The Healing Power of Vitamin C

PART ONE OF FOUR

— SECTION ONE — juice, it will have about the same results as if
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INTRODUCTION
it had been injected.” This is significant. Ac-
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Vitamin C is literally amazing in the wide cording to this, the vitamin C can be swallowed
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variety of functions it performs in healing the in juice with very similar healing results as if it
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4 body and maintaining body health. This present had been injected from an ampoule into a vein
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report was prepared to provide you with a glimpse or muscle.
into this remarkable information. You can purchase vitamin C tablets and take
It is our hope that you, the reader, will be- them. These do not have to be fruit flavored. But,
gin taking sizeable amounts of vitamin C twice the lowest-cost way to obtain a sizeable amount of
every day. If you will do this, you will have a far vitamin C every day is to purchase a large container
happier life and live much longer. of it in crystaline (powdered) form.
Many people fail to consume enough vitamin C The present writer uses a 3 lb. jar of NOW brand
to realize its vast array of health benefits. Most Ascorbic Acid. The last bottle cost $49.39, but it
adults wrongly assume that the 75-90 mg of will last for months; all the while it will supply you
vitamin C recommended by the federal govern- with a daily abundance of this remarkable vita-
ment is an optimal daily dose. In fact, this “rec- min—which is so protective and so healing.
ommended dietary allowance” is only enough to Here is one way to do this: Place the spoonful
prevent vitamin-deficiency disease states such as of C into half a cup of liquid, stir, swallow. Fill that
scurvy—but not nearly enough to support optimal cup with more liquid (to dilute and thus help you
health. use all the C still in it), and swallow. Follow with
The Nobel prize winning scientist, Dr. Linus another cup of liquid (to help avoid excess acidity
Pauling, was among the first to recognize the in the esophagus and stomach).
importance of high-dose vitamin C supplemen- Here is an alternative method: Have two cups
tation more than 30 years ago. Since then, scien- of fruit juice (if sick, best diluted 50-50 with wa-
tists have amassed impressive evidence support- ter), carrot juice, or water ready to drink. Quickly
ing the numerous benefits of high-dose vitamin C. place the spoonful of powder in your mouth, and
But it was Frederick R. Klenner, M.D., who immediately take a mouthful of water and swallow
inspired Pauling to continue research. This pres- it all. Quickly follow with one or two cups of the
ent report will also include a summary of his life- liquid. In this way, you swallow all the C on the
time of discoveries in the medical use of vitamin C. spoon, and your teeth are protected from its high
acidity.
VITAMIN C DOSAGES
Normal dosage: Take one level teaspoon of the
Most of us will not have a friendly physician powder twice a day at the beginning of each of the
nearby who is willing to give us vitamin C injec- two largest meals. It will help digest minerals in
tions when we are sick; so we will have to know the meal, increase mental and physical efficiency,
how to take it orally. It is important that we prop-
and guard the health on a day-by-day basis.
erly care for ourselves and our loved ones in times
(Your third meal, if eaten at all, should always
DATE OF PUBLICATION: MAY 2010

of sickness at home. Here are several suggestions
by the editor of this report, gleaned from many be very light and several hours before bed-
years of personal research into medical discover- time. By following this practice, your entire
ies and the experiences of himself and others. Bear body will rest better at night; you will live
in mind that he is not a physician. In case of sick- longer; weigh less; and experience better
ness, you are advised to consult your doctor. health.)
It should be mentioned that, later in this re- In time of simple sickness, take a rounded
port, Dr. Klenner is quoted as saying that, “if the C tablespoon of it (approximately equal to about
is taken from the ampoules [used for giving vi- 10,000-12,000 mg of the vitamin) every four
tamin C injections] and swallowed in some hours throughout the day. Continue this until

000 tant antioxidant. Vitamin C is involved in far greater amounts when you have any kind of all vital functions of the body. vitamin C is given in doses of 1. 92-93 sources are all fresh fruits and vegetables (espe- C-COMPLEX VITAMINS cially green. ful buildup of C occurs. to maintain good health. an expert on vitamin C. parsley. leafy vegetables). until it produces a holds your body together. It is all used or ejected take another large dose. — SECTION TWO — guavas. it will only be a few hours and you may Vitamin C is also important in the manufac- need another large dose of vitamin C. but far higher amounts are even better. it is impossible to overdose on vitamin time (say. turnip greens. This is because it is the mild diarrhea effect. Many chronic conditions from the body. It strengthens various im- mg / TDA 10. sists chemical stress factors.000. About 4 hours after taking a large amount.000 mg a day. fresh fruits and vegetables. Keep in mind that. taking a large dose of vitamin C at one this reason. Nobel Prize winner Linus Remember that even larger doses can be given Pauling. cancer. effects of vitamin C. red sweet peppers. and it protects against 2. Good ENCYCLOPEDIA. glaucoma. yet she was a deep student of nutrition you can never take too much. It also re- mg. when you basis of connective tissue.000 mg) is far better than tak- C. to avoid scurvy. require ongoing high C dosage (such as diabetes. It is an extremely impor- Dosage: RDA 75-90 mg / ODA 1.000 mg (preferably by injection) every 1½ or 2 all types of stress.2 2 2 Waymarks diarrhea begins. In acute poisoning. limes. plus many others). The white ture of certain nerve transmitting substances blood cells use vitamin C to fight and destroy germs and hormones. terferon levels.000 to and air pollutants. So it is best that you eat lots of fective than 1. tendons. grams daily. they needed to eat “Taking it to bowel tolerance”: Whether in oranges. women should take at least 2. Pregnant When you take too much C. if the amount of bioflavonoids is equal to or greater than the C. least 2. and The officially recommended amount is 75-90 secretion of thymic hormones. the excess will be ex. It increases in- help its absorption. creted through the large colon. than is needed. so reduce your amount of the Recommended: When you are well. It is a . berries. take at dosage. and the C will leave the body. Thera.000 mg given hour after hour. give 1. some diarrhea.) So statement. when you are ill. Example: vonoids and carotenes) which work to enhance the 12. the main “to bowel tolerance” (a phrase frequently used protein substance of the body. col- lard leaves. (You will have temporary diarrhea. take vitamin C duction of collagen (“cell cement”). kale leaves. 10. even in massive know that you are beginning to take more C doses. broc- NATURAL REMEDIES coli. green sweet peppers. they cell function and activity. and mustard greens. you will hours. antibody responses. tional factors.000-3. and thyroid glands. Parkinson’s disease. —————————— Sources: The very richest sources are acerola. and the in the system. hours. For when ill. vitamin C literally in this Encyclopedia). cartilage.000 mg given every four hours is far more ef. Early explorers VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)— learned that. you are getting too much vitamin C. Vitamin C is nontoxic. such as water peutically. So. pp.000-12. discovered that larger doses of vitamin C will elimi. that is.000 mg daily. Brussels sprouts.000 mg daily. Physicians give gravely ill patients massive ing smaller portions of that total amount over many amounts of C with no ill effects because no harm. you can always know when needles. You will experience When you are sick: It has been proven that. If your body Functions: Adele Davis said that vitamin C is saturated with it. Needed for pro- infection. are sick. said to take 2-9 in time of serious illness with no negative effect. physical and mental. It is needed by adrenal 10. Keep in mind that supplements nate sickness far more quickly and efficiently than generally do not contain other substances (fla- small doses given more frequently. or spruce tree sickness or health. as the French explorer Cartier did in 1856. Of course. you need as it relates to disease. It is best to always take mune functions by enhancing white blood- vitamin C with bioflavonoids.000 mg. the extra will be excreted in the would cure every disease. carnitine synthesis. That may be an over- bowel. lemons. When that happens. Also keep this in mind: Medical research has cataracts. etc. so do not be skimpy on C when you absorption and utilization of other nutri- are ill.

RECENT RESEARCH FINDINGS it is claimed. test to vitamin C’s ability to help prevent coro- toms of scurvy are bleeding gums. improve survival follow- healing. When a combination helpful in treating asthma and other allergies. Research does not support the theory that high dium ascorbate may not be good for you. collagen. cataracts. tooth decay. magnesium are needed for vitamin C assimila- 5 4 vers and infections. than the C content. and enhanc- of bioflavonoids needs to be equal to or greater ing cancer survival. Taking In this report. and de. Buffered vitamin C has so. so they should terminate its use slowly. Vitamin C increases the pressure. palm. thyroid insufficiency. tests ON VITAMIN C reveal that this claim is not correct. tablets. skin absorption of iron. refrigerator loses 35% within 24 hours. The level attack risk. by far it is the least of the benefits of high-dose vitamin C for car- expensive and with research-proven effective- diovascular health. Then there is Pollutants (such as cigarette smoke) increase “corn-free” vitamin C. hours. premature aging. But so. made from the sago the need for vitamin C intake. most do not contain enough bioflavonoids to improving endothelial function. Coun. we will examine recent stud- supplements containing vitamin C and ies supporting the efficacy of high-dose vita- bioflavonoids would be helpful. Ascorbic acid is the most widely is the possibility of “rebound scurvy. and beta-carotene. calcium. A sliced. anemia. except that min C in preventing and fighting infections. absorbs more easily. sele- teracts poisonous effects of drugs. and is for those who have problems eating corn products. tional antioxidants. — SECTION THREE — ter-C is a new. mented roles in boosting immune health and Deficiency symptoms: Soft gums (pyor- fighting infections. wound healing. promoting longevity. vitamin B12. It is vital in the treatment of a lengthy list stroys vitamin C. Also reduced Definitive new research findings strongly at- resistance to infections.3 3 W The Healing Power of Vitamin C 3 M 1 natural antibiotic. the unneeded amount will cause slight vitamin C is able to do in your body to help diarrhea and be expelled. crystals. Extremely nium. since C intake causes calcium oxalate kidney stones. high cholesterol. Although easily overlooked and long taken slow healing of sores and wounds. uncovered cantaloupe in the ders. vitamin C in the mouth and stomach. . and time-re. stopping high (500 mg or more) daily dosages. However. Fresh. it is best to not eat much sodium. foods as quickly as possible. Exposure to air de- you. The classic symp. and pregnancy-related of copper. It overcomes cadmium poisoning. in addition to its well-docu- ness.” which used and least expensive form. and environmental poisons. or potassium in it This can especially be a concern to pregnant in order to reduce the immediate acidity of the women. of antioxidants is given. toxic effects of drugs. Used for gastrointestinal tion. calcium. poor wound nary heart disease. decreases the absorption ulcers. Vitamin C works closely with other nutri- 3 problems and treating rattlesnake bites. the patient can more atherosclerosis. hysteria. Wonderful in dealing with fe. This also works well. Parkinson’s disease. dium. There lease tablets. high-dose vitamin C is something weakness. plain as- There is now abundant evidence in support corbic acid is the best. and extensive bruising. tions of heart attack. A book could be written on what min C. It is usually are physical problems caused by suddenly made from corn. sliced cu- Types of supplements. Es. Furthermore. especially vitamin E. and blood vessels from atherosclerotic damage. vitamin C pression. and reduce the complica- susceptibility to infections. rhea). so it is important to eat fresh of physical disorders and diseases. and interferes with the blood test for conditions. skin hemorrhages. For most people. reducing heart increase absorption of the vitamin. is a potent antioxidant capable of protecting Interactions: Bioflavonoids. more expensive product which. Vitamin C from the cumbers lose 49% of their C content within 3 health-food store comes in several forms: pow. Cancer patients should be urged to take lots of Cautions: You cannot get too much vita- vitamin C. capillary for granted. deterioration in of a wonder food. capsules. also there is ing cardiac events. high blood easily deal with cancer. magnesium.

it is vital that young children receive ap- because it protects proteins and lipids from propriate supplementation with vitamin C. and supplement use. Therefore. By suppressing oxidative mal vitamin C intake and increased life span.S. buildup) in the artery wall can have fatal con- veloping countries who are highly vulnerable to sequences. supplementing in plasma vitamin C concentration equivalent with vitamin C during infection may protect to that of one fruit or vegetable serving daily immune cells and strengthen their ability to fight was associated with about a 20% reduction in infectious pathogens (8).4 4 4 Waymarks and substantial levels of vitamin C definitely developing life-threatening infections.from —————— PILGRIMS REST 1288 MYERS TOWN ROAD . higher vitamin C in- nel and other subjects living in close quarters take in men still predicted lower mortality. by 42% in men and 25% in women. race. vitamin C increases the life span of im. smoking. subjects with the lular damage (4-7). cigarette tamin C improves several important parameters smoking. nutritional scientists have discovered that tentially deadly pneumonia. Furthermore. and other stressors that can min C’s multifaceted effects in protecting against injure cells (1-3). during times of infection. free radical damage associated with infection. Rupturing of atherosclerotic plaque (fatty fection has been observed in children in de. 19. longer than men who took only 60 mg of vita- duce infection time as well as boost one’s resis. stress. in a major study of more than mune cells and reduces infection-related cel. creased vitamin C intake was likewise associ- able 80%-100% less often in subjects taking ated with greater longevity in women. Vitamin C helps prevent and fight infec. of plasma vitamin C levels. and more. In greatly reduced the likelihood of developing po- fact. The authors of this study suggested that immune health. vitamin C helps strengthen children’s resistance Dr. risk population. cholesterol levels. Vitamin C helps to lengthen life span. it may also help to 11. comes even when infections had already oc- Vitamin C suppresses cell damage and promotes curred. education. Even controlling for tists have found that supplementation with vi. sible for the strong association between opti- mune function. respiratory system. For example. Higher vitamin C than in those who did not supple. zinc. plementation with vitamin C improved out- neys. Similar protection against the onset of in. and other tamin C supplementation in military person. likely to die over the course of four years com- fectious agents. including sudden death from a heart Continued on the next tract More WAYMARKS . con. Interestingly. kid. diseases. a rise of immune function. rates of death from all causes and strated that. studies of vi. showed that in a population of more than tions. a 10-year study from UCLA tions. In this at- affect both survival and cardiovascular health. more important. These very properties make cardiovascular disease may be partly respon- vitamin C a valuable agent for improving im. Vitamin C speeds recovery from infec. Study after study 800 mg of vitamin C daily lived about six years has shown that vitamin C can dramatically re. Vita- intensive exercise.000 adults aged 45-79. beyond fighting the common cold and flu. adults aged 25-74. research has clearly demon. Scien. age. bones. For example.BEERSHEBA SPRINGS.000 U. and in- this potent antioxidant is crucial in supporting fection-related diarrhea (8). men who took prevent the onset of infections. sup- the health of the cardiovascular system. Similarly. diabetes. In addition. but. Linus Pauling noted that vitamin C is a to infectious organisms. blood pressure. In- have shown that pneumonia occurred a remark. min C daily (16). factors affecting survival. from cardiovascular disease decreased as vita- centrations of vitamin C are rapidly depleted min C levels increased across the entire range in the blood and in white blood cells. Based on these find- critically important water-soluble antioxidant ings. pared to those with the highest levels (15).000 mg of vitamin C and the mineral. malaria. daily supplementation with up Vitamin C’s health-boosting benefits go far to 1. TN 37305 USA . risk of death from all causes. This bolsters the immune lowest plasma levels of vitamin C were twice as system’s ability to fend off a broad range of in. vitamin C intake reduced cardiovascular deaths ment with the vitamin (9). Even after controlling for tance to infections.

W M tion of unstable arterial plaque that is more laboratory experiments indicate that high con- likely to lead to life-threatening cardiovascular centrations of vitamin C are preferentially toxic 1 5 events (17). This association suggests yet an. in a clinical study resolution of upper respiratory tract infections of HIV-infected patients. lipids.000 mg of vitamin C for doses of vitamin C and the potent antioxidant six hours and then three times daily thereafter N-acetylcysteine exhibited significant improve- exhibited an extraordinary 85% decrease in cold ments in several measures of immune system and flu symptoms compared to those who took function (20). Lending additional While elevated levels of the amino acid ho- support to these findings is another study show. thereby promoting their 4 4 other example of how vitamin C’s cardio. There is in- C (11). function. sci- ing that infection with H. a reduction in bacterial count (12). vitamin C helped suppress Vitamin C intake has been found to speed the HIV virus (19). Students who supplemented immune deficiency who supplemented with high with hourly doses of 1. pylori. known as countering the dangerous oxidation of blood Helicobacter pylori or H. to play in the ongoing global battle to contain tamin C deficiency contributes to the forma. endothelilal function for up to four hours in healthy individuals. insidious process known as endothelial dys- however. stomach ulcers. pain relievers and decongestants for their in. pretreatment with the anti- . by strengthening the body’s natural defenses These benefits of improved healing are not against disease-causing pathogens. subjects with advanced in young people. man immune cells. but not in those with high duces oxidative stress and thus protects the vitamin C intake (18). By protecting against in. In an epidemiological study. locally administered vitamin C levels protect against cardiovascular disease. to prevent potentially fatal stomach cancer as Similarly. In a study of women with nonspecific creased research showing that higher vitamin vaginal infection. In other laboratory studies of hu- healthier life spans. Chronic infec. pylori was a major entists have discovered that pretreatment with risk factor for gastric cancer in patients with vitamin C (1. and even deadly gating factors in cardiovascular disease is the gastric cancer (13). The Healing Power of Vitamin C PART TWO OF FOUR Continued from the preceding tract in this series Vitamin C may even have an important role attack. which vitamin C supports optimal health. the ubiquitous HIV virus (19-21). Moreover. Vitamin C may help support the heart and vas- Vitamin C’s strength in countering bacterial cular system by protecting against endothelial infection was further demonstrated in a study dysfunction. Less recognized—but perhaps patients that were hospitalized with pneumo.000 mg daily for one week) re- low vitamin C intake. cells (21). Vitamin C helps prevent and fight infection fectious symptoms (10). body’s need for increased blood flow. equally important—are the many other ways in nia or bronchitis showed substantial improve. in which blood vessel walls become dants vitamins C and E was associated with an stiffer and less able to dilate in response to the astounding 90% reduction in the risk of devel. high intake of the powerful antioxi. destruction while sparing uninfected immune protective benefits may contribute to longer. preventing heart attacks. Animal studies suggest that chronic vi. vitamin C may thus help aging effects of elevated homocysteine (22). to HIV-infected cells. pylori contributes Scientists now know that one of the insti- to gastritis. eating a meal high in fat temporarily impairs tions. C significantly improved symptoms and led to America’s leading cause of premature death. delicate vascular endothelium from the dam- fection with H. Elderly contested. This is un- limited to children and young adults. mocysteine hasten endothelial dysfunction. and of the dangerous breed of bacteria. For example. tion of the stomach with H. oping stomach cancer (14). researchers have found that while well as other painful gastrointestinal complica. ment following supplementation with vitamin Vitamin C protects the heart. pylori.

at high doses. German research. in the lowest quartile (33). In one trial. In this massive Harvard Medi. vitamin C enhances the ability of coro. supple- longest study to examine the association be. ers found that either short-term vitamin C in. were 3.000 female nurses for 16 years. coronary heart disease. as assessed by low plasma concentration. sub. In a similar study. Vitamin C has likewise demon. in a Finnish study of middle- fusion or long-term vitamin C treatment mark. The researchers the vitamin (31). lessens the risk of suffering a life-threatening tion (26). have discovered that vitamin C. other pertinent risk factors. In another study. This result is tentially fatal heart attacks. lower risk of heart attack compared to those ute to endothelial dysfunction (28). studied were smokers. In one trial.5 times more likely to suffer heart at- mentation with vitamin C also increased blood tacks compared to those who were not deficient flow to the heart muscle in patients with high in the vitamin. and other severe pared to women who did not supplement with complications by about 20%. Several recent studies suggest that ensur- jects who received pretreatment with 2. higher vita. function caused by smoking. This led the Harvard Smokers often have a drastically impaired scientists to conclude that vitamin C supple- endothelium. And in the largest.000 mg ing optimal vitamin C status not only protects of vitamin C had an impressive 59% reduction against cardiovascular disease. long-term supple. a British Several recent studies confirm vitamin C’s study found that plasma vitamin C concentra- strong protective effects against cardiovascu. tion against heart disease. min C intake predicted lower heart disease ment (23). men in the highest third just suffered their first acute heart attack than of vitamin C intake had a remarkable 66% lower in apparently healthy volunteers (34). Scientists have also shown that vita. aged men without evidence of pre-existing heart edly increased blood flow to the heart muscle disease. new heart attack. mg of ascorbic acid reduced risk of coronary For example. ments alone appeared to decrease the risk of strated powerful effects against endothelial dys. who had suffered an acute heart attack. ing from this study is that women who did not In a study of patients with coronary heart use vitamin C supplements but instead ob- disease. menting with high doses of vitamins C (1200 tween vitamin C intake and heart disease risk. risk—even after adjusting for age. sources did not experience significant protec- rally occurring vasodilator (25). Moreover.6 6 6 Waymarks oxidant vitamins C and E prevent this impair. mg daily) and E (600 mg daily for one month) women who used vitamin C supplements had a significantly reduced the combined rate of 28% reduction in coronary heart disease com. the heart muscle caused by the heart attack . but also greatly in a clinical measure with endothelial dysfunc. other risk factors. which followed more than have helped to mitigate oxidative damage to 85. the use of vi. tions were dramatically lower in men who had lar disease. even adjusting for smoking and blood pressure (27). This lead the re- How does vitamin C protect endothelial searchers to propose that vitamin C deficiency. risk of coronary heart disease than men in the Maintaining optimal vitamin C levels may lowest third—even after controlling for various thus provide powerful protection against po- cardiovascular risk factors (29). smoking. A particularly striking find- quent endothelial dysfunctions (24). subjects in the highest activates an enzyme that may be involved in quartile of vitamin C intake had a stunning 80% reducing the oxidative stress that can contrib. heart attack. In this same trial. tained vitamin C exclusively from dietary nary arteries to expand in response to a natu. is a tion are not yet fully understood. researchers risk factor for heart attack (32). men who were deficient in vitamin C in smokers. all the more striking because many of the men In addition to helping prevent heart attacks. cells? Although its precise mechanisms of ac. For example. in a large study of patients artery disease by 25% (30). vitamin C may also reduce damage to the cru- In a meta-analysis of studies that followed cial heart muscle following a heart attack and subjects for more than 10 years. death. speculated that these potent antioxidants may cal School study. decrease the incidence of further cardiovascu- tamin C supplements containing at least 700 lar events. and min C may reduce oxidative stress and subse.

Scientists are now in- uses these antioxidants to counteract oxidative vestigating nutritional remedies that may ben- damage (36). and impaired blood flow lesions of the skin and mucous membranes. Vi. improve exercise capability. matically increased in recent years. intravenous vi- to restore coronary blood flow following an tamin C to several patients with advanced ter- acute heart attack (37). Blood Vitamin C increases cancer survival. creased bone formation and that its intake from eases of the heart and blood vessels. In one study. Optimizing vitamin C sta- which areas of the heart muscle with blood sup. vitamin C. weakened heart).000 mg of betics who are especially prone to this type of supplemental vitamin C before exercise helped kidney damage (48). in helping to prevent osteoporosis (51). have observed that adults with chronic asthma tem following a heart attack. often undetected. lower.7 7 W M The Healing Power of Vitamin C 7 1 (35). and radiation. Because this type of increase bone density. Avoids kidney damage. are frequently deficient in vitamin C. Vitamin C may confer other 5 4 After an acute heart attack. some patients invariably exhaust antioxidants are diminished in patients with car. is exceedingly common. ated with angina chest pain caused by coro. Depletion of antioxidants (includ. This find- of animal studies (43-46). reducing oxidative stress and filtering apparatus. Fights herpes simplex infection. regulation (54-57). asthma- One type of damage that occurs after an acute free subjects. and preventing detrimental that vitamin C may help prevent or halt the changes in heart shape and function (40). Researchers recently reported ing vitamin C) is also associated with failure that administering high-dose. This increase exercise tolerance after an acute heart finding may be particularly important for dia- attack (41). additional benefits to heart disease patients 4 cle’s failure to pump blood effectively may through its effects in supporting healthy body cause dangerously low blood pressure. While further studies are needed. tus in those prone to asthma could thus be ply being cut off are damaged when blood flow crucial to supporting their freedom from this is restored. dition known as cardiogenic shock. Kidney impairment tion throughout the heart muscle (38). This type of injury is also associ. In bat- concentrations of vitamin C and other critical tling cancer. . taking 2. Nutritional scientists report inflammation. pes simplex virus can lead to recurring. antioxidants such as vitamin vitamin C with greater bone mineral density in C may be protective. minal-stage cancer led to unexpectedly long Several studies suggest that treatment with survival times. helped improve symp- tamin C may provide several benefits in this toms and prolong life in cancer patients (47). administered either prove outcome after an acute heart attack. all available treatment options—such as drugs. demonstrate healthy heart attack is ischemia-reperfusion injury. such as improving electrical conduc. Helps build healthy bones. a con. Scientists recently cor- cellular injury is thought to be caused by free related increased dietary intake of fruit rich in radical damage. setting. and ing levels of clotting factors that increase risk may lead to permanent damage of the kidneys’ for stroke (39). given alone or in combination with these findings support earlier reports showing vitamin E. Yet another ben- nary heart disease. including adolescence onward may play an important role atrial fibrillation (irregular heart beat that in. Cases of asthma have dra- that vitamin C helps relieve oxidative stress. conges. Scientists believe Helps asthmatics. ing lends support to earlier reports. dilated cardiomy. progression of kidney impairment related to Research shows that vitamin C also helps scarring of the kidneys’ blood vessels. Scientists related damage to the sympathetic nervous sys. that high-dose vitamin C. the heart mus. as demonstrated in a score both younger and older people (50). orally or intravenously. weight (58-61). that vita- Clinical and experimental research suggests min C intake is associated with markers of in- that vitamin C may protect against other dis. efit such patients. by contrast. painful tive heart failure. suggesting that the heart muscle surgery. debilitating condition (49). diogenic shock. and may contribute to aging efit of vitamin C appears to be its ability to and vascular disease (42). in levels of vitamin C. may reduce complications and im. The her- opathy (an enlarged. creases the risk of stroke).

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most notably polio. 2005 Jun. Jang J. et al. Am J Clin Nutr. This is a form of vitamin C which is — SECTION FOUR — not acid. He was one loss: from vitamin C to the glycemic response. Cobbold CA. 2004 Nov 3. he experimented with the use of vitamin C tal oral vitamin C on attenuation of development of nitrate tolerance. provided a foster home. 1984) was an American medi- 5 4 59. Generally. Strategies for healthy weight research papers during his career. illnesses. published his first paper on the use of large Experientia. From the 1940s on trolled study of the preventive effect of supplemen. 1976 Jun 15. Ascorbic acid in cholesterol and chest. Maxwell SR. Chu YF. Welch A. Lp(a) lipoprotein. Hor- adoption’ by Pet Milk. Galloway and Seifert cited involved in atherogenic process. Ann NY Acad Sci. 2002 Jan. The role of diseases. North Carolina. Klenner graduated from and Nutrition Norfolk cohort study. 7. KLENNER treatment of severe neuropathies. medical practice in Reidsville.32(6):687-9. cal researcher and doctor in general practice in 5 gishita Y. J Agric Food first quadruplets to survive in the Southern United Chem.64(1):65-95. he gave 350 to 700 mg per protein antioxidant effect of a citrus extract and kilogram body weight per day. North Carolina. Plasma established medicine. using aggressive supplemen- Frederick Robert Klenner (October 22. Baba MI. 1975 Sept very large doses of vitamin C in the treatment 30. Eur J Clin Nutr. States.82(6):1203-9. West CE. medical and 65. two were about OF FREDERICK R. placebo-con. Vinson JA. Kakihana M. tation (8). grams (mg) per day of neutral pH sodium —————————— ascorbate. Ginter E. Hornig D. he entered private Oxidized phospholipids. a Saint Louis dairy.24(1-2):1-18.4(4):187-92. of a wide range of illnesses. His main subspecialty was diseases of the 66. 1976 Jul. In 1946.31(6):1323-9. J Am Coll Cardiol. ascorbic acid in the regulation of cholesterol me. Kaul D. he terol conversion to bile acids in guinea pigs. 1907 – May 20. but his work remains largely unaddressed by 61. Klenner published and presented a tabolism and in the pathogenesis of arthero. doses of vitamin C in the treatment of virus 68. Su.52(22):6818-23. European Prospective Investigation into Cancer Born in Pennsylvania. Genomic effect of vitamin patients with polio.068 British men and women in the molecular medicine related papers and articles. J Med Food. He nary artery disease. Reidsville. Randomized. In 1948. Most of these were about vitamin C applica- THE RESEARCH FINDINGS tions for over 30 diseases. In 1949. that sclerosis. He authored 27 60. he deliv- 63. Bull Math min C maternity regimen for over 300 births.353(1):46-57. Wareham N. Turley SD. Miller ER. using intravenous sodium “C” and statins within human mononuclear cells ascorbate injections. Bratisl Lek Listy. Watanabe H. three years of hospital training. 2005 Jul continued to work there all his life.24(3):158-65.000 milli- human subjects. After 62. Lipid peroxidation in men after dietary supplementation with a mixture of antioxidant nu. Ohtsuka S. 2004. Liu RH. detailed the complete cure of 60 out of 60 of his 69. et al. N Engl J Med. et al.59(8):978-81. North Carolina. Ascorbic acid and cho- lesterol: effect of graded oral intakes on choles- ments were performed on himself. He subsequently brokered a ‘corporate 64. Biol. paper to the American Medical Association. Many of his experi- 67. a 147-acre (0. Nagyova A. which ska A. Klenner is the subject ascorbic acid concentrations and fat distribu. Sherratt JA. double-blind. Am Coll Nutr. Novel low-density lipopro. and coro. Horton BJ. Klenner published 27 medical papers. J of the originators of orthomolecular medicine. Canoy D. clothes. living expenses. in Reidsville. Tsimikas S. Li. Duke University. Johnston CS.258:410-21. Krajcovicova-Kudlackova M. theirs. ascorbic acid on normal and hypercholesterolemic He described giving up to 300. Klenner’s presentation to the AMA in a paper of 70. were born under Klenner’s noteworthy high vita- erosclerosis: a mathematical approach. 1998 megadosage as a therapy for a wide range of May. ered the “Fultz Quadruplets. dental care in return for promotional rights. including INTRODUCTION multiple sclerosis.105(7-8):277-80. Brilakis ES. School of Medicine in 1936. Atherosclerosis. but he became interested in the use of bile acid metabolism. All poprotein oxidation and its significance for ath.11 11 W M The Healing Power of Vitamin C 11 1 71. Weiser H.59 km2) farm. In vitro and in vivo lipo. 2005 Dec. He wrote a 27th paper approximately . trients.” the world’s first re- tein (LDL) oxidation model: antioxidant capacity corded set of identical black quadruplets and the for the inhibition of LDL oxidation. foster care. mentioned or referred to in a number of ortho- tion in 19. 2001. 2005 Aug.

AND Dr. 6. tion. pp. Frederick Robert.C. (1949): The pendium of vitamin C and other nutritional Treatment of Poliomyelitis and Other Virus Dis. He is right. No. The timing of such a paper might be most ap- tamin B Complex and Other Metabolites. (1971): Significance of High Daily Intake of Ascorbic Acid in Preventive Medicine. but tend to disbelieve hear- pp. Inc.BEERSHEBA SPRINGS. KLENNER. and my failures nal of Applied Nutrition. and to en- nia and Its Treatment with Vitamin C. J Othomolecular Med.” in bold type and added some bracketed mate- He inspired Linus Pauling and Irwin Stone to rial for additional clarification. Doctors are suffering from low public of Applied Nutrition. 45-69.D. It helps almost the Range of a Vitamin. Klenner’s methods on hun- tration of Ascorbic Acid When Employed Beyond dreds of patients. ISBN 0942333098.” the early 1940s to the early 1970s. (2002): Vitamin C Infectious might just keep you out of the hospital. 3 & 4. (1948): Virus Pneumo. In the foreword of the Clinical Guide. reports if published. and even AIDS. Vol. Fred R. SUMMARIZED. Vol. were due to inadequate amounts. for which prescription ing Work of Frederick Robert Klenner. (winter in a “health” newsletter. Now the doctors can Orthomolecular Med. FREDERICK R. THE CLINICAL EXPERIENCES OF immediately follows this introductory biogra. 16-40.12 12 12 Waymarks in 1980. ness and suffering. J drugs may be hazardous. an unpublished update about MS treat. The whole SOME OF KLENNER’S PUBLICATIONS idea would be to let the world know how thought- Fred R. 1971): Observations on the Dose and Adminis. This would be a sci- Robert Landwehr: The Origin of the 42-Year entifically documented therapy (from the medi- Stonewall of Vitamin C. infections. pp. M. courage others to continue his work. If a com- Klenner. SMITH min C. M. These papers are still over the 27 papers Klenner had written from important. It was posthumously summarized by Riordan HD (1989): Medical Mavericks. MD.D. SMITH. Klenner. West of large doses of vitamin C in preventing and Virginia. —————————— Lendon Smith’s summary. of Vitamin C. ment. (1953): The Use of Vita- get more traditional medicine-oriented doc- min C as an Antibiotic. pp. Number 1.” Continued on the next tract More WAYMARKS . treating your condition that is fairly cheap. F. Standard doctors tend to believe studies and tive Medicine. M. Spring 1974. malabsorp- Saul AW: Hidden in Plain Sight: The Pioneer.D. Frederick Robert. Arthur Rybeck. cal literature) for a variety of conditions: car- 2002. esteem because they are perceived to be money- OTHER SOURCES grabbing and mistake-laden. Bio- Lendon Smith in the Clinical Guide to the Use Communications. 99-103. M. ful and careful a researcher he was. (1973): Response of Peripheral and Central Nerve Pathology to Megadoses of the Vi. his Pauling wrote: “The early papers by Dr. Klenner. ABBREVIATED. M. phy. F. Nos. which reviews all — SECTION FIVE — 27 research papers on vitamin C by Dr. 22. Journal of the International Academy of Preven.from —————— PILGRIMS REST 1288 MYERS TOWN ROAD . Xlibris. “We have a safe. TN 37305 USA . propriate. 1. Journ. We Levy. vf] expand the research on the wider benefits of vita. therapies could be compiled from the pub- eases with Vitamin C. Volume 1. lished work of Dr. allergies. Klenner F. Diseases and Toxins. Vol. diovascular. Klenner’s maxim: The patient should “get ANNOTATED BY large doses of vitamin C in all pathological LENDON H.C. 2007. say.D. say stories about treatments that patients have read Klenner. Human Pathology Jour- every condition and situation. tors to use his methods for the relief of sick- Klenner. Thomas E.D. Klenner. friend (and mine). No. MD. maybe we could Fred R. 2. asked if I would be interested in going treating many diseases. ISBN 1401069630.P. a nutrition- Klenner provide much information about the use ally oriented dentist practicing in Wheeling. Klenner. conditions while the physician ponders the [The present editor has placed key points diagnosis.. PREFACE BY DR. reasonably natural way of 31-38. Linus After Frederick Klenner died in 1984. I have used Dr. 23.

The watchword is. Irwin Stone calls this human genetic lack. Fred R. give . phenylketonuria.C. the amounts other mammals manufacture with School of Medicine back in 1936. it BY LINUS PAULING. Hippocrates 4 6 and references.” Hold on to this thought. Under of medicine in Reidsville. Briefly. PH. Klenner believed in the healing power W M back to the doctors’ offices because the word is of nature.S. He graduated from Duke University.D.D. Dr. and a critique of the 27 scientific pa- of the enzyme. and changes ferent from other mammals capable of carrying the course of many diseases (like multiple scle- out this syntheses. he entered the private practice grams daily in the unstressed condition.F.P. but he be- C [Burns.. tions while the physician ponders the diagno- INTRODUCTION sis. Klenner is making: “The feron.. If. like multiple sclerosis. and have pers he wrote. and suggest that that criterion. North Carolina. was basically a vitamin C deficiency.D. In 1948. Klenner available to the doses of vitamin C in all pathological condi- public. is significant for the understanding of diseases The early papers by Dr. After three years their intact enzyme systems. M. Salomon. modifies much pain. His main stress. These papers are still important. Cheraskin’s “Vitamin C Connection” along for use of large doses of vitamin C in the treatment of further documentation. alkaptonuria. Can’t we What follows is a review.S. Klenner died in 1984. it comes to 2-4 of hospital training.. galactosemia.. “If in doubt. These things were known decades said. The patients might dash Dr. from scurvy.A. vitamin C does attenuate most virus this inability. it is 1959]. relieves some physiological requirements in man are no dif- depression. the bites of poisonous insects and for a while? If you are hypoascorbemic because reptiles. even for life? [Burns. hypoascorbemia. The Healing Power of Vitamin C PART FOUR OF FOUR Continued from the preceding tract in this series vitamin C. essential that the roots of its usage be reviewed. It controls many cancers. is it cheating to swallow iron tablets der bites.” That last part might make the insurance car. infections by aiding the production of inter- The point that Dr. M.A. he believed that natural remedies getting out that doctors are helping people without could enhance that power and were safer and 1 5 side effects. choose the least sensational. He also felt—as do Archie vide much information about the use of large Kalikarinos and Glen Dettman of Australia—that doses of vitamin C in preventing and treating the dreaded Sudden Infant Death Syndrome many diseases. F. 70 kg of rats make 15 grams of vitamin subspecialty was diseases of the chest. If your doctor doesn’t know. however. B.C. Dr. a accept the fact that we all have a genetic deficiency summary. He inspired Linus Pauling lems that can be somewhat controlled with diet and and Irwin Stone to expand the research on the great supplements (i. we base our needs on F.” Vitamin C fills Take this booklet to your M. In 1960. “Of several remedies the physician should ago. ments and research in the use of vitamin C. he realized. l-gulonolactone oxidase. he read about these documented studies. Lendon Smith has done a valuable service in His maxim: The patient should “get large making the work of Dr. and pernicious anemia). Klenner pro.” We have misled ourselves with the mistaken I have before me the published words of notion that all C was supposed to do was keep us Frederick Robert Klenner. spi- iron intake.e. GENERAL REMARKS riers perk up their ears.P.” If one is anemic due to poor rosis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis). an abbreviation. “Every head how can he help you? cold must be considered as a probable source FOREWORD of brain pathology. came interested in the use of massive doses of We are willing to accept the premise that some vitamin C in the treatment of virus diseases and of us are born with genetic defects that lead to prob- other illnesses as well. Also notice the dates on these articles usually more effective than drugs. virus diseases. In the light of the recent develop- to take vitamin C for health. benefits of vitamin C. Conney]. Take Dr. he published his first paper on the E.

been lured into the trap of modern medicine which • Ascorbic acid enters all cells. placed vitamin C in test tubes with toxins. which converts adenosine to inosine. • It supports and normalizes the stressed ad- He reports that one of the Pilgrim Fathers wrote renal glands. rate. massive amounts (i.” Klenner summarized the function of C Vitamin C in vitro at body temperature in poliomyelitis: inactivates certain toxins at an unbelievable • Ascorbic acid (vitamin C) destroys the po. for certain patho. It neutralizes toxins. fore the first signs appeared. It is of good use. and it is de- logical conditions). Dr. and requires enzymes. cell phagocytes and immune globulin could then ments might be more than 10 times the small neutralize these vulnerable virus particles. Klenner: “Unless the white tive agent. We have spinal cord). Klenner: “Ascorbic acid also Scurvy develops slowly. agent.. and some histamine. After . tects this parasite as it rides the blood or lymph Klenner quotes Kline and Eheart. rupture. It is possible that. you need safely. highway to gain specific cell entry. In tein coat in the bloodstream or in the cells. but there are no virus the amount of C in oranges. mended by the RDA (75 mg-90 mg) is not the Viral nucleic acid has a protein coat which pro- amount needed to maintain good health. who HOW IT WORKS discovered the inactivation of one virus was due to How does vitamin C work? a specific intermediate product formed in the As an oxidizing agent. thus prevent- bearing this fruit is in one’s backyard. who in 1944 re. I like this from Dr. an oxidizing agent. and take it fasting. and die. some vitamins. Jolliffe suggested that the optimum require. • It dehydrates the brain and the spinal cord extra glucose in your diet will not help. Back in 1938 some researchers [Klegler] lio virus. Crandon. It is a peroxide. this was as long as 132 days be. act as a “Flash Oxidizer” and indicates why vitamin C works better in the body may correct the condition in minutes. in 1940. to take vitamin C. It “proceeds prescribes a drug for every condition. This plant was made into a tea. [the herb] Boneset with the health of the Klenner If a virus has invaded a cell. bitter but nase.14 14 14 Waymarks you cannot manufacture vitamin C from sugar. lation of copper ions. crowding of ependymal cells (surface cells of the edies have been helpful and even curative. if allowed to run in rapidly composed as rapidly as it is formed. acid. the minerals to act as coenzymes. Klenner credits particles available to enter and infect new cells. Dr. Quote by Dr. ing agent. It can be a and not the test tube. course of the oxidation of C but needed the stimu- 5-150 grams. Purines curative. doses recommended. the enzyme system that It appears that vitamin C acts as a reduc. an anticlotting will be able to do its job properly. min C is supplied. they are like soldiers without bullets. He assayed the tea for vitamin C.” and maintains more regular spacing and less Folklore has revealed to us what natural rem. joins with the available virus protein. the vitamin C con- family during the great influenza pandemic of tributes to its breakdown to adenosine deami- 1918. invading viruses and bacteria.” Multiplication of new virus bodies are inhib- clinical evidence.e. making a new found that the vitamin C level of the blood plasma macromolecule which acts as the repressor fac- fell to zero for 90 days before there was obvious tor. Every function of the body reducing agent. The more serious the condition. breaks down. and as an anti-infec.” Cells ex- not enter the front door. This fruit bears 30 times pand. colds will ing the assembly of new virus units. ited. blood cells are saturated with ascorbic acid. This study (20 gauge needle). alized there are wide variations in the need for if the ascorbic acid can remove that protective pro- vitamin C in otherwise “normal” individuals. to a friend in England in 1621: “Bring juice of • It preserves the lining of the central canal. lemon. they are formed which are catabolized (broken down) were getting 10-30 grams at a time! and cannot be used to make more virus nucleic The small amount of vitamin C recom. intravenously. But consider to take up the protein coats being manufac- acerola: Puerto Rican legend has it that if the tree tured by the virus nucleic acid. He summarizes the study of Lojkin (1937). the white 1945. If enough vita- more C is required. an antihistamine. viruses.

fever falls and During an infection. liver and pancreas can receive the proper nu. even when moderate amounts are being ment of colds was based on the alkalinizing ef- given intravenously. .” jor problem. Highly alkaline urine has less vitamin C. levels of vitamin C. The medi- of C. The col- Failure to benefit from vitamin C use is usually lagen of all fibrous tissue structures is depen- due to inadequate amounts being used for too dent on an adequate level of vitamin C. toxins. As a result. has allowed the appearance of allergies as a ma- tance to the invader. Increased short a period of time. aiding cellu. deficiency. glands was greatly reduced in animals succumb. Therefore. the toxins were not rus would show petechial hemorrhages (small 5 4 lethal to mice when injected. pear. C. ciated with the petechiae. [Dr. if a high cal community rejects vitamin C as a healing agent level of C is maintained. Acidity is decreased and vitamin C powder twice a day). when stress. cal drugs. He found that all patients ill with a vi.] striction of the blood vessels ceases. and bacteria reduce the level its simplicity. The more toxin in leaks of blood into the skin [because the capil- 6 the tube. helping to guard against the viruses and how the adrenals would show damage with bacteria. Klenner states. The con. Smith is trying to say that. and the Vitamin C is known to be essential for life. employed. Klenner is being kind. [When vitamin C is given in sufficient The anaerobic condition in the tissue [lack amounts daily (for example. Klenner con. This must be why C has to be assimilation of iron. continued after the apparent cure. Dr. viruses. it sion to employ it in massive doses like antibiotics enables the body to build up adequate resis. essary to break down protein to a useable amino The liver has a better chance of detoxifying the acid. vitamin C is absent from the white blood-cell count climbs. The latter is nec- lar respiration by acting as a hydrogen transport. (Ascorbic acid is a necessary coenzyme in the It acts as a respiratory catalyst. within just a few hours.15 15 W M The Healing Power of Vitamin C 15 1 incubation for 48 hours. capillary fragility is observed in individuals when the Vitamin C combines directly with the toxin/ blood level of C drops to 1 mg per liter. In a similar time frame The adrenals and vitamin C are interrelated. vitamin C is given intravenously to patients with a Properly calculated doses of C on a continu. the urine and is decreased or absent in the Dr. formation lack scientific appreciation because of Fever. all tissues return to because it would heavily reduce the sale of medi- normal despite the fever and the bacteria. toxins. whichever it may capillary walls may allow a simple virus to invade be].” It is known that vitamin C regulates the inter- This has been Dr. Klenner cites the literature of vitamin C would be thus retained in the tis- 1934-1935 to document this. Klenner theorizes. Klenner points out that the standard treat- blood. when used as an antibiotic. This new compound is oxidized by vitamin the brain. disappeared when ad- fection will be in proportion to the concentration equate serum levels of vitamin C were ob- of the vitamin and the length of time which it is tained. Klenner quotes the studies showing that. diluted fruit juice is given with vitamin C.” Dr. Dr.) Hans Selye knew sues.] The reluctance of the medical profes- because of its action “as a respiratory catalyst. (Dr. vitamin C acts as catalyst in the are destroyed. lary walls become thinner]) when a tourniquet “The rate of disappearance of the C in toxin was applied in order to increase venous back- and ordinary broth was more striking the greater pressure. Sugar in the urine. Klenner’s main complaint: cellular substance of the capillary wall. and.) bloodstream of poisons. the faster the C disappears. These weak virus [toxic substance or virus. when trients to function. Vitamin C in the adrenal fect of forcing juices down the patient’s throat. “The importance of vitamin bacteria if the plasma is saturated with vitamin C as an antibiotic and as the precursor of antibody C. and Dr. metabolic oxidation of tyrosine. The ing to polio. the toxin/virus and the vitamin C In addition. a level teaspoonful of of oxygen] is relieved. allergies will disap- large amounts of Adrenaline disappear.” [Dr. asso- cluded: “The degree of neutralization in a virus in. fibroblasts begin to form connective ing basis will restore the normal physiology of tissue and capillary buds invade blood clots the body. Capillary weakness is a sign of low the concentration of vitamin C.

tected. All of us need more vitamin C. The majority of diseases which the human family have been and still are suffering under. drugs. of physical injury. the bloodstream is weakened to Dr. published by the U. should be a study of our life. carbon monoxide exposure / • weight / It should be kept in mind that (in the portion • poor storage.” group as one could ever find): According to this. —————————— quirement for C which they specify as needed for The remainder of this report on Dr. said. “To keep the body in a healthy condition. don’t ex- used. published by Harvestime an increased amount of vitamin C: Books. a person may be in a state been injected from an ampoule into a vein or of vitamin C deficiency more dangerous than muscle. which must sooner or later be real- ized. a response to stress. glycogen in the liver is converted to bones will be damaged. Physicians will find physiological stress / • climate changes / • loss of this information of special interest. there. omitted from this present tract set) Dr. of work. Klenner quotes the Food and Life Year Book. more serious. especially if drugged / • trauma of in. 369. Lendon Smith’s analysis of the • sleep. Department of Agri. Klenner is convinced that C will work in the point where it can no longer resist or fight any problem. they have created by ignorance of their own organic laws. and for every trans- gression there is affixed a penalty. Health Reformer. and these laws which He has placed in our being are divine. 53. Christian Temperance and Bible Hygiene. A tragic error in judgment has been made pect control of a virus with [only] 100 to 400 by the National Academy of Science and the Na.”—6 Testimonies. pesticides. it is plainly our duty to give these laws careful study.” tional Research Council in the minimum daily re. “Since the laws of nature are the laws of God. send for the doctor and drug themselves to death. of research is primarily about injected dosages of vi- surgery / • kidney threshold / • environment / • tamin C for various diseases. Frederick R. and when bro- ken down and debilitated in body and mind. poules and swallowed in some juice. Five grains are only because an insufficient amount was of aspirin will not relieve kidney colic.] When vitamin C lev. but the negative results reported infections not so easily cured as scurvy. They seem indifferent in regard to the matter of health. himself.S. 1866.”—EGW. in order that all parts of the living machinery may act harmoniously. We should study their requirements in regard to our own bodies. Klenner’s vitamin C fection. the vitamin C can be swallowed “Even when there is not a single outward in juice with very similar healing results as if it had symptom of trouble. “God has formed laws which govern our constitutions. When such a condition is not de- being excreted as quickly. The Healing The following factors indicate the need for Power of Vitamin C.from —————— PILGRIMS REST 1288 MYERS TOWN ROAD .16 16 16 Waymarks the C will remain in the body longer without scurvy itself. mg of C. And. ner’s research findings is included in a book some need a lot more. TN 37305 USA . it will have culture (surely as conservative and orthodox a about the same results as if it had been injected. tobacco The rest of Dr. Klenner.BEERSHEBA SPRINGS. alcohol. and work perseveringly to tear themselves to pieces. Klen- proper health.”—EGW. and continues uncorrected. reprint of this research report. More WAYMARKS . the teeth and els drop. “If the C is taken from the am- 1939. Yet much in- C in stools / • absorption / • binders in tablets / • formation of value to the layman will be found individual difference in body chemistry / • drugs. what may be even glucose. of emotions. • age / • habits. findings of Dr.