Jan 18th, 2021
“it's really important that we emphasize that this conversation, even though it brushes up against topics like improved viral immunity, is not meant to suggest in any way that vitamin C is somehow an outright cure for COVID-19. There's just no evidence of that yet. It's really important to say that in the background of everything going on in the world right now.”
Dr. Linus Pauling: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Linus_Pauling
Pauling was "the" vitamin C guy
Nobel Prize-Winning Chemist who found clinical evidence suggesting that high dose intravenous administration of vitamin c is useful as a supportive treatment for cancer as well as
“one of the problems of critiques of his work on vitamin C is the apples to oranges comparison of his claims, which often used intravenous administration of vitamin C is useful as a supportive treatment for cancer as well as a method for mitigating the side effects of chemotherapy.”
At least one of the problems of critiques of his work on vitamin C is the apples to oranges comparison of his claims, which often used intravenous dosing with that of research on oral dosing.
If a person eats between five and nine servings of vitamin C rich fruits and vegetables a day, their steady-state plasma vitamin C concentrations will be around 80 micromoles per liter or less.
A person's peak plasma vitamin C concentrations won't exceed 220 micromoles per liter from oral vitamin C intake, even if they take a maximum oral dose of three grams, six times daily.
3g * 6 = 18g!!!!
By contrast, intravenous vitamin C can produce plasma concentrations as high as 15,000 micromoles per liter.
So we are talking about a difference between 220 and 15000 68 times higher than can be achieved through oral consumption.
Smoking increases oxidative stress, which increases antioxidant requirements. Alcohol consumption increases urinary vitamin C losses by nearly 50 percent, suggesting that higher intake might be required to prevent deficiency in regular or heavy drinkers.
" Alcohol consumption increases urinary vitamin C losses by nearly 50 percent, suggesting that higher intake might be required to prevent deficiency in regular or heavy drinkers. "
" Importantly, multiple high dose vitamin C supplements in the 2- to 3-gram range given four to six times per day maintained plasma levels two to three times higher throughout a 24-hour period. "
Intravenous vitamin C - pull up graph of oral vs. intrevenous
A clinical study in which 12 adults between the ages of 19 and 27 were administered 1.25 grams of vitamin C either orally or intravenously, peak plasma concentrations reached 135 micromoles per liter of blood with oral administration but it reached 885 micromoles per liter of blood with intravenous administration. Furthermore, a high dose of 3 grams taken every four hours produced peak blood concentrations of 220 micromoles per liter of blood compared to 1760 micromoles per liter of blood for a single 3-gram intravenous dose.
Using it against the common cold
" Cold duration decreased 26% among children taking 2 grams of vitamin C daily and 17% among children taking only 1 gram of vitamin C daily. "
Intravenous Vitamin C and cancer - read here from the webpage
" A study involving patients with terminal cancer found that intravenous and oral vitamin C improved physical, emotional ,and cognitive status as well as reduced fatigue, nausea, vomiting, pain, and appetite loss. "
Vitamin C and inflammation - read here from the webpage