Anthrax infections will certainly be ameliorated, if not cured, with
massive doses of ascorbate by preventing the free radical deaths.
First I want to admit that I have never seen a case of anthrax.
However, I can say with absolute certainty that massive doses of ascorbate will ameliorate
the disease. The reason for this is that all infectious diseases cause most of their
injury to us by way of free radicals. Sufficient doses of ascorbate will neutralize
the free radicals. This is simply a matter of chemistry. Free radicals are
molecules that lack an electron. Free radical scavengers act by donating electrons
thereby neutralizing the free radicals. What has not been realized is that the human
body is very tolerant to massive amounts of ascorbate that carry massive amounts of
electrons. When you provide enough electrons, you will neutralize the free radicals
generated by infectious diseases and prevent free radical deaths.
There are several important facts to bear in mind when thinking about
1. When ascorbate loses its two extra electrons
to neutralize two free radicals, it becomes dehydroascorbate (DHA) which has a half-life
of only a few minutes. So that if the DHA is not rereduced back to ascorbate
rapidly, the ascorbate is permanently lost. If this destroys all of the ascorbate in
the diseased tissues, I call this acute induced scurvy.
When this situation gets bad enough to cause death, I call this a
free radical death.
2. Ordinarily, the mitochondria provide the
electrons to refuel or rereduce the DHA back to ascorbate but when the mitochondria are
damaged in the area of inflammation not only are the mitochondria not able to refuel the
ascorbate, the damaged mitochondria become to source of massive amounts of free radicals.
3. White cells require a small amount of
ascorbate to eat up bacteria so that when free radicals rob the electrons from vitamin C,
there is rapidly not enough ascorbate left to fuel the white cells so the body is unable
to defend itself until sufficient antibodies build up.
4. Free radicals turn on antibodies but it takes
several days for a significant amount of antibodies to fight the infection to be
produced. However, some antibodies may be activated against antibiotics given to
treat the disease and this can cause serious allergic reactions.
5. The more serious the disease is, the more free
radicals are produced and therefore the more ascorbate is destroyed. This results in
acute induced scurvy and sometimes a free radical death.
Moderate doses of ascorbate may, depending upon how toxic the disease is, prevent the
spread of this acute induced scurvy. This is why
the moderately high doses recommended by Linus Pauling reduced the incidence of
complications of the common cold. However, to neutralize all the free radicals in
the primary sites of infectious diseases, it takes more massive doses of ascorbate.
6. There appears to be a threshold dose, the
amount of ascorbate necessary depends upon the toxicity (the amount of free
radicals) of the disease. The necessary amount of ascorbate will be that which can
drive the electrons into the tissues primarily involved in the disease and neutralize all
the free radicals. Doses of ascorbate less than that necessary to drive the
electrons into the tissues primarily involved in the disease will not cure the
disease. Sometimes these smaller doses of ascorbate may ameliorate the disease by
preventing the spread of acute induced scurvy into
7. My experience with giving
massive doses of ascorbic acid orally to over 25,000 patients and with giving
intravenous sodium ascorbate to over 2,000 patients would indicate that with inhalation anthrax that intravenous sodium
ascorbate should be used in doses beginning with at least 180 grams per 24 hours in
addition to the Cipro. If the fever is not controlled or the symptoms are not
reduced, the dosage and the rate of administration should be increased until they are
controlled. The doses of 180 grams per 24 hours would be administered in 3 bottles
of lactated Ringer's, D5W. or 1/2NS with 60 grams of sodium ascorbate added per 8
hours. Do not be afraid of increasing the rate of administration. When I give
one to two of these bottles in the office I have them run in 2 to 3 hours each.
However, when administered in a hospital, the administration should be constant, around
the clock at the rate and amount to eliminate the symptoms. When I mention a rate
that is administered in 24 hours, I mean just that, the rate. If the fever does not
abate in the first 3 or 4 hours, the rate should be increased to whatever necessary to
break the fever. However, when the fever and other symptoms abate then the rate of
administration can be reduced.
For cutaneous anthrax the
doses will be less because it is not so toxic as the inhalation form. In patients
who have good bowel tolerance, bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid orally along with
Cipro will hasten healing and prevent many problems with Cipro. When the inhalation
form of the disease has remitted to the point where intravenous
sodium ascorbate is no longer necessary, bowel tolerance doses
should be given orally until there is completer recovery. When bowel tolerance doses
of ascorbic acid are used orally be sure to keep the patient well hydrated. Do not under any circumstances let the patient become dehydrated when
large doses of ascorbic acid are being administered orally.
8. Since not everyone exposed to the anthrax
bacteria finally manifests the disease, it is almost certain that maintenance
doses of ascorbic acid orally taken up to bowel tolerance will decrease the incidence
of the disease in those exposed. But be sure the patient
always is well hydrated.
9. In case that a patient is sick enough to be
hospitalized with an infection, flu like symptoms or
fever of unknown origin, intravenous sodium ascorbate should be
given until the fever and other symptoms go away. Even if the infection is not
anthrax, elimination of the free radicals will ameliorate any disease and reduce problems
caused by necessary antibiotics. if it is anthrax, smallpox, Ebola, etc., a useful
treatment will have already been initiated. If it really is the flu, the worst thing
that can happen is that you get well right away and do not develop complications requiring
more medical care.
10. When these massive doses of ascorbate are
used, allergic reactions to antibiotics such as Cipro is markedly diminished if not
eliminated because of the elimination of the free radicals that turn on these adverse reactions.
11. Some have been concerned about
dehydroascorbate (DHA) being toxic. Actually, what we are concerned with is the
DHA/AA redox couple. This may be a problem with small doses of ascorbate (although I
have see no clinical evidence of this.) While usually when ascorbate neutralizes
free radicals and becomes DHA, the DHA is less oxidizing than the free radicals it
neutralizes so no harm is done. However, and this is the safety of massive doses of
ascorbate (AA), if the ascorbate is administered in amounts and at a rate at which the
redox couple, DHA/AA is kept reducing, then no toxicity results even with the DHA that is
produced. Since the half-life of DHA is only a few minutes, maintaining a reducing
redox potential is not difficult if one gives enough ascorbate. When the redox
couple is kept reducing, it forces the electrons into the tissues involved in the disease
and neutralizes all free radicals. This is why the studies on ascorbate where low
doses of ascorbate are utilized are ridiculous. To
conclude that 1 to 3 grams of ascorbate will take on even the common cold after it gets
going is stupid and the people running such a study show their ignorance of what is being
claimed about ascorbate and how it should be used. Unfortunately, in the past, a
study with positive results for ascorbate is difficult to get published. Negative
studies are easily published. One could easily design a clinical experiment on the
effects of ascorbate on anthrax with inadequate doses of ascorbate and conclude that
ascorbate was of no value in treating anthrax.
12. It is interesting that it is planned to scrub the air in
the Senate building somehow with vitamin C filters. Since I have no access to
anthrax bacteria, I have no way to tell for sure that intravenous ascorbate would directly
kill the anthrax bacteria in a patient. However, I had a patient years ago whose job
was to culture water in Lake Tahoe, and culture water going into and out of the sewage
plant there. He took a liter of water, added 1 gram of ascorbic acid to the water,
and then added a drop of the feces filled water from that going into the sewage
plant. He culture that mixture every 15 minutes. In two hours, it was
sterile. If one were to administer to a 70 kilogram patient, 120 grams of ascorbate
in 2 hours, the concentration in the body would exceed that concentration used in that
experiment. I wonder what would happen to the anthrax bacteria at that
concentration. In this case, a possible direct killing effect on the anthrax
bacteria could not be ruled out. This killing of the anthrax bacteria would be in
addition to its certain neutralizing the free radicals generated by the disease.
This emphasizes the importance of the fact that to save lives
the use of massive doses of ascorbate to prevent resulting
free radical deaths should be
investigated. I do not know how to get it through to these people. I
fear that such a public disclosure of this method to ameliorate the threat of
many agents of bioterrorism will be picked up by a terrorist. I do not
know what to do. If our people will take this seriously, I will remove
this information. But it looks like they prefer to look out for the
profits of the drug industry rather than save lives. If this sounds
ridiculous remember how they have kept Klenner's cure of
polio secret since 1949 so as not to hurt the polio industry.
As a matter of fact, there has never been a negative study to
refute Klenner's work or any of the claims made on this site by orthodox
medicine which used doses described by Klenner or myself.
They always used ridiculously low doses that do not
work. Then radio doctors like xxxx xxxxx can crow to the American public that
vitamin C does not work. I cannot believe that the ridiculously low doses
are not deliberate. They are not that stupid. This started as part
of a diabolical plot to save drug company profits but now it has gotten out of
hand and has become part of a scandal that has killed more people than Hitler,
Stalin, and Mao all put together and the slaughter has just begun. I
figure that the deliberate neglect of not using ascorbate to ameliorate and
sometimes cure human diseases cost more than the twin towers worth of deaths
every couple of months. And these are not sudden deaths we are talking
about, they are lingering, painful deaths that could be avoided.
If anyone can find a study that proves
that massive doses of ascorbate like those used by Klenner
in the study or which are suggested on this website, please let me know the
reference and I promise to put the reference prominently on this website.
Otherwise, it is just your gut feeling that says this is wrong and your opinion
is not as valuable as the contents of your gut. 4/26/02
As Hitler said, it is easier to convince people of the big lie
than the little lie. These genocidal bastards have dug a hole so deep with
this neglect of using ascorbate that hardly anyone will believe the cost in
lives. The press is part of this. How can they be negligent enough
not to investigate all this. Or do the drug company advertisers stop them
Hopefully the internet cannot be stopped and the people will finally find out
about this stupid genocidal plot.
Sorry to be so extreme in my comments but this killing has got
The sophistication of the strain used just gives more reason
why they should pull their heads out of their --- and learn how to use
massive doses of ascorbate to save the people who contract
Who, besides those in the drug companies and the drug pushers,
has anything to lose by not understanding the urgency in understanding the power
massive doses of ascorbate intravenously in preventing
free radical deaths. This is deadly serious.
The use of massive doses of ascorbate in a case like this is obvious much as
the majority of physicians want to deny it. One frightening scenario would
be some mad dictator who knows how to use ascorbate properly, stockpiling
ascorbate and then releasing bacteriologic warfare against us. The
reason that this is not usually contemplated is because of the "backfire
phenomenon." The proper use of ascorbate would eliminate this backfire
phenomenon. When the diseases started to backfire on the mad dictator, he
would use the ascorbate on himself and his chosen friends and his military.
Our military ought to get with it and learn how to use ascorbate properly
despite physician resistance. (By the way, Castro is rumored to be
interested in orthomolecular medicine.) (This paragraph
will be removed as soon as I hear that the Pentagon is doing something about
this. If someone reading this knows anyone in the military or U.S.
government with some importance, please have them read this site.)
The scandal like hiding the fact that
all cases of polio could be cured with
massive doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously back in 1949,
should not be tolerated in this time when bacteriologic warfare in a real
danger. One of my great fears is that some terrorists who are not trying
to protect the drug industry will pull their heads out of their rears long
enough to realized that ascorbate would prevent backfire on themselves if they
learned to use it.
Although this has turned out to be a false alarm, you would think the
military would be interested in a way to ameliorate the symptoms of anthrax if
there are really exposures to it. But alas, in order to protect the
profits of the drug companies, they will probably ignore this treatment to avoid
the free radical deaths. In the off
chance that they will be interested, please refer to how to use the
massive doses of ascorbate intravenously.
With events like this happening, how can it be justified not to
try massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.
Since millions of lives are at stake, it is no longer justified to keep the
facts about massive doses of ascorbate from the public just so that less
effective drugs can be sold for profit by the drug companies. When do we
realize that the billions of dollars are not worth millions of lives.
If one reads this article carefully it is possible to get an
idea of the size of the industry that is beginning to evolve on this issue.
It is then possible to understand why they do not want to find a simple and
effective treatment such as massive doses of intravenous sodium
If one is considering taking the anthrax vaccine, additional
damage caused by free radicals generated by the vaccine can be mostly avoided by
taking bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid by mouth.
When one takes massive doses of ascorbic acid by mouth they should keep well
hydrated and have essentially an undiseased GI tract. If a person has a
weak GI tract, eg. ulcer, colitis, etc., where ascorbic acid is not tolerated
orally so it is not taken but then some symptoms from the vaccinations occur
then intravenous sodium ascorbate should be given in
increasing doses until symptoms abate.
If one crazy person caused all this chaos, imagine what an
organized terrorist attack would do. And they still will not use
massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate to counter the
obvious acute induced scurvy
cause of the free radical deaths caused by
anthrax. Are the profits from less effective drugs worth all the lives
that being unprepared to use ascorbate will cost? You would think that
thousands of lives would be. But obviously, as many as have died already
are not worth those profits to those who have the ability to do something about
it. This should not seem strange when you realize that
how to cure polio with ascorbate was published back in 1949.
Why do not we investigate how to increase the power of the
immune system to resist these diseases. Oh, yes, I forgot, drugs do not
strengthen the immune system. Vitamins and minerals do but that would cut
down of the sales of drugs if the public in general learned of this fact.
Since they will not listen in this
country, perhaps the Canadians might study massive doses of sodium
ascorbate intravenously. I would be happy to talk with anyone who was running a
research program on ascorbate to prevent free radical deaths.
I will not talk with anyone in a bioterrorist country.
American in Taliban: Biological strike on
This link illustrates the problem with sanitizing areas exposed to the
anthrax bacteria. Why are they not interested in measures to increase the human's
resistence to the anthrax bacteria?
Here is another physician who has actual experience giving intravenous
sodium ascorbate to humans who thinks the same as I. I do not know of any physician
who is actually experienced in the use of intravenous sodium ascorbate in humans who will
disagree. If there are any please contact me and I promise to put your responses on
this site. If your experience is with mice or rats, do not respond as these are
ascorbate producing animals and you actually reduce their immune system with low or
moderate doses of ascorbate because they will make less ascorbate and the sum total of
ascorbate in their body may be less than if you had left them alone. I am also not
interested in the "gut feeling" of internists and infectious disease experts who
have no experience with the use of massive doses of ascorbate in humans no matter how
willing you are to make those feelings known. These feelings are as valuable as
other gut feelings.
From my point of view, the importance of this article may seem
obscure. It seems from this paper that it is very difficult to give mice anthrax
unless you irradiate them. An undamaged mouse does not seem to get anthrax even when
exposed. The importance of this may be as follows: Only man, monkey and the
guinea pig (and a few obscure species such as the African fruit eating bat) do not make
ascorbate. I have often said that if you cannot give a disease to any animal but
man, monkey, or guinea pig, try vitamin C in massive doses and you will cure the
disease. It seems here that it is not easy to kill a mouse with anthrax unless you
irradiate the mouse. Therefore, it is most probable that it would be difficult to
kill a human with anthrax if you gave that human massive doses of ascorbate. As we
know, anthrax is mainly found in the soil. Animals that eat with their mouths off
the ground have to have an amazing resistance to infection. The ability to make
ascorbate confers that amazing resistance on these animals. Come on gang, give it a
The rate of adverse reactions to Cipro and other antibiotics would be
markedly reduced if large doses of ascorbate were administered at the same time.
One thing is not a mystery. This patient had to be loaded with
free radicals when she died.
There could be wholesale free radical deaths
if large amounts of anthrax are used. Why cannot we be ready to counter these free radical deaths with massive doses of
intravenous sodium ascorbate. Even though this treatment is available now, it
would take time to have physicians learn how to use it and to make it available in a
crisis. Massive numbers of free radical deaths
will result at out present state of unreadiness.
Immedicately, this baby should have been treated with ascorbate because
even if the doctors thought it was a spider bite, the proper treatment would have been
with ascorbate. Ascorbate neutralizes the toxins from most
bites, probably because most are free radicals, or cause the body to form free
radicals which do most of the damage. Then when it was discovered that it truly was
anthrax, the proper treatment to neutralize the free radicals generated by anthrax would
have been underway already. No matter what the disease, if free radicals are
involved, ascorbate in massive doses should be used to neutralize those free radicals.
I, personally, have treated a brown recluse spider bite. There
was marked swelling and edema over a 3 inch diameter area. Usually, you expect a
large area of flesh to slough sometimes down to bone after a few days. By using
massive doses of ascorbate, all redness was gone within 24 hours. There was no sign
of the bite.
You do not have to wait for a definite
diagnosis and if your initial diagnosis is wrong you will be helping the patient anyway if
you have been treating him with massive doses of ascorbate..
This is interesting. Trying to contact the senator about all this
has not produced any response. Maybe this will put some personal fear in the hearts
of her staff. Love of their country certainly did not motivate them into looking
into this almost certain help in curing inhalation anthrax.
Note the detailed descriptions of the pathological findings in these
patients especially the soft tissues hemorrhages and necrosis. These findings are
typical of acute induced scurvy and free radical deaths. Please, won't someone try the massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate. When you have
a patient who is obviously dying, why not try?
How does the FBI profile these SAD (stupid,
arrogant, and defensive) bureaucrats who are not interested in a probable cure
of anthrax and other biological weapons. They, in the long run, will kill far more
citizens than the asshole that sent these letters.
Plus, with each of the protocols in this link, add the ascorbate as
described in 7, above.
You would think that the military leaders would like to talk about a
probable cure for inhalation anthrax. Maybe if a few of the top leaders die of a
free radical death, they will listen. A warning to the
terrorists: you better not make someone too important sick, they may be forced to
listen. Obviously, they do not care about postal workers.
When are they going to listen to a probable cure? This
situation is going to panic the whole country. Wouldn't it be reassuring if the
public knew that their chances of surviving inhalation anthrax was much better with an
easily available treatment?
- Note the link at the bottom of the above link about vitamin C being no
good for the common cold. This article shows gross misunderstanding about how to
use ascorbate. At least I hope it is a misunderstanding but it makes one wonder.
- If you are tempted to take the anthrax vaccine, please read all of the above link.
There are problems which are not being dealt with in the popular press. The
probability of being injured by the anthrax vaccine far exceeds the possibility of your
getting anthrax. In that event that you are going to take the vaccine despite
all these warnings, I would advise at least taking moderate doses of ascorbic acid
orally so it will minimize the side reactions of the vaccine.
In Critical Condition With Rare Form Of Anthrax, Raising Fears About Terrorism
Get Out The Treatment If Bioterrorism Ever Strikes
From Inhaled Anthrax Is Extremely Rare
Treatment Must Begin Before Symptoms, Some Of Which Can Be Confused With Flu
Scare Spurs Antibiotics Run
Is Outracing Old Protocols For Anthrax
Testing Can Be Difficult
Shots And Masks Won't Help You Prepare For A Terror Attack
JAMA, On Anthrax
Made In Anthrax Cure Search
Pushes Anthrax Drug Options
Difficulties Of Weaponizing Anthrax And Smallpox
Cipro Takers Developing
Pushes Anthrax Drug Options
on the Use of Doxycycline for Anthrax Exposure
Hits 2 D.C. Postal Workers
Facts about: Anthrax,
Botulism, Pneumonic Plague, Smallpox
Nature, Anthrax: pre-publication and
Ebola, Lassa fever, Marburg virus, etc., are examples of hemorrhagic
fevers. These are extremely toxic diseases, probably 500+
gram diseases and rapidly cause acute
induced scurvy. The patients begin to bleed everywhere as one would
expect from scurvy. Massive doses of ascorbate given at a rapid enough rate should
ameliorate or cure these diseases if treatment is begun soon enough. Here again, the
massive doses of ascorbate works by way of neutralizing free radicals and preventing the free radical deaths.
Other Means of Bioterrorism
Military Uses of Ascorbate
Besides those things described above, ascorbate would be very helpful in
the treatment of injuries, wounds, burns, etc. Massive doses of ascorbate does all
these things by neutralizing free radicals. After
injuries, surgeries, etc. the secondary pain can practically be
eliminated with massive doses of ascorbate. Ascorbate
is also extremely effective in the treatment of burns. It is a tragedy for loyal
Americans to suffer unnecessary from these conditions because of the unwillingness to use
massive doses of ascorbate. Let's prevent these massive free
I guess this is good because even though the proper use of
massive doses of intravenous ascorbate would cure most
of these diseases and prevent all these deaths because since it seems impossible
to get treatments that do not make profits for the drug companies. I
suppose if you cannot find someone to give you intravenous ascorbate that some
of these might work. I hope not too many people will die horribly and
unnecessarily before these are ready to profit from since it is already possible
to cure them. Note, for instance, that it was possible
to cure polio back in 1949. This fact shows that if it is not
profitable for the drug industry, these cures can be kept secret almost forever.
This is the site government officials
apparently do not want you to hear about. Please email this link to every friend you
have. Let's see if government officials can be forced to listen to the web.
Especially, if you know anyone in the Post Office, let them know. Tell the FBI and
CIA. Forget the CDC, they obviously do not want to hear about this.
It seems to be impossible to get through to any government
officials. As the bioterrorist crisis deepens, no one is listening. Please
send messages to everyone you can think of in the Federal Government, State Governments,
CDC, NIH, news media and anyone else who should be interested to look at this website, http://www.orthomed.com
We undoubtedly can
ameliorate anthrax and can probably cure most cases of inhalation anthrax with massive
doses of ascorbate and the appropriate antibiotics. We also block most of the
allergic reactions to such drugs as Cipro. So far I get no responses from
anyone. How many deaths do there have to be before they will listen. If other
agents such as smallpox, Ebola, Lassa fever, Marburg virus, etc. are used the morbidity
and mortality would be decreased by the proper use of massive doses of ascorbate.
When will they listen. Maybe now that anthrax has been found in the
post office of the FDA, they might listen but I doubt it. We see how unprepared we
are for anthrax, imagine the millions who will develop acute
induced scurvy and will die unnecessary free radical deaths if smallpox or one
of the hemorrhagic fevers are used.
Please contact every government agency that you can.
Content (C) 2001, Robert F. Cathcart, M.D..
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