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Can Vitamin C help with the long-term effects of Covid?

Can Vitamin C help with the long-term effects of Covid?

Most people recover quite quickly after contracting COVID-19, but for some people, there can be lasting symptoms that could go on for months after the infection phase has ended. This is commonly referred to as "long COVID".

These symptoms can include:

  • Extreme tiredness (fatigue)
  • Shortness of breath
  • Chest pain
  • Joint pain
  • Insomnia
  • Depression/Anxiety
  • Problems with focusing
  • Heart palpitations
  • Dizziness
  • Pins and needles
  • Tinnitus, earaches
  • Upset Stomach
  • Loss of appetite
  • High temperature
  • Cough/Sore Throat
  • Reduced sense of smell/taste
  • Headaches
  • Rashes

    Scientists have been looking for long term solutions to this problem and have been closely looking at how different nutrients affect the recovery process for post-viral symptoms.

    Many of these symptoms elevate the immune response from our bodies, which causes oxidative stress and free radical damage to healthy cells. For years now, Vitamin C in particular has been studied for how it supports and optimises the immune system. It plays a significant role in countering the damage that viral infections cause to our cells.

    Infections causes our Vitamin C levels to deplete quickly, which is why it is important to increase our intake of Vitamin C during phases of recovery. The most effective way to do this is to supplement our Vitamin C levels using a high dosage of Vitamin C with the highest absorption rate. The best way to do this is to do it intravenously, but that is not always an option and in terms of convenience, nothing is better than taking Liposomal Vitamin C. We recommend a couple brands that do a great job with their liposomal vitamin C products: Dr Mercola and Feel Amazing, explore both of them at Oceans Alive. 

    Why Liposomal?

    Liposomal technology guarantees the highest possible rates of absorption. With millions of liposomes per serving, each vitamin C molecule is protected from the harsh environment of the stomach and arrives where your body needs it most.

    Liposomal technology ensures an absorption rate between 92% and 98%, whereas some other forms of vitamin C may have absorption rates of less than 10%.

    Type of Vitamin C Absorption Rate
    Intravenous Vitamin C 100%
    Liposomal Vitamin C 98%
    Vitamin C pills 5-10%

    Some new research from Dr Matteo Tosato and his team at the Gemelli Hospital in Rome, Italy has proven the vital role that Vitamin C plays when it comes to recovering from these symptoms using scientific data.

    The successful results from Dr Tosato's recovery programme has initiated a new clinical trial which specifically tests the benefits of Liposomal Vitamin C and L-arginine.

    So far, the results from the trial have been very promising which only helps us make more informed decisions when it comes to looking out for the health of us and our loved ones.


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