More uses for Vitamin C

Vitamin C stops drug addiction with zero withdrawal symptoms

vitamin-C-pillFindings related to vitamin C and natural cures for drug addiction show tremendous promise for overcoming addiction to hard drugs such as heroin. A vitamin C deficiency seems to correlate with drug addiction, and administering vitamin C in high doses offers profound healing effects without the negative side effects associated with toxic conventional therapies.

Drug addiction to heroin has made a startling increase in the U.S. in the past fifteen years. The CDC reports that between 2002 and 2013, overdose deaths from heroin almost quadrupled, with over 8,200 people dying from the drug in 2013. During this time, heroin use doubled in young adults age 18 to 25.

And, by the way, heroin addiction often goes hand in hand with an addiction to opioid prescription painkillers.

Vitamin C offers a safer way to recover from drug addiction

Heroin addiction is widely known for its difficulty in overcoming.  Major withdrawal symptoms are associated with attempting to quit this drug, including abdominal pain, nausea, sweating, anxiety, trembling, agitation, depression, mood swings, muscle spasms and cravings. However, addressing the vitamin C deficiency – in drug addicts – can dramatically improve recovery time and enhance the detoxification process.

With traditional treatments, it can take at least a week to detox from heroin, and side effects and withdrawal symptoms can continue for weeks, months or even years after ceasing to activity of drug use.  Of course, cravings and relapse events are all too common, and the methadone route of treatment has its own set of risks and hazards.

It should be noted that methadone is known to cause cramping, liver issues and sexual dysfunction.  Even after 21 days, many methadone users still want to use heroin.  To say the obvious, we need to do more to help those in need.

Why isn’t vitamin C for drug addiction getting more publicity?

By comparison, vitamin C treatment causes an almost immediate reversal of the symptoms of drug addiction. Administered in high doses, vitamin C relieves pain and reduces the desire for opioid use rapidly. The oral intake of 25 to 85 g of sodium ascorbate (vitamin C) per day in segmented doses spaced throughout each day – along with other vital nutrients – can completely reverse a drug addiction to heroin.

Mental alertness, visual acuity, appetite, bowel tolerance and general recovery all start to commence and improve within 12 hours of taking the first doses of vitamin C. Just four to six days of a vitamin C protocol can facilitate a profound reversal. The vitamin C dosage can then be gradually reduced to around 10 to 30 g per day.

Vitamin C helps to reduce food cravings and improve sleep patterns

Malnutrition and vitamin C deficiency is a major component to drug addiction.  Administering high doses of vitamin C to treat drug addiction can naturally help to remedy this situation.  We just need drug clinics to think about nutrition over toxic drug therapies.

Testing of vitamin C therapy for drug addiction has been ongoing since the 1970s.  And all studies have shown that this therapy helps the appetite to return; it restores restful sleep patterns; and the patient rapidly starts feeling well – within a short period of time.  Surprising to most, cravings and the desire for heroin are generally lost after about three months.

Why does vitamin C work so well against opiate addiction? It is believed that since vitamin C is analgesic, it mimics morphine and fits into the cells’ opiate receptor sites. This causes a reduction in the body’s desire for drugs.  And, let’s not forget the detoxifying properties of vitamin C – which are an additional benefit of this type of treatment plan.

The fact that this data isn’t front and center in the mainstream news is bordering on criminal. Please spread the word about the benefits of the “multi-C protocol” and let’s activate the self-healing response within the body.

References:

http://www.cdc.gov/vitalsigns/heroin

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10836211

http://www.newswithviews.com/Howenstine/james66.htm

http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v10n17.shtml

http://www.examiner.com/article/vitamin-c-attack-heroin-addiction-and-zero-withdrawal-symptoms

 

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-c-drug-addiction-1891.html


Why add vitamin C to a natural pain relief protocol?

oranges(NaturalHealth365) Instead of seeking effective options for natural pain relief like vitamin C, all too many Americans reach for over the counter medications when they are feeling even low levels of pain. Advil, Motrin and Aleve are a few of the top choices – however, the side effects of these painkillers could be deadly.

This class of pain relievers called NSAIDS (non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs) is widely referred to as “safe” despite overwhelming evidence of deadly side effects. A Danish study of 100,000 people reveals that around half of those who had a heart attack had taken NSAIDs for pain relief in the time leading up to their heart attack.

Side effects of painkillers include addiction and a deadly heart attack

Those taking NSAIDs have a 60 percent higher risk of dying from a heart attack than those who do not take them. A 2014 study also showed that stroke resulting in death was nearly 20 percent higher in patients taking NSAIDs. Side effects of painkillers apply to the drug ibuprofen, which can double the risk of a coronary event.

Stronger pain relief medications like OxyContin arrived on the scene more recently with the promise of giving long-lasting pain relief for up to 12 hours with just one dose. However, its effects do not last that long for many patients, and there are numerous other associated risks.

According to neurologist Dr. Lawrence Robbins, up to 80 percent of OxyContin users at his Chicago migraine clinic reported feeling pain relief for as little as only four hours. Add to that the severe withdrawal symptoms that many people experience along with its highly addictive properties (OxyContin is in the same chemical family as heroin), and this “pain reliever” is more of a recipe for disaster.

Vitamin C offers natural pain relief without the threat of negative side effects

There are far safer alternatives offering natural pain relief, and one of the most effective is vitamin C. Natural pain relief options like vitamin C relieve pain, but without the harmful and sometimes deadly side effects of painkillers like drugs and medications.

Studies have assessed the effects of vitamin C therapy on chronic, excessive pain (CRPS) and found it to be highly effective. Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, reduces inflammation and acts as a natural antihistamine and antibiotic.  A 2007 Journal of Bone & Joint Surgery study found that taking 500 milligrams of vitamin C daily over 50 days greatly reduced pain for those with bone fractures.

Higher doses of vitamin C given intravenously to terminally ill cancer patients (10,000 mg per day or more) has been found to significantly reduce pain and raise quality of life.  Some of these cancer patients even stopped asking for morphine and did not show any side effects or withdrawal symptoms. Even more amazing: 13 percent of these “terminally ill” patients on a vitamin C regimen fully recovered and were free of cancer five years later.

References:

http://eurheartj.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2015/09/27/eurheartj.ehv505
http://www.doctoryourself.com/pain.html

http://jbjs.org/content/89/7/1424

http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pdq

http://health.cvs.com/GetContent.aspx?token=f75979d3-9c7c-4b16-af56-3e122a3f19e3..&chunkiid=225109

http://www.lifeextension.com/protocols/health-concerns/chronic-pain/page-06

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/pain-killers-heart-attacks-1711.html

http://static.latimes.com/oxycontin-part1/#nt=oft12aH-1la1

http://www.medicaldaily.com/otc-painkillers-cause-increased-risk-heart-attack-stroke-fda-342550

http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/261183.php

http://www.webmd.com/heart-disease/atrial-fibrillation/news/20140409/certain-prescription-painkillers-tied-to-higher-risk-of-irregular-heartbeat-study

 

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/natural-pain-relief-vitamin-c-1858.html


How cancer cells and infections get destroyed by vitamin C

vitamin-C-pill(NaturalHealth365) Much data has come out in recent years about the effectiveness of vitamin C against cancer. The main driver of this is the important role of vitamin C in creating optimal immune system health.

Vitamin C has been studied intensely for almost a century, beginning with Albert Szent-Gyorgyi whose research won him the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1937. The ability of vitamin C to greatly enhance immune functioning has been studied in more detail ever since.

Vitamin C provides multi-layered immune system support

Vitamin C energizes and supports the immune system through assisting cells’ inner workings. This is why during times when the body is fighting illness, vitamin C levels can become depleted. The result is a vicious cycle as just when the most vitamin C is required, the body’s reserves become drained. This is why supplementing with vitamin C is so important when healing from a wound as well as when fighting illnesses from the common cold to cancer.

A healthy immune system is comprised of multiple cell types and signaling molecules functioning optimally. Vitamin C is effective against cancer cells through its support of immune system components like NK cells, or natural killer cells. Vitamin C also benefits the functioning of neutrophils, lymphocytes and antibodies, which are all instrumental in the immune system’s ability to fight cancer cells and illness.

NK Cell Support

Natural killer cells (or NK cells) function as the “hit men” of the immune system, tracking and destroying tumor cells and other invaders. They also help to shield the effect of the blood clotting cell fragments known as platelets that would otherwise prevent the NK cells from doing their work. This assists in preventing cancers from metastasizing.

Neutrophil Energy and Cleanup

Neutrophils in the immune system fight bacterial infections by engulfing the bacteria and blasting it with oxygen free radicals. Vitamin C supports their functioning through helping them locate bacteria and destroy it and cleaning up their oxidizing molecules.

Enhancing Lymphocyte Production

Lymphocytes produce antibodies in the immune system and assist in guiding other immune cells toward threats. They then rapidly reproduce to do their job; this reproduction is greatly enhanced by vitamin C.

Raising Antibody Immunoglobulin Levels

Antibodies in the immune system assist in identifying and destroying invaders such as cancerous cells. The presence of vitamin C helps to raise antibody immunoglobulin levels to protect against infections.

Besides combating inflammation, the common cold and cancer, other illnesses fought by the presence of vitamin C include diabetes, cardiovascular disease, stroke, anemia, scurvy, periodontal disease and osteoporosis.

Nutrition and supplementation key in maintaining healthy C levels

Our human body system actually cannot create vitamin C on its own; it must be obtained externally. That is why proper nutrition and supplementation is so important to ensuring optimal amounts.

Natural health experts generally recommend taking about 1,000 – 3,000 mg of vitamin C per day (Linus Pauling suggested 6,000 – 10,000 mg per day for healthy people) and, in many cases, well over 10,000 mg per day – if dealing with a serious health issue like cancer.

Of course, there are many fruits and vegetables rich in vitamin C.  But, it’s important to keep in mind that relying on food sources (alone) for vitamin C are rarely sufficient to eliminate serious health problems.  With that in mind, some of the best vitamin C-rich foods include: citrus fruits, strawberries, kiwi, raspberries, papaya, pineapple, cantaloupe, bell peppers, broccoli, cauliflower and cabbage.

 

References:

http://www.lifeextension.com/magazine/2015/11/the-link-between-vitamin-c-and-optimal-immunity/page-01

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK27118

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/books/NBK27162

 

http://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-c-cancer-cells-1831.html