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 FDA and Senator Dick Durbin(D)’s schemes to outlaw nearly all nutritional supplements created after 1994 would destroy millions of jobs and devastate economy


"We found that cells in the retina need to be bathed’ in relatively high doses of vitamin C, inside and out, to function properly"

The tests and analyses revealed vitamin C was significantly inversely associated with cataract, while lutein, zeaxanthin, retinol, .-carotene, and .-tocopherol were linked to a much smaller effect on cataract. On type of cataract (nuclear, posterior subcapsular or cortical), vitamin C had a similar inverse association, while the other antioxidants had no significantly observable association.

FDA also noted packaging materials place product names in close proximity to the words .Cold Remedy." Further, website claims at issue include .Extra boost of Vitamin C in every RapidMelt,".Extra boost of Vitamin C and Echinacea in every RapidMelt," .Reduces the duration of cold symptoms when taken at the first sign of a cold." FDA said these statements about the RapidMelts Vitamin C products are intended for use in the diagnosis, cure, mitigation, treatment or prevention of disease in violation of section 201(g)(1)(B) of the Act (21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(B)). Also, the statements say the products are intended to affect the structure or function of the body of man in violation of section 201(g)(1)(C) of the Act (21 U.S.C. § 321(g)(1)(C))

No Deaths from Vitamins – None at All in 27 Years Orthomolecular News Service

 Vitamin C and Vitamin K3 alone or in combination induces cancer cell death in leukemia cells

Cell death was more prominent when Jurkat and K562 cells are exposed to VC and VK3 in a ratio 1000:1 (10 mM: 10 microM) or 100:1 (300 microM: 3 microM), respectively.

Conclusion: We provide for the first time in vitro evidence supporting a causative role for oxidative stress in VK3- and VC-induced apoptosis in Jurkat and K562 cells in a domino-like mechanism. Altogether these data suggest that VK3 and VC should be useful in the treatment of leukemia.


Vitamin C ‘A Must’ During Pregnancy

A new study has announced that poor absorption of vitamin C during pregnancy may decrease a baby’s chances of survival.

Research published in the Journal of Clinical Investigation found that a specific protein called Slc23a1 may regulate the ability of a newborn’s kidneys to absorb the nutrient. Having adequate levels of vitamin C during pregnancy can ensure that a number of bodily systems run smoothly.

2011: Study of 232,007 find significantly lower risk of diabetes was associated with the use of Vitamin C Supplements

Plasma vitamin C concentrations predict 42% lower risk of incident stroke over 10 y in 20,649 participants

Liquid Chromatography Reveals Vitamin C Deficiency Common in Dialysis Patients

  Linus Pauling Vindicated

Attn. Cardio-C customers: New Smaller Jars. (Tests show that less air inside, equals much longer shelf life.)

Mike Till, Sr. Foundation Co-Founder Passed on April 9, 2011

Foundation Announces World’s Finest Sodium Ascorbate

Physicians, see IV/C page for more info

Peer Reviewed Publication Supporting Intravenous Vitamin C for Cancer Patients

Intravenous Ascorbic Acid to Prevent and Treat Cancer-associated Sepsis? (Published March 2011)

NIH: Pharmacologic Ascorbic Acid Concentrations Selectively Kill Cancer Cells

The Use of Vitamin C as an Antibiotic By Dr. Fred Klenner 

 ACTION ALERT: The United States FDA versus Vitamin C

 Deja vu at the FDA

"Now I find myself at odds once again with that underfunded, overworked and under appreciated defender of public safety responsible for protecting Americans from dangerous drugs. Despite all of these limitations, the FDA has somehow managed to find the resources to clamp down on. vitamin C! Yes, ascorbic acid. Bottled sunshine. Probably the best studied, most researched and commonly used, plant based nutritional supplement known."

- Jonathan

 FDA Position on Intravenous Vitamin C Limits Access, But Does Not Render Vitamin C-IV Unlawful Legal Opinion by Emord and Associates.

FDA Action Has Halted Trials of Vitamin C and Cancer!

ANH: An Important Update on IV Vitamin C

In case you Missed it – Firms Blocked from Mass Producing Vitamin C for IV

Previously… Court Finds FDA Letter Flawed. Proctor and Gamble’s Advertising Vitamin C and Cold Meds Not Misleading or Harmful to the Public.

Video: Vitamin C Cures New Zealander’s Swine Flu Just As Life Support Was to be Terminated.

Intravenous Vitamin C Saves New Zealand Man with H1N1 Flu Damaged Lung (Story we posted last January)

Vitamin C: ‘Miracle Nutrient’ That Cured Man on the Brink of Death…

Dr. Thomas Levy Lectures at ‘Vitamin C Can Cure’ Coalition in New Zealand (Video)

Segment 3: Levy’s Discusson of Vitamin C Toxicity and Kidney Stones (Video)

How much vitamin C do you take each day?
None   5% 316
The RDA (less then 100 mg)   4% 249
Less than 500 mg   6% 407
Less than 1001 mg   16% 1053
Less than 5001 mg   34% 2188
Less than or equal 10000 mg   17% 1109
More than 10000 mg   17% 1096
Total: 6420
Comment: not much – anonymous


Vitamin C Shown to Boost Cell Regeneration and Aid Stem Cell Research

According to a new study published by Cell Press, vitamin C boosts the production of induced pluripotent stem cells (iPSCs), which offer a potential for regenerative medicine.

Vitamin C ‘Cures’ Mice with Accelerated Aging Disease

In the research report, a team of Canadian scientists shows that vitamin C stops and even reverses accelerated aging in a mouse model of Werner’s syndrome, but the discovery may also be applicable to other progeroid syndromes.

Vitamin C has crucial anti-ageing properties: Study

Vitamin C can stop premature aging: Canadian study

Vitamin E and C Help Traumatic Brain Injuries

Vitamin C Cancer

Increased intakes of omega-3 fatty acids, and vitamins C and E reduce the risk of pancreatic cancer by over 30 percent, new research says

Study: Vitamin E (alpha-Tocopheryl succinate) promotes selective cancer cell death induced by vitamin K3 in combination with Vitamin C

Vitamin C induces "cancer-cell suicide" in pancreatic cancer.

Is Vitamin C the New Wonder Drug for Cancer? Breakthrough Research says Yes!

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Vitamin C suppresses prostate cancer – June 2010 study

Mesothelioma Study Finds High Dose of Vitamin C Induces Cancer Cell Death In Test Tubes and Mice

Non-Toxic Vitamin C Inhibits Formation of New Blood Vessel Growth to Tumors

Vitamin C Stops the Growth of Cancerous Tumors in Mice

Vitamin C, E, Omega 3-fatty acids prevents pancreatic cancer

The Real Story of Vitamin C and Cancer

Friends with Cancer? Burzsynki Movie Now on DVD

Heart Disease aka Chronic Scurvy

Audio (5 minutes): Intro to Sydney Bush’s Cardioretinometry "Absolutely Stunning", "Biggest Development in Cardiology this Century", "Should Rock Every Cardiologist…" — Talk Show Host Jeff Rense

Curing Heart Disease W/Vitamin C Before X-Rays Can Show It

Israeli Study: Antioxidant Vitamins C/E Keep Arterial Blood Vessels Healthy in Smokers/Drinkers

Long-Term Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C) Administration Reverses Endothelial Vasomotor Dysfunction in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease

Vitamin C Treatment Lowers Elevated C-Reactive Protein

Vitamin C and Cardiovascular Disease – The Untold story

Vitamin C cuts smoking-induced atherosclerosis risk

Vitamin C Improves Myocardial Perfusion in Elective PCI

Scientists show Vitamin C Protects Against Hypertension-Induced DNA Damage

Vitamin C quickly boosts smokers. blood circulation

Vitamin C Fights Heart Disease

Researchers Stop Diabetes Damage with High Doses of Vitamin C

Researchers at the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and a common vitamin found in most medicine cabinets.

While neither therapy produced desired results when used alone, the combination of insulin to control blood sugar together with the use of Vitamin C, stopped blood vessel damage caused by the disease in patients with poor glucose control. "We had tested this theory on research models, but this is the first time anyone has shown the therapy’s effectiveness in people," said Michael Ihnat, Ph.D., principal investigator and a pharmacologist at the OU College of Medicine Department of Cell Biology.

Vitamin C Forum discussion

Nutritional Supplements (Esp. Vitamin C) Key to Preventing Diabetic Retinopathy (DR)


The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections.

RESULTS: Overall, reported flu and cold symptoms in the test group decreased 85% compared with the control group after the administration of megadose Vitamin C. CONCLUSION: Vitamin C in megadoses administered before or after the appearance of cold and flu symptoms relieved and prevented the symptoms in the test population compared with the control group.

Pharmacokinetics of vitamin C: insights into the oral and intravenous administration of ascorbate.

There is a strong advocacy movement for large doses of vitamin C. Some authors argue that the biological half-life for vitamin C at high plasma levels is about 30 minutes, but these reports are the subject of some controversy. NIH researchers established the current RDA based upon tests conducted 12 hours (24 half lives) after consumption. The dynamic flow model refutes the current low-dose recommendations for dietary intakes and links Pauling’s mega-dose suggestions with other reported effects of massive doses of ascorbate for the treatment of disease.

Rationale and impact of vitamin C in clinical nutrition…

"In critically ill patients and after severe burns, the rapid restoration of depleted ascorbate levels with high-dose parenteral vitamin C may reduce circulatory shock, fluid requirements and oedema."

A Randomized, Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Nutritional Supplementation During Acute Illness…

Oral nutritional supplementation of acutely ill patients improved nutritional status and led to a statistically significant reduction in the number of non-elective readmissions

PUTTING THE "C" IN CURE: Quantity and Frequency are the Keys to Ascorbate Therapy



Vitamin C Improves Resistant Anemia in hemodialysis (HD) Patients

Vitamin C: A Life-saving Treatment for Sepsis

Doctor’s Report: VITAMIN C CURES SHINGLES [Herpes Zoster]

Moderate Vitamin C Dose Enhances H. Pylori Eradication

Intravenous Vitamin C Therapy

Excellent technical reference on IVC.

Ascorbic Acid Orally – Not for IV Sodium Ascorbate Only for IV Infusions.

High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy Proven Effective

Great Article on "Swine Flu", Why We Are Hearing About it Now, and How to Protect Against it

Dr. Cathcart on Great Value of High Vitamin C (ascorbate effect) Fighting Viral Infections

Vitamin C deficiency increases the lung pathology of influenza virus-infected gulo-/- mice.

Elevated levels of dietary ascorbic acid increase immune responses in channel catfish

Vitamin C and immunity: an assessment of the evidence. (Mainstream Review)

"The high concentration of ascorbate in leucocytes and its rapid expenditure during infection and phagocytosis suggests a role for the vitamin in the immune process. Evidence published to date shows an involvement in the migration and phagocytosis by macrophages and leucocytes, as well as the induction and expression of delayed hypersensitivity."

Interview with Dr. Kalokerinos..< Argument Against Vaccinations

"Dr. Kalokerinos thought differently. He pinpointed the increase in vaccination campaigns as the reason why, at a certain point, up to half of the vaccinated Aboriginal infants died, obviously from an acute vitamin C deficiency provoked by the vaccination."

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Vitamin C Helps Prevent Gout

Recently, study was published that assessed the relationship between vitamin C intake and risk of gout in almost 47,000 men. All the men had no history of gout when they entered the study. Their intakes of vitamin C (via diet and supplements) were assessed every 4 years over a 20-year period.

Risk of gout was found to be lower in individuals with higher vitamin C intake. Compared to individuals with a total vitamin C intake of less than 250 mg per day, those with total intakes of 500 – 999 mg per day had a 17 percent reduced risk of gout. For intakes of 1,000 – 1,499 mg and 1,500 mg or more per day, the risk of getting gout was down by 34 and 45 percent, respectively.

The authors of this study also looked at the relationship between amounts of vitamin C ingested in supplement form only and risk of gout. Here again, higher supplemental levels were associated with a reduced risk of gout. Compared to those who did not supplement with vitamin C, those supplementing with 1,000 – 1,499 mg and 1,500 mg or more of vitamin C per day were found to be at 34 and 45 percent reduced risk of gout, respectively.

These results suggest that vitamin C, either from diet or supplements, is associated with a reduced risk of gout.

Vitamin C protects, maintains healthy bone mass

1 in 5 Canadian not getting the RDA of Vitamin C from diet

Canada: Government Healthcare Drives People to Intravenous Vitamin C and Myers Cocktails

Vitamin E intake significantly improve liver disease, Nonaloholic Steatohepatits (NASH), says study

Adding Vitamin E to Contact Lenses "hundred times" more effective" treating glaucoma

Study: Prenatal Vitamins Cut Risk of Low-Birthweight Baby

Vitamin C in the News Published by

Intravenous Vitamin C can save your cat’s life too!

Ascorbate Calibration as measure of ReDox, methylation efficiency, and inflammation or repair deficit (PDF) from the Townsend Letter for Doctors and Patients.

"Based on ascorbate calibration, it is evident from Figure 3 that 80% of people require at least 10 g of ascorbate (vitamin C) daily for optimum physiological function, and this amount can be as high as 130g/day."

- Russell Jaffe, MD, PhD

Figure 3:

Babies deficient in vitamin C may be at an elevated risk for mental development and memory problems

Professor Jens Lykkesfeldt, who led the research group, said that the research suggests children may also be at risk of learning disabilities if they receive insufficient levels of vitamin C in early life."

Vitamin C required to burn fat

Vitamin C good for healthy heart and eyes

New Role Of Vitamin C In Skin Protection Revealed By Study

No Deaths From Vitamins or Minerals

(OMNS, October 14, 2009) There was not even one death caused by a vitamin or dietary mineral in 2007, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. National Poison Data System. The 132-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. (1)

Furthermore, there were zero deaths in 2007 from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there were no fatalities from calcium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, selenium, iron, or multimineral supplements. There was one death from chronic overdose of magnesium hydroxide, commonly known as the laxative/antacid milk of magnesia, and it was inappropriately listed in the "dietary supplement" reporting category. Nutritional supplements do not contain magnesium hydroxide.

Over half of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements. Even if each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes 154,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 56 billion doses annually. Since many persons take more than just one vitamin or mineral tablet, the numbers are considerably higher, and the safety of nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable

1918 Spanish Flu Deaths and Aspirin-Induced Scurvy (Vitamin C Deficiency)

Antioxidants Lower Risk of Preterm Birth

Asthma Caused by Deficiency in Vitamins C and A

Vitamin C deficiency may impair brain development

A new study suggests that pregnant women need to have sufficient intake of vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid to prevent their fetuses from becoming victims of brain impairment that is associated with memory and learning capability later in their childhood.

Low Vitamins C, A, and E Intake Tied to Asthma Risk

Antioxidant diet supplementation enhances aerobic performance in amateur sportsmen….

Topical Vitamin C- The Wonder Medicine For Skin…

A new way of looking at scurvy we are not all alike and our requirements for vitamin C may differ…

Good vitamin C reference of the disease conditions related to vitamin C from

Chinese make vitamin C Breakthrough that reportedly provides hope in preventing the onset of CVD and Type 2 diabetes.

Study Shows Vitamin "Pill-Poppers" Are Healthier

Omega-3 Fish Oils: The Greatest Nutritional Health Discovery Since Vitamins, Part 4: The Major Studies

Bad News

Medical Science for Sale.

A recent study in the Journal of the American Medical Association found over 40 percent of the best designed, peer-reviewed scientific papers published in the world’s top medical journals misrepresented the actual findings of the research. The "spin doctors" writing the papers found a way to show treatments worked, when in fact, they didn’t.

Vitamin C Mega Dosing – Big Pharma suppresses an inexpensive powerful curea

Video: Canadians Praise Intravenous Vitamin Treatments

Amazing Summary of Recent Vitamin E Research Ignored by the Media

Vitamin C research called "hog wash"

Torrential Feedback To Reader’s Digest Anti-Vitamin Article


Dr David Ayoub’s Proof that Mercury Causes Autism

The Vitamin A and Vitamin D Controversy

The Cod Liver Oil Debate (from Weston-Price) Vitamin A is not a Vitamin D Antagonist.

Contrary to information from the Vitamin D Council, and most recently, from the Life Extension Foundation," Vitamins A and D cooperate with one another. They are not antagonists, but large doses of one may cause harm when not accompanied by the other."

Since vitamin A is required as a signaling partner with vitamin D, vitamin D will increase the turnover of vitamin A. If vitamin A is provided in excess, the results are generally beneficial. Excess vitamin A is stored in the liver. However, when the liver’s storage capacity is exceeded, the overload of vitamin A causes the cells to burst, damaging the liver and releasing storage forms of vitamin A into the systemic circulation that do not belong there. By increasing the utilization of vitamin A, vitamin D can help prevent vitamin A toxicity.

If vitamin A is in short supply, on the other hand, the results can be detrimental. By .stealing. all of the vitamin A needed to use for vitamin Dspecific functions, the body will not have enough vitamin A left to support the many other functions for which it is needed.this may partially explain the toxic effects of excess vitamin D.

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