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Vitamin C is remarkably safe even in enormously high doses. Compared to commonly used prescription drugs, side effects are virtually nonexistent. It does not cause kidney stones. In fact, vitamin C increases urine flow and favorably lowers the pH to help keep stones from forming.

At the proper (high) level, vitamin C has antihistamine, antitoxin, antibiotic, and antiviral properties. If your body wants 35,000 mg of vitamin C to fight an infection, 7,000 mg won't do. The key is to take enough C, take it often enough, and take it long enough.

QUANTITY, FREQUENCY and DURATION are the keys to effective orthomolecular use of vitamin C. So many people hold a philosophical viewpoint such as "I shouldn't have to take so much of a vitamin." That's certainly true; you do not have to. What we are interested in is results. High doses of vitamin C get those results as well or better than any broad-spectrum drug on the market. Rather than take what we think the body should require, we take the amount of C that the body says it wants.

The safety of vitamin C is extraordinary. There is not one case of vitamin C toxicity anywhere in the world's medical literature. There is not one case of vitamin C-caused kidney stone ever proven, to the best of my knowledge. Vitamin C has been used to prevent and cure the formation of kidney stones since William J. McCormick, M.D. used it in 1946 (Medical Record 159:7, p 410-413).

The major side effect of vitamin C overload is an unmistakable 5-times-an-hour diarrhea. This indicates absolute saturation, and the daily dose is then dropped to the highest amount that will not bring about diarrhea. That is a THERAPEUTIC level.

Vitamin C can help with the following:

  • Alcoholism

  • Arthritis

  • Bladder Infection

  • Burns and secondary infections

  • Chronic Fatigue

  • Corneal Ulcer

  • Depression

  • Diabetes

  • Glaucoma

  • Heat Stroke

  • Hepatitis

  • Herpes Simplex

  • Herpes Zoster (shingles)

  • High Cholesterol

  • Leukemia

  • Multiple Sclerosis

  • Pancreatitis

  • Pneumonia

  • Radiation Burns

  • Ruptured Intervertebral Disc

  • Schizophrenia

  • Some Cancers

  • Venomous Bites (insects, snakes)

Foods high in Vitamin C:

Disclaimer: the preceding is intended as educational material and not as individual treatment recommendations.

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