Albert wrote:This colleague himself suffered from a serious haemorrhagic diathesis. Since I still did not have enough of this crystalline substance at my disposal then, I sent him paprikas. My colleague was cured. But later we tried in vain to obtain the same therapeutic effect with vitamin C."
wrong diagnosis wrote:Hemorrhagic diathesis: Spontaneous or near spontaneous bleeding caused by a defect in clotting mechanisms (BLOOD COAGULATION DISORDERS) or another abnormality causing a structural flaw in the blood vessels (VASCULAR HEMOSTATIC DISORDERS).
survivediabetes wrote:Albert wrote:...My colleague was cured. But later we tried in vain to obtain the same therapeutic effect with pure vitamin C. the ascorbic acid complex which includes vitamin P B the bioflavonoids B is necessary to do that.
Incredibly, by 1937, Szent-Gyögyi had deduced that the vitamin C complex (not just vitamin C) neutralizes the oxygen free radical (a term not yet invented!) in two stages:Ascorbic acid oxidase oxidizes [ascorbic] acid with oxygen to reversible dehydro-ascorbic acid, whereby the oxygen unites with the two labile H-atoms from the acid to form hydrogen peroxide. This peroxide reacts with peroxidase and oxidizes a second molecule of ascorbic acid. Both these molecules of dehydro-ascorbic acid again take up hydrogen from the foodstuff .
But peroxidase does not oxidize ascorbic acid directly. I succeeded in showing that another substance is interposed between the two, which belongs to the large group of yellow, water-soluble Y plant dyes (flavone, flavonol, flavanone). Here the peroxidase oxidizes [the flavon, the bioflavonoid] which then oxidizes the ascorbic acid directly, taking up both its H-atoms. (ibid)
doctoryourself wrote:My recommendation? When you are sick, eat as many oranges (and other vitamin-C rich fruits) as you can, while you also take tens of thousands of milligrams of cheap, supplemental ascorbic acid vitamin C.More ...
Dr. Paul Wand wrote:Our direct observation, based on carotid ultrasound testing, show that very high vitamin C supplement users have remarkably healthy carotid arteries. When adjusted for other factors such as age, elevated homocysteine, LDL cholesterol and glucose, these very high vitamin C takers as a group appear to have less carotid pathology than the general population. A review of previously published findings indicates that consuming a wide variety of very high potency dietary supplements, combined with blood screening to monitor cholesterol, homocysteine, glucose, iron and other atherogenic risk factors, confers a significant protective effect against the development of carotid artery disease.
http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v06n24.shtml wrote:Robert Cathcart with experience on over 25,000 patients since 1969 has seen no cases of heart disease developing in patients who did not have any when first seen. He added that the thickening of the vessel walls, if true, indicates that the thinning that occurs with age is reversed. . .
http://www.survivediabetes.com wrote:A 1995 Hoffman LaRoche review which pronounced vitamin C safe included several studies in which up to 10 grams were taken each day for 3 years.
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