Vitamin C--Antiviral
The Vitamin C Conspiracy



Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins: Curing the Incurable by Thomas E. Levy, M.D., J.D

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[2010 Aug Video] Swine Flu Cure using Vitamin C Therapy

[1994 pdf] Hunt et al. The Clinical Effects of Vitamin C Supplementation in Elderly Hospitalised Patients with Acute Respiratory Infections  Although this study was performed on a relatively small number of subjects the results suggest that moderate vitamin C supplementation could have clinical benefit to patients suffering from acute respiratory infection, particularly to those who are most severely ill on admission. In many of these patients, plasma and white cell vitamin C levels are likely to be low enough to be construed as representing at least marginal deficiency, but 200 mg per day boosts these considerably within 2 weeks. Conversely, in the un-supplemented patients', concentrations of the vitamin remain low. These results are therefore consistent with evidence that vitamin C assists immune function possibly by acting as an anti-oxidant.

[1999] Gorton et al. The effectiveness of vitamin C in preventing and relieving the symptoms of virus-induced respiratory infections

[pdf] H. Hemilš, et al. Vitamin C and acute respiratory infections  From the studies published so far it is evident that in large doses vitamin C has distinct but modest therapeutic effects on the severity and duration of the common cold, even in well nourished populations. There are also possible benefits in the prevention of acute respiratory infections, especially in populations that are malnourished or physically stressed. It is our view that three widely cited reviews concluding that vitamin C had little if any effect on the common cold did not accurately represent data from the original publications. For example, data inconsistent with the original study reports were presented, several highly relevant findings were overlooked, and data were analysed inappropriately. Furthermore, the authors of the most influential trial so far concluded that the difference between the vitamin C and placebo groups was paradoxically caused by the placebo effect. The placebo effect interpretation of the results was, however, recently shown to be erroneous, indicating that the observed benefit was indeed caused by the physiological effects of the vitamin.

"We found measles to be a medical curiosity, by 1950 we could kill the measles virus in 24 hours. We also found we could dry up chicken pox in the same time."---Dr Klenner, M.D.

Ascorbic acid was shown to inactivate (1936-7) the herpes virus by Holden et al. The vaccinia virus by Kliger and Bernkopf. The Hoof and mouth virus by Langenbusch and Enderling. Rabies virus by Amato

"Viral hepatitis of all types is one of the easiest diseases for ascorbic acid to cure."---Dr Cathcart, M.D.

In a study of 108 open heart surgery patients (receiving under 1.5 gms ascorbic acid/day), 11% developed hepatitis (alter et al, 1975). In contrast in the Murata-Morishige study there were no cases of hepatitis among 1100 patients receiving over 2 gms ascorbic acid.

"In 1949 Klenner described his successful treatment of polio…using ascorbic acid. The main value of his work is in showing that any viral disease can be successfully brought under control with ascorbic acid if the proper large doses are used…..Millions have been spent in unsuccessful attempts to find a nontoxic, effective virucide….while, harmless, inexpensive, and non-toxic ascorbic acid has been within easy reach."---Dr. Irwin Stone

Klenner in 1948, and Dalton in 1962 reported their successful experiences with virus pneumonia treated with ascorbic acid in 42 cases and 3 cases respectively. Paez de la Torre in 1945 found good results in measles with children. Klenner in 1949, successfully used ascorbic acid as a prophylactic in a measles epidemic and gave a dramatic case history in his 1953 paper in the treatment of a 10 month old baby with measles. Zureich, in 1950 treated 71 cases of chicken pox with ascorbic acid and Klenner in 1949 also mentions the good response with this disease.

Klenner also cites the dramatic results he obtained in virus encephalitis and also in 33 cases of mumps and many cases of influenza. Vargas Magne in 1963 treated 130 cases of influenza for one to 3 days using up to 45 grams of ascorbic acid. 114 recovered and 16 did not respond.

"Although we were able to cure many cases of polio with massive doses of ascorbic acid, one single instance demonstrates the value of vitamin C. Two brothers were sick with poliomyelitis. These two boys were given 10 and 12 grams of ascorbic acid, according to weight, intravenously with a 50 c.c. syringe, every eight hours for 4 times and then every 12 hours for 4 times. They also were given one gram every two hours by mouth around the clock. They made complete recovery and both were athletic stars in high school and college. A third child, a neighbour, under the care of another physician received no ascorbic acid. This child also lived. The young lady is still wearing braces."---Dr Klenner

The Use of Vitamin C as an Antibiotic------FRED R. KLENNER, M.D. 1952

The Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Virus Diseases with Vitamin C Fred R. Klenner, M.D. 1949

Virus Pneumonia and Its Treatment With Vitamin C Fred R. Klenner, M.D. 1948

Klenner, F. (1971) Observations of the dose and administration of ascorbic acid when employed beyond the range of a vitamin in human pathology. Journal of Applied Nutrition 23(3&4):6l-88.


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