Provider: The Cole Center for Healing
Written By: Dr. Theodore Cole
Vitamin C is probably one of the most common, and most commonly misunderstood, vitamins. For nutritional purposes, I recommend only the full, natural complex form of Vitamin C. Under FDA regulations, ascorbic acid can also be called Vitamin C, although it is only one component of the true Vitamin C complex.
Ascorbic acid does have its place, especially in the treatment of infections and toxic exposures. Frederick R. Klenner, M.D. was one of the foremost pioneers in the use of ascorbic acid for these conditions. In 1949, which was during the height of the polio epidemic, Dr. Klenner published a paper in which he described curing 60 out of 60 polio patients. In addition, none of these people had any residual damage from the virus. This material was also presented to an annual session of the AMA that dealt with the treatment of polio. Dr. Klenner published numerous papers on his work, yet it was ignored.
Not only was polio cured, but Vitamin C has been shown to also be effective for:
Hepatitis, Measles, Mumps, Viral Encephalitis, Chickenpox, Herpes, Viral pneumonia, flu, Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, Strep infections (including throat infections), Dysentery, Pseudomonas, and Staph infections. There are also many more in which Vitamin C is probably effective. In addition, Vitamin C has been shown to neutralize the effects of Ethanol, Barbiturates, Carbon Monoxide, Mushroom toxins, many pesticides, Strychnine, Tetanus toxins, a wide variety of venoms, and many other chemicals. In short, Vitamin C can be effective for virtually any infectious or toxic agent.
The key to using Vitamin C is in the route of administration and the dose. It is typically only effective when given either IV or with IM injection. In addition, large does must be given, and in serious conditions, the dose must be repeated as often as necessary. This can mean dosing every 2 hours for some patients. Vitamin C is extremely safe, with the main problem being seen in some patients with G6PD deficiency.
For more information I recommend the book Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins by Thomas Levy M.D. He goes over the data in much greater detail, and cites over 1200 references.