vitamins are healthy and strengthen the immune system, so much is clear. But they also help against the Coronavirus?

A steep Thesis about power in the social networks of the round.


Vitamin C is virucidal and kills accordingly, the novel Coronavirus Sars-CoV-2 “highly effective”.


According to experts, there is no evidence for such an effect of Vitamin C.

The Vitamin, however, is viewed by some researchers as a means to support the therapy of severe inflammatory processes.


A spokeswoman for the Federal Institute for drugs and medical products could not confirm the supposedly virucidal effect of Vitamin C on the request of the German press Agency.

it had such an effect is not known. The virologist Stephan Günther from the Bernhard-Nocht-Institute is skeptical: to Him, there was no evidence available that Vitamin C could kill the Coronavirus.

High dose of Vitamin C may be effective

However, Vitamin C could help in very high doses, at least in some studies (to be read in the DGEM guidelines for clinical nutrition, p. 396 et seq.) that, to improve the condition of intensive care patients, such as in the case of a blood poisoning.

Such patients have a very high Vitamin C. In other studies, researchers have not been able to confirm this effect, however.

In the Chinese city of Wuhan, which was particularly affected by Covid-19, is currently being carried out a clinical study on the use of extremely high doses of Vitamin C in lung inflammation.

It is injected to the patients twice a day 12 grams of Vitamin C in a dosage, which corresponds to about 240 times the recommended daily amount.

Until the results are available, it will take a while.


  • DGEM-guideline: Clinical nutrition in intensive care medicine, retrieved on 24.03.2020:

Deutsche Presse-Agentur (dpa)

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