Antibiotic resistance makes vitamin C more important than ever

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antibiotic-packages(NaturalHealth365) Each year, in the United States, at least 2 million people become infected with antibiotic-resistance bacteria – 23,000 of them are fatal. This development of drug-resistant bacterial infections can be traced to the overuse of antibiotics leading to antibiotic resistance.

However, with an estimated 200 million-plus antibiotic prescriptions written every year in the U.S., this very real threat of antibiotic-resistant “super bugs” does not seem to have slowed reliance on antibiotics. Yet, the solution is simple: research shows high doses of vitamin C – a powerful antioxidant – can successfully fight all kinds of infections.

Killing infections naturally: The volume of scientific evidence can NOT be ignored

The incredible infection-fighting qualities of vitamin C, making it an excellent antibiotic alternative, are not a new concept. Dr. Frederick Robert Klenner, who first began practicing medicine in 1936, documented years of research on vitamin C benefits. His work is said to have inspired further research on vitamin C by Linus Pauling and Irwin Stone.

Results of his lifetime of research provide evidence that vitamin C diminishes infections and toxins, controls cancer cell growth, relieves depression, modifies pain and alters the path of many conditions, including ALS, multiple sclerosis, and reactions from poisonous bites, among others.

In fact, Dr. Klenner found vitamin C to have tremendous therapeutic power, boosting the immune system, acting as an antihistamine, and neutralizing toxins.

Vitamin C found to be effective against drug-resistant TB

Tuberculosis, or TB, is a bacterial infection that affected 9 million people worldwide, killing about 1.5 million, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  Today, TB infections that fail to respond to drugs as evidence of antibiotic resistance are an increasing problem, with 650,000 people now suffering from multi-drug resistant TB worldwide.

In 2013, researchers at Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University made a surprising discovery while studying how TB bacteria become resistant to a first-line TB drug. According to results published in the online journal Nature Communication, the study revealed that vitamin C destroys drug-resistant TB bacteria in lab culture. The findings pave the way for a clinical trial, says lead author Dr. Williams Jacob.

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How to effectively (and safely) reduce the threat of toxins in the body

While the TB study’s results may have been surprising to the researchers conducting the investigation, it comes to no surprise to Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD.  Dr. Levy is a board-certified cardiologist and has written six books on vitamin C benefits plus other health-related issues.

“I don’t aim to be inflammatory, I just aim to be accurate,” explains Dr. Levy. “We’re very reluctant in medicine to use the word ‘cure’ because we have so many naysayers that want to come along and say you’re providing false hope. Well, where a cure has been clearly provided for a specific disease, repeatedly, with a specific therapy, and you don’t use the word ‘cure,’ you’re doing even greater harm.”

Dr. Levy has reviewed extensive amounts of literature on vitamin C and says viral pneumonia, diphtheria and other diseases and toxins have all responded well to treatment with vitamin C. “You find me a toxin, I’ve got the cure,” he says.

Vitamin C recommendations: What the doctors have to say

Based on his experience, Dr. Klenner recommended adults take at least 10 grams of ascorbic acid daily and children under 10 years of age take at least 1 gram for each year of life to maintain health.

Dr. Levy says sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid can be used as a cost-effective, well-tolerated form of vitamin C for keeping the gut mostly detoxified. But to achieve near-complete absorption, he suggests vitamin C products utilizing liposomal encapsulation technology as an additional option.

In the case of acute infections and toxic states, Dr. Levy recommends intravenous sodium ascorbate, typically at doses of 50 grams or more, over several hours for most individuals. At the same time, he recommends also administering the liposome-encapsulated form of vitamin C orally.

In the absence of intravenous sodium ascorbate Dr. Levy recommends sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid at levels up to bowel tolerance, and then the liposome-encapsulated form of vitamin C at the rate of several grams hourly. Subsequent dosing should be guided by symptoms and clinical response.

References
http://www.einstein.yu.edu/news/releases/907/study-finds-vitamin-c-can-kill-drug-resistant-tb
http://seanet.com/~alexs/ascorbate/198x/smith-lh-clinical_guide_1988.htm

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  • Martin Javis

    I like what Dr. Levy said about the “cure” word. We have been made afraid to use that term. In fact more than any other word that is the most loaded term.

    It inspires fear of prosecution from the medical police system in this country. When you can’t use this term without fear and you can’t say it is your second amendment right to free speech there is a bigger problem.

  • Joel Favini

    The right to free speech is the first amendment and the right to bear arms is the second amendment. We may need the second amendment if we aren’t allowed the first amendment.

  • Nathan Togain

    Indeed, since I’ve started regularly taking vitamin D3 its helped me sleep. Most people are vitaminD3 deficient and don’t know it.

  • AJCC

    Dear Johnnyjj, I live outside USA, and here is only available oral ascorbic acid unfortunatelly. I have treated several cases of colds and flu with high doses of ascorbic acid a day with very good results.

    • johnnyjj

      Hi AJCC, here is a link you should find interesting. http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist. com/beware-of-ascorbic-acid-synthetic/ For your information I have used the COSTCO (Kirkland) version of Vitamin C very effectively but it is more than just ascorbic acid. If you can’t get true Vitamin C where you are then I would suggest taking a small glass of orange juice with each dose of ascorbic acid. Good luck.

  • Sattaluri Satagopa Raja Ayyang

    In India Lemon ,Mango ,Goose berry are all made pickles with cold extracted Gingelly oil , Turmeric ,Chilly powder,Fenugreek seeds ,Cumin seeds ,Garlic ,Mustered seed etc . They consume regularly which is full of Vitamin C and many natural antibiotic properties which prevent diseases like latest cancer.This is an old tradition follwed by many indian people.Chavana prasa is made from Indian goose berry which is full of C vitamin.

  • Nathan Togain

    Oral D3!?!?! I thought they were suppositories! I’ve been dosing myself wrong the whole time!

  • Smoothman

    “In an effort to set the record straight – vitamin C is ascorbate only.
    Most commonly, vitamin C is ingested as ascorbic acid (hydrogen
    ascorbate) or sodium ascorbate. Vitamin C also occurs in different
    mineral forms, including calcium ascorbate, magnesium ascorbate, and
    others.

    However, it needs to be understood that the active agent in all forms of vitamin C is the ascorbate anion and nothing else.

    Virtually all of the phenomenal clinical and laboratory outcomes of
    vitamin C against pathogens and toxins reported over the last 75 years
    has come from only ascorbic acid or sodium ascorbate, administered or
    applied in appropriate amounts.

    Why all the fuss about vitamin C – especially when it works?

    As the awareness of the enormous utility of vitamin C continues to
    grow and more people supplement it on a regular basis, more supplement
    makers want to jump on the “vitamin C bandwagon.” Leading this new surge
    of vitamin C companies are those who want to “inform” the public that
    what it always thought was vitamin C really isn’t vitamin C.

    Probably the two most common deceitful vitamin C-related labels are
    “natural vitamin C” and “vitamin C complex.” To add to this deliberate
    desire to dupe the public, the companies that produce these products
    even assert that ascorbic acid is not really vitamin C!

    Nothing could be more outlandish, but it is actually so
    outlandish that many people end up believing it must be true, since it
    would be such an exceptionally ridiculous lie otherwise. The Nobel
    laureate who discovered vitamin C, Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, asserted
    that what he discovered was ascorbic acid and nothing more.

    He certainly did not discover “natural vitamin C” or “vitamin C
    complex.” Furthermore, the pioneer of the clinical use of vitamin C, Dr.
    Frederick Klenner, cured his many infections and neutralized his many
    toxins solely with pure ascorbic acid (or sodium ascorbate).

    Don’t be fooled by vitamin C companies

    Many new supplement makers want you to think that vitamin C is of
    relatively little use to the body if it is not ingested in a “natural”
    form. Additionally, they try to disparage many pure vitamin C
    supplements as being “synthetic vitamin C.” Vitamin C, or ascorbate, can
    be synthesized or it can be isolated from natural sources.

    As long as the purification processes are not flawed, the final
    products are absolutely identical. However, the fears that many people
    have today (often justifiably) about impure products of all varieties
    are played upon by these companies in their attempt to sell their
    “natural, vitamin C complex” product in the place of pure vitamin C
    supplements.”

    Dr. Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D.