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Benefits of I.V. Vitamin C from Dr. Thomas Levy

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

While researching thousands of articles over the last few years in the preparation of my latest book on vitamin C (Levy, 2002), interesting patterns began to emerge. Even though the effects of vitamin C on over 25 different infectious diseases and over 100 different toxins were examined, common mechanisms of action became apparent. This was especially significant to me since I had long wondered how a single chemical entity (ascorbate, or vitamin C) could have such dramatically positive clinical effects on such a wide array of completely unrelated chemical compounds and infectious agents. Quite literally, there seemed to be no exceptions to this vitamin C effect. Even if vitamin C did not cure a given infection or toxic state, it always helped resolve such a condition to some degree.

Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the brilliant scientist who won the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of vitamin C, also advanced what I would call a true theory of life in two of his last publications. Szent-Gyorgyi (1978, 1980) asserted that energy exchange in the body can only occur when there is an imbalance of electrons among different molecules, assuring that electron flow must take place. Natural electron donators give up electrons to natural electron acceptors. Szent-Gyorgyi maintained that dead tissue had a full complement of electrons, a state in which no further exchange or flow of electrons could take place. Another way of viewing this is that brisk electron flow and interchange equals health, impaired or poor electron flow and interchange equals disease, and cessation of flow and interchange equals death. Vitamin C, as the premier antioxidant in the body, is perhaps the most important ongoing electron donor to keep this electron flow at optimal levels.

Oxidation involves the loss of electrons, and an antioxidant counters this process by supplying electrons. Although vitamin C is the most important antioxidant in the body, there are many different antioxidants present in the body, and many of them work to keep the more important antioxidant substances in the body in the reduced state, which allows the donation of electrons. For example, vitamin E is an antioxidant that is fat soluble, which is important in allowing it to be the primary antioxidant present in the lipid-rich cell membranes of the body. Vitamin C, which is water soluble, helps to recharge oxidized vitamin E in those cell membranes back to the electron-rich reduced form. Even though vitamin C is not the primary antioxidant in the cell wall, it plays a vital role in maintaining the optimal levels of the metabolically active antioxidant, vitamin E, at that site.

It appears, then, that the local loss of electrons (oxidation) represents the primary degeneration, or metabolic breakdown, of the tissue or chemical substance losing the electrons. An antioxidant can serve to immediately restore this loss of electrons, resulting in a prompt “repair” of that acutely oxidized tissue. Also, an antioxidant can often neutralize the oxidizing agent before it gets a chance to oxidize, or damage, the tissue initially.

All of the vitamin C/toxin exposure studies reviewed showed one or more of the following findings or consequences in the test tube, tissue, intact animal, or human studied:

  • 1. Decreased levels of vitamin C and other antioxidants (blood and/or the tissues most specifically affected)
  • 2. Increased levels of oxidative stress in the test setting, indicating ongoing oxidation
  • 3. Increased liver production of vitamin C (in those species capable of this), as an adaptive response
  • 4. Increased rates of consumption of vitamin C and other antioxidants
  • 5. A direct correlation between toxin activity and antioxidant levels (lower antioxidant levels, greater clinical toxicity)
  • 6. The acute induction of scurvy or other clinical findings consistent with the acute depletion of vitamin C

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No Deaths From Vitamins or Minerals Poison Control Statistics Prove Supplements’ Safety

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Another great message from Orthomolecular.com (To Subscribe at no charge: http://www.orthomolecular.org/subscribe.html)

(OMNS, October 14, 2009) There was not even one death caused by a vitamin or dietary mineral in 2007, according to the most recent statistics available from the U.S. National Poison Data System. The 132-page annual report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers published in the journal Clinical Toxicology shows zero deaths from multiple vitamins; zero deaths from any of the B vitamins; zero deaths from vitamins A, C, D, or E; and zero deaths from any other vitamin. (1)

Furthermore, there were zero deaths in 2007 from any dietary mineral supplement. This means there were no fatalities from calcium, chromium, zinc, colloidal silver, selenium, iron, or multimineral supplements. There was one death from chronic overdose of magnesium hydroxide, commonly known as the laxative/antacid milk of magnesia, and it was inappropriately listed in the “dietary supplement” reporting category. Nutritional supplements do not contain magnesium hydroxide.

Over half of the U.S. population takes daily nutritional supplements. Even if each of those people took only one single tablet daily, that makes 154,000,000 individual doses per day, for a total of over 56 billion doses annually. Since many persons take more than just one vitamin or mineral tablet, the numbers are considerably higher, and the safety of nutritional supplements is all the more remarkable.

61 poison centers provide coast-to-coast data for the U.S. National Poison Data System, which is then reviewed by 29 medical and clinical toxicologists. In 2007, NPDS reported 1,597 fatalities from drugs and other ingested materials. Not one death was due to a vitamin or dietary mineral supplement.

If nutritional supplements are allegedly so “dangerous,” as the FDA and the news media so often claim, then where are the bodies?

References:

(1) Bronstein AC, Spyker DA, Cantilena LR Jr, Green JL, Rumack BH, Heard SE; American Association of Poison Control Centers. 2007 Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers’ National Poison Data System (NPDS): 25th Annual Report. Clin Toxicol (Phila). 2008 Dec;46(10):927-1057. Full text article available for free download at http://www.aapcc.org/DNN/Portals/0/NPDS%20reports/2008%20AAPCC%20Annual%20Report.pdf Vitamins statistics are found in Table 22B, journal pages 1027-1028. Minerals are in the same table, page 1024.

For Further Reading:

Download any Annual Report of the American Association of Poison Control Centers from 1983-2007 free of charge at: http://www.aapcc.org/dnn/NPDS/AnnualReports/tabid/125/Default.aspx The “Vitamin” category is usually near the very end of the report.

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Anonymous 4

In Summer 2008 I accidentally met Homer from whom I got informed about the Klenner’s Protocol. I didn’t start it at that time since I was trying to control my problem through several means here and there (muscle relaxants for spasticity, apritherapy etc.) without discernable results, as it came out. At the time I was in a relatively good condition.

In October 2008 I got worse. All I was able to do was to take my child to school, a 20 min task. All day I had to lie down due to extreme fatigue. Some months after and while getting worse I decided to start the protocol.

First I started the potable vitamins and 15 days after the injectables (B1 and LE). In just one week’s time I felt my forces augment, which went gradually on. 6 months after I went back to work.

In Summer 2009 I was able to get in the sea, aided by my daughter. Now (October 2009) I am able to get in the sea all alone, even in wavy seas and steep shores. I get out of the sea walking while before I had to creep out. Except from the numbness in my hands becoming more intense, I am doing great.

Finally, I am able to wear closed shoes, while previously I could wear only sandals.

Το καλοκαίρι του 2008 είχα γνωρίσει τυχαία τον Όμηρο όπου είχα μάθει για το πρωτόκολλο του Klenner χωρίς όμως να προχωρήσω στην εφαρμογή του επειδή έκανα διάφορες προσπάθειες εδώ και εκεί για να αντιμετωπίσω το πρόβλημά μου (μυοχαλαρωτικά για την σπαστικότητα, μελισσοθεραπεία κλπ) χωρίς ουσιαστικό αποτέλεσμα όπως αποδείχθηκε. Τότε ήμουν σχετικά καλά.

Τον Οκτώβρη του 2008 χειροτέρεψα. Μπορούσα μονάχα να πάω το παιδί μου σχολείο και να το πάρω, συνολική δουλειά 20 λεπτών, ενώ όλη μέρα ήμουν ξαπλωμένος λόγω της μεγάλης κόπωσης που είχα.

Μετά από μερικούς μήνες και αφού χειροτέρευα αποφάσισα να ξεκινήσω το πρωτόκολλο.

Ξεκίνησα πρώτα τις πόσιμες βιταμίνες και μετά από 15 ημέρες και τις ενέσιμες (Β1 και LE). Σε μια μόλις εβδομάδα είδα τις δυνάμεις μου να αυξάνονται γεγονός που συνεχίστηκε σιγά σιγά. Ύστερα από 6 μήνες άρχισα να πηγαίνω στη δουλειά.

Το καλοκαίρι του 2009 κατάφερνα με τη βοήθεια της κόρης μου να μπαίνω στη θάλασσα. Τώρα (Οκτώβρης 2009) μπαίνω εντελώς μόνος μου και μάλιστα σε θάλασσες με κύμα και σε απότομες παραλίες. Εκεί που πριν έβγαινα από τη θάλασσα σχεδόν με τα χέρια να ακουμπούν στο έδαφος τώρα είμαι όρθιος. Αν εξαιρέσουμε ότι τα μουδιάσματα στα χέρια μου μεγαλώνουν, πηγαίνω άψογα.

Τέλος, φοράω κλειστά παπούτσια που πριν δεν μπορούσα να βάλω, φορούσα μονάχα πέδιλα.

X.

Mario Morais

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I have Progressive MS, and the worst part of my disease was the lack of energy, that kept me in my apartment ( I call it the cave!), and away from other folks! Needless to say, I had a terrible social life! I was becoming a hermit. My quality of life was awful, I was always so tired, and I hated it!

My brain was slooowww, my swallowing was very tufffff and slowwww, I used an adult bib to eat. I hated eating. I also hated reading, because I would forget what I was reading, which I hated, because I used to LOVE reading, and used to read one chapter at night before I went to sleep, I read alot of books that way. My MS made that almost impossible, also I even got mixed up when watching a movie. I would forget the begining or the story-line. I was even in a nursing home. Needless to
say, that was an existence that was the worst thing I could ever imagine, and can’t even think of having to ever go through that again.

I went on Klenner’s Protocol about nine months ago, because I never wanted to go back to a nursing home. I figured I would rather die than go back! The first thing I noticed was that my energy increased. It was very slow, but it was happening. I started looking forward to the day to see what was coming back. I was able to read a little bit, now I’m even recording movies again. Wow, this stuff is really helping me. I can now watch a movie from start to finish and analyze it too. I no longer use an adult bib to eat, wow, my swallowing is much better. My speaking is stronger and better. I can type better , before I used to aim at the ‘A’,and would hit the ‘S’ instead. Wow!! I would type a small email and be totally exhausted.
Now I can type longer emails! I only type with my left hand as my right hand still doesn’t communicate with my brain.

To me, I hope to do the protocol for the rest of my life. I’m still in a motorized wheelchair, both legs push only neither leg can pull, so walking still eludes me. My right hand will not go over my head. But I would not forgo the protocol for any amount of money!!
How can such a simple daily vitamin B injection along with other vitamins make such a difference in my life?

Regards, Mario Morais

Mario Morais

Έχω προϊούσα ΣΚΠ και το χειρότερο μέρος της πάθησής μου ήταν η έλλειψη ενέργειας που με κρατούσε κλεισμένο στο διαμέρισμά μου (το αποκαλώ σπηλιά!), μακριά από τους ανθρώπους!

Περιττό να πω, είχα μια τραγική κοινωνική ζωή! Γινόμουν ερημίτης! Η ποιότητα ζωής μου ήταν απαίσια, ήμουν πάντα κουρασμένος, γεγονός που μισούσα!

Το μυαλό μου ήταν πάρα πολύ αργό στη σκέψη, κατάπινα πάρα πολύ δύσκολα και αργά και χρησιμοποιούσα μια παιδική σαλιάρα για να τρώω. Επίσης, μισούσα το διάβασμα, επειδή ξεχνούσα αυτό που διάβαζα. Παλιότερα αγαπούσα το διάβασμα, διάβαζα ένα κεφάλαιο πριν κοιμηθώ κι έτσι έχω διαβάσει πολλά βιβλία. Η ΣΚΠ το έκανε σχεδόν αδύνατο αυτό και ακόμα μπερδευόμουν όταν παρακολουθούσα κάποια ταινία, αφού συχνά ξεχνούσα την αρχή ή δεν μπορούσα να παρακολουθήσω την πλοκή. Είχα μπει ακόμα και σε νοσοκομείο. Περιττό να αναφέρω ότι βρισκόμουν σε μια κατάσταση που ήταν η χειρότερη που θα μπορούσα ποτέ να φανταστώ και δεν μπορώ ούτε να διανοηθώ ότι θα το ξαναπεράσω αυτό.

Άρχισα το Πρωτόκολλο του Klenner πριν από 9 περίπου μήνες, γιατί δεν ήθελα ποτέ να ξαναγυρίσω στο νοσοκομείο. Καλύτερα να πέθαινα παρά να ξαναγύριζα! Το πρώτο πράγμα που παρατήρησα ήταν ότι αυξήθηκε η ενέργειά μου. Ήταν πολύ αργό, αλλά γινόταν. Άρχισα να περιμένω την κάθε μέρα για να δω τι θα μου επανέφερε. Μπορούσα να διαβάσω λίγο, τώρα μπορώ να παρακολουθήσω και ταινίες. Ω, αυτό το πράγμα πραγματικά με βοηθάει! Τώρα μπορώ να παρακολουθήσω μια ταινία από την αρχή ως το τέλος και επίσης να την αναλύσω. Δε χρησιμοποιώ πια σαλιάρα για να φάω και καταπίνω πολύ καλύτερα. Η ομιλία μου είναι δυνατότερη και καλύτερη. Μπορώ να δακτυλογραφώ καλύτερα, προηγουμένως ήθελα να πατήσω το «A» και αντί γι’ αυτό πατούσα το «S». Ω!! Δακτυλογραφούσα ένα μικρό μήνυμα και ξεθεωνόμουνα. Τώρα μπορώ να δακτυλογραφώ μεγαλύτερα μηνύματα! Χρησιμοποιώ μόνο το αριστερό μου χέρι καθώς το δεξί μου δεν επικοινωνεί ακόμη με τον εγκέφαλο.

Ελπίζω να κάνω το πρωτόκολλο για το υπόλοιπο της ζωής μου. Είμαι ακόμα σε αναπηρική πολυθρόνα, και τα δυο πόδια μου μπορούν να σπρώξουν αλλά όχι να ανυψωθούν, οπότε το περπάτημα δεν είναι ακόμη εφικτό. Το δεξί μου χέρι δεν ανεβαίνει πάνω από το κεφάλι μου. Αλλά δε θα άφηνα το πρωτόκολλο για όλα τα λεφτά του κόσμου!! Πώς μπορεί μια τόσο απλή καθημερινή ένεση μαζί με άλλες βιταμίνες να φέρνει τέτοια διαφορά στη ζωή μου;

Χαιρετισμούς, Mario Morais

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