After attending a seminar tonight on the value of L-Lyseine and Vitamin C, I came home to do some additional research on the Vitamin C angle. The Harvard doctor who put on the seminar had interviewed Linus Pauling twice in the past. This doctor was a huge believer in the power of Vitamin C. He was also over 90 years old!
Much of my study has been around inflammation and control of free radicals. So it wasn't a big jump when we began discussing the potential for Vitamin C and Ebola. Our doctor pointed out that in clinical trials, no virus has ever survived 12 days of high dose intravenous sodium ascorbate. He publicly wondered why no one appears to have tested it on ebola yet.
That said, when I got back to my computer, I began searching. Here is some of what I found:
Ebola and Sodium Ascorbate: From Vitamin C Foundation
Note that the 2005 epidemic in Angola which was first referred to as an Ebola like virus has now been called the Marburg Virus. It does not make a difference from the point of view of treatment with massive doses of intravenous sodium ascorbate.
Both diseases kill by way of free radicals which can be neutralized by massive doses of sodium ascorbate intravenously. Note on another hemorrhagic fever ( acute induced scurvy): Nurse Pineo, the first white that survived the Lassa fever (another hemorrhagic fever) outbreak in Lassa, was, on her own, taking vitamins (Fuller, JG. Fever. Reader's Digest Press. 1974.)
Of course that was ignored and they used her convalescent serum for subsequent cases of Lassa fever in medical personnel. Why not give subsequent cases vitamins also? Maybe especially massive doses of vitamin C - to prevent the acute induced scurvy. It does not take a genius to figure out that with the increased bowel tolerance to oral ascorbic acid somewhat proportional to the toxicity of the disease that the most serious infectious diseases would rapidly exhaust all the bodies vitamin C, acute induced scurvy, and cause bleeding all over the body and finally free radical deaths.
Doses of Intravenous Sodium Ascorbate Indicated My experience with giving massive doses of ascorbic acid orally to over 30,000 patients and with giving intravenous sodium ascorbate to over 2,000 patients would indicate that with Ebola and other viral hemorrhagic fever diseases that intravenous sodium ascorbate should be used in doses beginning with at least 180 grams per 24 hours. If the fever is not controlled or the symptoms are not reduced, the dosage and the rate of administration should be increased until they are controlled.
The doses of 180 grams per 24 hours would be administered in 3 bottles of lactated Ringer's, D5W. or 1/2NS with 60 grams of sodium ascorbate added per 8 hours. Do not be afraid of increasing the rate of administration. When I give one to two of these bottles in the office I have them run in 2 to 3 hours each. However, when administered in a hospital, the administration should be constant, around the clock at the rate and amount to eliminate the symptoms.
When I mention a rate that is administered in 24 hours, I mean just that, the rate. If the fever does not abate in the first 3 or 4 hours, the rate should be increased to whatever necessary to break the fever. However, when the fever and other symptoms abate then the rate of administration can be reduced. How to prepare these sodium ascorbate solutions for intravenous use is described in detail. (Click Here)
When the Ebola or any other hemorrhagic disease has remitted to the point where intravenous sodium ascorbate is no longer necessary, bowel tolerance doses should be given orally until there is completer recovery.
When bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid are used orally be sure to keep the patient well hydrated. Do not under any circumstances let the patient become dehydrated when large doses of ascorbic acid are being administered orally. Because there is a breakdown of the blood vessels, it might be helpful to give a couple of grams of bioflavonoids and a multiple vitamin every day.
Oh! but I forgot, these are not patentable so not profitable to the drug industry.
If the good doctor tonight was correct, then Big Pharma will go after this article like there was no tomorrow. If he is correct, then Big Pharma is planning to use the Ebola pandemic to line it's pockets - the like of which we've never seen before.
The right thing to do, of course, would be to test the efficacy of sodium ascorbate intravenously and let the chips fall where they may. Let's see what they do.