High dose vitamin C for acute infections and chronic illnesses

High-dose vitamin C has been shown to  effectively fight against severe bacterial infections such as pneumonia, influenza, poliomyelitis, pulmonary tuberculosis, typhoid fever, shingle, malaria, rheumatic fever. , HIV / AIDS, encephalitis … and other chronic disorders  such as cancer, arthritis, gout, hepatitis (Levy, 2017).


In 2010, New Zealand TV screening of the “Living Proof” show told the story of Allan Smith, a NZ farmer, who was severely infected with “Swine Flu H1N1”, with white out lungs and hairy cell leukemia. He was hooked to a life support system. After 4 weeks in coma even with heavy medication, the doctors recommended withdrawing life support because the condition did not improve, and the patient had no hope of survival. The family protested  that the doctors had not tried everything and requested for high doses of intravenous vitamin C. After  a session of only 25 grams of IV vitamin C , X Ray photos showed  the lungs were significantly cleared.  Continuing with  100 grams of IV vitamin C a day for a few days, Allan could breathe on his own and no longer needed life support. But then the situation deteriorated, the hospital admitted that they had stopped the vitamin C administration. Pushed by the family the hospital resumed vitamin C therapy , but only 2 grams a day. Allan’s condition improved again but very slowly. Moving to a hospital close to home, the doctors here stopped giving Vitamin C. His condition got worse again. This time the family had to take legal action to get vitamin C treatment. Again only 2 grams a day was given.  Allan however slowly recovered and when Allan was able to swallow, the family gave him large dose of  liposomal vitamin C. Allan could go home several weeks earlier than any one could think of and no longer had hairy cell leukaemia. A similar case was presented in a “60 minutes” program : an Australian woman, also suffered from H1N1, had to use life support machine.  The family, hearing the case of Allan Smith, decided to get more information from the Alan family and demanded the hospital to use IV vitamin C therapy for her. They consented.  Her lungs began to clear after a few treatment sessions and she no longer needed the live support machine. Unfortunately,  after convincing the patient’s mother that continuing vitamin C therapy would be  somehow dangerous , the doctors discontinued the vitamin C. She deteriorated and  died a few days later.

Dr. Andrew Saul, told the story that after only 3 hours he reversed  a severe pneumonia by taking 2 grams of vitamin C every 20 minutes, which is 20 grams per hour. Before taking high dose vitamin C, he coughed terribly with high fever. After 3 hours, the fever dropped 3 degrees F (nearly 2 degrees Celsius) and he stopped coughing.

Close to Dr Saul’s place was a 1-year-old baby with flu, fever, coughing, eyes and nose running, sneezing and crying for many nights. At that age she already had 11 full courses of antibiotics . Her pediatrician used everything she could – including antibiotics – but could not improve her condition . The father shared his worry with Dr Saul. Dr. Saul asked if he had tried  high dose vitamin C. After working out how much to give her, the father gave his child 20 grams of vitamin C powder. That made the little baby sleep and improve over night.  Dr Saul says you would no longer want flu shots after having such experiences with the power of vitamin C.

Dr. Thomas Levy, a cardiologist,  after knowing Dr. Hal Huggins –  a pioneer in high-dose vitamin C therapy – had witnessed the therapeutic effects of high dose vitamin C on “incurable” health conditions such as Multiple Sclerosis, amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), Alzheimer’s Dementia, Parkinson’s. Dr Levy then realised that degenerative diseases can be cured and reversed, instead of incurable as he had learned at medical school.  He began to study all of the magazines and literature and was amazed to find that vitamin C was the most important nutrient we could digest. A  wealth of  vitamin C research information had been published in well-known medical journals, rather than “not researched” as the conventional medicine school said. Since the 1940s, Dr Frederick Klenner has pioneered the use of high doses of vitamin C to treat many bacterial and viral infections such as polymyositis , tetanus, encephalitis.

Dr. Klenner also demonstrated that high doses of vitamin C can be used to detoxify toxic heavy metals, pesticides, carbon monoxide, barbiturates and heavy metals.

Dr. Thomas Levy then became a specialist in high doses of vitamin C to cure diseases that conventional medicine believed incurable. These include acute hepatitis, Dengue hemorrhagic fever, Lyme disease, AIDS, chronic hepatitis C, pneumonia, cancer and more than 30 other illnesses.

After 15 years of research and experimentation, Dr. Levy stated that high doses of vitamin C are powerful with no adverse effects. If vitamin C level in the body is normal, bacteria and virus can not be active. Most cancers start when high oxidative stress causes vitamin C deficiency in certain tissues. Lack of vitamin C in the inner lining of the blood vessels will allow fats to attach to the walls of the blood vessels and cause heart attacks . It means that vitamin C, if ever enough, will protect us from cancer, heart attacks and other diseases.

The role of Vitamin C in the functioning of the body

Dr. Ron Hunninghake discovered that vitamin C works as a potent drug because it plays a key role in mitochondrial function in every cell of the body – except red blood cells. The mitochondria is responsible for the energy of the cell and the body. Except that every heart, eye and brain cell has 10,000 mitochondria, most of the other cells have 500 to 1000 mitochondria. If they can not accomplish their function, we will be fatigued, susceptible to infections,  depression, dementia, cancer, insomnia, diabetes… mitochondria forms the ATP . In addition to generating energy, ATP runs the membrane pump that keeps potassium  magnesium in while pumping the calcium and the sodium out. If the ATP pump runs down, the cell membrane does not function well, causing insulin resistance, inflammation and  metabolic dysfunction. When the electron transport chain in mitochondria lacks electrons, mitochondria does not produce enough energy. Vitamin C can recharge the mitochondria as vitamin C is the most generous electron donor. We get old quickly because there are leaks in the membrane of the mitochondria – where energy is generated. Lacking energy, every tissue, every organ in the body, can not function well from the immune system, the liver, the kidneys, the bladder, the pancreas, the muscular skeletal system to the brain. Lacking energy at the cellular or mitochondria level is the root cause of most chronic diseases ( Hunninghake). If we want to slow down the ageing process or want to be healthy, strong with mental clarity and good stamina, we should consume vitamin C every day.

How to use high dose Vitamin C therapy

According to Dr Levy, Dr Hunninghake, Dr Steve Hicky,  Dr Gonzale and Dr Andrew Saul:

We should take vitamin C several times a day to maintain a good level of vitamin C in our blood. Just 2 grams a day we can prevent infection & bleeding gums, maintain muscle tone, increase mental clarity & good stamina, and reduce fractures, bruise and fatigue.

– If we have acute or chronic infection, we need to take more vitamins C, preferably at saturated level. The level of saturation is a level that does not cause unpleasant reactions to the body, especially diarrhoea. It could be 20 grams or 100 grams a day. You can find your saturated level by starting to take 10 grams per day in divided doses  several times a day. Increase the dose day after day until you have runny or too loose stool. The dose for previous day is your saturated dose.

– In the case of cancer, Dr. Michael Gonzalez, with many years of experience in cancer treatment with vitamin C, said slowly we should start slowly from 15 grams two or three times in the first week, then up to 25 grams, then up to 50 gm for a period of time and may increase to 75 g but not more than 75 gm. We must limit to oral intake or infusions of vitamin C several times a week because of the time it takes for hydrogen peroxide – due to the reaction of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) with oxygen generated – kill cancer cells. Estimated time is 36 to 40 hours.

There are two types of vitamin C to take orally. Normal vitamin C tablets or powder (ascorbic acid or some mineral ascorbate and liposomal vitamin C. The body only absorbs 30-40% vitamin C in tablets or powder while the absorption is 100% for the liposomal vitamin C (or lipo-C, lipo-sphere), which is packaged like a bodily cell that can “pass through the digestive barrier and delivers the nutrient directly to the blood stream”. (NaturalHealth365) So take 2 gm of liposomal vitamin C daily or at least 5 gm a day of tablets or powder to prevent illness, slow ageing and protect your health.

Precautions and adverse effects:

Even though the doctors using high doses of oral vitamin C confirm that  no adverse reactions have been reported.  There are some precautions and possible adverse effects we should be aware of:

  • Diarrhoea or stomach cramp: can be avoided by increasing the dose slowly and taking it with foods. Vitamin C as ascorbates can also reduce these adverse effects.
  • Worsening kidney stones, oxalosis and renal failure disorders.
  • Aggravating iron overload as vitamin C increases iron absorption.
  • One case was reported fatal in using high dose IV vitamin C to treat cancer.
  • Vitamin C may reduce the effects of anticoagulant such as warfarin
  • Vitamin C reduces the absorption of copper. Taking high dose vitamin C should  be accompanied by copper supplement.

Nguyen Van Tu – Auckland 21 – 8 – 2017

Disclaimer: This article is for information only and in no way replaces the need for consultation with your health care practitioner before taking high dose vitamin C.

More detailed information about vitamin C can also be found at

Alton, L. (2017). Vitamin C found to block growth of cancer stem cells, says peer reviewed study. https://www.naturalhealth365.com/vitamin-c-stem-cells-2303.html

Vitamin C The Miracle Cure 60 Minutes Living Proof. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pHhLYqF85EA

VITAMIN C HAS BEEN KNOWN TO FIGHT 30 MAJOR DISEASES … FOR OVER 50 YEARS http://orthomolecular.org/resources/omns/v02n02.shtml

Klenner, F. R (1971). Observations on the dose and administration of ascorbic acid when employed beyond the range of a Vitamin in human pathology. http://www.doctoryourself.com/klennerpaper.html

Roberts, H. Vitamin C, Linus Pauling was right all along. A doctor’s opinion http://www.medicalnewstoday.com/releases/12154.php

Saul, A. High dose vitamin C Therapy for Major diseases https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W5Bgdqsorg0

Intravenous vitamin C for cancer treatment in Japan https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=64PT8fSC4Pk

Reverse Pneumonia in 3 Hours. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKlMY-mbGeU

Dr Hunninghake – How Vitamin C Fights Cancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_PI_rKuQWiE

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e36ksTWzc8U –   – “Linus Pauling: High dose of Vitamin C is a cure for Cancer, Aids and Heart Disease  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bnl_euYq8yY

References :

  • Hunninghake, R. Vitamin C – Crucial Ingredient. Vitamin 2017 Summit Transcript
  • Gonzale, M. Vitamin C and Cancer. Vitamin 2017 Summit Transcript
  • Levy, T. & Landsman J. The most powerful vitamin to kill viruses
  • Saul, A. Vitamin C cures and antioxidants. Medicinalsupplementsummit.com
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