Vitamin C Therapy To Treat Various Diseases, Disorders And Cancer
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Our earliest ancestors lived on diets rich in various nutrients. The super nutrient we will discuss in this article is vitamin C.
Uncooked foods in general, especially fruits, are high in vitamin C. As humans begin to cook and process foods, vitamins gradually were depleted from our diet, and we pay the price in disease and death from having to live with mild to severe deficiency in vitamin C.
Vitamin C is a “scavenger antioxidant,” meaning its job is to go around in your body to neutralize free radicals, in order to protect cells against oxidative damage. Lacking in this vitamin supply can lead to many ailments and diseases.
Ascorbic Acid in the Body
The amount of ascorbic acid in various tissues of the body differs, depending on how those tissues use the vitamin.
Adrenal gland: The adrenal glands contain more ascorbic acid by weight than any other tissues in the body. When depleted of their ascorbic acid during stress, they are less able to protect the hormones from oxidation. Thus, vitamin C is an important treatment in cases of adrenal exhaustion.
Leukocytes (white blood cells): Leukocytes require ascorbic acid for fighting bacteria and invaders. When too little is present, they will retain whatever ascorbic acid they can get hold of, thus causing a deficiency in other parts of the body. Up to 7 grams (7,000 mgs) of ascorbic acid is required each day merely to satisfy the leukocytes’ requirement for vitamin C.
Eyes: The lens of the eye requires a large amount of ascorbic acid to keep it properly fluid and transparent. In cases of deficiency, cataracts may form. Thus, large doses of ascorbic acid are useful in preventing and treating cataracts. Also look up this article on how you can use castor oil to dissolve cataracts.
Brain: The brain is rich in ascorbic acid, but with age the concentration decreases. Less than 1% of the vitamin C taken orally gets into the brain.
As an anti-histamine: Ascorbic acid is needed to destroy histamine. It is needed in every condition where elevated blood histamine levels are a factor: burns, bites, hives and a variety of allergic conditions.
To dissolve cholesterol: Ascorbic acid dissolves cholesterol by increasing its solubility. It pulls calcium out of the plaques in the arteries. Ascorbic acid also helps strengthen the integrity and elasticity of arterial walls to prevent atherosclerosis.
Detoxify heavy metals: Small amounts of lead, mercury and cadmium are excreted from the body in the presence of ascorbic acid. Thus, vitamin C in large amount helps to detoxify the body of excess heavy metals.
Large Doses Of Vitamin C Defeat Major Diseases
Vitamin C has been shown to be helpful in fighting over thirty major diseases. Well-designed studies show that large doses of vitamin C improve both quality and length of life for cancer patients.
Since a majority of the population is not eating sufficient fruits and vegetables, the only way to close the gap is with vitamin supplements.
Vitamin C is one of the safest substances you can put in the human body, that is remarkably safe even in enormously large doses. Compared to commonly used prescription drugs, side effects are virtually non-existent.
The first physician to aggressively use vitamin C to cure diseases was Dr Frederick R. Klenner. Among the diseases that he successfully treated were:
- Herpes zoster (shingles) and herpes simplex
- Pancreatitis and hepatitis
- Rocky Mountain spotted fever
- Bladder infection
- Some cancers and leukemia
- Ruptured intervertebral disc
- High cholesterol
- Corneal ulcer and glaucoma
- Burns (including radiation burns)
- Venomous bites
- Secondary infections
- Heat stroke
- Heavy metal poisoning (mercury, lead)
- Multiple sclerosis
- Chronic fatigue
- Complications of surgery
Dr Klenner used massive doses of vitamin C for over forty years of family practice and wrote two dozens of medical papers on the subject.
“Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die, rather than use ascorbic acid (vitamin C), because in their finite minds, it exists only as a vitamin.”
Vitamin C Therapy And Cancer
Vitamin C increases the strength of the body’s intercellular cement and collagen. In cancer, the maintenance of collagen synthesis at optimal levels may provide such tough and strong tissue ground substance around any growing cancer cells so that they would be firmly anchored and could not break away and metastasize.
This simple theory was the foundation for Linus Pauling and Ewan Cameron’s decision to employ large doses of vitamin C to fight cancer.
After all, if cancer cells are going to try to metastasize, it makes sense to provide abundant vitamin C to strengthen collagen to keep them from doing so.
It was noted that persons with cancer typically have exceptionally low levels of vitamin C in their tissues that indicate a severe deficiency. This could help explain why a cancer patient’s collagen is generally not tough enough to be able to prevent cancer from spreading.
Intravenous Vitamin C As Cancer Therapy
Stress in the body increases the need for vitamin C.
For a cancer patient, the need may be as much as 100,000 mg of vitamin C per day, or more. Ascorbate (vitamin C) strengthens the collagen “glue” that holds healthy cells together and retards the spread of an existing tumor.
Vitamin C also greatly strengthens the immune system and provides a surprising level of pain relief.
Lab and clinical studies indicate that one can maintain blood plasma concentrations of ascorbate in high enough doses, to selectively kill tumor cells. This suggests that it could be useful as a chemotherapeutic agent.
The only way to get blood levels of vitamin C to the concentrations required to kill cancer cells is to administer it intravenously.
Our body is only able to absorb limited amount when taking high dosage of this vitamin orally, i.e. up to 10g (10,000mg). Only half of this will be absorbed, and excess would be purged out as diarrhea.
Intravenous administration, however, gets this mega dose directly into your bloodstream for immediate use. For example, 10g of IV vitamin C raises blood levels 25 times higher than the same dose taken orally, and this increases up to 70-fold as doses get larger.
Vitamin C Comes Close To Being A Miracle Cure
Vitamin C may come close to being a miracle cure. Current studies continue to show that vitamin C, when used in high doses, can be an incredibly effective treatment for many ailments:
High-Dose Vitamin C and Immunity
One of the most widely-known uses for vitamin C is for treating the common cold. Many people today use vitamin C supplements to prevent colds or to help fight off a cold.
Clinical trials have shown that vitamin C can help reduce the severity and duration of the cold.
When you feel a cold, fever or a sore throat coming, immediately take 1000 mg vitamin C, and the same amount every hour until you feel the cold passes. Instead of taking a vitamin C supplement, you could also drink this lemon-ginger-honey tea.
Another thing you could do to strengthen your immunity during this time, is to add ¼ teaspoon of natural sea salt into a one-liter/quart jug of water and drink this water throughout the day.
Anemia Assistance from Vitamin C
If you have low iron levels, taking high doses of vitamin C can be incredibly beneficial. Although vitamin C does not impact the iron levels directly, it does help facilitate the body’s absorption of iron.
In some individuals, anemia could be caused by a deficiency in vitamin C as the body cannot absorb sufficient amounts of iron due to the lack of vitamin C. For these individuals, high doses of vitamin C can help treat their anemia more effectively.
Vitamin C And Fertility
Both low sperm counts and poor sperm motility can be linked to a deficiency in vitamin C. Couples who are having trouble conceiving may want to try high-dose vitamin C therapy.
For the men, it can help improve sperm quality and help protect the sperm from DNA damage.
For the women, it can help to strengthen the reproductive system to reduce the chances of miscarriage and other issues.
Vitamin C Helps Diabetes
Researchers discovered that diabetics who take vitamin C have a lower chance of suffering from severe and fatal complications that diabetics often experience. The studies show that vitamin C was helpful and it does not need to be taken in high doses to have an impact.
Vitamin C Reduces The Development Of Cataracts
High doses of vitamin C have been shown to dramatically reduce a person’s chance of developing cataracts.
A dosage of at least 1000 mg per day with a reasonably healthy diet is able to greatly reduce the chances of cataracts development. Vitamin C should be taken on a regular basis for it to be as effective as possible.
Asthma and High-Dose Vitamin C
A deficiency of vitamin C can be a cause of asthma. If you suffer from asthma, you may want to try high-dose vitamin C to determine if it helps alleviate some, or all of your symptoms.
Even in cases where the asthma is not caused by a deficiency, vitamin C could help to lessen symptoms.
The Impact Of Vitamin C On Heavy Metal Toxicity
Heavy metal toxicity can cause serious and life-threatening issues, especially in children. High-dose vitamin C, however, can help remove some or all of the toxins from the body. High dosage amounts can be used to help increase the rate at which the toxins are removed from the body, helping the person recover faster.
Vitamin C And Cardiovascular Disease
The main problem that usually attacks the cardiovascular system is atherosclerosis, when plaques form in the vessel walls that decreases blood flow and increases the possibility of clots.
A clot, in turn will increase the probability of a rupture in the coronary, cerebral or other large arteries.
High-dose vitamin C helps create more collagen in the body that is needed to maintain the integrity of the vessel walls, by retaining their elasticity and strength. Vitamin C will also help normalize blood viscosity.
Good Sources of Vitamin C
So you know now, the importance of adding vitamin C in your daily routine. Vitamin C that Mother Nature makes, comes as a part of whole food structures.
Food Sources of Vitamin C
Citrus fruits are excellent sources of vitamin C. If you can get hold of superfoods such as camu-camu berries, acai, acerola cherries, these have some of the highest levels of natural vitamin C – up to two grams of vitamin C per 100 grams of fruit.
Other fruits that provide high amount of vitamin C are those that are orange, red, blue-purple colored berries and fruits. In other words, include a good, healthy serving of fresh fruits and vegetables in your daily diet to prevent a deficiency.
Supplementing Vitamin C
Although we discussed ascorbic acid above, and although this compound is being studied in the above case studies, do not be misled into buying ascorbic acid as a supplement.
Ascorbic acid is an isolated nutrient that is part of vitamin C and is NOT the same as vitamin C. In fact, ascorbic acid in high doses may be detrimental to your health in many ways!
Never buy supplements from big name grocery stores such as Costco, Walmart, Walgreen or pharmacies. They often carry vitamin brands that are synthetically produced from laboratories and contain fillers that may be harmful. And, avoid buying chewable vitamins – they are usually made with added sugar!
If you wish to supplement with true vitamin C the way Nature intended, be sure that you purchase supplements only from health food stores. Look for vitamin C with bioflavonoids or those sourced from berries.
Below are some vitamin C brands that I have used successfully with my clients, that I highly recommend, and a few books on vitamin C therapy that I base part of my research on:
Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone by Abram Hoffer and Andrew W. Saul
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