Treatment of Chronic Epstein -Barr Virus with High Dose Intravenous Vitamin C

2nd September, 2023

Epstein Barr Virus (EBV) is a common human herpesvirus known to cause infectious mononucleosis and is also associated with several malignancies. In recent years, there has been growing interest in the use of high-dose intravenous vitamin C as a potential treatment for EBV infection. Vitamin C acts as an antioxidant and immune system modulator, playing a crucial role in enhancing host defense mechanisms against viral infections. Several studies have shown that high concentrations of vitamin C can inhibit the replication of EBV and improve the immune response against infected cells. Additionally, vitamin C has been found to alleviate symptoms such as fatigue and malaise associated with EBV infection.
Naturopathic and integrative physicians are increasingly using high-dose intravenous (IV) vitamin C to treat a number of medical conditions such as chronic fatigue. In a recent study published in Medical Science Monitor, vitamin C IV therapy was shown to benefit patients with high levels of antibodies to the Epstein-Barr virus, most commonly chronic fatigue syndrome.