IVC and Sepsis in the News

You may have heard about the recent case of an Australian swimmer with a potentially deadly sepsis infection he contracted during a shoulder surgery. Infections like these are most certainly serious – to life and limb. Not only is the infection potentially life-threatening, but the possibility that he might lose his arm is very real.

It’s difficult to hear these news pieces without wanting to shout from the rooftops all the benefits of IVC in cases like these. That’s right, IVC can be used to fight serious infections, like sepsis and MRSA. Just this past January, this article about a Phase 1 safety trial of intravenous ascorbic acid in patients with severe sepsis was published in the Journal of Translational Medicine. This article actually references a 2004 article from Dr. Hugh Riordan titled, Vitamin C pharmacokinetics: implications for oral and intravenous use.

We’ll be spending more time in the coming days, weeks and months getting back to our roots: Vitamin C. We’re on the lookout for ways to spread the word about this valuable nutrient.

edited to add: This blog post originally stated incorrectly that the article was published by the National Institutes of Health. The article was published in the Journal of Translational Medicine and is available open access through the website of the National Institute of Health.