Vitamin C The Common Cold and the FluLast Updated: Sat Sep 23 13:20:28 EDT 2017
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We predict that you will find any of the following high-dose vitamin C cold (and flu) cures surprisingly effective. (Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org )
Cold/Flu Cure #1: 8 grams ascorbic acid every 20 minutes
If symptoms recur, continue smaller dosages of 2-4 g every 4-6 hours for ten days to prevent recurrence.
Begin protocol at the first sign of a runny nose, tickle in the throat, etc. If not caught at the beginning, the infection can't be stopped, but you may lessen its severity and duration.
Note: 8 grams equals sixteen - 500 mg pills, or eight - 1000 mg pills.
This recommended surefire dosage is 4 times Irwin Stones recommendation of 2 g every 20-30 minutes for the first two to three hours. If you have trouble with 8 g, you might try lowering to Stone's dosage for the common cold.
Cold/Flu Cure #2: 3.1 g as nasal drops or spray
If you have a low bowel tolerance or stomach distress from oral vitamin C, you may experience great benefit from our second surefire Cold/Flu cure: the nasal spray approach. (Let us know: email@example.com )
dropper: Use dropper and place 20 drops in each nostril,
nasal spray: Place solution in clean, sterile nasal spray device and apply several fine sprays of the ascorbate solution in each nostril.
ascorbate soaked cotton balls: See this post in our forum for this alternate nasal approach for chronic sinusitis.
Repeat often, perhaps every 15 to 30 minutes for several hours, and then once per hour for 24 hours after all symptoms are gone (to prevent recurrences.) Take Irwin Stone's 2 g dose orally.
The idea behind this technique comes from page 19 of Linus Pauling's book HOW TO LIVE LONGER AND FEEL BETTER (1986 paperback).
UPDATE 09-22-2002 Feedback on Ascorbate Nasal Spray Interesting idea! Add MSM.
UPDATE 06-07-2002 A Foundation member found the ascorbic acid spray a little irritating to the nostril, and made his own colloidal silver nasal spray - with excellent results!
Cold/Flu Cure #3: 16 g Foundation True-Liposomal Vitamin C (6 hours)
This general cure for infection was relayed to us after using the new China-FREE True-Liposomal Vitamin C in the United Kingdom. Half a bottle (or 16 teaspoons) has suppressed infections within six (6) hours. If you have a low bowel tolerance or stomach distress from ordinary oral vitamin C, you may experience great benefit from our their surefire vitamin C Cold/Flu cure: the True-liposomal approach. (Let us know: firstname.lastname@example.org )
#4: Cold/Flu Shock Treatment (Medical Medium) Ester-C combined with Raw Honey.Vitamin C Shock Therapy for early onset colds/flu
While not a cure, this "shock therapy" kept symptoms to a minimum during a 2-week cold using very low dosages of Ester-C.
I haven't been here for a very long time or maybe I had my eyes shut when browsing here but I have always had an impression that IV C is much more effective method in treating patients ... and well it is to the certain extant but oral administration should not be neglected!
I will tell you something. Owen's findings back up my feelings about that. I have quite often respiratory problems. When I have a bug I feel tickles in my lungs (or bronchial tree.. whatever ..) that tell me that I have an ongoing viral infection ... and If I make 6 - 7 gr portion of VC that I will drink in 1 go .. I have a feeling that this VC goes up there to that infectious area and alleviate this discomfort. I literally don't feel those tickles for some time.. It happens in just about 3 to 4 minutes after drinking!
About 7 days ago, I woke up with elevated heart beats per minute (around 100) in rest and had also the feeling that something is going on there in my lungs again ...
I started loading VC at 08:30. I was taking 4.5g every 6 minutes. I ended up after 64 grams and about 09:50 with a flush. But .. really the feeling of lungs, chest "saturated" with VC is unbelievable...
I wrote to MD Levy. He confirmed that the amount, timing depends on your body. Your body gives you instruction how much and when to take it and we have to listen to it ..."
-- xor2 (from the forum)
Even Low Dose Vitamin C Plus Zinc Supplements Fight Common Cold (two studies)
Silvia Maggini at Bayer Consumer Care Ltd in Basel, Switzerland and colleagues presented data from two preliminary, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials in which patients with the common cold were given a combination of 1000 mg vitamin C and 10 mg zinc for five days.
In both trials, the vitamin C plus zinc supplement nonsignificantly reduced rhinorrhoea duration by 9 to 27 percent. In an analysis of combined data from the two trials of 94 subjects, the vitamin C plus zinc supplement reduced rhinorrhoea over a 5-day treatment more effectively than placebo.
Vitamin C Supplementation and Respiratory Infections: a Systematic Review... (Alternative viewpoint with low doses)