Vitamin C Versus The Dengue Virus

Vitamin C Versus The Dengue Virus

THERE are numerous reports about the large number of reported dengue cases in the country. From January to first week of June this year, 42,207 incidents of dengue with 193 fatal cases have already been recorded. Efforts to eradicate this health threat has led to a 1-percent decrease from figures last year, but health authorities have declared that there is so much more that needs to be done.

Health Assistant Secretary Enrique Tayag recently brought to light another mosquito-borne health threat called Chikungunya, which carries the dengue symptoms of fever and pin rashes, but with the additional symptom of “bending” due to acute joint pains. “It is not new to the country, as we have had cases reported back in 2009 in Cagayan de Oro and Davao. It used to be carried solely by the indoor Aedes Aegypti mosquito, which was the carrier for dengue. Now, the outdoor Aedes Albopictus mosquito is also spreading it.  While there are no reports of deaths from this strain locally, the largest outbreak was recorded in the Reunion Islands.”

The Department of Health (DOH) campaign suggests keeping the surroundings clean, in an effort to eradicate the virus-carrying mosquitoes. A new campaign is being spearheaded by the DOH, which reinforces the 4 o’clock habit called Stop, Look, and Listen—where “Stop” means dropping outdoor activities from 4 pm onward as dengue-carrying mosquitoes are most active at this time; “Look,” which stands for conducting  “search and destroy” activities for mosquito-breeding habitats such as empty flowerpots, old tires and uncovered buckets; while “Listen” is for being alert for DOH’s latest updates or announcements regarding dengue.

Another way to good health to help fight dengue as well as other diseases is to make good nutrition a priority.  Taking vitamin C such as Daily C Sodium Ascorbate Non-Acidic Vitamin C works to strengthen the immune system, working to build up those white blood cells to fight off the threat of viral and bacterial infections. As an immunity-booster, it can help the body ward off diseases such as flu, colds, dengue and other communicable infections. There have even been some initial findings about how vitamin C can help in the fight against tuberculosis. As an antioxidant, it has proven benefits in fighting the effects of stress on the body, including lifestyle diseases and presents anti-aging benefits.

Supplements to boost interferon
Daily C Sodium Ascorbate Non-Acidic Vitamin C increases interferon to defend against Dengue.
When we are challenged with a viral infection, our need for vitamin C rises dramatically. Vitamin C at sufficiently high doses can prevent viral disease and greatly speed recovery from an acute viral infection. Daily C Sodium Ascorbate Non-Acidic Vitamin C enhances several functions of the immune system, in particluar the production of Interferon, which helps prevent cells from being infected by a virus. Dose 500 mg 6 x day.

Daily C Sodium Ascorbate Non-Acidic Vitamin C offers full protection for the whole family, 568.18mg per capsule—that are suited for the supplementation needs of children and adults.