Reversing disease with the ‘multi-C’ protocol

March 11, 2014 by  
Filed under Vitamin C Benefits

Reverse Disease with Vitamin C(NaturalHealth365) For the individuals who want to incorporate vitamin C into their daily health regimens, or who want to effectively use vitamin C to help treat diseases or toxin exposures – along with the rest of their medicines and supplements – it is important to have a good understanding of the different types of vitamin C that are available, along with how one type compares to another.

Become an educated consumer. Such individuals can then get the most out of their vitamin C therapy, as well as get the best value for the money invested. As well, it is important to know when multiple forms of vitamin C should be taken together to ramp up the clinical (healing) response.

What to consider BEFORE taking vitamin C

Although not a completely inclusive list, the most important factors to address when taking vitamin C are dose, frequency, and duration of the treatment period. Take enough of it, often enough, and for a long enough period of time, or just risk wasting your time, money, and energy.

Even though any amount of vitamin C will still be a positive intervention, don’t delude yourself into thinking that a lack of fabulous results with small amounts means you’re a “non-responder.” All diseases feature increased oxidative stress in one place or another, and supplying your body with a ongoing supply of fresh vitamin C and other antioxidants is the only direct way to counter this stress.

Understanding the value of ‘dose’ and ‘frequency’

Although it can sometimes seem like it, the ability of vitamin C to bring back infected and/or toxic patients from death’s doorstep and out of comas isn’t magic. Molecule for molecule, you need enough vitamin C to supply enough electrons to reduce targets of toxic excess oxidation.

If the immune system is old and compromised, larger amounts of vitamin C can be needed to do the job, while a healthier immune system might need less help to get on top of things. The most important corollary to taking a large enough dose is taking it often enough. The important impact of vitamin C on the immune system was discussed in my earlier NaturalHealth365 article – “Vitamin C is the ‘muscle’ of the immune system.”

Remember that very many infections, toxin exposures, and even chronic diseases can and have been very effectively managed by taking only one type of vitamin C, usually sodium ascorbate or ascorbic acid, and dosing it steadily in multi-gram doses throughout the day. Liposome-encapsulated vitamin C and intravenous vitamin C are wonderful and highly effective, but don’t feel you are out of luck if you do not have sufficient money or access to use these types of vitamin C.

However, many acute infections and many chronic degenerative diseases can require 50, 100 or even many more grams of regular vitamin C daily to get the results you want. Lypo-C and IVC can get you where you want to go much more quickly and effectively.

The synergistic effect of a multi-C protocol

In most significant chronic diseases, multiple areas of the body have increased oxidative stress and decreased stores of vitamin C and other antioxidants. Since the goal of vitamin C therapy is to neutralize as much oxidative stress and damage as possible, taking as many different types of vitamin C as possible can give the positive clinical results not seen with one, or even two types of vitamin C.

The four main arms of the ‘multi-C protocol are:

1. Liposome-encapsulated vitamin C, 1 to 5 grams orally daily (not homemade formulations)

2. Sodium ascorbate daily up to or reaching bowel tolerance (C-flush)

3. Ascorbyl palmitate, 1 to 3 grams orally daily

4. Intravenous vitamin C (sodium ascorbate or buffered ascorbic acid), 25 to 150 grams, depending on body size. Sometimes daily initially, and often several times weekly to monthly depending upon clinical circumstances

The multi-C protocol is especially effective because:

1. The liposomes put vitamin C inside (intracellular) the diseased cells and the circulating immune cells without the consumption of energy.

2. The oral sodium ascorbate continues to saturate the extracellular areas with vitamin C while neutralizing the toxic products of poor digestion, shared by everyone to a greater or lesser degree.

3. The ascorbyl palmitate gets the normally water-soluble vitamin C into fat-soluble areas.

4. The intravenous vitamin C gets temporarily astronomical blood concentrations of vitamin C throughout the body.

What is the difference between lypo-C and IVC?

Circulating on the internet and on multiple health blogs is the idea that vitamin C properly encapsulated in liposomes is 5 to 10 times more potent than the same amount of vitamin C given intravenously. This concept originated with my personal observations when I first started evaluating the clinical effects of liposome-encapsulated vitamin C about 10 years ago.

I had taken many IVC infusions between 50 and 100 grams in the past when I was ill, and I observed on more than one occasion that 5 grams of lypo C had clearly as good or even greater an impact on the acute symptoms of cold or flu than 50 grams of vitamin C given intravenously. This confused me greatly until I finally decided it was time to learn something about liposomes and how they work.

It appears that the arming of the immune cells with high concentrations of vitamin C along with the lack of energy consumption in getting an intracellular delivery of vitamin C are very big edges over larger intravenous infusions of unencapsulated vitamin C, at least for acute viral syndromes.

Additional factors come into play, however, when treating chronic infections and chronic degenerative diseases, like Lyme, cancer, and coronary heart disease. While I feel that access to quality lypo-C is the best option if only one option is available, I strongly recommend motivated individuals take as many types of vitamin C that they can if they are not getting satisfactory results with just one form.

However, as is reflected on the multi-C protocol, using both lypo-C orally and vitamin C intravenously, along with regular vitamin C and ascorbyl palmitate, can have what appears to be a synergistic effect over just upping the dose of one form to as high as possible for as long as possible.

Always remember vitamin C, regardless of the diagnosis.

Except for diseases of the kidney where doses must be scaled down, vitamin C in all its types and at the highest of doses can offer you an enormously useful way to avoid the hospital and the chronic ingestion of a host of prescription drugs. Never forget, however, that you ultimately have to take responsibility for your own health.

No matter what the medical/scientific assertion or the recommended therapy, you can find a seemingly well-qualified “expert” who says it is worthless while another expert says it is the greatest thing since sliced bread. However, there can only be one scientific truth, and you have to be the one to decide who to believe and who to dismiss.

If you are a regular NaturalHealth365 reader, you probably have already reclaimed a great deal of the responsibility for your health from mainstream medicine. Be a partner with your doctor in deciding what you should do and what you should take. Good luck in your continued quest for optimal health.

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About the author: Thomas E. Levy, MD, JD is a board-certified internist and cardiologist. He is also bar-certified for the practice of law. He has written extensively on the importance of eliminating toxins while bolstering antioxidant defenses in the body, with particular focus on vitamin C.

His new book entitled Death by Calcium: Proof of the toxic effects of dairy and calcium supplements is now available at or In this new book, for the first time, Dr. Levy has assembled extensive sections on his treatment protocols for cancer, heart disease, osteoporosis, and other chronic degenerative diseases. As well, this new book contains his detailed “Guide to the Optimal Administration of Vitamin C.” His website is

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Calcium proven to be a deadly supplement

November 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Nutrition News

Calcium Warning(NaturalHealth365) Modern medicine is making a huge mistake, in terms of treatment protocols for osteoporosis. Conventional wisdom tells us that a ‘calcium deficiency’ is the main cause of osteoporosis. So, doctors have been brainwashed into believing that calcium supplementation is the answer.

There’s only one problem – according to scientific research – calcium supplementation actually increases your risk of death from all known degenerative diseases. In truth, when you look closely at the scientific literature, calcium supplements do not make bones stronger.

This loss of calcium, from the bones, increases your risk for arthritis, heart disease, and, even, pre-cancerous fibroids – to name a few calcium-related health issues. But, the important question to ask is ‘what causes this loss of calcium’?

Calcium is a deadly supplement

According to Thomas Levy, MD, JD, taking a calcium supplement is like putting a ‘fresh coat of paint on a rotten fence’. You may get a “better score” on a ‘bone density test’ – but you will not reduce your risk of weakened bones or hip fractures.

If you or someone you know is suffering with osteoporosis – be sure to watch this brief video (below) as Dr. Levy explains how calcium actually increases your risk for premature death.

Three ways to lower your risk for osteoporosis

1. Vitamin C – We’ve published many articles about vitamin C benefits. I, personally, take the LivOn Labs Lypo-Spheric vitamin C – a few thousand mg. per day. But, each person has their own (individual) requirements based on toxic burden and other stress-related issues.

2. Magnesium is, often times, the real cause for age-related bone loss. And, according to natural health expert, Carolyn Dean, M.D., magnesium is “absolutely vital for maintaining proper bone health.”

3. Vitamin K has been described as the ‘missing link’ in solving calcium absorption issue. Vitamin K actually helps to keep calcium inside the bones and out of the arteries. You don’t want your arteries clogged with too much calcium.

Naturally, vitamin D, essential fatty acids, exercise plus a healthy diet will keep your bones healthy and strong – all the days of your life.

The bottom line – you can prevent, even reverse osteoporosis without the need for toxic drugs. Conventional medicine is not telling the whole truth about osteoporosis. Why are millions of people being given drugs for weakened bone structure? And, more importantly, how can we avoid this horrible disease?

Osteoporosis Solutions is a special program produced by Jonathan Landsman, host of the NaturalNews Inner Circle. This program features Thomas Levy, MD, JD, a natural healthcare expert, talking about the real reason for osteoporosis plus a comprehensive (natural) program to reverse bone loss.

This is the kind of information that millions of people need to hear – especially physicians caring for people with osteoporosis.

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Jonathan LandsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalNews Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalNews Inner Circle – a monthly subscription to the brightest minds in natural health and healing.

Reaching hundreds of thousands of people, worldwide, as a personal health consultant, writer and radio talk show host – Jonathan has been educating the public on the health benefits of an organic (non-GMO) diet along with high-quality supplementation and healthy lifestyle habits including exercise and meditation.

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