Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- Caution: Is There an Excitoxin in Your Supplement?
- How to Make Your Own Vitamin C
- Taking Vitamin C in Solution
- Vitamin C: More Than Just an Anti-Oxidant
- Alkaline Vitamin C
- Ascorbic Acid for the Skin
- Asthma, Allergies
- Bacterial Vaginosis
- Chronic Allergies
- Citric Acid
- Dream Inducer
- Energy Levels, Libido
- Energy Levels, Varicose Veins
- Food Poisoning
- Fountain of Youth
- General Feedback
- Genital Herpes
- Heart Failure
- Heavy Menstrual Flow
- High Cholesterol
- High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy
- Homemade Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C
- How to Make Sodium Ascorbate
- Insect Bites
- Knee Pain
- Large Doses of Vitamin C
- Liposomal Vitamin C
- Low Acidity
- Lung Cancer
- Lypospheric Vitamin C
- Multiple Cures
- Numbing and Tingling in the Feet
- Side Effects
- Sinusitis, Acid Reflux and Arrhythmia
- Skin Disorders
- Sore Throat
- Spider Bites
- Vitamin C and Vegetable Nitrates
- Vitamin C in Pine Needles
- Vitamin C Iv
- Weight Loss, Chronic Allergies
Lypospheric Vitamin C
04/10/2013: Rob from Manhattan, New York: "thanks Rick & Lisa for your info. I recently purchased the Mercola lypo C. Excited by the fact that its half the price of the Livon. I was a little disappointed however in that breaking a capsule into my mouth it had the strong sour taste and sandy texture of ascorbic acid. Livon, although not pleasant had a smoother less acid taste texture. As I don't have blood tests to see if it is as effective, just from my physical response it doesn't seem to be the case.. (a sense of strength and inflammation reduction) & I also don't seem as able to tolerate taking many of these as I did with the Livon. So thus far, I prefer the Livon, however they've priced me out of their market at $30 a box. :( Will experiment with both again & report back."Replies
04/10/2013: Rsw from Uniontown, Oh replies: "I just make my own lyposomal Vit C with an inexpensive ultrasonic jewelry cleaner. Mix together in a blender 1 cup distilled or RO water, and 3 Tbls. sunflower lecithin (I avoid soy but it can also be used). Blend until dissolved. Mix together 1/2 Cup water with 1 Tbls. powdered pure vitamin C and add to blender. Blend again. Pour into the sonic cleaner for 6 to 10, 3 minute rounds, (total of 18-30 minutes until no more or just a little foam remains on top) stirring with a straw or plastic spoon slowly to move the mixture around. The longer it is in the sonic cleaner, the more encapsulation will occur. Store in the refrigerator. (Some instructions include baking soda for a more alkaline solution. ) Examples can be found on YouTube."
12/19/2012: Rob from Manhattan, Ny: "Lisa, thanks for the suggestion on Lypo Spheric vitamin C. I've been trying it out, and so far like it... Though too early to give it a good evaluation. I am on my 2nd box and find it expensive. I've notice a couple videos on Youtube, showing how to make it. Much cheaper... But wonder if it is as good as the purchased product. Are you making your own? If so any recommendations? thanks"Replies
12/19/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Rob, I'm glad you tried out the lypospheric vitamin c. I continue to use it and have good results from it. I know you say it's too early to give it a good evaluation but just curious as to what you have noticed?
I take 2 packets a day. I notice it helps with inflammation and energy. It also seems to make me clear-headed. I still just order it and yes, it's pricey but when it comes to my health I find it's worth using good products. After all, the point is to stay out of the doctor's office! I always consider that other alternative- what I pay for the herbs, vitamins, foods to keep healthy as opposed to becoming ill and the price that costs under a dr's "care"! The cost of meds I hear people pay dwarf the costs of my remedies!
Also, do you order it off amazon? It's cheaper there than on the company's site and also you get free shipping on amazon. I would say the cost is about a dollar a packet. I did notice though that very recently there are other companies now offering it in a bottle and it is far less expensive. I've never seen them before and may try them out on my next order which I was planning to do tomorrow so I don't run out. If I do I'll let you know if I see the same results. And, if you make some, let me know how that works out! Good to hear from you! We've been on this site a long time now... Lisa"
12/20/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Rob, That was a most remarkable story on so many levels! Kudos to that family for standing their ground. It also made me angry because this is so often what one sees in the medical field. They can be so pompous and obnoxiously "right". That they were so stubborn on their stand that this man was beyond help, is astounding! The sons are great in what they say and how wonderful that they didn't allow the bullying- after all, it is their dad and his life! Thanks for sharing that story.
As for the power of the lypospheric vitamin c, it was my dr who told me to get it after my stem cell treatment. He said it was as powerful as vitamin c IV therapy. That was the first I'd heard of it and have been using it ever since. There are days when I will take 4 packets. So, two in the morning and two later in the afternoon when I have to return to teach. It gives me a boost of energy. When I would take regular vitamin c at high doses I would have to deal with diarrhea and taking it in this form has no effect on my stomach at all which is such a relief! Today, I am going to order a different lypospheric c I found on amazon and will let you know how that works out. It seems to be less expensive and sounds equally as good! Thanks for your input. Best to you, Lisa"
12/20/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Rob: I can't say from experience, but it seems as if one might get a bigger bang for the buck by pre-dosing w/ other (less expensive and readily available) forms of Vit-C. Theoretically this should work."
12/20/2012: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "thanks Lisa! , thus far I've noticed an inflammation response and general well being.. I say I need time as I like to rule out placebo response, if possible. I will most likely buy the ultra sonic cleaner and attempt making my own and report back. I also came across this video and if you watch to the end, he started taking this form of C, instead of intravenous. To your health!
12/20/2012: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "I forgot to add that I got it from iHerb but will try Amazon cause its cheaper... Thanks for the tip!"
12/21/2012: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "Thanks Lisa, yes, let me know your thoughts on the other Lypo Spheric C... I think this one is a keeper for me and will add it to my favorite herbs.
re: the video.. A reminder to us all, if ever faced with an arrogant Dr. get a new one.. And always trust your gut feeling. Incredible that in many cases its a fight for someones life. I recall my mother literally saving my brothers life back in the 70s.. Fighting with a Dr. who wouldn't admit he was failing... And would hang the phone up on her.. She finally prevailed & had him transferred to a new hospital.. It was only from that point on that he began to recover... he would surely not be here today if it wasn't for her fight."
12/21/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Rob, I know, after watching that video you posted, it's a strong endorsement for the lypospheric c we're using! Still, I think I'll order both tonight and see if I notice any difference. I also want to hear your results when you make your own. Does it sound hard to do? I will do a search and read about making it.
As for your story about your mom and brother- amazing! When I was very young, my mom was really bad and in the hospital for her kidney, they said they wanted to remove it. She came home and began doing all sorts of alternatives she'd learn from reading Adelle Davis and a friend who was already into alternatives which was back in the 60's. She would also start doing yoga which was pretty unheard of here in the US, unlike today. Well, she turned herself around and never lost a kidney! For myself, I made the decision to raise my kids without drs and managed to do it. The only time they went to the dr was for their well-newborn check and their well-baby check and that was it. The three oldest are now in their mid 20's and my youngest is 13 so we managed fine with homeopathy, home remedies, Chinese herbs and acupuncture. No meds.
This is why I love EC. Because it offers people ideas out of the box and ways to self- empower in health. It shows another path to take and gives people hope. You've been on here a long time too so I know you understand this. Again, thanks for sharing that inspiring video. Happy Holidays, Lisa"
12/28/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "Hi Rob, I just wanted to let you know that I ended up ordering "the other" lypospheric vitamin c and tried it. Honestly, I didn't feel the same effects I do as when I use the one which comes in the packets in a box which I'm assuming is the one you use. The other thing is I thought it had a nasty taste even though it says "delicious creamy orange" taste. I thought it was a bit nauseating. Even thought the packets aren't exactly enticing, I find them more palatable. So, at this point, I'd say stick with the boxed one- I think it's superior. My boxed order came later that afternoon, so I immediately took those! Noticed a difference within a few minutes. I can feel my joints get easier. Now, I have the "other brand" and will keep it as a back up. Funny thing is, everytime I look at it I remember the taste... And can't do it. Anyway, that's my feedback.
I'm not sure if you're taking this for inflammation but, I've also been experimenting with about a 1/2 tsp. Of baking soda in water every morning for a couple of weeks now and can feel a difference a few minutes later as well. A side effect I've noticed from this is how clear and bright my facial skin has gotten. I do drink green juices every morning but, there was a change about a week into the bs and water. Just thought I'd pass this on! Best to you as always, Lisa"
01/03/2013: Roslyn from Oklahoma, Ok replies: "Hello Lisa, Can you tell me the brand of lypospheric vitamim c you are taking. I notice that you said you were taking a certain brand and tried changing and had to go back to the first brand. I would like to get the name of the first brand.... Please email me at rozrobinson(at)cox.net. I really appreicate you helping me. Roslyn"
03/07/2013: Rick from Woburn, Ma replies: "I was reluctant to try the liposomal (Lypo-Spheric) C because of the price point of the LivOn Labs one gram foil packets (about $1 per packet). This was one of the primary manufacturers of this stuff and the one that's carried by Amazon.
I thought I'd try to make my own and looked into a few utube videos on the process. I found three videos that demonstrated the process with some curious differences in results. The first two that I viewed came out with the consistency of something similar to light cream or egg nog. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1cBp879mfgI) and (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SeU--wadrMY). The results from the third video that I viewed turned out much differently. (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ywu-5OlVujs). This final product came out looking something like a loose yogurt (very thick and kind of slimy). I tried to make my own at home a couple of times (after spending $70 on an ultrasonic cleaner) and couldn't recreate the thick, yogurt like consistency.
Check out the video links and draw your own conclusions about whether or not to try it at home, what it's supposed to look like when it's done and whether it's worth the effort.
The happy ending to this story is that I found out recently that Mercola is selling a much more reasonably priced lypo-C product that ran me about $0.40 per gram (actually, it came out to $0.30 per gram with my $10 repeat customer discount coupon from a previous order). Plus it comes in capsules which are a lot easier to take.
Just started taking the liposomal C, so no results to report as yet. Hope this helps."
10/17/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa: "I finally jumped in with both feet into doing high dose spherically encoated lyposomal "Vit. C". Doing my due dilligence to be an informed consumer, I stumbled across some amazing facts.
Linus Pauling, of Vit. C fame, wrote a forward to a 1982 book, The Healing Factor, by Irwin Stone. Older books often hold outstanding information. I found this book free, online, in its entirety.
What we call Vit. C is actually more of a neccesary nutrient / elemental co-factor / enzyme process. It has its own precursor to the formation of Vit. C, which actually then takes place within the body.
This originating substance is what they are calling the healing factor. This vital enzyme is called L-gulonolactone oxidase, and it converts glucose into Vit. C within the body.
We lack the gene, or it has mutated, that allows us to simply produce Vit. C all by itself, as most animals do. So, we need the outside food sources to set this process in motion. And it is not merely something with a minumum daily requirement... Enough to keep us from the edge of death by scurvy... But a great deal more is required in order to actually restore us to health. Virtually the whole world is on the bare edge of scurvy!
I was shocked to read the symptoms of scurvy, and compare them with my own presenting probems. By my reading I have determined, based on all my symptoms, that I have been suffering wih a chronic, medium-grade, scurvy.
The deep bone ache and numbness in my legs, the bloodshot dry eyes, blood in stools, broken blood vessels causing red hands and neck, poor circulation, and the list went on and on.
I had been to top level neurologists at Kaiser, only to find that their initial diagnosis of peripheral neuropathy was proven wrong. That was all they could say.
I simply could not believe how much better I feel already, just 24 hours into a four-day high-dose run, to redress my longstanding, and deep, Vit. C deficiency. Smashing success! Healing miracles!
A word to the wise is sufficient. Blessings. --T."Replies
10/20/2012: Carly from Seattle, Wa - Usa replies: "Thanks for the heads up Wayseeker. I have read Linus Paulings books in the past, and found them very informative. I "googled" The Healing Factor and read the book you suggested by Irwin Stone.
The timing for me to read about Vitamin C again couldn't have been any better. The day before your post I had had a fever of 102 and was feeling like total DEATH. I NEVER get fevers, not ever, so this was total trauma for me... Body aches, shivers, joint pain... even my skin hurt! It was awful.
I started drinking "Emergen-C" in bottled water at the rate of one an hour (maybe a bit more) and over that day I had 10 packets. Each packet has 1, 000mg of vitamin C. I was going to take it until I got diarrhea, but that never happened. What DID happen was that I GOT OUT OF BED THE NEXT DAY! It was truly amazing. I thought I was going to die, and the next day I am out of bed? I credit it all to the high dose of vitamin C that I ingested over those critical 10 hours. Apparently I never even reached my saturation point, as I never had diarrhea.... Theory says I could have taken even more of it!
I have always believed in Vitamin C.... But had "only" been taking about one pack of the Emergen-c a day lately. What I took away from reading the book you suggested by Irwin Stone is that if humans were still able to produce their own vitamin C as almost every other mammal does (with exception of the apes and guinea pigs of course) that we would be producing between 3-5 grams a day! I now intend to take at least three grams of C (in divided doses) a day to keep my body saturated!
So much information on all of the benefits of C in his book.... Just a fascinating read. It was very nice of his family to allow it to be put online for free.
Much gratitude to them, and to you for suggesting it!"
10/21/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "Hi Carly--So glad you are such a quick-healing miracle! --T."
09/26/2012: Lana from Boston, Ma: "Bill, Ted or anyone who knows. Is Liposomal/______ Vitamin C as good as they say on you tube? Before I buy a machine that puts the lipid coating on the vitamin C, I would like to know.
If it does work, it will save me a lot of money in the long run by not having vitamin C IV as they cost about $150.00 per session. Thank you."Replies
09/27/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Lana... If you want some clear evidence that liposomal vitamin c works and is absorbed in larger amounts than oral or even IV dosages then see these links:
09/27/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "I am presently using Lypospheric Vit C, and am considering using the BHT. Is there any experience out there with this particular form of Vit C interfering with the BHT? --T."
09/28/2012: Lisa from Thousand Oaks, Ca, Usa replies: "I use ______ vitamin c which I order from Amazon. I was introduced to it by the Dr. who gave me stem cell therapy. I asked if I should get vitamin c IV therapy and he told me about this product and said it was as effective as vitamin c IV. What makes it so effective is its delivery system. Hope this helps, Lisa"
09/28/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Question: how does Liposomal Vit-C compare to other lipid C products like Pureway® and Ascorbyl Palmitate???"
09/28/2012: Oscar from Syracuse, New York, Usa replies: "Dear Wayseeker, I do NOT know what the difference is between ______ vitamin C and normal vitamin C is. I looked into it and could find no difference in molecular structure at the websites discussing this. Anyway, Vitamin C does NOT seem to negatively effect the BHT treatment if taken in moderate dosages [ 250mg to 500mg of vitamin C per day ]. And moderate doses of vitamin C may help. Some people feel it does help if taken in moderate dosages....Oscar"
09/28/2012: Wayseeker from Modesto, Ca/ Usa replies: "From what I understand, ______ Vit. C has been broken down into nano-particles, that are readily absorbed into the bloodstream, almost like an injection of Vit. C (@$150.00 a pop! ). One can make this at home (see you-tube videos) but I just buy it, as it costs less than 10% of a getting a shot, or $1.00 per serving. Vit C traditionally reads 1,000 mg. = 1 gram per serving; but in translation, with ______ Vit C, one may equal the same given in a small shot. That's as close as I can get to understanding the doctor's research.
Researchers seem to be saying, it is better to use more than less. I found a few docs that clearly say it is sometimes good to "front-load" for a couple of days /weeks', which means a 'double serving' --just like in a bar-- (standard being 1-2 servings) plus a splash more for good measure. This would seem to mean to do 3, to 4-5 servings for a brief, hard run at it. If you hit diarrhea, back off slightly, --or so they say.
I only take two servings a day, following instructions. --T."
09/28/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Timh... I've had a good look at Pureways C on their website and they seem to make all sorts of claims as to how well their form of Vitamin C is better absorbed -- including the fact that they have a patent pending on their product. But, after spending much time searching their site, I can find little actual research proof for their claims and could find no references to their patent. From what I've read, they use bioflavenoids and other co-factors to increase absorption of Vitamin into the blood. But their product still uses the ascorbic acid or vitamin c pathway for absorption into the blood -- which is much more inefficient than using the lipid or phospholipid pathway as happens when you take liposomal vutamin c.
For similar reasons, Ascorbyl Palmitate will also likely be poorly absorbed into the blood because it will first be broken down into palmitic acid and ascorbic acid during digestion and the ascorbic acid will just take the usual vit c pathway into the blood -- so no apparent gains there either. And even if the ascorbyl palmitate takes the amino acid pathway -- this is also an innefficient pathway into the blood, which really does not compare with the absorption rates of vit c using the liposomal pathway."
09/28/2012: Robyn from Melbourne, Australia replies: "Dear Bill, they also make glutathione. Do you think this might be absorbed well? Tested for gluathione and am very low. I found where I have used fulvic acid before (very expensive $45 a bottle), with everything I try to notice for the smallest difference but there was none."
09/29/2012: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Robyn... Ordinary glutathione, taken orally, is not absorbed that well into the body from the intestines and would perhaps be better absorbed in lyposomal form. See this link:
If you can't afford the store-bought liposomal glutathione -- you can also make it from glutathione powder in the same way as home-made liposomal vit c:
Supplementing glutathione precursors -- such as selenium, acetyl l-cysteine and glutamine -- is also more useful and cheaper than directly supplementing glutathione."
09/29/2012: Timh from Louisville, Ky, Usa replies: "Bill. Thanx again for your professional advise, which does confirm my personal opinion as I have noted the same side effects as the regular C w/ Rose Hips. I suppose the best way to take non-lipospheric C is, like, every 2 hrs or else loose it down the pipe."
[YEA] 07/12/2013: Gigigirl from Baltimore, Maryland: "My daughter at 17 tested positive for mono. She was living with her father at the time, a choice made entirely by her at an age when she thought living with him would be a lot more fun than living with her more strict and responsible mother. :) Hence, she ended up with mono and a grim prognosis that there is no treatment other than at least three weeks bed rest. It would have to "run it's course". I was living in a high-rise building at the time with huge windows and tons of sunlight. For three days she rested on a sofa in front of the windows and consumed mega doses of vitamin c, via tablets and orange juice. She also ate almost nothing but a favorite (thankfully) homemade ham and bean soup loaded with cabbage and tomatoes. The third day of her recovery, I came home from work and she excitedly exclaimed, "Mom! Guess what happened! All of the sudden today when I took a swallow of my juice, all that crud in my throat went away. It's gone! And I feel great! ". I had her cultured two days later and she tested negative for mono. Her doctor was stunned. I wasn't!"
[YEA] 07/09/2008: Richard Morgan from Edgewater, Florida: "Oral vitamin C therapy as recommended by Dr. Robert Cathcart was employed to resolve within 14 days a case of mononucleosis contracted by my 17-year-old grand-daughter.
1st 24 hours, 7000mg ascorbic acid powder in orange juice every hour.
Subsequent days: 1000mg every hour until bowel tolerance syndrom; thereafter, an amount of the vitamin every three hours just short of bowel tolerance syndrome."
[YEA] 05/14/2008: Regina from Cacoor, Cavite, Philippines: "According to over 70 years of scientific, medical and clinical research, natural vitamin c is necessary to over 300 metabolic funtions in our body and its is also regarded as the "Mother of all vitamins" because it can worked out in our body without any other vitamins but other vitamin from a-zinc need vitamin c in order to be absorbed and function in our body. And according to Dr. Erwin stone, a biochemist, there is no one single factor in our body that is not affected by vitamin c. meaning human body is very much dependent on this particular vitamin that whenever it is depleted from our body, we surely will suffer a disease called scurvy. Human body does not manufacture vitamin c that is why we take it from foods that we eat everyday, and from supplements. According to study with Dr Linus Pauling, our body needs at least 1000 to 2000 mgs/day for it to function normally and protect the body from free radicals that usually destroys our cells. But in case of disease, we need to take more to fastly recover from illness. Also, vitamin c gives us energy which we need everyday not only for our mobility but more importantly for our body's cellular activities. Vitamin c also aids in the production of collagen which is the 2nd most important function of vitamin. Colagen helps strengthen and repairs the body tissues especially the heart and all other organs. it also promotes the immediate healing of wounds. Also because vitamin c is anti-oxidant, it aids our liver to facilitate the elimination of toxins and free radicals from the body. It also boost the immune system keeping the body cope and heal itself from any ailments. There are varied vitamin c in the market today. There synthetic or chemically induced vitamin c and the natural vitamin c. Most common vitamin c that is available in the market is the synthetic brands which is the acidic based. In my opinion and experience, the most effective one is ________ because aside fom being natural it is also an alkaline vitamin c with a pH of 72-78, which is found to be the most potent anti-oxidant. It gives us all we need from a vitamin c, we get the goodness of vitamin c and alkalinity.
Me and my family started using ___after my five (5) year old son had a surgery for a Mesynteric augmental cyst that developed outside of his intestine as big as my son's fist. after the operation his pedia sugeon gave him this natural vitamin c. His wound which was about 4 inches long healed in just a matter of days. And also the best thing that happened to us with this vitamin c is that the recurrent asthmatic syndrome which my three kids usually experienced and made us visit the hospital almost every month was gone. Now they are more healthy than ever before. My sinusitis, arthritis, backpain, migrain as well as vertigo were gone. I am taking 2,000-6,000 mgs/day.When I share the product with my friends and relatives they claimed relief especialy when they under stress. I also share the product with my friend who was suffering from "psoriasis" i was truly amazed because she was relieved from the disease in just one week of taking 10,000 mgs/day of course with our company physician's advice.She suffered from this i should say depressing disease for over 10 years. I also share this particular vitamin c to many. My friend who is a hypertensive, it regulated her blood pressure by taking 3,000- 5,000 mgs/day. There are also a lot of people with heart disease who are saved from by-pass surgery because of this vitamin c. By the way, our company physician have been prescribing this vitamin c for more than five (5) years already and it helped a lot of hopeless people in our place especially those suffering from the dreaded cancer. For me vitamin c is very essential to every human forms. In fact, i consider this as the twin of our body becaue without this essential nutrient we will surely suffer from scurvy when our body doesn't get enough vitamin c. But we should be careful in choosing the kind of vitamin c. Better choose only the natural, non-acidic, alkaline vitamin c or eat a lot of alkaline forming fruits and vegetables. Sad to say, we don't get enough vitamin c from eating fruits and vegetables because of so many factors. That is why we need to take supplements."Replies
[YEA] 12/23/2008: JoJoe from Dipolog City, Zamboanga del Norte,Philippines replies: "Regina you're right .i've been witnessing my brother suffering from the result of too much drinking liquor (wine). As his brain tissue was very much affected by acidic tension and crush its normal function down to earth level (became FOOL) ,as being poor in status living, things go hopeless and devastating. Having so many empathetic and sympathetic experiences, i give him ____ C 10,000 mg or 20 capsules of it. After taking it, a remarkable result had shown automatically in a couple of minutes.Thanks to ____, my brother now is in good condition(good health) and strong through it. He's now including it in his daily meal.
in my opinion...it's important to learn and study vitamin c in very simple way by using an alkaline tester (acid tester used by doctors) in order to know the veracity (truth) on your vitamin c supplements and also put your supplements in in a clear glass of water and observe it thouroughly, anything made it muddy or foggy or dirty looks are SYNTHETICS or acidic. In many ways, make sure your supplements are Alkaline based not acidic base by knowing the PH factor that our body requires.
hope it ads something on you and please do not criticise my English workmanship or my weakness in words, for such experience cannot be question by someone like you. thanks"
03/11/2010: Cheemiss from Toronto, Ontario replies: "Hello JoJoe,
I am curious, you & Regina, the post above talk about a Natural Alkaline Vitamin C being the best, but you don't mention the name.
I live in Canada. Would this product be available here? Would you pls PM me with the name.
Regina's post does not have any contact buttons.
Thank you for sharing.
p.s. As for your English, it's great! I wish I could be as fluent in my parents heritage language as you are in English."
[YEA] 04/29/2008: ann from potosi, mo.: "I have used vitamin c for years for bleeding gums, bad nosebleeds and any other bleeding problems. I either take a stress vitamin with 500vit c or just a vit. c by itself -preferably a chewable one. Especially during menopause -taking 500 vit c every 3-4 hours will stop hemoraging and blot clots and normalize the flow. You must take it every 3-4 hrs. or it will start up again. It is better if at least one of the doses is a stress b vit with 500 added vit.c in it. I fell and hit my head on a concrete wall and opened a 4 inch gapin my scalp with excessive bleeding. I chewed 2 500 vit. c and immediately the bleeding completely stopped, helping me on the inside and outside of my head. I didn't have to have any drainage from fluid buildup inside my head and the wound healed very fast. Vit c normalizes the blood-helps with blood clots that are already there to help dissolve them and is so important is excessive bleeding that no one should ever go to the dentist or go into surgery without taking it if you bleed easily. It could save your life. I used to literally take a sheet to bed with me after haveing a tooth pulled to wipe the blood on. After I learned about vit c and took it before i went to the dentist, the bleeding stopped before I got off the parking lot. I really think I could have even done better without the cotton! Hope this helps someone keep from having an hysterectomy or other complications. I have used vit c for these things for over 30 years. I don't take it on a regular basis, mostly if I get sick with a cold or stomach flu which about 10 grams -I take it in peanut butter and syrup- the powdered vit c. Take 2 doses about a hour apart sometimes will kill stomach flu completely out if you catch it in time. Thanks."
Numbing and Tingling in the Feet
[YEA] 03/04/2007: Steve from Los Angeles: "I have been taking about 2000mg of vitamin c in the morning and evening. the problems I have had with my feet has all but disappeared. I have had numbing or tingling in my feet. I do not know if this is from physical injuries too them or from type 2 diabetes or both but I feel the Vitamin C has helped alkaline my system."
[YEA] 09/07/2007: Erdie from Cebu City, Philippiones: "Im Erdz of cebu.... I really appreciate the effects of vit. C especially when I knew the latest Vit. C (daily C) bopered [buffered] Non Acidic Vitamin C... I haven much daily C evn in mega Dosing... becuase i have the fever and flue... more than that my friend told me that daily c is ati [anti] oxidant and nutralizer [pH neutralizing] ...so ive observed that few days...my acidity was not able to bodered [bother] me anymore..eventually i drink softdrinks... so finally i really thankful right now becuase taking mega dose of daily C which is sodium Ascorbate (non Acidic Vitamin C) is advantage than other vit. C we know from the market...(ascorbic Acid) we are prone to sickness and pro-oxidant."Replies
06/07/2011: C from Cheltenham, Pa replies: "I think that you are adding your own "science" to ascorbic acid. There is strong evidence that Vitamin C's real effects come from its property as a Hydrogen donor ie: its properties as an acid. Neutralizing the acid may remove its benefit. In fact, this entire website is way too biased toward turning everything "alkaline". Without the H dontaion from acids (H donation is literally the definition of an acid) you'd burn up with free radical oxidation. H is literally what quenches the hydroxyl free radical. Its like water on a fire. Ask any chemist, alkaline burns in the lab are much, much worse than acid burns. Acids(hydrogen donors) are what cool your body down from free readical oxidation."
06/08/2011: Debbie from Melbourne , Australia replies: "I agree this website is too skewed about turning everything alkaline. Stomach acid needs to be acidic or it won't digest food properly and minerals won't be properly absorbed."
06/08/2011: Joyce from Lansdowne, Pa replies: "While I believe in alkalizing the body, stomach acid should not be alkalized unless one is producing too much acid. I suffered from indigestion and hours after I have eaten my food would not be digested. My allergist diagnosed me as having acid reflux which was causing asthma like symptoms. I was taking Nexium which did not help much. I took ACV which helped but after starting the green smoothie I had no more problems with indigestion or acid reflux. I still take ACV ocassionally and probiotics. I love Earth Clinic and believe this site is helping a lot of people and if alkalizing helps, let it be."
[YEA] 01/02/2010: Mary Grace from Chicago, Il: "After reading the rules for posting, I'm sorry I can't put a link here to the website that explains the benefits of Vitamin C but hopefully by just googling Dr. Klenner, you can find this information. He did a study of pregnant women taking Vitamin C and 100% came through without miscarrying. I am 5 weeks pregnant now with my 9th child and have always taken Vitamin C through pregnancies. My mother had 5 children and she used to take high doses of Vitamin C. There are such great benefits so for those that are concerned, please do a little more research and don't stop taking your C."
[YEA] 02/08/2010: Kathleen from Chicago, Illinois : "Hi,
This is only the second time that I have posted, and I wanted to thank you for your kind words regarding my first post.
I promised that I would update everyone IF I was able to finally conquer sciatica. Well, I DID IT! I said that I was going to try Magnesium as suggested on your site. Didn't seem to help me.
What finally did the trick was "flooding" with Vitamin C per Dr. Frederick Klenner's web site, Doctor Yourself.Â Please check out the testimonal under Back Pain (at the bottom of that page). Unlike the testimonial, I was not completely out of pain on the fourth day; it took me six days.
I took two grams (2,000 milligrams) every hour I was awake. What I finally figured out was that the man that wrote the testimonial was taking a teaspoon every hour (that's four grams).
Just in case you are concerned at the high level of Vitamin C, it is a water soluble vitamin which the body will throw off if it can't use it. There is no known Vitamin C toxicity to humans.
The reason it worked is very simple. I had a Vitamin C deficiency severe enough to cause sciatica. Wish I had known that before!
What I also didn't realize was that the intermittent backaches that I have had in the last five years or so were also a Vitamin C deficiency and a precursor to the more severe sciatica! I have not had even a hint of a backache since I began treating the sciatica.
I am now on a maintenance dosage of Vitamin C of about 10 grams per day (still working out exact amount) which I will remain on for the rest of my life. You know when the body cannot use the level of Vitamin C that you are taking. You get diarreha and just cut back a bit until you have the right level for you.
This is what is so critical that I learned from the web site and my horrifying experience. Humans, monkeys, guinea pigs, and fruit bats don't produce their own Vitamin C, but without it, we will die. The web site is based on the Linus Pauling branch of medicine named Orthomolecular Medicine. It was Linus Pauling's theory that we probably began our journey in the tropics and had a more than adequate supply of fruits and therefore Vitamin C. At some point, a differential in our DNA eliminated our ability to produce Vitamin C and worked to our advantage (our bodies didn't have to do double duty and produce Vitamin C as long as we had an adequate supply) until we moved out of the tropics. That's when we got into trouble, big, big trouble.
I could go on and on, but I would just like to close with this. Other than knowing that Linus Pauling was the primary advocate for Vitamin C and was marginalized, I didn't know anything about him. He is the only human being that won not one but two Nobel Prizes in two separate areas, the first was Chemistry, and the second was Peace. Also, his work was the basis used to work out DNA! He is probably the most gifted scientist this country has ever produced. So, what was wrong with him? Was he dishonest? Was he not sane? What is going on.
He made the unfortunate choice to advocate for Peace during the McCarthy era and was labeled a socialist. The government went so far as to revoke his passport for a few weeks, but changed their minds so that he could pick up his Peace prize.
The second reason is that the medical establishment including pharmaceuticals have no financial gain in health. There is money in illness; there isn't money in health (sorry, I've forgotten where I read that).
Check Pauling's biography on Wikipedia. Check out Klenner on the front page of Doctor Yourself under the Orthomolecular Medicine link and then History on that site. Klenner worked out that Vitamin C only works in large doses throughout his long, illustrious career.
My primary reason for advocating natural alternatives for myself is safety. It was a blood pressure generic Lisinopril that triggered my sciatica and my descent into an unfathonable Dante's inferno. I will use SAFE alternatives in the future as often as possible.
Good health to everyone this year!"
[YEA] 01/14/2008: RJ from Cleveland, Ohio: "I recently had a shingles, which I never knew anything about until now. This web site was a big help in helping me understand the disease and what I could do about it.
I actually used multiple remedies to help cure shingles and the excruciating pain that went along with it. I went to a doctor to find out what it was and he confirmed that it was shingles and prescribed Valtrex an antiviral pill (which will not kill the virus), 1 per day for 10 days. I did take it but it didn't do a thing for the outbreak or the pain.
First thing I did was start taking Vitamin C 1000 mg fizzy packets x 3 every hour, by the fourth or fifth hour, I had diarrhea. Not a problem, cut it back to 1000 mg every 3 hours for the next 2 days. This helps to jump start the immune system and Vitamin C doesn't build up in the body and you can't get enough from fruits and vegetables. I also started taking l-lysine 2 tablets in the morning and 2 before bed (1500 mg each time). This also helps to boost immune system and kill the virus. Unfortunately, I did have to take some ibuprofen for the pain from time to time but that was only one or sometimes twice a day for a few days. I also took twice a day 2 ounces of apple cider vinegar mixed with either orange juice or grape juice (not at the same time as the vitamins) until the outbreak was gone.
For the outbreak, I tried putting zinc oxide cream (the worst thing to do) on the outbreak, it did nothing and it was painful to get off because it is made with petroleum. I also tried honey for its' ability to heal, it may have helped but it was messy and I didn't see any results. I did put tea tree oil on for a full day and it seemed to keep it from spreading but I did not see a lot of healing. I then took and put apple cider vinegar directly on the sores and wrapped them in cellophane to keep from drying out and left on for 2 hours. It was painful but it really brought out the sores. I then took baking soda and sea salt mixed with water and applied with a wet wash cloth and let sit on for an hour and then reapplied a few times. This felt great because it had a cooling effect on the sores and took away a lot of the pain. I used to have acne as a teenager and we would go to the beach in the summer and every year, my acne clear up like I had none at all, so I tried it and immediately the sores began to heal. I only needed to use for one to two days for the baking soda and salt water and only once for the apple cider vinegar. Once everything was dried up, I put some calamine lotion on for help with itching and I was surprised when it eliminated the dark marks from where the sores were. For the pain that continued after the sores, I thought it would go away, but unfortunately, it hung around a while and made life tough. I finally tried vitamin E d-alpha, not dl-alpha 1200 IU's twice a day and the pain went away after 2 days. I read that Vitamin C and Vitamin E should be taken together so I took 1000 mg of Vitamin C with the Vitamin E at the same time.
Also, watch your diet and eat a lot of fruits and vegetables. There are some that say the virus uses foods like nuts and chocolate as food to grow and survive, so starve it and you have a better chance that the natural remedies will kill and eat the virus.
Good Luck and I hope this helps someone because many of these same things worked for others and I know that they helped me a lot. Thanks to those that shared."
[SIDE EFFECTS] 06/15/2013: Tee from Swedesboro, Nj: "Hello, I had extensive blood work done and found that I was low on vitamin c, d, and b vitamins. I just started with the c vitamin (absorbic acid) with rosehips at 1000 mg and the Dr. wants me up to 3000 mg. Well at 1000mg of vitamin C, I am so tired. I don't understand. I am on day 7 of the vitamin c (and today I had to really nap) as I am waiting in the mail for my b's and d.
I do take Effexor xr and Klonopin. All my other blood work was okay except for vitamin deficiencies and epstein bar virus old antibodies that are high. Anyone know if 1000 mg of vitamin c is just too much for me? Thanks. It seems like there is people out there that have this side effect but it does not seem common when I google it."
03/05/2013: Newton from Sao Paulo, Sp - Brasil: "People prone to having kidney stones should beware taking high Vit C daily doses. I had 2 kidney crisis in my life and in both cases I was taking 2 grams daily. Since I stopped this, never had another crisis. Searching the internet you can find many researches correlating that."