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T of large doses of vitamin C in the treatment of the common cold. Participants and setting: 400 healthy volunteers were recruited from staff and students of the Australian National University, Canberra, ACT, between May 1998 and November 1999. Interventions: Participants were instructed to commence medication when they had experienced early symptoms of a cold for four hours, and to record daily their symptoms, severity, doctor visits and use of other medications.
Main outcome measures: Duration of symptoms and cold episodes; cumulative symptom severity scores after 7, 14 and 28 days; doctor visits; and whether participants guessed which medication they were taking. Although differences were not significant, the placebo group had the shortest duration of nasal, systemic and overall symptoms, and the lowest mean severity score at 14 days, and the second lowest at 7 and 28 days.
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viruses can result in multiorgan dysfunction, which is a major cause of death in intensive care units.
Current treatments are only supportive, and there are no treatments that reverse the pathophysiological effects of sepsis.
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For most people, an orange or a cup of strawberries, chopped red pepper, or broccoli provides enough vitamin C for the day. Although too much dietary vitamin C is unlikely to be harmful, megadoses of vitamin C supplements might cause:
Remember, for most people, a healthy diet provides an adequate amount of vitamin C.
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Nduced by bacteria or viruses can result in multiorgan dysfunction, which is a major cause of death in intensive care units.
Vitamin C has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, anticoagulant and immune modulatory actions, so it is a rational treatment for sepsis. In a critically ill COVID-19 patient, intravenous sodium ascorbate (60 g) restored arterial pressure, improved renal function and increased arterial blood oxygen levels. Abbreviations
AKI acute kidney injury COVID-19 Coronovirus disease 2019 eNOS endothelial nitric oxide synthase RCTs randomised clinical trials SARS-CoV-2 Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 SOFA sequential organ failure assessment.