Vitamin C is required for life. The nature of our diets leads to a serious lack of this essential nutrient. This situation may be a leading contributor to much of the sickness and chronic disease that the population of the earth suffers.
A study in the Journal of Epidemiology (May, 1992) was reported to show that people who have high blood levels of vitamin C live 6 years longer than those who have lower blood levels.
Vitamin C in high doses (up to 100 grams/day or more IV) has been shown to be very effective in the treatment of cancer. This is an extremely positive and safe course to take in that it promotes an increased state of wellness and experience shows that high levels of vitamin C act as a chemotherapy potentiator. It also protects healthy cells from radiation therapy damage.
Half of us in the United States will die from heart disease. The foundation of heart disease is atherosclerosis, the narrowing of our arteries with plaque. By why does our body do this? It must be for a reason. The presence of cholesterol is not compelling. Our bodies make several thousand milligrams of cholesterol a day (see Saturated Facts). If atherosclerosis is a healing process to patch a compromised arterial wall, as I believe, how can we make our arteries healthy and stop this process that, over time, becomes a serious problem of its own? Chronic vitamin C deficiency leads to poor to tissue integrity. Hence, chronic vitamin C deficiency is the fundamental cause of heart disease. This is discussd in depth in the Heart Disease Section.
We are here to increase the knowledge of our visitors concerning vitamin C and to promote dietary supplementation, both for general good health and for the treatment of disease.
Dr. Frederick Klenner, M.D., F.C.C.P. was probably the leading authority on the clinical use of vitamin C. His paper, Observations On the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond the Range Of A Vitamin In Human Pathology (not as boring or technical as the title makes it seem) contains many of his experiences treating many conditions and diseases. On the question of when C is appropriate, Dr. Klenner said
"Vitamin C should be given to the patient while the doctors ponder the diagnosis."
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