What is Sepsis?

Sepsis is a global health crisis. There are around 50 million cases per year and 1 in 5 deaths are associated with sepsis. Sepsis is caused by an infection that has spread inside the body. It causes severe illness. Infections that lead to sepsis most often begin in the lung, skin, urinary tract, or gastrointestinal tract. If sepsis is left untreated, it can cause organ failure, tissue damage, and even death.

When you are diagnosed with sepsis, treatment must start immediately - treatment success is directly related to how soon treatment begins. The origin of the infection should be diagnosed and treated, along with the inflammation causing the sepsis. Diagnosis and treatment of sepsis can begin at home.

The FLCCC Sepsis Outpatient Treatment MCAZ+ Protocol:
• M: melatonin - 10 mg at night
• C: vitamin C - 1 gram by mouth, six times a day for two weeks
• A: antibiotics (see more information below)
• Z: zinc - 75-100 mg per day, for no more than two weeks
• +: Other supplements:

  1. quercetin - 500 mg two times per day for two weeks
  2. curcumin - 500 mg two times per day
  3. probiotics - Probiotics containing bifidobacterium one time per day

Note on antibiotics: The infection must be treated to cure sepsis. Antibiotics should be started even before the diagnosis is confirmed and can be stopped safely if sepsis is not causing the infection.

Certain labs should be checked to determine whether the inflammation is infection. These include: blood cell count (CBC), white blood cell count, and procalcitonin (PCT).

It is also important to stay well hydrated.

Always check with a healthcare provider or dietician first before starting new treatments or supplements.

For more information, read our Sepsis Care protocol:

For more information on the nutraceuticals listed above, visit our 'From A to Zinc Nutrient Guide’: