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 )
Note: For all cures, avoid sugars/simple carbs, which may compete with vitamin C for cellular uptake during therapy.
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)
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