Rebound scurvy can be life and death. Anyone consuming more than 1g/day should be well aware of it and carefully taper off.
Why do I say that? Ascorbists like myself are well aware of the remarkable studies done by Klenner ... the megasorbist pioneer, one such study being the "vitamin C babies" study. My wife by child #4 had had 5 miscarriages. We wanted a big family (we both come from big families and are unusually good parents), but the miscarriages were really discouraging. After reading about the "vitamin c babies" we decided to follow Klenner's protocol (6 years ago) and haven't had a miscarriage since. My wife is 5 months pregnant with our 6th child. The last child was huge (11 lbs) and the healthiest looking newborn I've ever seen, and my wife was unusually flexible (was able to deliver him "sunny-side up" with hardly an episiotomy, which is extremely unusual). We've recommended the protocol to others who've had difficulty with miscarriages, and in every case but one they carried it full term. It's the one that miscarried that led me to believe rebound scurvy can be life or death. Here's why:
A friend who had had 3 miscarriages in a row decided to try the protocol on our recommendation. After month 4 she thought she was in the clear (her miscarriages always took place in the first 2 months), and she told her ObGyn about the protocol. As expected, the allopath was alarmed and told her to stop the protocol immediately, stating the commonly held myth still taught today in some medical schools that the Vit C was scavenging calcium from the bones of both her and her baby. She stopped immediately and went from 5g/day to nothing per day. Of course, she miscarried exactly 4 days later.
I knew immediately it was rebound scurvy, but wanted to read up more on it and discovered something fascinating and disturbing in the process: large doses of Vitamin C is a common self-abortion technique shared on many "girlfriend to girlfreind" websites. It works, and it works by inducing rebound scurvy. In every case it involves a large dose of Vitamin C, generally taken for a couple days up to a week, and then stopped immediately, and the mother miscarries generally 4 days after stopping. It even works for some with just one large dose in 1 day, and then nothing thereafter.
That last technique (1 simple small dose) will sometimes give me a cold if I haven't taken C for some time ... if I take just 1 gram and then nothing I believe my body expects more (because of how I've conditioned myself), and goes into hyper usage ... using up all my stores and then I end up with acute rebound scurvy in as little as 30 minutes to 1 hour. It then takes a massive dose (12g) to get it cleared up again. It's how I've conditioned my body. Now any dose less than just below my bowel tolerance will give me cold symptoms if I've been off C for a while.
Vitamin C has some wicked pharmicokinetics that are widely misunderstood and misinterpreted by the medical industry in general. You need to understand the pharmicokinetics and use it to your advantage. Realize that you are conditioning how your body uses Vit C by how you use it, and don't change your usage habits without expecting your body to internal Vit C stores and getting short time acute scurvy.
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