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April 19, 2012
IV Vitamin C: A Powerful Healing Tool The FDA Wants Banned

You know you're doing something right for your health when the FDA starts prohibiting it. Intravenous (IV) vitamin C is a very powerful healing tool that can prevent dozens of diseases without any side effects. The treatment is so effective, it can even kill cancer.

You’re probably familiar with vitamin C’s antioxidant properties since it is one of the body’s most important free-radical fighters. But this vitamin is far more than just an antioxidant. It’s also involved in a number of enzymatic and metabolic reactions, including the synthesis of the neurotransmitter norepinephrine, the formation of bile, and the production of collagen.

Inadequate levels of vitamin C are associated with scurvy, heart disease, cataracts, diabetic complications, asthma attacks, and more. Furthermore, it’s highly protective when taken as a supplement. It boosts immune function, increases resistance to infection, and protects against a wide range of diseases.

High-Dosage Vitamin C is Powerful

The benefits of long-term vitamin C consumption in excess of the U.S. government recommended daily allowance (RDA) are widely acknowledged and include reduced risks of cancer, cardiovascular disease and cataracts. Higher-than-RDA vitamin C intakes have been associated with increases in good HDL cholesterol, decreases in LDL cholesterol oxidation, decreased blood pressure and decreased cardiovascular mortality.

The first physician to aggressively use vitamin C to treat disease was Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., beginning in the early 1940s. Dr. Klenner successfully treated chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus and polio with huge doses of vitamin C. He used massive doses of vitamin C for more than 40 years of family practice. Many practioners who practice with IV vitamin C consider the treatment more effective than any vaccine ever invented.

Vitamin C is remarkably safe even in enormously high doses. Compared to commonly used prescription drugs, side effects are virtually nonexistent.

How much vitamin C is an effective therapeutic dose? Dr. Klenner administered up to 300,000 milligrams (mg) per day. Generally, he gave 350 to 700 mg per kilogram (2.2 pounds) body weight per day. Dr. Klenner emphasized that small amounts do not work. He said, “If you want results, use adequate ascorbic acid.”

Evidence documents Vitamin C as one of the best antiviral agents now available. Vitamin C can neutralize and eliminate a wide range of toxins. Vitamin C will enhance host resistance, greatly augmenting the immune system’s ability to neutralize bacterial and fungal infections.

A study in the American Heart Journal found that the risk of heart failure increased with decreasing plasma vitamin C; Every 20 .mol/L increase in plasma vitamin C concentration was associated with a 9% relative reduction in risk of heart failure after adjustment for age, sex, smoking, alcohol consumption, physical activity, occupational social class, educational level, systolic blood pressure, diabetes, cholesterol concentration, and body mass index, with similar result if adjusting for interim coronary heart disease.

There are numerous conditions that IV therapy and chelation therapy (injection of a solution into the bloodstream that binds with metals and passes through the kidneys for removal from the body) can improve. Patients Medical can tailor the IV protocol by varying the type and amounts of nutrients. When this is done, IV therapy can be beneficial for:

  • Asthma
  • Migraines
  • Hepatitis
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Muscle spasm
  • Chronic fatigue
  • Upper respiratory infection
  • Parkinson’s disease
  • Malnutrition
  • Anti-aging
  • Allergic rhinitis
  • Chronic sinusitis
  • Acute viral illness
  • Herpes outbreaks
  • Acute strain or injury
  • Coronary artery disease (hypertension)
  • Detoxification (including heavy metals)
  • Depression
  • High cholesterol
  • High blood pressure

Vitamin C Kills Cancer

Vitamin C’s effects on cancer have been known since the late 1970s, when Linus Pauling, PhD, and Ewan Cameron, MD, published a case report about 100 terminal cancer patients who had been treated with high-dose IV and oral vitamin C. The patients who received this therapy survived an average of 300 days longer than a control group of patients with similar disease status, and 22 percent of them lived longer than one year, compared to just 0.4 percent in the control group.

Based on these results, Dr. Pauling convinced the National Cancer Institute (NCI) to evaluate this therapy in a clinical trial of patients with advanced cancer. But when the results were published, vitamin C showed no therapeutic value. Why? Because rather than using IV and oral vitamin C as Drs. Pauling and Cameron had done, the NCI used oral vitamin C alone. Of course the study failed--it’s impossible to achieve the requisite blood levels with oral doses.

The body tightly controls levels of this vitamin by limiting intestinal absorption. Intravenous administration bypasses this control mechanism, and blood levels rise in a dose-dependent manner. For example, 10 g 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. Nevertheless, the flawed study gave conventional doctors an excuse to shun vitamin C, and to this day they dredge it up as proof that vitamin C is ineffective as a cancer therapy.

But IV vitamin C didn’t go away, thanks in large part to Hugh Riordan, MD, a maverick physician who learned about it from Dr. Pauling. After decades of successfully treating patients at his clinic in Wichita, Kansas, Dr. Riordan was able to garner the interest of Mark Levine, MD, a researcher at the National Institutes of Health who has done a great deal of work on the mechanisms of vitamin C in the treatment of cancer.

It was Dr. Levine’s team that figured out exactly how vitamin C kills cancer. Vitamin C interacts with iron and other metals in the extracellular fluid (as opposed to within the cells) to create hydrogen peroxide. Hydrogen peroxide plays a vital signaling role in the immune system, marshalling white blood cells to sites of injury or disease. In high concentrations, it does much more. Hydrogen peroxide damages the DNA and mitochondria of aberrant cells, shuts down their energy supply, and kills them outright. Best of all--and unlike virtually all conventional chemotherapy drugs that destroy cancer cells--it is selectively toxic. No matter how high the concentration, vitamin C does not harm healthy cells.

FDA Wants It Banned

Now the FDA is reported to be prohibiting small pharmacies from manufacturing or distributing injectable vitamin C. This is regardless of the fact that vitamin C is a powerful healing substance that is great for a lot of health conditions.

Not only is the FDA seeking to eradicate use of IV vitamin C, but they are also working to ban injectable magnesium chloride and injectable vitamin B complex 100 as well. These substances are used to make what is called ‘Myers Cocktail‘, which is used for conditions like chronic fatigue syndrome, hepatitis, AIDS, mononucleosis, and influenza.

It continues to be an unfortunate consequence of our profit driven society that deadly pharmaceutical drugs are protected while benign, effective vitamins, minerals and non-toxic treatments are treated like they are the poisons. It is mass insanity, driven by huge profits, status, and power.

Dave Mihalovic is a Naturopathic Doctor who specializes in vaccine research, cancer prevention and a natural approach to treatment.



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