Health News and Vitamin C
Heart Health and Iodine - a must read, particularly if you have atrial fibrillation.
Note: Individuals with hypothyroidism (from iodine deficiency) do not metabolize cholesterol as well, which leads to excess levels of cholesterol that attaches to deteriorating blood vessels to "patch them" when collagen levels are also too low from inadequate ascorbic acid intake. This is the hypothyroidism connection to cardiovascular disease.
Vitamin C dosing for acute infection:
In the treatment of an acute infection, at onset take l0,000 milligrams of vitamin C in divided doses every few hours throughout the day for two days, then 5,000 milligrams of vitamin C daily in divided doses throughout the day for two days, then return to your normal 3,000 milligrams as a daily maintenance dose.
Vitamin C Does Not Cause Kidney Stones
Study Finds High-dose Intravenous Vitamin C Reduces Pain and Inflammation in Those with Rheumatoid Arthritis as Reported in a Recent Paper Published by Riordan Clinic Scientists
Vitamin C Prevents Vaccination Side Effects; Increases Effectiveness
Vitamin C Lowers Levels Of Inflammation Biomarker Considered Predictor Of Heart Disease
Intravenous Vitamin C Saves the Life of a New Zealand Farmer from Swine Flu - "60 Minutes" Video
Vitamin C Boosts the Induction of Stem Cells
Heart Disease & Artery Health
Vitamin C Has Been Known to Fight 30 Major Diseases . . . For Over 50 Years
Vitamin C and Acidity
Vitamin C as an Antiviral - It's All About Dose
Flu, Viruses, and Vitamin C Megadoses: A Personal Statement
Increased blood levels of vitamin C may reduce the risk of stroke by 42 per cent, suggests a large European-based study.
Colds and Flus
At the first sign of cold or flu, begin taking at least 8 g (8,000 mg) of vitamin C as ascorbic acid every 20 minutes for 3-4 hours until bowel tolerance (diarrhea), and then take smaller dosages of 2-4 grams (2,000-4,000 mg) every 4-6 hours for 10 days to prevent recurrence.
Brain Development in Children
A new study suggests that pregnant women need to have sufficient intake of vitamin C or L-ascorbic acid to prevent their fetuses from becoming victims of brain impairment that is associated with memory and learning capability later in their childhood.
Respiratory and Asthma
Eye Health and Heart Disease
Listen to author Owen Fonorow (Practicing Medicine Without a License) discuss Dr. Sydney Bush's work with cardioretinometry and the connection between cardiovascular disease including retinal artery blockages and vitamin C.
High Blood Pressure
Researchers at the Harold Hamm Oklahoma Diabetes Center have found a way to stop the damage caused by Type 1 diabetes with the combination of insulin and vitamin C. While neither therapy produced desired results when used alone, the combination of insulin to control blood sugar together with the use of Vitamin C stopped blood vessel damage caused by the disease in patients with poor glucose control. "We had tested this theory on research models, but this is the first time anyone has shown the therapy's effectiveness in people," said Michael Ihnat, Ph.D., principal investigator and a pharmacologist at the OU College of Medicine Department of Cell Biology.
Recently, study was published that assessed the relationship between vitamin C intake and risk of gout in almost 47,000 men. All the men had no history of gout when they entered the study. Their intakes of vitamin C (via diet and supplements) were assessed every 4 years over a 20-year period.
Risk of gout was found to be lower in individuals with higher vitamin C intake. Compared to individuals with a total vitamin C intake of less than 250 mg per day, those with total intakes of 500 - 999 mg per day had a 17 percent reduced risk of gout. For intakes of 1,000 - 1,499 mg and 1,500 mg or more per day, the risk of getting gout was down by 34 and 45 percent, respectively.
The authors of this study also looked at the relationship between amounts of vitamin C ingested in supplement form only and risk of gout. Here again, higher supplemental levels were associated with a reduced risk of gout. Compared to those who did not supplement with vitamin C, those supplementing with 1,000 - 1,499 mg and 1,500 mg or more of vitamin C per day were found to be at 34 and 45 percent reduced risk of gout, respectively.
These results suggest that vitamin C, either from diet or supplements, is associated with a reduced risk of gout.
Cancer and Cancerous Tumors
Nearly 30 years after Nobel laureate Linus Pauling famously and controversially suggested that vitamin C supplements can prevent cancer, a team of Johns Hopkins scientists have shown that in mice at least, vitamin C - and potentially other antioxidants - can indeed inhibit the growth of some tumors ¯ just not in the manner suggested by years of investigation.
Vitamin C and Second-Hand Smoke
Melanoma and Skin Cancers
Other Medical Conditions
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