(News Article):High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy Proven Effective | Health & Health Hazards | Forum

Please consider registering
Forum Scope


Forum Options

Minimum search word length is 3 characters - maximum search word length is 84 characters
Register Lost password?
sp_Feed sp_TopicIcon
(News Article):High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy Proven Effective
Related Tags
Dr. Richard Daystrom
Livermore, CA.
Forum Posts: 499
Member Since:
December 19, 2018
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
January 20, 2020 - 12:54 am
sp_Permalink sp_Print


Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, January 5, 2010

High-Dose Vitamin C Therapy Proven Effective

"My doctor doesn't believe in vitamins." Since when is medicine based on belief?


(OMNS, January 5, 2010) The medical literature has virtually ignored 75 years of physician reports and laboratory and clinical studies on successful high-dose vitamin C therapy. Effective doses are high doses, often 1,000 times more than the US Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) or Daily Reference Intake (DRI).

It is a cornerstone of medical science that dose affects treatment outcome. This premise is accepted with pharmaceutical drug therapy, but not with vitamin therapy. Most unsuccessful vitamin C research has used inadequate, low doses. Low doses do not get clinical results.

Investigators using vitamin C in high doses have consistently reported excellent results. High doses were advocated almost immediately after ascorbic acid was isolated by Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, M.D. (1893-1986). Notable early medical pioneers of high-dose vitamin C (ascorbate) therapy are Claus Washington Jungeblut, M.D. (1898-1976); William J. McCormick, M.D. (1880-1968); and Frederick R. Klenner, M.D. (1907-1984). More recently, important work has been published by Hugh D. Riordan, M.D. (1932-2005) and Robert F. Cathcart III, M.D. (1932-2007).

It Was 75 Years Ago Today

Dr. Jungeblut, Professor of Bacteriology at Columbia University, first published on vitamin C as prevention and treatment for polio, in 1935. (1) Also, in 1935, Jungeblut showed that vitamin C inactivated diphtheria toxin. (2) By 1937, Jungeblut demonstrated that ascorbate inactivated tetanus toxin. (3) Between 1943 and 1947, Dr. Klenner, a specialist in diseases of the chest, cured 41 cases of viral pneumonia with vitamin C. By 1946, Dr. McCormick showed how vitamin C prevents and also cures kidney stones; by 1957, how it fights cardiovascular disease.

Beginning in the 1960s, Dr. Cathcart used large doses of vitamin C to treat pneumonia, hepatitis, and eventually AIDS. For more than three decades, beginning in 1975, Dr. Riordan and his team have successfully used large doses of intravenous vitamin C against cancer. The use of doses of tens of thousands of milligrams of vitamin C per day may be the most unacknowledged successful research in medicine.

Heard this one before? "If vitamin C was that good, doctors would tell their patients to take a lot of it." It is surprising how many physicians have done precisely that. What's that? Your doctor still doesn't?

Why? Decades of physicians' reports and controlled studies support the use of very large doses of vitamin C.



(1) Jungeblut CW. Inactivation of poliomyelitis virus by crystalline vitamin C (ascorbic acid). J Exper Med 1935. 62:317-321.

(2) Jungeblut CW, Zwemer RL. Inactivation of diphtheria toxin in vivo and in vitro by crystalline vitamin C (ascorbic acid). Proc Soc Exper Biol Med 1935; 32:1229-34.

(3) Jungeblut CW. Inactivation of tetanus toxin by crystalline vitamin C (l-ascorbic acid). J Immunol 1937;33:203-214.


For More Information About:

Dr. CW Jungeblut: Claus Washington Jungeblut, M.D.: Polio pioneer; ascorbate advocate. J Orthomolecular Med, 2006. Vol 21, No 2, p 102-106. http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....eblut.html

In addition to (1) above, Dr. Jungeblut's other polio papers include:

Jungeblut CW. Vitamin C therapy and prophylaxis in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exp Med, 1937. 65: 127-146.

Jungeblut CW. Further observations on vitamin C therapy in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exper Med, 1937. 66: 459-477.

Jungeblut CW, Feiner RR. Vitamin C content of monkey tissues in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exper Med, 1937. 66: 479-491.

Jungeblut CW. A further contribution to vitamin C therapy in experimental poliomyelitis. J Exper Med, 1939. 70:315-332.

Jungeblut's research published in the Journal of Experimental Medicine is available for free access at http://www.jem.org/contents-by.....te.0.shtml

Dr. FR Klenner: Hidden in plain sight: the pioneering work of Frederick Robert Klenner, M.D. J Orthomolecular Med, 2007. Vol 22, No 1, p 31-38. http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....erbio.html and http://orthomolecular.org/hof/.....enner.html

Dr. WJ McCormick: The pioneering work of William J. McCormick, M.D. J Orthomolecular Med, 2003. Vol 18, No 2, p 93-96. http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....rmick.html and http://orthomolecular.org/hof/.....rmick.html

Dr. RF Cathcart: http://orthomolecular.org/hof/.....hcart.html; http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....ation.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....hcart.html

Dr. HD Riordan: http://orthomolecular.org/hof/.....ordan.html; http://orthomolecular.org/reso.....1n09.shtml; http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....rdan1.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/.....ordan.html

Nutritional Medicine is Orthomolecular Medicine

Orthomolecular medicine uses safe, effective nutritional therapy to fight illness. For more information: http://www.orthomolecular.org

The peer-reviewed Orthomolecular Medicine News Service is a non-profit and non-commercial informational resource.

Editorial Review Board:


  1. Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D.
  2. Damien Downing, M.D.
  3. Michael Gonzalez, D.Sc., Ph.D.
  4. Steve Hickey, Ph.D.
  5. James A. Jackson, PhD
  6. Bo H. Jonsson, MD, Ph.D
  7. Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D.
  8. Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, Pharm.D.
  9. Erik Paterson, M.D.
  10. Gert E. Shuitemaker, Ph.D.


Andrew W. Saul, Ph.D., Editor and contact person. Email: omns@orthomolecular.org

To Subscribe at no charge: http://www.orthomolecular.org/.....cribe.html

W. O. Belfield, Jr.

Straight Zeke the Geek
Forum Posts: 59
Member Since:
December 3, 2019
sp_UserOfflineSmall Offline
January 22, 2020 - 2:38 pm
sp_Permalink sp_Print sp_EditHistory

I've been considering this since you posted it here.  Why not?

I use to take Niacin occasionally for my blood but haven't for years.  My new kick is Fenugreek, another wonder herb that does so many things that its difficult to believe it isn't available as widely as Vitamin C tablets.

Thanks for the article.

There's a time in every man's life when he must make some tough choices.

Forum Timezone: America/Los_Angeles
Most Users Ever Online: 332
Currently Online:
Currently Browsing this Page:
1 Guest(s)
Top Posters:
greeney2: 10329
bionic: 9871
Lashmar: 5290
tigger: 4577
rath: 4298
DIss0n80r: 4162
sandra: 3859
frrostedman: 3816
Wing-Zero: 3279
Tairaa: 2843
Newest Members:
jack dow
Monte Dusek
William Coxen
Forum Stats:
Groups: 8
Forums: 31
Topics: 9480
Posts: 125277


Member Stats:
Guest Posters: 2
Members: 25282
Moderators: 0
Admins: 2
Administrators: John Greenewald, blackvault