Vitamin C is one of the most important nutrients that the human body needs. It has been known to cure over 30 major diseases since more than 50 years now. But it is still not considered as a medicine. Why have we not heard more often about it? Why have doctors still not used it as a medicine?
This is because any kind of progress needs its own time. Until 1753, eating fresh fruits was known to cure scurvy, but the fact was ignored by the intelligentsia for almost 100 years. In fact, thousands of people even died in the meantime. Medical blunders such as doctors not washing hands between treating patients, using toxic mercury as a medicine in the 20th century, etc. have killed hundreds of thousands of people.
Vitamin C As A Medicine For The First Time
The first physician to use vitamin C aggressively to cure diseases was Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., who started doing it as early as in the 1940s. Dr. Klenner used huge doses of this vitamin to cure chicken pox, measles, mumps, tetanus, and even polio. These days, we have vaccines for these illnesses, but in 1940s, it was not so.
Diseases Treated By Dr. Klenner With Vitamin C
Dr. Klenner successfully treated numerous diseases with the aggressive vitamin C therapy. The list given below says which diseases were treated by Dr. Klenner with vitamin C therapy:
4. Herpes Zoster (shingles)
5. Herpes Simplex
12. Ruptured Intervertebral Disc
13. High Cholesterol
14. Corneal Ulcer
18. Burns and secondary infections
19. Heat Stroke
20. Radiation Burns
21. Heavy Metal Poisoning (Mercury, Lead)
22. Venomous Bites (insects, snakes)
23. Multiple Sclerosis
24. Chronic Fatigue
25. Complications of Surgery
26. Bladder Infection
27. Rocky Mountain Spotted Fever
28. Some Cancers
How True Is The Above List?
Although it seems like an impossible list of vitamin C cures, it is absolutely true. Vitamin C is so powerful that it actually cured these many diseases. Dr. Klenner used massive doses of vitamin C for a period of over 40 years of family practice. He even wrote many dozens of medical papers on the use of vitamin C. A complete list of these papers is published in the Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C, edited by Lendon H. Smith, M.D., Life Sciences Press, Tacoma, WA (1988).
Dr. Klenner wrote, “Some physicians would stand by and see their patient die rather than use ascorbic acid (Vitamin C) because in their finite minds it exists only as a vitamin.”
How Safe Is Vitamin C?
Vitamin C is completely safe even if one uses it in high doses. It has negligible side effects as compared to other prescription drugs as it does not cause any kidney stone. In fact, it has been found that excess vitamin C only increases urine flow and favorably lowers the pH to help in keeping kidney stones from forming. In fact, another physician, William J. McCormick, M.D., used vitamin C to even prevent and treat kidney stones. It has been proved that vitamin C does not significantly raise the oxalate levels and uric acid stones have also never resulted from the use of this essential vitamin. Dr. Klenner once said, “The ascorbic acid/kidney stone story is a myth.”
How Much Of Vitamin C Is Effective?
For therapeutic purposes, vitamin C is quite effective in certain amounts. Dr. Klenner had used up to 30,000 milligrams (mg) of vitamin C on a daily basis. This means that generally, he gave 350 to 700 mg per kilogram of the person’s bodyweight. This is quite a huge amount of the nutrient. But this amount helped him treat many diseases successfully.
Dr. Klenner always emphasized on the fact that small amounts of vitamin would not work well. He always said, “If you want results, use adequate ascorbic acid (Vitamin C).”
So, if you haven’t been drinking enough lemon or orange juice, it’s time to visit the grocery store and stock up on citrus fruits soon.