Insight on Vit C

Ralph L. Samson 73071.20 at COMPUSERVE.COM
Mon Dec 1 18:22:07 EST 1997

Dear Readers,
       Some of you might be interested in a new insight on the role of
Vitamin C in the immune system.  There has been a lot of hype about what
Vitamin C can do and cannot do in various dosages.
       Based on some of my personal experiences with Vitamin C, and many
readings about it, and on some thoughtful analysis, I have come to the
conclusion that Vitamin C is literally a fuel of the immune system.  One
of the things that intrigued me is the relative simplicity of the molec-
ular structure of Vitamin C.  Also, it closely resembles glucose, a fuel,
in structure.  Also, in animals that make their own Vitamin C, their livers
make Vitamin C from glucose.  What an ingenious scheme to have the liver
convert glucose to another form that is specific to the immune system to
ensure its getting to the far reaches of the immune system, like the
macrophages, without being grabbed by other cells.
        If this were true, how would one take advantage of this?  Under
normal, non-attack conditions, one would want to maintain some reasonable
level of supply so as to maintain a minimum level throughout the day.
Since Vitamin C disappears from plasma in less than 12 hours, one would
need to take it at least three times a day.  To obtain better consistency
it is probably better to take it four times a day.
        When the immune system is under attack, it needs more fuel.  This
is accomplished by taking in more fuel (Vitamin C).  Taking it more often
is probably more efficient than taking larger doses.
        How else can one take advantage of this?  Vaccinations, if given
a few hours after ingesting Vitamin C, are less likely to produce unwanted
side effects, particularly if given subcutaneously or intramuscularly,
since these are easier for the immune system to defend against.  Oral or
intravenous injections are much harder to defend against.
        With vaccinations much safer, new options are opened.  Could one
take viral cultures or cancerous cells from a subject and, some time after        
Vitamin C ingestion, vaccinate, subcutaneously or intramuscularly, with
those "bad things" and produce antibodies which would then disperse to
the rest of the body and act against the "bad things"?  To increase the
level of antibodies, one could vaccinate simultaneously in both arms and
both legs.  Then after that effect is complete, say four days, vaccinate
again.  This could be repeated four more times over a total of 21 days.
While it could be continued, because the large antibodies have half-lives
of 23 days, this seems a reasonably appropriate time to stop and await
the results.  This approach would work for both cancer and AIDS.  Note
that the vaccination is only into subjects who have the same "bad things"
elsewhere in their body.
        Note that in an article in the Atlantic Monthly and in a recent
book, successful vaccination against cancer was achieved in Europe.  In
order to get the immune system to react, the cancer cells had to be
mutated.  I don't believe this would have been necessary if the immune
system had been preenergized with Vitamin C.
        Also note that in this approach, a recurrence can be treated
with a new set of vaccinations.  Also, spread of the viral infection        
or metastasizing of the cancer is overcome since the antibodies are
dispersed throughout the body.
        I would appreciate any comments and thoughts on the foregoing
and would be happy to answer any questions.
Regards, Ralph L. Samson


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