If I was on a deserted island and could have only one supplement available to me it would be Vitamin C. Hands down. It’s the power horse of vitamins.
In a 2016 study published in The Journal of Oncology it was reported that when the body is under attack from illness or disease the need for Vitamin-C is heightened ten-fold. They determined this by testing animals own healing systems. Most animals are able to synthesize their own Vitamin C when needed. For example, a 70 kg goat will produce Vitamin C at 33 mg day. When that goat is under stress or disease, the goat can produce 190 mg a day of vitamin C. Unfortunately we are not animals and cannot make our own Vitamin C, therefore, we must supplement.
When our bodies are under attack it’s imperative we give it the nutrients needed to heal itself. That requires a generous helping of Vitamin C. I take Livon Labs lypo-spheric Vit-C in gel form, or Clinically Balanced Vitamin C powerhouse.
There have been many studies proving it’s insane effectiveness including, but not limited to: Cancer, leukemia, shingles, colds and flu, bacterial infections, mononucleosis, rheumatoid arthritis, allergies, viral pneumonia, viral hepatitis, ankylosing spondylitis, Epstein Barr, and other illnesses. Amazing, right?!
You would think the medical community would appreciate its miraculous healing properties, but no. Vitamin-C is a cheap, natural product, which is un-patentable and therefore cannot make big pharmaceutical companies any money. Surprise!
The healing properties of this vitamin have been known for many decades, beginning with studies conducted in 1948 by Fred R. Klenner. Others interested in natural healing methods, including Irwin Stone and the crusader Linus Pauling, completed further studies. Thanks to the efforts of these men, and many others, the usefulness of Vit-C in the treatment of disease and illness have been proven many times over. According to their studies, Vit-C is taken till bowel tolerance, a.k.a. diarrhea. If that occurs I know my body doesn’t need any more and I lower my dose by 2,000mg at a time until my stools are back to normal.
Thanks to a study published in the journal of Orthomolecular Psychiatry in 1981, Vitamin C dosages to bowel tolerance have already been tested. Their study reports on average a normal, well individual should take 4 doses between 4g and 15g of Vitamin C within a 24 hour period. Mild cold symptoms 30,000mg to 60,000mg, severe cold 60,000-100,000mg, flu 100,000 to 150,000mg. Bacterial infections were effective at 30,000 to 200,000mg dosages depending on the bacteria. Cancer at 15,000 to 100,000mg. Viral pneumonia at 150,000-200,000mg+. (All of these dosages are within a 24-hour period). For more information on this study click here. (link to http://orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1981/pdf/1981-v10n02-p125.pdf) or use your search engine to find a high dose vitamin therapy provider. It is very important to consult a doctor providing intravenous high-dose Vitamin-C therapy before taking higher doses as kidney toxicity could occur.
I personally haven’t needed to go over 15,000mg (15g) of Vit-C to get the effects I’m looking for. I’m usually just stopping a cold or small infection in its tracks. If I ever needed high dose Vit-C therapy, I know the only route would be IV therapy from a practitioner specializing in that field. I’ve read it kills early stages of cancer, and reduces the unwanted side effects from both chemo and radiation. Good to know!! Pass it on!
Elaine Evenhouse is a licensed and certified occupational therapy assistant.