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High Dose Vitamin C

Linus Pauling and Vitamin C
Of all the dietary supplements recommended for chronic illness, vitamin C, or l-ascorbic acid, is one of the most vital supplements due to its antibacterial and antiviral properties at high doses.  According to Linus Pauling, PhD and and Robert Cathcart, MD, a dosage of up to 150 grams in one day may be recommended for resolving acute mononucleosis, reducing the illness to days rather than months.
While this dose appear excessive compared to what we are used to hearing in regard to vitamin c dose, one only has to track how many grams of sugar are consumed by the average person on a typical day to realize this dose is not as high as most sugar consumption. 
Many chronic illnesses such as Lyme Disease, are complicated by coinfections such as HHV6, Epstein Barr virus, Cytomegalo virus, and other viruses in the herpes family.  According to Fredrick Klenner, MD and other researchers, vitamin C is a precursor of antibody formation. 
According to Dr. Klenner, vitamin C will work for almost any illness since it is a free radical scavenger and antioxidant.  Negative results reported from studies not finding benefits, used insufficient amounts.   Polio has been cured according to Pauling and Klenner.  AIDS has been brought into remission with high doses of ascorbate.
Since humans cannot synthesize their only Vitamin C as most animals do, we must consume it daily.  Our pet cats and dogs make their own ascorbate from carbohydrates they consume.  Humans lack the enzyme for converting carbs to ascorbate.  When animals become ill, more ascorbate is created in their bodies to aid in healing.
The above links will show impressive amounts of ascorbate that several animals make per day.  Ascorbates use in arthritis is invaluable.  After several months of supplementing with Vit C in the range of 4000-10,000 mgs per day, arthritis sufferers will see a tremendous increase in flexibility and reduction in pain.  Cartilege and connective tissue cannot regenerate without adequate levels of vitamin c. 
Taken in mega doses, a cold will often disapear overnight (doses recommended by Klenner, Pauling, Cathcart, not the small doses studied in trials with the aim of deposing the benefits of ascorbate).
Vitamin C is also important in the treatment of cancer and will help protect against radiation toxicity (though anything protecting against lethal doses used in cancer treatment is not likely).

How To Live Longer And Feel Better by Linus Pauling
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Vitamin C Competes with Carbohydrates In The Immune System

Most animals convert sugars into ascorbic acid (Vitamin C). Humans/primates, fruit bats, and guinea pigs are the only organisms unable to do this. The enzyme L-gulonolactone oxidase that drives the chemical reaction to convert sugar into vitamin c does not work in these animals. The animals/humans must obtain vitamin c from food or supplements.

Research studies indicate that humans would synthesize about 2 to 4 grams of Vitamin C a day under normal conditions and 15 or more grams per day when under stress.

Insulin transports both glucose and ascorbic acid into cells including phagocytic immune cells. ................see this link for more infomation