The Doctor Game – W. Gifford-Jones M.D .
For Release – November 23, 2013
I’ve previously written about Medi-C Plus, a high concentration of vitamin C and lysine powder, and how it can prevent and reverse atherosclerosis in coronary arteries. The combination is a revolutionary discovery. But vitamin C has many other amazing virtues.
Years ago, on long sea voyages up to 90 percent of sailors died from scurvy due to a lack of fruit and its vitamin C content. This vitamin is needed for the production of collagen, the glue that holds cells together. Without C the body disintegrates, blood vessels rupture causing massive hemorrhage and death.
Just 10 milligrams (mgs) of C prevents scurvy. But we need several thousand daily for other medical problems. For instance, millions of North Americans suffer from osteoarthritis. Without sufficient vitamin C to produce collagen, a major component of cartilage, bone eventually grinds on bone. There would be fewer joint replacements if more vitamin C were available to produce healthy collagen.
Rheumatoid arthritis, the inflammatory type, also requires large doses of vitamin C. Every moment of the day our bodies are using oxygen to keep us alive. But oxidation results in metabolic ash, known as “free radicals”, which are believed to trigger an inflammatory reaction in joints. Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that helps to reduce damaging free-radicals.
Today billions of dollars are spent annually in North America on cataract surgery. The development of cataracts is a major degenerative disease and an aging population will require more of this surgery. Several studies show vitamin C can slow down the progression of cataracts.
The National Institute of Health reports that macular degeneration, a major cause of blindness, is a nutritional responsive disorder. Its study showed that vitamin C taken along with vitamin E, beta-carotene and zinc could also slow down the progression of this disabling disease.