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This article is important for everyone because it updates information about how vitamin C helps humans to function in times of good health and in times of illness. There are new ways of viewing how vitamin C works in the body. More importantly, being aware of the new information about vitamin C can help you prevent getting sick and suffering from chronic diseases.
One new idea links vitamin C with cell electrons and making the body an electronic machine. At the nano-quantum level, it is electronic vitamin C that makes the body work.
No doubt many will scuff at the need to discuss vitamin C? Why .... you're been told by your own government [Federal Drug Administration] that you are getting adequate amounts of vitamin C from fruits and vegetables. So why the fuss? Well, such misleading and incomplete information tells us that the amount of vitamin C we ingest from eating an orange is about 60 milligrams and that this amount should be enough for your body daily requirements. But new scientific research points out that this recommendation is totally incorrect and misleading. Although authorities agree that a few 10 milligrams of ascorbate will prevent acute scurvy, the amount of vitamin C needed to prevent childhood diseases and enhance optimal wellbeing is much, much greater.
The old RDA is misleading for several reasons:
"The current idea of vitamin C as a micronutrient assumes that it is required in small amounts in humans. Vitamin C acts typically as an antioxidant, an electron donor. Many of its actions depend on this process. When vitamin C is absent from the diet, a person will get sick and die from acute scurvy within a few months. Indeed, since the half-life of vitamin C is very short, nearly all the high-dose studies are invalid. Typically, studies have used a single- or twice-daily gram level dose of vitamin C. These doses have a limited effect on minimum or median blood plasma levels, as the dose is excreted rapidly. This is the same error as the NIH made in recommending their RDA that has pervaded the last 50 years of medical studies of vitamin C." Passwater: Hickey interview 2007
The previous FDA studies that form a principal evidence base for determination of the RDA values for vitamin C relied on results from a small number of depleted, or previously depleted, individuals. Such individuals were often not representative of all members of the population. The RDA recommendation is barely enough to prevent scurvy and does not provide enough vitamin C for fighting infections, stress, bolster immunity, increase resistance to infection, protect against a wide range of diseases nor provide enough vitamin C for other body functions. Another reason is that although many persons also take vitamin C supplements in an effort to bolster vitamin C, less than 20 percent of what they ingest may be absorbed into the blood stream. So your body is functioning at just bare-bones scurvy level! No wonder you get sick with the flu and a host of other ailments. Your body lacks the immunity to fight infections. Hickey: Pharmacology vitamin C Back to top
Functions of Vitamin C:
The body is not able to make vitamin C on its own, and it does not store vitamin C. The human body needs a large daily supply of vitamin C:
Factors that determine Vitamin C need:
Claims made for Vitamin C successfully treating Infections and Diseases[neutralize toxicity with appropriate dosage for following]:
Deficiency Vit C Side Effects:
Too little vitamin C can lead to signs and symptoms of deficiency, including: MedlinePlus: Vitamins 2013
Vitamin C may be a simple and effective prevention for diseases ranging from communicable infections to heart disease and cancer Back to top
New role of Vitamin C:
Now for the details:
The old way of taking vitamin C:
Most persons just drink orange juice and assume that it does something for their wellbeing because they have been told so by the federal government FDA and RDA. They have not been informed that most ordinary forms of oral Vitamin C .... tablets, capsules, powders, liquids and even the Vitamin C from your diet, are not processed and absorbed efficiently by their body. As a result, much of Vitamin C is destroyed in the digestive system, is never transferred into the bloodstream and even less of it makes it into the cells where it is most needed. What happens to all of the non-absorbed vitamin C? It moves into the colon where it may be reabsorbed or excreted. More startling than this, most persons are unaware that they are grossly deficient in vitamin C .... even when ingesting 60 mgs per day!
There are two theories proposed to explain how vitamin C may work in the body. Both of these theories lay the groundwork to understanding how the new vitamin C works. Back to top
Theory of Life - Syntropy and Electronic desaturation:
The first theory proposed by Szent-Gyorgy, Nobel prize winner, was that life, as such, does not exist. Szent-Gyorgy divided the whole surrounding world into two parts: ‘animate’ and ‘inanimate’, alive and not alive. Bergman: Gyorgyi theory Szent-Gyorgy uses the word syntropy to mean living cells have the ability to use vitamin C to acquire life because they are capable of cellular electron transfer or resonance.
He studied muscle contraction in an effort to understand living matter. He felt that, to understand muscle, we have to descend to the electronic level, the rules of which are governed by wave mechanics or resonance [ human cells communicate with each other as electronic waves ]. He realized that "entropy is a universal "force" which causes organized forms to gradually disintegrate into lower and lower levels of organization, ending up as dead or inanimate. On the other hand, living systems go on and combine molecules to form macromolecules, macromolecules to form organelles [ such as nuclei, mitochondria, chloropasts, ribosomes, and membranes ] and eventually put these all together to form the greatest wonder of creation, a cell. Then it goes on putting cells together to form "higher organisms" and increasingly more complex individuals." Szent-Gyorgy: living state and cancer Bergman: Gyorgyi theory
The new formed complex individuals are living because vitamin C has the ability to assume electronic qualities and join electronically with oxygen and proteins. This electronic capability is done by oxidation that involves loss of electrons and metabolic breakdown. Anti-oxidicants can immediately restore this loss of electrons and promptly repair the oxidized tissue. Anti-oxidants can also neutralize an oxidizing agent before it gets a chance to damage the tissue.
Electrons can be taken out of molecules by other molecules by means of ‘charge transfer’. This gives such substances life! And this type of thinking gave rise to Szent-Gyorgyi's theory of life! Szent-Gyorgy: living state and cancer Bergman: Gyorgyi theory
This theory reveals that vitamin C activates the nano-electric messaging between cells in the body. Such electronic capability makes Vitamin C the major anti-oxidant for body cells!
Another way of viewing this is that brisk electron flow and interchange equals health, whereas impaired or poor electron flow and interchange equals disease. Cessation of flow and interchange equals death. Vitamin C, as the premier antioxidant in the body, supplies these electrons for all body cells. Loss of electrons causes oxidation which has the power to destroy viruses and even cancer cells. Szent-Gyorgy: living state and cancer Back to top
Theory Dynamic flow -New theory of Vitamin C:
Another new scientific theory explains all the observed responses to vitamin C in the literature. According to this theory, people should ideally be in a state of dynamic flow, which means they should ingest more vitamin C than they need, in the form of divided dose supplements. Hickey: Dynamic Flow theory 2005 Roberts: Vindicating Linus Pauling 2004
"The dynamic flow model proposes restoring human physiology to approximate that of animals that synthesize their own vitamin C. This can be achieved by consuming excess ascorbate, over and above the amount normally absorbed. This intake is spread throughout the day, so a consistent supply is achieved. Some of the excess ascorbate is absorbed into the blood plasma, while the rest remains in the gut. As in animals that synthesize the molecule, some ascorbate is lost through the kidneys. However, there is a steady flow of antioxidant electrons through the body, with a reserve available to combat stress or free radical damage. The absorption from the gut of a single oral dose is not instantaneous, but occurs over a period of several hours. As the ascorbate is absorbed, it is transported to other body compartments, such as lymph, and into cells. However, this transportation is limited by the short plasma half-life. A single, oral dose increases plasma levels for a maximum of two to three hours following intake, and then decays back towards baseline levels. The average plasma level, and thus the intake into erythrocytes and typical cells, remains low after single daily doses. " Hickey: Dynamic Flow theory 2005 Duconge: Vit C pharmacopy 2008
We now have a new nano technology [ liposome encapsulation ] to bring the needed vitamin C to the distressed body cells. In dynamic flow, an excess of oral ascorbate [vitamin C] provides a steady flow of electrons through the body. This is essential to humans to prevent infections and diseases.
We have a mechanism for the rapid removal of the absorbed dose. During infectious disease, massive doses of vitamin C can flood the broken system. Each vitamin C molecule can donate two antioxidant electrons before it is excreted. Damaged and sick cells no longer have to manufacture antioxidants to fight the damage caused by the disease; the flow of vitamin C takes their place. This is the basis of the new model of vitamin C, which we call dynamic flow.
The new Liposome vitamin C:
Liposomes initially attracted medical scientists because they helped deliver drugs to targeted sites. Due to their size and composition, they are able to be passively absorb through the intestinal wall and through cellular membranes. As a result, liposome-encapsulated nutrients like Vitamin C achieve maximum-true bioavailability in the cells, where they are needed most. LivOn: Bioavailability The liposomes not only protect the supplement from degrading conditions in the environment, but will also deliver them safe and sound to "target" organs and structures of the body. Since 2000 the liposome idea has been applied to nutritional supplements with great success.
Vitamin C can be packaged in water inside a pouch that is encased by a lecithin [fat] that protects the inner water-vitamin C contents. This pouch is referred to as a liposome [derived from two Greek words: 'lipo' =fat and 'soma' =body]. The illustration on the right side shows half of the pouch and how the liposome is made.
Liposomes can be used to deliver substances to the blood stream and even cells much more efficiently than the previous normal way of ingesting vitamin C supplements. Liposome is a synthetic, microscopic, fluid-filled pouch whose walls [ light blue color in illustration ] are made of layers of phospholipds [ fat like cholesterol or lethicin ] identical in makeup to the phospholipids that make up cell membranes. The description of phospholipids is much more complex than this and the liposome are simplified here. When phospholipids combine with water they immediately form a microscopic sphere because one end of the phospholipid structure is water. Water soluble substances like vitamin C can be trapped inside the water sphere while fat soluble substances can be trapped inside the fat soluble opposite end of the molecule. The outer fat capsule protects the inner contents from being destroyed in the digestive system. These nano-pouches or microscopic spheres are so tiny that it takes a very powerful microscope to identify them. The end result is efficient delivery of megadoses of vitamin C, as needed, to targeted cells. Absorption becomes almost perfect which solves many problems for special nutrient deficiencies of vitamin C due to poor absorption.
The outer fat capsule protects the inner contents [ vitamin C in water ] from being destroyed by the digestive system while transporting the contents to targeted cell sites. The Homing peptide cell sites recognize the fingerprint of the liposome outer capsule, connect and accept the inner contents such as vitamin C. Such delivery has the advantage of releasing mega dosage of content, such as vitamin C, into the blood stream and body cells over an extended period of time. Such prolonged delivery time for vitamin C has the advantage of vitamin C in megadoses, thereby oxidizing or killing viruses, chelating heavy metals and removing [destroying] other toxic substances as compared to mini-dosage contact being only mildly effective or not at all. This is Liposome nano-technology delivering vitamin C at its optimal best!
The video below does a wonderful job of explaining liposomes in the beginning. In the latter half, it explains how you can make your own liposome vitamin C.
There are several disadvantages of making it yourself: the amount you make will last you for several days only and you would need to make a new batch every two or three days; there is the initial cost of buying the materials and equipment; the liposome you make is somewhat inferior to the SavOn Lab product; and finally the home product cannot be stored indefinitely and disintegrates after several days.
Advantages of liposomes:Resonance research: Vit C
Liposomes are absorbed from the gut and into the liver, before being released into the blood stream. Hickey: Pharmacology vitamin C The combination of vitamin C and essential phospholipids radically improved cellular bioavailability. Less than 20 percent of IV C or vitamin C supplements get into cells. But the encapsulated liposome permits 90 percent of the C to get into cells. That's because liposome cell walls are made of fats and inside vitamin C is water soluble. The liposome outer shell cell can link to the somatic or body cell, connect and have its load of vitamin C deposited instantly.
Tiny particles of vitamin C coated with phospholipids connect with a substance similar phospholipid in the cell body walls. Thus coated vitamin C molecules can slip into the cells easily. The encapsulation also avoids diarrhea thresholds of normal oral C.
The Importance of True Bioavailability:
Bioavailability belongs in the conversation about vitamin C. There is some misunderstanding about the use of the word bioavailability and this misunderstanding carries over to vitamin C. How vitamin C is absorbed into the body has been largely ignored as information by the general public. Even most medical doctors view bioavailability as absorption of a substance into the blood stream but overlook the substance reaching a target destination. Bioavailability starts when a nutrient passes from the digestive system into the bloodstream. Absorption into the bloodstream, however, is only a partial measure of the body’s ability to benefit from a nutrient.
True bioavailability is the degree to which a substance, such as a nutrient, becomes available to the target molecular site after administration. For substances like vitamin C, B-complex vitamins and glutathione, the target molecular site is typically inside the cell, and not just inside the bloodstream. This is a new major way of interpreting bioavailability!
For more information about bioavailability, please refer to the Merck Manual of Diagnosis and Therapy, Section 22 Clinical Pharmacology. bioavailability Merck manual The information cited in this manual is old and much of it may be out of date! However here is a brief quote:
The process of uptake from the digestive system varies greatly from nutrient to nutrient. Vitamin C is absorbed almost exclusively in the small intestine and requires the presence of transport proteins [amino acids]. For vitamin C, these transport proteins are called sodium-dependent vitamin C co-transporters (SVCTs). A lack of these proteins produces a corresponding lack of vitamin C uptake. Published research confirms that SVCTs (transport proteins) tightly regulate vitamin C absorption. LivOn: Bioavailability
Poor oral absorption of vitamin C is also related to carbohydrate intake. Glucose, corn syrup and other sugars compete with hydroascorbate for absorption by GLUT transporters. Hickey: Pharmacology vitamin C What this means is that a high carbohydrate diet will rob vitamin C from being absorbed into the blood stream.
Liposomes not only protect the supplement from degrading conditions in the environment, but will also deliver them safe and sound to "target" organs and structures of the body.
Medical specialists have used Liposomal Encapsulation Technology for many years to deliver tiny amounts of therapeutic substances like drugs to specific organs or tissues without being altered and without affecting any other parts of the body. Although vitamin-C and other nutrients have been absorbed by way of intravenous injections, these can now be very efficiently absorbed into the body without intravenous injections! This technology is known as iposomal Encapsulation and and is utilized by Livon Labs in several of their products [vitamin C]. Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET) combines nano-technology and bio-technology in a very powerful way. Back to top
Best way to take liposome encapsulated vitamin C:
Think of sulfur and vitamin C as parents with children. They need each other all the time to help feed their babies; in this case body cells. Vitamin C helps sulfur maintain blood vessels, joints, bones, teeth, hair and skin. But if you have just a small amount of vitamin C and little or no sulfur, then your body sputters and runs low on energy, lowers your immunity and makes you highly susceptible to infection and diseases. So the best way to take liposome vitamin C is to take it with organic sulfur as outlined below. Back to top
Organic sulfur [MSM] and liposome vitamin C should both be taken on an 'empty stomach', like before breakfast. Ingest organic sulfur with de-chlorinated water before breakfast first, wait about half an hour and then ingest the liposomal vitamin C. This allows the organic sulfur about a 1/2 hour to open the ports of the somatic cells for Vitamin C to enter in. After ingesting the organic sulfur and vitamin C, wait about half an hour and then eat your breakfast. All this waiting before eating breakfast is to allow the emptied stomach to more quickly absorb the organic sulfur and vitamin C. A similar routine should be followed when taking both sulfur and vitamin C in the evening, after supper. Wait at least two hours after supper [ avoid snacking ] before ingesting the sulfur and then wait another half hour before ingesting vitamin C. Remember: you need to take sulfur twice a day, about 12 hours apart as your body excretes any remaining sulfur after 12 hours. Humans need a fresh supply of sulfur and vitamin C every day. Set your alarm clock to ring every 12 hours as a reminder when to take these two essential nutrients. Back to top
Source Where to get liposome encapsulated vitamin C:
It is difficult if not impossible to acquire enough vitamin C from fruits and vegetables! There are two major liposomal products on the market today:
1.1. LivON Labs: [ click to display order source ] It is the opinion of this research-author, based on the research reviewed herein, that LinOn Labs liposomal vitamin C is the best vitamin C product on the market today. LivOn Labs has perfected Lypo-SphericTM Glutathione (GSH), Vitamin-C and Vitamin-B complex/minerals supplements, using "Smart" Liposomal Nano-SpheresTM - a Liposomal Encapsulation Technology (LET) especially developed for food supplements. This liposomal vitamin C is recognized as the best product on the market today because LivOn has invested in medical research, has conducted bioavailability of its products, has scientific expertise, and has transparency for its products! Below is a direct disclosure for it's product liposomal vitamin C:
2. Mercola Liposomal vitamin C: Cheaper but lacks transparency, supporting bioavailability data and scientific references. There is no evidence that this supplement works!
3. The internet is flooded with marketers selling some form of liposomal vitamin C or how to make it in your home. You do not know what quality you are buying: many vendors sell it, including HealthE Goods, THEGREENPHARMACY, GoldenTigerLipids, Swanson's Health, Amazon and others. Back to top
Dosage - Proper administration of liposomal Vitamin C:
The Vitamin Foundation now recommends, based on Dr. Hickey/Robert's Dynamic Flow theory, 500 mg of vitamin C every 4 hours. If you cannot take it that often, then take more than 3000 mg daily, less frequently.
But, consult your informed doctor before you start! Back to top
Tests for Vitamin C:
There are currently three tests: Benedict urine tests, silver nitrate urine test and a blood test. More than 30 years ago, Dr. Klenner developed the silver nitrate urine test. When treating severe pathological conditions, the test done every four hours will reveal the level of Vitamin C saturation. If the urine test is positive for Vitamin C, it means the tissues are saturated and the patient is on the right dose. It is not a waste; some spillage indicates saturation. Smith: Use of Vitamin C by Klenner 2013 The blood test is a plasma test that is pretty well a waste of money as it does not tell you in a meaningful manner how much vitamin C there is in the body somatic cells. Keep in mind the earlier section on bioavailability when trying to understand blood and urine tests.
These may be appropriate lab tests for some medical patients but somewhat useless for the average person. Why, because for the majority of persons, these tests are too expensive and would not directly evaluate the amount of vitamin C in the body somatic cells. Yes, a specific blood test can give a lab plasma count that is meaningless in terms of true bioavailability or whether you are deficient in vitamin C. In plain English, we do not have a good way to inexpensively assess the level of vitamin C in the body somatic cells! Medical science is behind in their proclaimed expertise!
So what can you do until medical science catches up? Simple solution: You rely on the best biological sensors in the world .... those that mother nature gave you. These are so simple these are automated and medical laboratories have not as yet developed computer analogs to detect them. Here are just a few:
1. Do an immune test: This idea is based on the vitamin C being linked to the immune system. So ask you doctor to find a lab test that best detects how good your immune defense system is. This may be the best approach until medical technology catches up to your own body sensors.
2. Interpret your own body sensors: There are sensors all over your body monitoring how your body functions. The sensors communicate with the brain which, in turn, sends different messages as to how you feel. Feelings count!
Your skin, being the largest organ in the body, also is a mirror of what is happening in the body. It has sensors that reflect what is going on inside your body; only these sensors are like Indian smoke signals that need to be interpreted. These include skin sensors messaging as skin pressure, inflammation, redness, irritation, pain and itchiness. Medical science has not yet been able to discipher such sophisticated bio signals.
Other body sensors include nose sensors for sneezing and nose drip to tell you are inhaling toxic substances, heart rate and blood pressure regulation as adjustments to the stresses of living, body temperature like feeling hot or cold reflecting your comfort/discomfort with surrounding environment, joint sensors for pain and stiffness in response to overwork, blood sugar regulation in response to sugar intake, sensors for urination when your bladder is full and it is time to go, sensors for constipation, sensors in the stomach and large colon for poisonous toxins that cause vomiting and diarrhea and so on.
These may not be obvious at first feel because you have not been taught how to identify or recognize these as part of your body's wellness monitoring system, much less relate these to possible vitamin C deficiency. But you can learn! So here we go: feeling sick, headache, feeling tired, sore joints, bleeding gums, a slight bump that turns into a purple contusion, catching a cold or flu' and so on. By now, you recognize these as the symptoms that your doctor often talks about, but fails to relate these to a vitamin C deficiency! These are symptoms that something is wrong with your body and lifestyle and to fix these symptoms, you may need a good dose of vitamin C. So work with your wonderful doctor and learn to use these magic body sensors. The sensors cannot work unless they have a constant dose of vitamin C and sulfur along with their helper nutrients.
Vitamin C in all forms is safe to use. It is water soluble and the unused amount [excess] is excreted in the urine. Excess is also excreted into the large colon. For some individuals, an excess of vitamin C in the colon can cause several unpleasant symptoms, including cramps and diarrhea. When experiencing diarrhea, cut back on the amount of vitamin C.
There is unsubstantiated information that taking one nutrient supplement may raise or lower up to nine or more other nutrients in your body. Every nutrient needs certain synergistic [helper] nutrients, and if you are already low in those synergistic nutrients, taking more of one thing may only further deplete the existing deficient levels, worsening any problems relating to that nutrient's metabolism. For example, taking large doses of vitamin C on a regular basis lowers your level of copper, so if you are already deficient in copper and take high doses of vitamin C, you can compromise your immune system. Unfortunately, medical science has very little guidance for us about all of these potential up-down synergetic possibilities. You ingest nutrients at your own risk! This is why you should be under the guidance of an informed medical doctor. Back to top
Prevention of illnesses and diseases:
Being deficient in vitamin C increases our susceptibility to illness. Each somatic cell needs to be bathed in vitamin C, thereby having enough vitamin C to destroy any pathogens and/or fix any broken biochemical process. Claims have been made by Levy, Linus Pauling and others that if the body had mega-doses of vitamin C available in a ready stored state, then the immune system would be at such a high level that there would be no need for vaccination! This is the real value of using liposomal encapsulated vitamin C.
But .... liposomal vitamin C may not be the only way to fight influenza and other diseases. Vitamin D-3, the sunshine vitamin, may be even more effective in warding off the flu'. One of these compelling pieces of evidence is the research indicating that vitamin D deficiency is likely the TRUE culprit behind the seasonal flu -- not the flu virus itself. So bolstering your immune system with vitamins D-3, vitamin C and other nutrients the year round is the best way to avoid getting sick. Ofcourse, you should not overlook eating 'whole food complex'. This is a radically new line of thinking, and it is common sense! We need to pay strict attention to our diet and immune level. Back to top
Super charging the immune system:
Liposomal encapsulated vitamin C is a health game changer! It can restore many functions of the body that may have been suppressed. One of these functions is the immune system and how it is linked to the gut and liposomes. About 70% of the body's immune system originates in the large intestine or gut. Bacteria can have an huge influence on immunity. Specific gut commensal bacteria have also been shown to affect disease development in organs. Caspi: Gut Bacteria & auto-immunity 2015 Evidence increasingly suggests that there is an association between the microbiota in the gut — bacteria, fungi and viruses — and the development of autoimmune disorders. Kosiewicz: Gut immunity & disease 2011 More information about all of this.
The gut or large intestine has immune sensors. These are made up of several types of lymphoid tissue that store immune cells, such as T and B lymphocytes, that carry out attacks and defend against pathogens [Germs/ Antigens]. Gershon: The second brain Jung: Peyer's Patches Kosiewicz: Gut immunity & disease 2011 The lining of the intestine is protected by a local immune system called gut-associated lymphoid tissue (GALT). Because GALT is the largest lymph system in the human body, the digestive tract has the most profound effect on overall immunity among all the internal organs. Indirectly, the GI tract contains hundreds of bacterial species in the large intestine that are both beneficial and harmful to the body. The balance of these bacteria in the gut is also a very important factor in the intestine’s defense system against disease. Each of us has natural made bacteriocidins or highly specific “antibiotics” coming from the gut that can do better healing than commercial antibiotics. So how is the gut linked to liposomes?
Liposomes are absorbed by the lymphatic system in the gut, not the liver which receives blood from the veins from the GI tract [ portal circulation ]. Liposome vitamin C rapidly loads up the immune cells in the lymphatic system of the gut, achieving high intracellular levels of this nutrient. This "supercharges" the immune system cells. Such supercharging is obviously much different than such a possibility happening with very small dosage exposure from normal amounts of orange juice or vitamin C supplements.
The amount of liposome-encapsulated vitamin C that eventually reaches the bloodstream via the thoracic duct is already lessened in amount by this immune cell loading, and what finally reaches the blood quickly gets taken up inside other cells throughout the body. When a liposome vitamin C "blood level" declines, it means it's leaving the blood and entering cells, not being excreted by the body. In comparison to normal vitamin C, an excess in the blood [ reputed to be about 200 mgs ] is excreted in the urine. This is the opposite of what happens when normal vitamin C like orange juice or supplement is ingested; that is, excess normal vitamin C is excreted in the urine. Thus very little vitamin C is available to super-charge the immune system and other body somatic cells.
This concept of super charging the immune system is a most important piece of information overlooked up to now by medical doctors. The super charged immune system is bolstered by vitamin C and supplies enhanced protection against infections to every cell in the body! This means unlimited natural prevention against all illness, diseases and healing most health problems as along as the immune system is supercharged! This lessens the need for vaccinations!
Vitamin C & Cancer:
There is a lot of confusion and fear among the general population about cancer. Fear suppresses acceptance of scientific evidence that vitamin C, administered in mega doses, can help cancer patients.
"Vitamin C acts as a free radical generator. Fortunately, those conditions occur inside tumors and virally infected cells. Cancer cells contain free iron and copper, and have faulty antioxidant defenses. Together with iron or copper, high levels of vitamin C generate hydrogen peroxide, which attacks cancer and virally infected cells. In healthy cells, these metals are bound to protein and so vitamin C does not produce hydrogen peroxide. Also, any hydrogen peroxide that might be produced is rapidly deactivated by cellular enzymes, such as catalase and peroxidase. Cancer cells are deficient in such enzymes, so they cannot destroy the hydrogen peroxide, which kills the cancer. Understanding the action of vitamin C in cancer cells has allowed scientists to recognize cancer as a redox disease. We can think of carcinogenesis as a disturbance in the oxidant/antioxidant balance in the cell. This balance is a primary control mechanism for cell growth, cell division and cell death by apoptosis. Observations on vitamin C led us to a new model of cancer based on the microevolution of cells with a faulty antioxidant/oxidant balance." Passwater: Hickey interview 2007 Padayatty: Vit C treated Cancer 2006
Szent-Györgyi began to pursue free radicals as a potential cause of cancer. He came to see cancer as being ultimately an electronic problem at the molecular level. Wiki: Györgyi cancer cause
Indeed, numerous studies have suggested that high-dose IV vitamin C may help eliminate cancer, even when combined with conventional treatments. For example, in a report for the August 8th 2010 issue of Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology, Dr. Mark Levine, chief of the U.S. National Institutes of Health's Molecular and Clinical Nutrition Section, concluded that exposing tumors to vitamin C made them more vulnerable to the killing effects of at least four widely used chemotherapy drugs. Previously, Dr. Levine had published research with mice suggesting that IV doses of vitamin C could one day reduce the size of malignant tumors in people.
Dr. Mark Levine also states that "the reason vitamin C has not shown to cure cancer was because researchers focused on using oral vitamin C, which only gave a few percent delivery into cancer cells. Vitamin C has to be given intravenously to get high dose delivery into cancer cells."
A few successful cancer treatment studies to wet your appetite for the truth:
Refer to published study of three cases of IV vitamin C cancer cures: Cancer cures with vit C
A New Zealand television news report video about Alan Smith who was near death, in a coma and about to be taken off life support, with swine flu, non-functioning "white" lungs and leukemia. The family had to fight with the attending oncologists to give Smith high-dose intravenous vitamin C. He was revived and today he is healthy and his leukemia is gone. The video is good but the New Zealand dialect may be difficult to understand. Viewing this video several times is worth the time and patience!
Video Living Proof Vitamin C Miracle Cure of Smith leukemia: 17:46 mns.
Seven advanced cancer case reports successfully treated with intravenous vitamin C by Riordan: Full article available at: Riodan: IV vit C as cancer therapy 2004
Padayatty and associates intravenously administered vitamin C as cancer therapy: three cases. Padayatty: Vit C treated Cancer 2006
A few additional studies on use of vitamin C to treat cancer: Chen: Vit C doses & tumors 2008 Frei: Vit C & Cancer revisted 2008 Finorow: Vitamin C 2006 Pittman Vit C cancer treatment 2011 Pollard: Vit C suppresses prostate cancer 2010 Whitaker: Vit C kills Cancer 2014 Back to top
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