Vitamin C to protect against SARS-CoV-2 and treat COVID-19 [Digital]
Vitamin C can be used in all phases of viral infection. Due to its immune-modulating effect, it reduces the severity of the infection and shortens the hospital stay in hospitalized patients. Furthermore, it acts as a cofactor of vasopressor synthesis, especially catecholemia and nitric oxide, which leads to better (micro)circulation and a reduced tendency to thrombosis. The endothelial barrier is strengthened. By reducing the production of pro-inflammatory cytokines, it accelerates regeneration or wound healing and thus reduces complications such as diffuse pulmonary fibrosis.