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 a 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 mg) 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.
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
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.
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 a 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.
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