported Renal Stones with Intravenous Vitamin C Administration: A Prospective Case Series Study https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5981254/
“A few cases associating high dose intravenous vitamin C (IVC) administration with renal stone formation have been reported in the literature, however, no long-term studies investigating IVC administration and reported renal stones have been carried out. Our aim was to measure the frequency of reported renal stones in patients receiving IVC therapy. We carried out a prospective case series study of 157 adult patients who commenced IVC therapy at Integrated Health Options clinic between 1 September 2011 and 31 August 2012, with follow-up for 12 months. Inquiries into the occurrence of renal stones were conducted at enrolment, 6 and 12 months, and renal function blood tests were conducted at enrolment, 4 weeks and every 12 weeks thereafter in a subgroup of patients. No renal stones were reported by any patients in the study, despite 8% of the patients having a history of renal stones. In addition, the majority of patients investigated had stable renal function during the study period as evidenced by little change in serum creatinine levels and estimated glomerular filtration rate (eGFR) following IVC. In conclusion, IVC therapy was not associated with patient-reported renal stones. Although not the primary focus of this study, it was also observed that there was no significant change in mean serum creatinine or eGFR for those who had follow-up renal function blood tests.
I diligently searched to determine if the fact checkers supported their statement that IV Vitamin C causes Kidney stones. They did indeed source a “sciency” article making that claim.
Here is the article they sourced, https://ccforum.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/s13054-017-1891-y
It says: Vitamin C can be metabolised via dehydroascorbic acid to oxalate, which has the potential to form calcium oxalate crystals in individuals predisposed to renal stone formation. A few cases of acute oxalate nephropathy have been reported over the last 30 years in patients with impaired renal function following administration of high-gram doses of intravenous vitamin C [52,53,54]. Administration of gram doses of vitamin C to individuals with normal renal function, however, results in < 0.2% oxalate excretion when samples are collected and stored in a manner which avoids artefactual oxidation . Furthermore, no cases of oxalate nephropathy have been reported for low-gram doses of parenteral vitamin C.
Then I went and looked up references 52, 53, 54:
Oxalate nephropathy is a rare condition characterized by extensive calcium oxalate deposition in the renal tubules, resulting in kidney injury. There are primary forms of the disease that arise from genetic mutation causing overproduction of oxalate. More commonly, this condition is seen as a secondary phenomenon. The clinical presentation is nonspecific, with acute kidney injury and normal serologic study results. The characteristic finding on kidney biopsy is the presence of acute tubular injury associated with polarizable crystals in the tubular lumen and epithelial cytoplasm. We present a case of acute oxalate nephropathy in a patient with underlying systemic lupus erythematosus who recently received intravenous vitamin C.
53: https://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/abs/10.1111/j.1445-5994.1994.tb01477.x No abstract is available for this article.
A single 45-g dose of intravenous ascorbic acid, a metabolic precursor of oxalate, was administered to a patient as adjuvant therapy for primary amyloidosis and the nephrotic syndrome. Acute oliguric renal failure occurred. Postmortem histopathologic examination of renal tissue revealed extensive intratubular deposition of crystalline material, which was confirmed as calcium oxalate by a microincineration technique. There were no extrarenal deposits of calcium oxalate. Plasma oxalate and ascorbic acid concentrations were increased. We conclude that therapy with high-dose ascorbic acid is a potential cause of oxalate nephropathy.
So, as “proof” that “IV Vitamin C CAUSES Kidney Stones”, they cite 2 case study individuals. This is NOT science. This does not prove causation. This is only at the theoretical stage. Or maybe only hypothetical.
Meanwhile, thousands of parents are screaming that vaccines cause autism, and actually did in their own children, and the medical industry claims that is no proof. This double standard is utterly hypocritical.
Furthermore, the CDC recently produced no evidence that the majority of vaccines don’t cause autism. Aluminum is in vaccines, and is a neurotoxin. Source: https://revealingfraud.com/2020/03/health/vaccines-may-indeed-cause-autism-cdc-fraud-exposed/
More proof fact checkers are lying about IV Vitamin C: