When it comes to opposing oxidative stress and infections, vitamin C has few equals or superiors.
Sepsis, a body-wide infection that can progress to shock and organ failure, features a grim mortality rate of 30 to 50 percent.
The enormous effectiveness of vitamin C in helping to resolve any of a wide variety of infections comes as no surprise to anyone who has made at least a minimal effort to study the large body of peer-reviewed literature addressing this topic.
Are doctors ready to save half a million people a year who die from Sepsis? We now have a game-changer for a condition that occurs in more than 1.5 million people a year in America, with a 28 percent to 50 percent fatality rate, according to the National Institutes of Health.
We need vitamin C to live. That’s why it is a vitamin: the word means “vital amine”, or essential to life. Read on to learn about a new study on sepsis and vitamin C…
In centuries gone by, sailors died of scurvy wholesale in the ships of all nations. Then in 1747 Brits finally solved it by giving everyone in the Royal Navy lime juice, rich in vitamin C, and had their sailors in top-top fighting condition. Which, as I like to boast, is why Britain ruled the world for centuries. It’s also why Brits are still called Limeys (or Limey bastards, if you don’t like ‘em!)
Science Daily reports, “With infectious diseases, it is often not the pathogen itself, but rather an excessive inflammatory immune response (sepsis) that contributes to the patient’s death, for instance as a result of organ damage.