Vitamin C overdose saves man from deadly virus

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upset masked doctor(NaturalHealth365) As the death toll of the Ebola virus steadily increases, the government, researchers, and the medical community are grasping for ways to curb the epidemic. Recent developments include approval of clinical trials to test new Ebola drugs and the appointment of Ron Klain, as the United States ‘Ebola Czar’. The entire world seems to be throwing money (and energy) into fighting the deadly virus, but they may be overlooking an effective treatment for Ebola.

High-dose vitamin C can act as an antiviral agent when administered intravenously or via injections. The case study of a New Zealand man’s dramatic recovery from a nearly fatal battle with swine flu provides compelling evidence of this nutrient’s potential. To me, it seems worthy to investigate the possibilities of its effectiveness against Ebola but, so far, public health officials haven’t considered it seriously.

New Zealand case suggests the medical community nearly made a HUGE mistake

New Zealand’s TV3 documented Allan Smith’s remarkable story in its program, “60 Minutes.” After the dairy farmer came down with swine flu and the disease developed into white out pneumonia and hairy cell leukemia, doctors placed Mr. Smith into a medically-induced coma. Three weeks later, his doctors were in agreement that Mr. Smith should be removed from life support and ‘allowed to die’, but Mr. Smith’s brother-in-law, suggested trying high-dose vitamin C.

You can watch the entire shocking story of recovery below:

In terms of vitamin C dosing, according to the Mayo Clinic, “the upper limit is 2,000 mg a day.” So, in other words, according to conventional medicine – Allan Smith received an ‘overdose’. I guess Mr. Smith was fortunate enough to have family members willing to take such a ‘risk’ with this essential nutrient.

In the video, you’ll learn how Mr. Smith’s doctors argued but agreed to try this ‘vitamin C overdose’ before letting Mr. Smith die. Within a day, Mr. Smith improved, and he was soon allowed to go off life support.

Of course, even after Mr. Smith fully recovery – doctor’s weren’t convinced. In fact, Dr. David Galler, an intensive care specialist, said that this case provided “no convincing evidence at all” about the effectiveness of vitamin C.

Dr. Galler continues his appalling opinion about vitamin C by saying (in the video), “we as a group find it harmful”. He goes on to say that he’s in the business of being “real” and “honest”. When you watch the video, you can hardly believe the callous disregard for human health and the arrogance of some conventionally-trained physicians. Just be sure to concentrate on the part of the video from 23 – 26 minutes, in particular.

These doctors are in such a state of denial about vitamin C – that they claim the recovery of Allan Smith was as likely to be due to a “bus driving by” as to the high-dose vitamin C treatment. However, rehabilitation went smoothly only as long as Mr. Smith continued taking high-dose vitamin C supplements – as soon as he stopped the doses, Mr. Smith’s progress stalled.

The case of Allan Smith seems miraculous, but this impressive result is not surprising to those familiar with high-dose vitamin C treatments. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that improves immune system activity and protects cells against damage by harmful compounds called free radicals. Mega-doses of this vitamin, given orally or intravenously, have been associated with improvements in patients with other viral diseases such as bird flu and measles.

High-dose vitamin C therapy can successfully eliminate viruses

As the Ebola virus outbreak grows, scientists and doctors are desperately trying to find a cure and a means of preventing more deadly infections. They’re also desperately racing to stop the disease before it claims more lives. In fact, a growing group of health experts warn the public of possible Ebola airborne transmission.

Why are public health officials ignoring the obvious truth?

Conventionally speaking, Western medicine has been ‘baffled’, for years, about how to properly treat infectious diseases. Yet, the medical literature is filled with scientifically valid natural protocols designed to strengthen immune function and dramatically reduce the risk of viral (or bacterial) infections. World health leaders need to have an open mind about possible solutions to serious health issues like, Ebola.

It may be time to seriously examine vitamin C as a remedy for Ebola patients. Allan Smith is a shining example of what natural therapies can do to the human body. We just have to be willing to try.

Jonathan LandsmanAbout the author: Jonathan Landsman is the host of, the NaturalHealth365 Talk Hour – a free, weekly health show and the NaturalHealth365 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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  • Barry Farnsworth

    I think the answer is in how much do you trust the medical and pharmaceutical industry to protect your interests. In fact are their claims backed by the real truth or is what is delivered on their studies paid for by big pharma.

    There is little value in what they claim and if you look at how most drugs perform you know they are not anywhere near a solution for our health problems. The only way to ensure our health is to take care of it ourselves and that may mean taking plenty of vitamin C.

  • Viictor Rosen

    What is an overdose of vitamin C? If you listen to the medical profession it can be anything over what is presumed to be a moderate amount. This makes it a challenge for most people trying to essentially fight a critical illness.

  • Julie

    Good article it makes you think about both sides of the debate. It also makes it easy to guess which side you are on. Understanding the double talk of the people who question vitamin C even when they have nothing else to offer is important. Unless you can think for yourself you are in trouble.

  • pam r

    Hi Jonathan, I watched the video and watched the segment you recommended between 23-26min into the video. I t was shocking as I watched David Galler a senior
    intensive care specialist reduced to a babbling buffoon as he kept trying to deny any positive outcome from Vitamin C. These doctors are so indoctrinated they can’t even see what is happening in front of their face. I hope everyone shares this video we need a lot more people to know about this.

    • Kathy Ableson

      I couldn’t have said it better, I also watched the same recommended part of the video and thought why did they even include this so-called specialist in what is a first class video.

    • Lilie Mnuk

      It was definitely NOT indoctrination for this guy, as you can tell by the stuttering. He was flat out lying. He knows vitamin C cures but withholds it anyway. Why? That is the question you need to answer! Then follow the $$$$! You can see how they unlawfully withhold life-saving procedures and they get away with it because no one gets lawyers to get involved or knows their rights. The case that worked was the case that a lawyer made sure because he made the Dr’s individually responsible, i.e they could be sued in their private capacity because their signatures are on the letters.

  • Barbara Reynolds

    Nice going Jonathan you now have set the bar high for any future videos. I liked this one and the only complaint is the part where they have a rebuttal to the validation of vitamin C powers.

    Why did they use that segment since it added nothing to the strong endorsement by the people that it helped? I guess it shows the medical establishment is out of control and should not be in charge of our healthcare.

  • frihetforalle

    “So why don’t the vitamin-lobby fund the study?” (32:45)

    Right. So who is the “vitamin-lobby”, if there ever was one? Regular people? Supplement producers? The problem is that these companies have only a tiny, tiny fraction of the financial resources as the pharmaceutical companies have. But the good doctor doesn’t want to talk about that, does he?

  • Robert Pollard

    They absolutely do not want a cure. They want to come up with it themselves to look smart. They do not want a vitamin to ruin their whole careers. They only practice medicine they do not practice health

  • Harvey Dobbernach

    I don’t think they are capable of finding a cure. Since, they don’t know where to look and aren’t even aware of what good health looks like.

  • Phyl

    A 30,000mg dose of Vit C saved me from the allergy effects of a brown recluse spide bite! I had no effects at all. And if they would look to the old nutrition books of Adelle Davis -no longer in print – she told of many research conclusions of many natural cures that worked!!! Such as niacin for young men – in prison because of it – who were cured of the horrible mental disability by just the B vitamin -niacin!!!! Look for her books , they have solved many health problems of mins over the ytear s. -=I am 88 and take NO drugs!~ a nd pretty healthly too.

    • Lilie Mnuk

      Thank you!!! Buying this and the one for children right now!!!

  • Larry Evans

    I am sure that vitamins save lives. Past generations had gotten them from the food supply. We are so short on them that every germ and virus now becomes capable of spreading throughout the population.

    You have to look no further than all the chronic health problems to realize something is wrong with our food supply. We need to supplement and use mega-doses of vitamin C when needed.

  • trumpsahead

    Wow, 35 minutes and not one word about the Hospital’s or Pharmaceutical
    industry’s true motives in denying patients high dose Vitamin C —
    THERE’S NO BLOODY MONEY IN IT FOR THEM. And that is why, ladies and
    gentlemen, I will die at home and never set foot in a hospital again. I
    have one meal each day of 100% Alkalinity, never do drugs except for
    king of herbs, marijuana, and exercise lightly but daily. Maintenance
    of good health is actually an easy affair, but when a person gets sick,
    it should be high dosage of high Alkaline foods and vitamins.
    Stay away from doctors since they earn their money by keeping you sick, not well.

  • Marin Marinc

    The problem is that the golden standard of random controlled trials seem to be the only way to arrive at evidence, whereas individual testimony, comparitive research without randomization, and repeated success with certain procedures can also be indicative of efficacy. However, such evidence is too easily dismissed. This doesn’t mean RCT isn’t necessary, but it is not the only way to investigate scientifically whether an intervention works or not. The inquistive spirit of formulating hypotheses, asking questions and looking for patterns is thereby squashed. We have arrogance parading as ignorance, i.e. “we don’t know whether the intervention works; therefore, it doesn’t work”.

  • kathleen

    (23:25) “No convincing evidence that it works” These people have a black hole in their chest no heart. This is the same medical community that has no cure for anything.

  • Kiwi Fred

    Recently aired on TVNZ One

  • Ben Markem

    A so-called overdose for a healthy person is probably not even enough for someone who is sick. There have been no call by the medical profession to try mega-doses of vitamin C even when all else doesn’t work.

    There has been no innovated thinking even when the doctors are battling a disease like Ebola. The only collaboration is between the medical profession and the pharmaceutical industry.

  • Schigara

    “according to the Mayo clinic, “the upper limit is 2,000mg a day”

    Total b.s. I have been taking 16,000mg (16grams) of ascorbic acid powder in divided doses (4grams 4x a day) + 2grams of Liposomal C per day for the past 7 years along with Lysine, Proline and K2 to reverse my high blood pressure, and cholesterol. Not only are my bp and lipids perfect now but also my 15 years of chronic sinusitis is long gone and have not had the cold or flu since taking appropriate amounts of vitamin C.

    The vast majority of animals on the planet make 3-13grams(adjusted to the average human weight) of vitamin C endogenously per day while not sick or stressed and as much as 120grams per day while sick or stressed.

    The only negative symptoms of an “overdose” of vitamin C is gas and diarrhea. You can overdose and die from drinking too much water but if you ingest too much VC, you have too rush to the toilet.

  • Purple Smiley Hana

    A very good & helpful article. Thank you.

  • Phyl

    There thoughts on Vit C is so untrained – or maybe they are working for a big pharma!!! I took 30,000mg of C to counter the effects of a brown recluse spider bite and then 30,000 the next day —-no effects of the bite!! and then I took 20,000 every day for the next 2 weeks and then down to my regular dose of 4-5000 every day.
    Adelle Davis says 1000mg of C every hour— for 3 days will relieve arthritis. It did for my mother who had pains and aches in her back , neck and fingers for years. Her finger joints were swollen and bent because of the swelling. No more pain!! but the enlarged joints and bending did not leave.
    I read some years ago where a doctor was prescribing 100,000mg of C for AIDS patients and getting good results! He was probably quieted by big pharma because there has been no mention of that since.

  • Lee

    Thank you, Steve. Next time I paste in a link, I’ll take care to see that no extra spaces get added somehow! 🙂