Sunday, February 3, 2013

Vitamin C - What You Need To Know

The USDA recommended allowance is only set at the level the body can tolerate over the counter supplements without getting diarrhea and barely enough to keep away infectious disease!
 
The current USDA recommended level for Vitamin C is 75mg - 90mg.


"A tolerable upper limit (UL) of vitamin C was set at 2 grams  (2,000 mgs) for the first time in the year 2000, referencing this mild laxative effect as the ONLY reason for establishing the UL."

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW:
  • When higher levels of Vitamin C are consumed it turns into a “healing therapy”.
  • You cannot get enough Vitamin C with vitamin supplements in either pills or powder,
  • You need high doses to stay healthy.
  • You need massive doses when stressed or sick.
  • Your body doesn’t store it.
  • Your body doesn’t make it.
  • You don’t get enough of it in your diet.
  • Your body needs to be replenished multiple times daily.
  • Your body needs more than the USDA recommended allowance.

… Drs. Stone and Pauling calculated, based on the diet of primates... that the optimum daily requirement of vitamin C is around 2,300 milligrams for a human.

Pauling criticized the established US Recommended Daily Allowance, pointing out that it is based on the known quantities that will prevent acute scurvy but is not necessarily the dosage for optimal health.

…the doses required to achieve blood, tissue and body "saturation" are much larger than previously believed.

Vitamin C Mega Dose



 
VITAMIN C DEFICIENCY CAN CAUSE DEATH!

FOOD AND LIFE YEARBOOK 1939 – USDA:

"…when there is not a single outward symptom of trouble, a person may be in a state of vitamin C deficiency more dangerous than scurvy itself.
 
When such a condition is not detected, and continues uncorrected, the teeth and bones will be damaged, and what may be even more serious, the blood stream is weakened to the point where it can no longer resist or fight infections not so easily cured as scurvy.
 
It is true that without these infinitesimal amounts myriads of body processes would deteriorate and even come to a fatal halt.

Its neutralizing action on certain toxins, exotoxins, virus infections, endotoxins and histamine is in direct proportion to the amount of the lethal factor involved and the amount of ascorbic acid given.”

Orthomed.com

COMMON SIGNS OF VITAMIN C DEFICENCY:

Allergies to drugs, foods & plants
Alzheimers
Anemia
Asthma
Brittle & painful bones
Cancer
Chronic infections
Decreased ability to ward off infection
Decreased pain tolerance
Decreased wound-healing rate
Dementia
Depression
Dry and splitting hair
Ear Infections
Easy bruising
Eye Problems
Failure to cope with stress
Fatigue
Flu and Colds
Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums) and bleeding gums
Heart Disease
Hemorrhoids
Hernias
High Blood pressure
High Cholesterol
Muscle Aches and Spasms
Nosebleeds
Rheumatoid arthritis
Rough, dry, scaly skin
Senility
Skin problems
Stretch marks
Swollen and painful joints
Varicose Veins
Weakened tooth enamel and loose teeth
Weight Gain
Wrinkles
… and more

UNCOMMON SIGNS OF VITAMIN C DEFICENCY:

Guillain Barr Syndromes
Reyes Syndrome
Rheumatic Fever
Scarlett Fever
Disorders of the Blood

Sources:
http://www.orthomed.com/titrate.htm
http://www.nlm.nih.gov/medlineplus/ency/article/002404.htm
http://www.umm.edu/altmed/articles/vitamin-c-000339.htm#ixzz2HOouxGwl
http://www.livestrong.com/article/276699-symptoms-of-vitamin-c-deficiency/


WHY YOU NEED LARGE DOSES OF VITAMIN C:

Vitamin C is a cofactor in at least eight enzymatic (large molecules responsible for thousands of chemical interconversions that sustain life.

Reactions including collagen, which supports tendons, ligaments and skin, and is also abundant in cornea, cartilage, bone, blood vessels, the gut, and intervertebral disc.
 

… there are many tissues that maintain vitamin C concentrations far higher than in blood.

Biological tissues that accumulate over 100 times the level in blood plasma of vitamin C are the adrenal glands, pituitary, thymus, corpus luteum, and retina.

Those with 10 to 50 times the concentration present in blood plasma include the brain, spleen, lung, testicle, lymph nodes, liver, thyroid, small intestinal mucosa, leukocytes, pancreas, kidney and salivary glands.
 

YOUR BRAIN ON VITAMIN C:

Vitamin C is a vital antioxidant molecule in the brain. However, it also has a number of other important functions, participating as a co-factor in several enzyme reactions.


The highest concentrations of ascorbate in the body are found in the brain and neuroendocrine tissues such as adrenal, although the brain is the most difficult organ to deplete of ascorbate.

Neurodegenerative diseases typically involve high levels of oxidative stress and thus ascorbate has been posited to have potential therapeutic roles against ischemic stroke, Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and Huntingdon's disease.

The functions of ascorbate in the CNS and brain are numerous.  Essentially effecting neurotransmitters, dopamine and glutamate (learning and memory transmitters) cholinergic receptor (addictions).
 
BODY TISSUES THAT NEED HIGH LEVELS OF VITAMIN C:
 
ADRENAL GLANDS
Release hormones in response to stress and affect kidney function.

THYROID GLANDS
Controls how the body uses energy, makes protein and regulates metabolism.

The adrenal glands and the thyroid gland are the organs that have the greatest blood supply per gram of tissue. This may be one of the reasons lung cancer commonly metastasizes to the adrenals.

PITUITARY
Secretes nine hormones that regulate homeostasis that regulates PH, glucose, body temperature and the regulation of many bodily systems.

THYMUS

Educates T-Cells which are critical to the immune system.

RETINA
We found that cells in the retina need to be 'bathed' in relatively high doses of vitamin C, inside and out, to function properly,” said Henrique von Gersdorff, Ph.D., a senior scientist at OHSU's Vollum Institute and a co-author of the study. “Because the retina is part of the central nervous system, this suggests there's likely an important role for vitamin C throughout our brains, to a degree we had not realized before.” (*1)

SPLEEN
The spleen performs several important jobs such as preventing infection, destroying damaged blood cells and storing red blood cells and platelets. Certain vitamins play a role in keeping the spleen functioning properly.  vitamin C helps your body to absorb iron, which reduces the chances of you developing anemia and an enlarged spleen.  (*7)

LUNGS
Researchers conclude a high dietary intake of vitamin C or of foods rich in this vitamin may reduce the rate of loss of lung function in adults. This in turn may help to prevent chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.  More and more studies are finding dietary factors play a key role in lung function. In particular, there is evidence that individuals with a high intake of vitamin C, A, and E tend to have higher levels of lung function. (*2)

LIVER
Vincent Zannoni at the University of Michigan Medical School has shown that vitamin C protects the liver. Even doses as low as 500 milligrams daily helps prevent fatty buildup and cirrhosis. 5,000 mg of vitamin C per day appears to actually flush fats from the liver. (Ritter, M. "Study Says Vitamin C Could Cut Liver Damage," Associated Press, October 11, 1986) And vitamin C over 50,000 mg/day (not a misprint) results in patients feeling better in just a few days, and actually eliminates jaundice in under a week. (*3)

THYROID
Researchers studied whether taking vitamin C along with levothyroxine medications (i.e., Synthroid, Levoxyl, Levothroid, etc.) could affect TSH levels. The results were quite surprising.  The research showed that taking vitamin C along with levothyroxine reduced TSH levels substantially, by as much as 27%. (*4)

SMALL INTESTINE
There is compelling evidence suggesting an inverse relation between vitamin C intake and gastric cancer risk. Vitamin C is an important antioxidant and can react with nitrite, preventing the formation of N-nitroso compounds. (*5)

WHITE BLOOD CELLS/LEUCOCYTES
Cells of the body that fight against infectious disease and foreign materials.  Evidence is accumulating that AA plays an important role in immunocompetence and in the antioxidant defense system. Recent reports link vitamin C status with lymphocyte blastogenesis, antibody response to viral antigens, and circulating levels of the immunemodulators complement Clq and interleukin-1.  New data also demonstrate the importance of AA as a plasma antioxidant, and the in vitro measurement of the ascorbate free radical as a clinical index of oxygen radical attack has been suggested. (*6)

PANCREAS
Currently there are several studies showing promise in treating advanced pancreatic cancer with Vitamin C.  The risk of pancreatic cancer declined significantly as intake of antioxidants increased among participants in a large case-control study.  The magnitude of risk reduction varied by the quantity and types of antioxidants but reached a maximum of 67% in people who had the greatest intake of vitamins C and E and selenium.

The data suggested a threshold effect for selenium and a trend toward a threshold effect for vitamin E, as well as a significant inverse association between pancreatic cancer risk and serum levels of vitamin C. (*8)

KIDNEYS
Vitamin C and E supplementation saw a decrease in the elements that cause fibrosis, leading to considerably reduced glomerulosclerosis and kidney fibrosis.

The study concluded “chronic antioxidant intervention in early experimental renovascular disease improves renal functional responses, enhances tissue remodeling, and decreases structural injury.”
(*10)  


Dr. Levine ... noted that several earlier studies had not found any association between the incidence of kidney stones and the regular daily intake of 1,000 mg or more of vitamin C. (*9)


Sources:

 
VITAMIN C CURES CANCER AND MORE:
 
 
 
VIDEO:  IV Vitamin C = Liquid Gold
 
 
A new study by Dr. Levine and colleagues was published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal in March 2006.

In this study, the investigators carefully reviewed the clinical cases of three patients who responded especially favorably to high-dose intravenous vitamin C in an attempt to assess the clinical plausibility of this modality in cancer therapy.
To accomplish this, the investigators followed the National Cancer Institute Best Case Series guidelines in their analysis. One case involved renal cancer with lung metastases that regressed following the intravenous administration of 65 grams of vitamin C twice per week for ten months. The second patient had invasive bladder cancer. He received 30 grams of vitamin C intravenously twice per week for three months, followed by somewhat irregular infusions for about four years. The third patient had B-cell lymphoma and received 15 grams of intravenous vitamin C twice per week for two months, followed by similar doses given less frequently.

All three patients experienced complete remissions.
 
"Additionally, Dr. Drisko and colleagues at the University of Kansas reported in the Journal of the American College of Nutrition in 2003 two cases of women with late-stage ovarian cancer who experienced complete remissions after receiving 60 grams of intravenous vitamin C twice per week.”
 
 
 
 
 
Cures Lymphoma
Cures Lung Cancer
Cures Ovarian Cancer
Cures Breast Cancer
Cures Leukemia
Cures Hepatitis C
Cures Aids
Cures Polio
Cures Bird Flu
Cures Flus
Cures Pneumonia
Cures Hay fever
Cures Allergies
Cures Vaccinia
Cures Foot & Mouth Disease
Cures Bacterial Infections
Cures Mononucleosis
Cures Cirrhosis of the Liver
 
 
Topical Vitamin C Stop Basal Cell Carcinoma
 
The most common form of skin cancer, basal cell carcinoma, often responds to a remarkably simple, safe, at-home treatment: vitamin C. Physicians and patients report that vitamin C, applied directly to basal cell skin cancers, causes them to scab over and drop off.
 
Source for treament detail:  http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v03n12.shtml
  
Additional Vitamin C Benefits:
Reduces Alzheimer's disease
Reduces Parkinson's disease
Reduces Huntingdon's disease.
Reduces Arthritis
Reduces & eliminates symptoms of Hepatitis
Reduces cravings for addictions
Protects and boosts the immune system
Natural Antihistamine
Reduces Asthma
Stimulated Cellular function
Reduces Cardiovascular Diseases
Reduces High Blood Pressure/Hypertension
Reduces risk of stroke
Lowers level of Lead Toxicity in the blood
Produces Collagen
Creates Carnitine which helps burn the fuel for the body’s energy
Protects the brain and nervous system from the effects of stress 
Lowers Cholesterol
Works as an anti-oxidant
Fights free radicals that attack tissues and cause illness
Aids in regenerating Vitamin E in the body
Prevents the damages caused by aging
Reduces Cataracts
Reduces Gout
Reduces symptoms and risks of common cold
Enhances antibiotics
Lowers Yeast infections
Reduces Back Pain from Disc Disease
Reduces Herpes
Reduces Shingles
Reduces Crib Death (wow)
Prevents Kidney Stones

TYPICAL MYTHICAL ARGUMENTS:
 
We can get suitable amount of Vitamin C through proper Diet. 
 
Answer: No you can’t.  Did you realize that most fruits and vegtables have lost their vitamin and nutrient levels by 50% and more over the last 50 years?
 
And in a study of much longer duration, Davis reported that in wheat and barley crops, protein concentrations declined by 30 to 50 percent between the years 1938 and 1990.
 
 
 
 
 
The USDA only recommends a dose for adults of 75mg-90mg. 
 
Answer: This limit was only established because higher doses of pills and powder caused diarrhea.  Not that the body couldn’t benefit from higher doses.
 

“Dr. Mehmet C. Oz and Dr. Michael F. Roizen, co-authors of "You: The Owner's Manual", recommend a higher dosage.” Shoot for 1200 milligrams of vitamin C a day--spread between your diet and supplements throughout the day."

 
HOW YOU CAN GET HIGH DOSES OF VITAMIN C AT HOME:
 
LIPOSOMAL VITAMIN C:
It's all about the "delivery process to the body".

What is liposomal?  It is the process of binding 100% Pure Vitamin C Powder with a binding agent called Lecithin. 


"The hydrophilic nature of the lecithin molecule plays an important part in the structure and properties of cell membranes. It is the lipid used in nerve tissue."

This process allows the body to immediately absorb the Vitamin C into the body before it reaches the intestines and is eliminated out of the body through urine.

You can take as much as you need with no diarrhea, can't overdose and is non toxic!

You can make this at home for pennies per dose!

You can buy commerically made Liposomal Vitamin C on the internet, but it can be quite expensive.

We recommend you make it yourself at home - cheaply!

Check out the link above for the recipe.




 
OPTIMAL DOSAGE:

The optimal dosage is complex.  Because of this:
The amount of ascorbic acid taken… when a person is ill sometimes is over ten times the amount he would tolerate if well. This…indicates the unsuspected and astonishing magnitude of the potential use that the body has for ascorbate under stressful conditions.

Optimal dosage depends on you.  Your health level, your stress level, weight, smoking, etc.  In my opinion based on the research provided 2,000 mg – 6,000 mg is optimal while you are healthy.
 
  But if you get sick you may need 10x’s this amount.

MORE CANCER STUDIES:
In the Nurses' Health Study, premenopausal women with a family history of breast cancer who consumed an average of 205 mg/day of vitamin C from foods had a 63% lower risk of breast cancer than those who consumed an average of 70 mg/day”.

A number of observational studies have found increased dietary vitamin C intake to be associated with decreased risk of stomach cancer, and laboratory experiments indicate that vitamin C inhibits the formation of carcinogenic compounds in the stomach.

More recent research suggests that vitamin C supplementation may be a useful addition to standard H. pylori eradication therapy in reducing the risk of gastric cancer.

Decreased vitamin C levels in the lens of the eye have been associated with increased severity of cataracts in humans.

Some, but not all, studies have observed increased dietary vitamin C intake and increased blood levels of vitamin C  to be associated with decreased risk of cataracts.

In general, those studies that have found a relationship suggest that vitamin C intake may have to be higher than 300 mg/day for a number of years before a protective effect can be detected.
Bottom Line:
  • The current USDA recommended levels (75mg -90mg) is just low enough to keep away Scurvy.
  • When recommending higher doses they found that it caused diarrhea.
  • The true healing affects don’t kick in until doses are at least 500 – 1500 mgs a day.
  • You can’t get that high amount through over the counter supplements, diet, pills or powders.
"Part of the difficulty many have with understanding ascorbate is that
claims for its benefits seem too many"
 

ADDITIONAL VIDEOS:
 
Dr. Riordan shares what we have learned in 29 years of administering high dose vitamin C to people with cancer and viral ailments. Learn the latest in how nutrients affect gene expression.
 
 
 


The Cover-Up:
 
 In a study first published in 2008, for the first time, using a special liposomal form of oral-dose vitamin C, researchers in Britain demonstrated it is possible to achieve cancer-killing concentrations of this vitamin without undesirable side effects.   
This study was completely overlooked by the cancer community. The study was published in a journal cataloged by the National Library of Medicine (NLM), but articles from that journal can NOT be accessed at the NLM website. 
The report was submitted for publication, then the publisher of the journal changed editors and the new editor tried to scratch the report from its publication schedule. When the report finally got published, the journal itself was discontinued and its articles were no longer indexed by NLM.
This is how good science is hidden from the public! It appears to be an intentional effort to hide the benefits of vitamin C for cancer patients. By the way, an (online) abstract is provided at the Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine website.
 

 ADDITIONAL SOURCE LINKS FOR MORE INFO:

VITAMIN C HAS BEEN KNOWN TO FIGHT 30 MAJOR DISEASES ... FOR OVER 50 YEARS
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v02n02.shtml

Antioxidants Prevent Cancer and Some May Even Cure It
http://www.orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v09n02.shtml


 The Healing Factor - Vitamin C (free e-book)
http://vitamincfoundation.org/stone/


 

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