A message in from Simply Naturals.
Most will appreciate the synergistic relationship between iron and vitamin C, more recently magnesium and vitamin D have been making the headlines in the nutritional world.
Recent studies have found that magnesium is essential for the activation and utilisation of vitamin D within the body; this continues to enforce our position that vitamins and other nutrients perform significantly better when the body consumes a full spectrum of plant derived minerals.
Not surprisingly, health and diet are paramount during these current times; many have done their own research into supplementation and invested wisely in consuming additional vitamin C (which we wholeheartedly support) however, we believe greater benefits can be realised from this if we our bodies also have access to critically important minerals.
With over 20 years’ experience, countless testimonials and having spoken too and dealt with thousands of our mineral customers, the evidence is overwhelming in how they have helped prevent so many of the aliments that we’re facing today.
Vitamin C Protects Against Coronavirus
The following in an article by Andrew W Saul that makes interesting reading, please note how Zinc, Magnesium and Selenium (all are contained in our mineral products) form part of the recommendations in supporting a strong immune system:
(January 26, 2020) The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C. Physicians have demonstrated the powerful antiviral action of vitamin C for decades. There has been a lack of media coverage of this effective and successful approach against viruses in general, and coronavirus in particular.
It is very important to maximize the body’s anti-oxidative capacity and natural immunity to prevent and minimize symptoms when a virus attacks the human body. The host environment is crucial. Preventing is obviously easier than treating severe illness. But treat serious illness seriously. Do not hesitate to seek medical attention. It is not an either-or choice. Vitamin C can be used right along with medicines when they are indicated.
“I have not seen any flu yet that was not cured or markedly ameliorated by massive doses of vitamin C.” (Robert F. Cathcart, MD)
The physicians of the Orthomolecular Medicine News Service and the International Society for Orthomolecular Medicine urge a nutrient-based method to prevent or minimize symptoms for future viral infection. The following inexpensive supplemental levels are recommended for adults; for children reduce these in proportion to body weight:
Vitamin C: 3,000 milligrams (or more) daily, in divided doses.
Vitamin D3: 2,000 International Units daily. (Start with 5,000 IU/day for two weeks, then reduce to 2,000)
Magnesium: 400 mg daily
Zinc: 20 mg daily
Selenium: 100 mcg (micrograms) daily
Vitamin C, vitamin D, magnesium, zinc, and selenium have been shown to strengthen the immune system against viruses.
The basis for using high doses of vitamin C to prevent and combat virus-caused illness may be traced back to vitamin C’s early success against polio, first reported in the late 1940s. Many people are unaware, even surprised, to learn this. Further clinical evidence built up over the decades, leading to an anti-virus protocol published in 1980.
It is important to remember that preventing and treating respiratory infections with large amounts of vitamin C is well established. Those who believe that vitamin C generally has merit, but massive doses are ineffective or somehow harmful, will do well to read the original papers for themselves.
To dismiss the work of these doctors simply because they had success so long ago sidesteps a more important question: Why has the benefit of their clinical experience not been presented to the public by responsible governmental authorities, especially in the face of a viral pandemic?
For more details on our Plant Derived Minerals and our other great products including our Vitamin C, please visit our website at: www.SimplyNaturals.com