Hans Larsen states:
"Vitamin C was first isolated in 1928 by the Hungarian biochemist and Nobel Prize winner Dr. Syent-Gyorgijc. Vitamin C plays an important role as a component of enzymes
involved in the synthesis of collagen and carnitine.
Vitamin C intake markedly reduces the severity of a cold, it also effectively prevents secondary viral and bacterial complications. Vitamin C
works by stimulating the immune system and protecting against damage by the free radicals released by the body in its fight against the infection." (18)
Drs. Pauling and Cameron pioneered the
use of large doses of Vitamin C (more than 10 grams a day) in the treatment of cancer patients. From their experiments at the Vale of Leven Hospital in Scotland, they concluded that terminal cancer
patients who received large daily doses of Vitamin C, along with the regular treatment, lived much longer than patients who did not receive Vitamin C. These patients also had less pain, and in general, a
much improved quality of life.
"Vitamin C is truly a wonder nutrient and there is no doubt that many of the serious degenerative diseases plaguing the civilized world
today can be prevented or even reversed through an adequate intake of this essential vitamin.
A scientific advising panel to the US government recently recommended that all healthy adults
increase their Vitamin C intake to 250-1000 mg a day.
A daily intake of 250-1000 mg of Vitamin C may be adequate for preventive purposes, but far larger quantities are required in halting or
reversing cancer and heart disease and Hepatitis C.
Although there has been some concern that people suffering from hemochromatosis (a tendency to iron overload) may be sensitive to high doses of
Vitamin C, most researchers agree that Vitamin C is entirely safe in daily quantities of 10 grams or more. An adequate intake of Vitamin C is surely the best and most cost efficient health insurance
available today." (18)
The official Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA) is sixty mg. a day. How much do we need? To answer this question it is crucial to realize that the RDA is not, in anyway,
based on what is required for optimum health. The RDA is simply the amount required to avoid scurvy, the most obvious deficiency disease. Actually the RDA is based on the Vitamin C content of the average
diet. The logic goes somewhat like this: The average "healthy" North American diet provides about 60 mg. a day of Vitamin C, so since scurvy is virtually unknown in the USA today, 60 mg. a day
must be adequate. So much for Science.
High-potency Vitamin C produces dramatic healing in many Hepatitis C patients. I used C Aspa Scorb by progressive labs. It comes in powder form and the dose
recommended is one teaspoon, three times a day or approximately fourteen thousand (14,000) mg.
You mix the teaspoon in a small amount of distilled water. When I first employed Dr. D for my liver
problem, his first diagnosis was hemochromatosis. According to him, an inherited disease. He asked if any of my relatives had had the disease? Most of my relatives were dead from cancer, so I didn't know.
I experienced a horrendous iron overload in my liver. Chronic Hepatitis C does cause iron overload, and there are too many known bad effects. I'm sure a lot of unknown problems result from iron
overload. That is why Dr. D prescribed phlebotomies or blood-letting, to leach out the iron from my liver. My blood-letting led to the blood bank discovering my Hepatitis C.
water helps leach out iron and other toxic overloads from the liver. All chronic Hepatitis C patients should drink distilled water.
As long as we're on the topic of iron retention, it is important
for Hepatitis C patients to avoid all iron supplements. Carefully read the ingredients in supplements because iron is added needlessly in all sorts of pills and other types of supplements such as
superfoods and in particular supplements designed for women. If you have Hepatitis C and don't know if you're retaining iron in your liver, get tested. A simple blood test will reveal your iron binding
content. If you have a liver biopsy, be sure to remind your doctor to have an iron test done at the same time. Not all doctors know or remember to do this. In my case they did do it, but they lost it. I
wasn't about to visit Dr. "Pocahontas" a second time.
For Vitamin C, I consumed at least two lemons everyday. They should be fresh and organic. Use them in tea, to marinate meat, in
stir-fry and to make lemonade, lemon honey and distilled water. Put a slice of lemon in your glass of water, it makes water exciting. There are live enzymes and bioflavonoids in fresh squeezed fruit that
isn't in pills, powder or processed supplements. Also, lemons are a good source of the mineral magnesium, which helps maintain the mineral balance in the body.
Maud Grieve, a modern herbalist
said, "It is probable that the lemon is the most valuable of all fruit for preserving health." (19)