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If you put sodium ascorbate in a Lactated Ringer's solution like Cathcart did, you can have major problems with hypertonicity, causing Central Pontine Myelinosis or other problems.

I think it is prudent to suggest that nobody do so and that his protocol should be evaluated.

We should not be advocating using someone's protocol without having full medical knowledge.

There is too much "i think this is fine" or "cathcart's guidelines seem to indicate that's no problem," without being MDs and knowing what's going on.


Tue Apr 15, 2014 4:54 am
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To be fair, Cathcart did also use sterile water, but in his protocol and on youtube also talks about using Lactated Ringer's, which does not seem prudent to recommend given how hypertonic the solution would become.

I am not an MD, and neither is almost anyone here, so we should leave recommendations to doctors.


Tue Apr 15, 2014 5:04 am
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And to be fair, Owen always advocates having a doctor involved. But a lot of people on here are looking to make their own IV-C solution, and we should be advising them not to do so and not to go to Cathcart's protocol as people can end up hurting themselves, like I have.


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Post Re: Hypertonicity -BIG problem with bad admin of IV Sodium A
jamesLdavis1 wrote:
If you put sodium ascorbate in a Lactated Ringer's solution like Cathcart did, you can have major problems with hypertonicity, causing Central Pontine Myelinosis or other problems.

I think it is prudent to suggest that nobody do so and that his protocol should be evaluated.

We should not be advocating using someone's protocol without having full medical knowledge.

There is too much "i think this is fine" or "cathcart's guidelines seem to indicate that's no problem," without being MDs and knowing what's going on.

I just watched this video of Cathcart in which he specifically says to use pure water to avoid hypertonicity.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iuRTLoQlSks around the 5:40 mark.
However, he does say at 8:05 that he sometimes uses lactated ringer's when drawing up the IV. So not sure what's going on.

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