Vitamin C could be an important ingredient in therapy for many diseases. The specialist explains why doctors often do not know much about the benefits of high-dose vitamin C therapy and explain the possible uses of vitamin C infusions based on case reports from his practice.
Vitamin C: A useful substance that is ignored by conventional medicine
In the spring of 2010, a friend of mine, a doctor of alternative medicine, gave me an inconspicuous bottle and told me, “It will certainly be of great use to you, dear Jochen.” I looked at it skeptically and a little distrustfully: for infusion. 7.5 g of ascorbic acid dissolved in 50 ml of solution for injection.
I put the bottle on my desk, started researching, and I was out of breath! Because what I learned was not even marginally mentioned during all the years of studying medicine and working at numerous clinics.
Vitamin C prolongs life
Vitamin C prolongs life! Researchers from Los Angeles published this discovery in 1992. years! People who do not consume vitamin C will die within weeks, months, or years from a disease with a deficiency of vitamin C called scurvy. That is clear, and that is what doctors learn in their studies. But what California researchers found was that people who took higher doses of vitamin C lived an average of 6 years longer than those who did not take vitamin C as a dietary supplement. And even though they had no scurvy.
Scurbut still exists today!
Scurvy is a historically known disease. The ancient Egyptians already knew this in 2. millennium BC. And it was also known in the time of Hippocrates around 400. p. It is mentioned again and again. Later, this disease played a major role, especially among sailors 17. and the 18th century and among the First World War soldiers and the inmates of concentration camps.
No later than 1960. It was considered that scurvy was eradicated in the countries of the first world, but be careful: Even today, the disease (certainly in a weakened form) occurs in nursing homes and diabetics, which is no wonder because these people often do not eat fresh food because of the cost (large kitchen meals in homes and hospitals) or because of the fear of sugar in the fruit. Fruits, in particular, can protect against diabetes.
Nobel Prize for Vitamin C
Scurvy symptoms include bruising with even a light touch, bleeding of the skin and mucous membranes, increased susceptibility to infections, bleeding gums, inflammation of the joints, delayed wound healing, general thinness, and increasing loss of strength.
Hungarian Albert Szent-Giorgii is 1926. I was the first to isolate vitamin C from peppers and cabbage. 1933. Walter Norman Haworth also clarified the chemical structure. For this, they both received the Nobel Prize in Medicine and Chemistry in 1937. years.
In 1933. chemist Tadeus Reichstein and two colleagues developed a process for the industrial production of vitamin C from grape sugar, for which he was also honored by the Nobel Committee in 1950.
To summarize: According to our sources, animal-dangerous scurvy occupied humanity for approximately 4,000 years until the early 20th century. Century, no profound scientific and productive solution to this health problem has been found. Until 1950. year, two Nobel Prizes were awarded for outstanding achievements in the field of vitamin C.
Just a reminder: In the spirit of the founder Alfred Nobel, the Nobel Prize is intended to honor the greatest inventions and the most outstanding achievements for humanity’s benefit. But how is it today?
Case reports from the naturopathic medicine practice
After that, the naturopath gave me my first bottle of vitamin C; I first tested it on myself and then used it on more and more patients. With each large dose of vitamin C I provided to the patient, my enthusiasm for this simple, inexpensive, and almost no-side form of therapy grew, which – not always, but very often – had a clear, extremely positive effect.
In the following, I would like to present some high-dose vitamin C therapy cases from the practice of my family doctor. Together with my wife Karina, with this measure, I managed to provide healing and relief to many patients who were already without hope for a better quality of life.
The natural supplement of vitamin C is z. B. cherry acerola powder.
These products are ideal for prevention, as well as for long-term use. The only disadvantage of natural vitamin C preparations is that they are difficult to use with doses of z. B. can take more than 200 to 300 mg of vitamin C. You would have to take a lot of these powders or capsules, which – with the powder – can be a taste problem but can also be quite expensive. Therefore, if higher doses are needed for therapeutic reasons, preparations with ascorbic acid can be resorted to.
But now to the case reports dealing with the use of high-dose vitamin C therapy in the form of vitamin C infusions:
case: Vitamin C infusions for severe cases of herpes zoster
The first two revisions of the disease describe the severe course of herpes zoster. The condition mainly affects adults with disabilities’ immune systems. Often these are older people (60 to 70 years old) who also had behind them chemotherapy or radiation therapy. Nutrient deficiencies or stress also promote the reactivation of the varicella-zoster virus, which is still in the body after childhood varicella, and then lead to the outbreak of herpes zoster due to an immune deficiency.
That is why it is the same virus that causes chickenpox in childhood and then hides in the body, and old age can strike again with a correspondingly weakened immune system in the form of herpes zoster.
The first patient with several chronic illnesses came to my office because of herpes zoster—a serious complication developed in bacterial superinfection of the skin with an inflamed skin rash.
The whole body and face were seriously affected. The skin was red and inflamed, so that the patient had great pain and could hardly see because the inflammation and rash also affected the eyelids. The dermatologist prescribed the usual ointments did not improve, probably because the patient’s immune system was overwhelmed by the disease.
As a doctor, I assessed the situation as potentially life-threatening because such severe inflammation of the skin combined with the general weakness of the body’s immune system can certainly lead to sepsis. A phone call to the university clinic, where the patient was already being treated, revealed that in this case, you no longer believed that he had cured the underlying disease. The prognosis was that the patient should be prepared for a lifelong chronic course. Short-term inpatient admission to a dermatology clinic should be held, which the patient refused. University doctors did not want to know anything about vitamin or mineral treatment.
Then we started a high dose of vitamin C by infusion, which we performed twice a week. Also, the patient received vitamin B and zinc supplements – also by infusion. By the second week, you could already see an obvious improvement. The skin began to heal, the pain and itching subsided, and she managed to reduce the pain medication to a minimum. The patient could sleep better, her mood improved, and she no longer felt so weak.
It took more than 8 weeks to recover fully, during which he continued the infusion therapy in a weakened form. Despite advanced age and several chronic diseases, the body has managed to activate its self-healing abilities with vitamin C and overcome the consequences of herpes zoster infection.
Thus, we were able to observe efficiently what the proponents of vitamin C constantly say: Vitamin C not only supports the body’s defense reactions but also has a positive effect on collagen production, inhibits the inflammatory reaction, and supports wound healing.
2. Case report: Vitamin C infusions for nerve pain after herpes zoster
Another patient (55 years old) also developed herpes zoster. However, his problem was not creating changes in the skin. Instead, he suffered from severe nerve pain, typical of so-called zoster neuralgia. The patient was frightened and feared that the pain would become chronic. He also received conventional medical treatment for herpes zoster. However, the pain remained, and he was afraid that he would lose his job, which meant huge psychological stress for him.
And in this case, we started vitamin C therapy in large doses and vitamin B injections. In particular, combining B vitamins clearly supported the regeneration of nerve tissue. The use of zinc, together with vitamin C therapy, shortens the disease’s duration and improves the body’s defenses.
Both patients need to remember that such a painful disease exposes people to extreme stress. If conventional remedies do not improve, people will suffer from the virus and psychological stress, and insecurity. This creates a vicious circle because patients cannot rest or sleep and are therefore completely exhausted.
According to Harald Krebs, a naturopath, author of the book, and vitamin C therapist, vitamin C contributes to the faster excretion of toxins that cause pain through the kidneys, so patients need less pain medication. Vitamin C also favors the self-synthesis of serotonin and positively supports the patient’s psychological stability.
3. Report on the third case: Vitamin C infusions in wound healing disorders
Vitamin C therapy brought further success to the young patient to whom they are enlarged breasts and who later suffered complications in wound healing disorders.
There was an initial rejection reaction after the operation because the body did not tolerate the implant. However, even the implant’s replacement was not useful because the mentioned disorder of wound healing happened then, that is. The surgical wound did not want to close. The chest was overheated and sore; the wound looked bad, and the patient was afraid that she would lose the implant and that her bust would be disfigured.
The appropriate clinic offered the patient another operation, but in the meantime, he lost his self-confidence and refused.
In this case, too, we decided to combine high doses of vitamin C infusion with intravenous zinc administration twice a week. Besides, the sick person should drink a lot and rest to give the body a chance to calm the inflammatory processes and accelerate wounds’ healing.
There was a significant improvement within 3 weeks. However, the patient was also a smoker, so we did not want to rely only on vitamin infusions, but we also used leeches twice, which remove local toxins and promote wound healing.
The redness and swelling of the affected breast soon disappeared, and suture wounds’ faster healing could be observed. The patient enthusiastically reported that she no longer needed painkillers. The implant is saved!
Case 4: Glandular infection
Pfeiffer’s glandular fever, caused by the Epstein-Barr virus, is one of those infections that can completely prevent even young patients from functioning normally. A 33-year-old patient, a mother of three and currently training for a new job, came to my office with flu-like symptoms.
It was not her first contact with a doctor. She presented herself to the local ambulance on Saturday a week earlier, and then she was even better than now.
The usual home remedies against the flu proved inadequate, as did the emergency medications. The patient suffered from extreme physical exhaustion. Her lymph nodes were enlarged, and she reported attacks of fever and frequent chills.
We took blood from the patient and, on the same day, also started an infusion of medium-strength vitamin C (22.5 g) to see how this would affect her condition.
The infusion brings positive effects not only because of vitamin C. Many patients who suffer from sore throats and headaches drink too little, but the body needs more fluids at that time. You also benefit from the intravenous administration of 500 ml of fluid.
The next day, blood test results confirmed our suspicion: The patient was infected with the Epstein-Barr virus. In the first week, infusions of vitamin C with 30 g of ascorbic acid and some additives followed to build the patient’s defenses as quickly as possible.
In this disease, not only do the lymph nodes react with the swelling, but the spleen, an important organ of the immune system, is also affected. If the Epstein-Barr infection is serious, it can even result in a ruptured spleen.
Also, the infection takes away an incredible amount of strength and weakens the entire system so much that the risk of bacterial superinfection increases significantly. We are talking about superinfection when there is also infection with bacterial pathogens in addition to the existing viral infection.
Most patients also suffer from a weakened immune system, including a lack of vital substances at the time of infection, so the infection poses a serious threat.
After about 2 weeks, we noticed an obvious improvement. The therapy was not over yet, and after 6 weeks, we gave additional infusions at longer intervals to stabilize the body’s defenses in the long run.
Vitamin C infusions: hope for many chronic diseases
Vitamin C is not a miracle cure for severe infections and diseases, which magically removes all ailments overnight. However, in practice, we have already managed to stabilize patients who have already lost all hope and have previously failed with several doctors and support self-healing. In all the reported case reports, patients recovered completely. There are no other chronic disasters in the body.
Many people notice an increase in well-being, even if they are not necessarily ill, so the described vitamin C therapy can be used preventively. Many people feel empowered immediately after the infusion and can even sleep better at night.
Which doctors perform vitamin C therapy?
Can vitamin C therapy have side effects?
Some people feel pulling or tingling in the arm or vein during the infusion. Then the infusion solution must be given more slowly, or the dilution must be stronger. But it’s the only unpleasant side effect that I know doesn’t happen to everyone.
Where can I find the right vitamin C supplements?
Do you need a prescription for vitamin C infusions? How much does an infusion of vitamin C cost?
Which dose is right for therapy with high doses of vitamin C?
Usually, in the first two to three weeks of acute illness, they give 30 g of vitamin C three times a week. The number of infusions in the following weeks is reduced to only one or two infusions – depending on the patient’s condition.
In any case, it is important to experience each person as an individual and allow them a protocol with the doses and time intervals (between infusions) that they personally need. Instead, general recommendations serve as general guidelines, which the physician / alternative physician should then tailor to his or her patient’s personal needs.