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Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements: Where to find them

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Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements, necessary for applying the protocol

Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements that you use must be of high quality. This page contains my personal suggestions concerning the vitamins and supplements (in tablets, powder or liquid form)  for multiple sclerosis according Dr Klenner's protocol for ms that you can purchase through the internet. All oral Multiple sclerosis nutritional supplements referred below have been used by me and many other patients.

The prices are the lowest possible. Every supplement is exactly what the protocol asks for, as it concerns the type and the ingredients it should contain.  In case you need help, please let me know in mymultiple [at] gmail [dot] com.

Buying multiple Sclerosis nutritional supplements by using the links above you get cewrtain discouints while you are helping the website develope.

After a broad research I have come to the following suggestion. BUYING MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS NUTRITIONAL SUPPLEMENTS BY USING THE LINKS BELOW YOU EARN IMPORTANT DISCOUNTS AND ALSO HELP THIS WEBSITE!

* Using iherb.com links you may save $10 on purchases of $40 or more, or $5 if the order is less than $40.

MAIN VITAMINS OF THE PROTOCOL

  •  Vitamin C – As Calcium Ascorbate (non – acidic form)
"Our Best Quality Choice":

NutriBiotic, Calcium Ascorbate, Crystalline Powder, 16 oz (454 g)

I use this product myself. It is dissolved into a glass of water or your favourite juice and is 100% stomach friendly. It is like drinking your water or juice with vitamin C in it with slightly changed taste. It is easy to take when sick in large doses since it's potency is 5 grams per teaspoon! It is a pharmaceutical product with absolutely no fillers or additives.

Type: Calcium Ascorbate

Potency/Dosage: 5grams/Teaspoonful

Purchase from: HERE

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OTHER CHOICES:

Ultra C-400 by MegaFood – 60 Tablets

Mega Food is maybe the only brand which creates vitamins based on foods. This product contains a variety of powerful antioxidants from whole foods and herbs. Oranges, broccoli, blueberry and carrot are a few. These ingredients, help to improve the strength of your immune system and maintain a healthy inflammatory response. It is naturally buffered and thus stomach friendly. 

It is good to use it with the product above from time to time for even better reasult.

Type: Naturally buffered Vitamin C

Potency/Dosage: 400 mg per tablet

Purchase from: Here

Other Ingredients: Plant Cellulose and Vegetable Lubricant

Ester C 1000 mg with Citrus Bioflavonoids180 VTabs

If you prefer tablets this is a good choice but not for long term use in my opinion. The reason is it contains additives (vegetable magnesium stearate). the good thing is it contains bioflavonoids which help enhance the absorption.

Type: Calcium Ascorbate

Potency/Dosage: 1000 mg, Until bowel tolerance

Purchase from: HERE

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, Vegetable Magnesium Stearate.

Note: Ester – C can be combined with the above mentioned Buffered C (Best quality choice).

  • Vitamin D
"Our Best Quality Choice":

Multiple Sclerosis Vitamin D3Vitamin D3 2000 IU – 120 Softgels

This Vitamin D3 softgel is in a highly-absorbable liquid softgel form. Vitamin D3 is normally obtained from the diet or produced by the skin from the ultraviolet energy of the sun. However, it is not abundant in food. As more people avoid sun exposure, ALWAYS USE WITH CALCIUM, MAGNESIUM AND VITAMIN K2.

Type: Cholecalciferol

Potency: 2000IU/softgel

Purchase from: HERE

Other Ingredients: Rice Bran Oil and Softgel Capsule (gelatin, glycerin and water).

  • Vitamin Ε

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Multiple Sclerosis Nutritional Supplements - Vitamin EType: UNIQUE E® Mixed Tocopherols Concentrate

Potency: Contains the Highest Concentrations of PURE Vitamin E available • 700mg of the natural vitamin E complex of molecules • High d-gamma tocopherol, with a minimum of 300mg per capsule • 400 I.U. of alpha-tocopherol (268mg) per capsule.

Contains NO SOY, or other OIL FILLER additives or allergens which can turn rancid and cause harmful free radical damage even in sealed gel capsules. Also contains NO ALLERGY CAUSING PRESERVATIVES, COLORS OR FLAVORINGS.

Purchase from: HERE

Other Ingredients: Gelatin, glycerin, water.

  • B Vitamins
"Our Best Quality Choice":

Vitamin B-100 Sustained Release – 100 Tabs

Vitamin B-100 Sustained Release from Now contain many B-Vitamins, Choline and Inositol, which encourage a healthier nervous system. Because B-Vitamins dissolve in water, they need to be replenished daily; this sustained release formula is great and helps the effects of the B-Vitamins to last longer by releasing them throughout a prolonged period of time. 

Type: All B Vitamins

Potency/Dosage: Some are 100mg (like B1, B2 etc) some others like folic Acid come in 400mcg / 1 tablet daily.

Purchase from: HERE

Omega-3 Factors is a pharmaceutical grade fish oil concentrate providing one of the highest potencies of EPA and DHA available. Stringent quality control standards ensure this highly purified fish oil concentrate is free from toxic environmental contaminants and heavy metals like mercury.

Potency/Dosage: 1 to 3 softgels daily with food

Purchase from: HERE

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Type: Ionic Form

Potency: 10mg per tablespoon – Take one tablespoon daily away from food or other vitamins. Increase if needed.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: HERE

Note: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed.

OTHER CHOICES

Calcium Citrate is an optimal calcium supplement formulated to exacting specifications. Our Calcium is complexed with citric acid for enhanced solubility and contains no other ingredients.

NOTES: Free of: soy, corn, wheat, gluten, sugar, yeast, milk, salt.

100% VEGETARIAN.

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Magnesium is a mineral that is critical for energy production and metabolism, muscle contraction, nerve impulse transmission, and bone mineralization. It is a required cofactor for an estimated 300 enzymes. Among the reactions catalyzed by these enzymes are fatty acid synthesis, protein synthesis, and glucose metabolism. Magnesium status is also important for regulation of calcium balance through its effects on the parathyroid gland. NOW Magnesium Citrate Powder is a highly bioavailable form of magnesium and contains no excipients or fillers.

Type: Powder

Potency: 450mg per teaspoon. Take one teaspoon daily away from Calcium. At bedtime it may help for a better sleep.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: HERE

OTHER CHOICES

Type: Ionic

Potency: 80mg per tablespoon – Take one tablespoon daily usually at nights. Increase if needed.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: HERE

Note: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed.

Type: Nicotinic Acid

Potency: 100mg

Purchase from: HERE

  • Digestive Enzymes
"Our Best Quality Choice":

Multiple Sclerosis Nutritional SupplementsType: Enzymedica's Digestive blends for good digestion and therapeutic use.

Potency: Depends on what you or your healthcare practitioner suggests. One very good choice is ViraStop (60 or 120 capsules) or for a stronger use ViraStop 2x. This product helps digest protein and supports immune function and provides you with 150,000 units of activity (double if ViraStop 2x is used). Protease is able to dissolve almost all proteins as long as they are not components of living cells. Viruses are cell parasites consisting of nucleic acids covered by a protein film. Parasites, fungal forms and bacteria are made up of protein. Virastop contains eight different proteases which can break down undigested protein, cellular debris, and toxins in the blood, sparing the immune system this task. The immune system can then concentrate its full action on the invasion.

Depending on your condition you may choose other types which include other blends (amylase, lipase etc) also but breaking down protein in many levels is a must for your nutrition.

Other Ingredients: None

Purchase from: Here

Dosage: For maintenance, take one capsule two times a day, one hour before or two hours after a meal (empty stomach). For Therapeutic effect Virastop should be taken three to four times a day. More may be taken if needed.

Note: We suggest visiting Enzymedica's official website and taKe the on line free educational course on enzymes.

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Other Choices:

Type: Organika Full Spectrum – Plant Based

Potency: 500mg

Purchase from: USA

Dosage: 2 capsules per meal. In case you have bloating reduce the dose to one capsule or don't take them in every meal. If you are over 30 you should consider trying digestive enzymes. You should also eat many raw foods like vegetables and fruits which contain enzymes.

OTHER PRODUCTS THAT MAY BE USEFUL (They are NOT included in the main protocol but they can be very useful. If you need more information, you can come in touch):

Type: Selenomethionine

Potency: 400mcg – Take one daily or as directed by your health care practitioner

Purchase from: USA

Selenium can be found in different types that may contain yeast, gluten etc. I think that the link suggested is a very reliable source.

Type: Beta Carotene

Purchase from: USA

Potency: 25000IU

Alternatives: Beta Carotene with mixed Carotenoids

  • Probiotics

Purchase from: Europe, USA

Note: Keep refrigerated even if it is not mentioned on the label. More than two friendly bacteria should be contained.

  • Methylcobalamine – Sublingual use (Choose from the links below according to potency)

Type: Mehylcobalamine

Potency: 1-5 mg

Purchase from: USA (1mg, 5mg or Europe (1mg)

Dosage: 2-5mg daily

"Our Best Quality Choice":

Type: Liquid

Potency: See the label

Other Ingredients: Kosher certified vegetable glycerin, purified water (pH neutral), Trace Minerals.

Purchase from: USA

Dosage: 1/4 tablespoon (2 droperfuls)

OR

Type: Liquid

Potency: See the label

Other Ingredients: certified organic grain alcohol (63-73%), distilled water & Turmeric extractives.

Purchase from: USA – iherb

Dosage: Two to five times per day take 30 to 40 drops in a little water.

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500mg, 1-2 tablets daily

Purchase from: Europe

Note: Strong antioxidant. There have been studies about MS.

 

  • Co-enzyme CoQ10 – Important for the production of energy in all cells. Plays an antioxidant role as well.

Type: Ubiquinol.

Potency/Dosage: 100mg, Take two softgels daily

Purchase from: USA

Note: This is the final type the co-enzyme is transformed in order to be assimilated. This ability is reduced as we grow older; this is why co-enzyme is better to be taken in this active form.

 

Potency/Dosage: 500mg, Start with three tablets (morning-noon-night) with food. Raise the dose gradually.

Purchase from: USA

Note: There is no toxicity because it is an algae, that is food. Helps excrete heavy metals and clean the intestines.

 

  • Zinc (Strengthens the immune system)

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"Our Best Quality Choice":

Type: Ionic

Potency: 3mg per tablespoon – Take one tablespoon daily. Increase if needed.

Other Ingredients: Purified Water

Purchase from: USA, iherb.com

Note: Large doses are used in solid supplements because most of the mineral is not absorbed.

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Other Choices:

Type: Zinc Citrate

Potency/Dosage: 50mg, Suggested dose 1 tablet daily or as directed by your health care practitioner

Purchase from: USA.

Ingredients: Gelatin, microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), may contain one or both of the following: magnesium stearate, silica.

 

Type: Calcium Ascorbate

Potency/Dosage: 3gr per teaspoon, You may take at any situation if you have problems until bowel tolerance.

Purchase from: USA

Note: It is exactly the same type as the above mentioned one, but it can be consumed in larger quantities in case it is needed (cold, flu, viral infection etc). Every teaspoon diluted in water equals to 3gr.

PUTTING THE “C” IN CURE

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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, December 15, 2009

PUTTING THE “C” IN CURE:
Quantity and Frequency are the Keys to Ascorbate Therapy

Comment by Andrew W. Saul
Editor-In-Chief, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service

(OMNS, December 15, 2009) What is it about a little left-handed molecule of six carbons, six oxygens, and eight hydrogens that ticks off so many in the medical community? Maybe it’s cases like this one: Ray, a health professional I know, had an 11-month old son who was very sick for over a week. No one, and I mean no one, in their family had had any sleep in a long time. They were up night after night with this child, who had a high fever, glazed watery eyes, tons of thick watery mucus and labored breathing. The child would not sleep, and did little else but cry. The baby was under the care of a pediatrician, who, in the infant’s eleven months on earth, had already prescribed twelve rounds of some very serious antibiotics. That they clearly were not working was all too apparent to Ray, who out of desperation decided to try something he previously had been taught to not try: bowel tolerance quantities of oral ascorbate. Ray and his wife gave their baby vitamin C about every 15 minutes. As a result, the baby was noticeably improved in a matter of hours, and slept through the night. With frequent doses continuing, the child was completely well in less than 48 hours. Ray calculated that the child had received just over 2,000 mg vitamin C per kilogram body weight per day. This is even more than what vitamin C expert Dr. Frederick Robert Klenner customarily ordered for sick patients. Remarkably, at 20,000 milligrams of vitamin C/day, that baby never had bowel-tolerance loose stools. (1)

With such a little body, you have to marvel at where all that ascorbate was going. Of course, it is the opinion of those who promulgate the US RDA and related nutritional mythology that almost all of that baby’s vitamin C went uselessly into the toilet. Ray and his wife would tell you differently. They would say that their sick child soaked it up like a sponge, and then promptly got better. You choose the answer that works for you.

Quantity of Dose

Dr. Frederick Robert Klenner earned his MD from Duke University School of Medicine and was subsequently board certified in diseases of the chest. (2) A working summation of Dr. Klenner’s therapeutic use of vitamin C is 350 milligrams vitamin C per kilogram body weight per day (350 mg/kg/day), in divided doses. (3) Since a kilogram is about 2.2 pounds, this translates to:

mg of Vitamin “C” Body Weight Number of Doses Amount per dose
35,000 mg 220 lb 17-18 2,000 mg
18,000 mg 110 lb 18 1,000 mg
9,000 mg 55 lb 18 500 mg
4,500 mg 28 lb 9 500 mg
2,300 mg 14-15 lb 9 250 mg
1,200 mg 7-8 lb 9 130 – 135 mg

Although these quantities may seem high, Dr. Klenner actually used as much as four times as much for serious viral illness, administered by injection. The oral doses listed above are, for the doctor, comparatively moderate.

Frequency of Dose

For those unable to obtain intravenous vitamin C, it is essential to pay special attention to one of the most important aspects of vitamin C therapy: dividing the dosage improves absorption and retention of vitamin C. High oral doses of vitamin C yield higher blood levels of the vitamin, and dividing the oral doses maintains those higher levels. Although initially seeming almost too obvious to mention, these are not self-evident concepts. Many a medical website and government-based dietary recommendation hinge on ignoring them. Hilary Roberts, PhD, writes: “Stressed and even mildly ill people can tolerate 1,000 times more vitamin C, implying a change in biochemistry that was ignored in creating the RDA. In setting the RDA, unsubstantiated risks of taking too much vitamin C have been accorded great importance, whereas the risks of not taking enough have been ignored. Real scientists understand that ‘no scientific proof’ is a fancy way of saying ‘we don’t like this idea.'” (4)

And there is ample proof to not like. Vitamin C, in very high doses, has been used to successfully treat several dozen illness (5), with a published, peer-reviewed literature spanning the last 60 years. Therefore, the effectiveness and safety of megadose vitamin C therapy should, by now, be yesterday’s news. Yet I never cease to be amazed at the number of persons who remain unaware that vitamin C is the best broad-spectrum antibiotic, antihistamine, antitoxic and antiviral substance there is. Equally surprising is the ease with which some people, most of the medical profession, and virtually all of the media have been convinced that, somehow, vitamin C is not only ineffective but is also downright dangerous.

Bias against Ascorbate Therapy

When you pick up a health or nutrition book and need to know really fast if it is any good or not, just check the index for “Klenner” and three other key names: Cathcart, Stone, and Pauling. Robert F. Cathcart, an orthopedic surgeon, administered huge doses of vitamin C to tens of thousands of patients for decades (6), without generating a single kidney stone. Irwin Stone, the biochemist who first put Linus Pauling onto vitamin C, is the author of The Healing Factor: Vitamin C against Disease. (7) Pauling cites Stone thirteen times in his landmark book How to Live Longer and Feel Better (8), a recommendation if there ever was one. The importance of vitamin C’s power against infectious and chronic disease is extraordinary. To me, omitting it is tantamount to deleting Shakespeare from an English Lit course.

Because of such bias, the primary way patients (and through them, their physicians) have been exposed to Dr. Klenner’s work has been through Dr. Lendon Smith’s 68-page Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C: The Clinical Experiences of Frederick R. Klenner, M.D. (9) Upon discovering this book, one of my undergraduates submitted a paper to another class discussing a substantial number of medical references she had found on vitamin C as a cure for polio. That course’s instructor told me privately that the student’s work was absurd, and he literally described her as a “dial tone.” I recall a nutritional presentation I made to a hospital staff. All was going well until I mentioned using vitamin C as an antibiotic, as Dr. Klenner did. The mood changed quickly. And how many of us have heard this old saw: “If vitamin C was so good, every doctor would be prescribing it!”

Cardiologist Thomas Levy, MD, explains: “I could find no mainstream medical researcher who has performed any clinical studies on any infectious disease with vitamin C doses that approached those used by Klenner. Using a small enough dose of any therapeutic agent will demonstrate little or no effect on an infection or disease process.” (10)

Preventive Doses

Dr. Klenner recommended daily preventive doses of 10,000 to 15,000 mg/day. He advised parents to give their children their age in vitamin C grams (1 g = 1,000 mg). That would be 2,000 mg/day for a two year old, 9,000 mg/day for a nine year old, and for older children, a leveling-off at about 10,000 mg/day. As for me, I simply say, “Take enough C to be symptom free, whatever that amount may be.” It worked for my family. I raised my children all the way into college and they never had a dose of any antibiotic. Not once.

It is high time for medical professionals to welcome vitamin C megadoses and their power to cure the sick. Cure is by far the best word there is in medicine. It would seem that you cannot spell “cure” without “C.” I do not think Dr. Klenner would dispute that.

(Andrew W. Saul taught nutrition, health science and cell biology at the college level, and has won three New York State teacher fellowships. He is the author of Doctor Yourself and Fire Your Doctor! and, with Dr. Abram Hoffer, co-author of Orthomolecular Medicine for Everyone and The Vitamin Cure for Alcoholism. Saul is featured in the documentary film Food Matters.)

References:

(1) Bowel tolerance as an indicator of vitamin C saturation is discussed by Dr. RF Cathcart at http://www.doctoryourself.com/titration.html and http://www.doctoryourself.com/cathcart_thirdface.html

Chelation and the Klenner Protocol

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The truth is that it has not been precisely justified how the combination of the constituents of the protocol works for MS. Scientific research, profit-oriented, CRAB – centered and guided, is not able and above all it doesn’t aim at providing reasonable responses. Nevertheless, one can make several hypotheses about each suggested constituent by analyzing its properties and draw secure conclusions based on scientific research.

Fish Oil has known anti inflammation effects in blood and tissues. Also the lack of Vitamin D , as it becomes obvious through a series of studies, plays a more and more important role to the incidence of MS due to the role it plays in the development of the person from very young ages. Vitamins C, E play a very important role against the generation of free radicals. Oxidation always affects MS’ers much more than healthier people. Relevant examples, positive for human health, are found for every constituent of the protocol and especially for the Central Nervous or the myoskeletal System which are crucial for neurological disorders or the myoskeletal (see B 100 Tablet, B12 – methylcobalamine, Calcium – Magnesium etc).

Additionally to the above, there is a very important field the protocol contributes to, being decisive for MS patients due to their vulnerability in the Central Nervous System: heavy metals excretion. MS patients have a sensitive CNS with all its consequences. The progress of the disease usually causes problems in bowel function (constipation, diarrhea) that is a main detoxification means. This flaw makes them more vulnerable to a series of dangers in comparison to healthier people, such as heavy metals, a subject under discussion in this article.

DANGERS IN THE MARKET

The procedure of heavy metals excretion is generally called chelation.

There is a variety of products or kits in the market and several suggestions on this procedure but we‘ve better not to trust them if we are not perfectly sure. It is suggested that in any case you should consult a  knowledgeable physician about this subject; this is why we will not try to describe or suggest such products. The reason for our being so cautious is that this procedure may become dangerous, especially to constipated patients.

In order for the heavy metals to leave the body they first have to detach from the healthy tissues and organs they are stuck on, followingly they bind with substances helping their passing to the intestine and finally they are expelled. The excretion of heavy metals through the intestine is the main kind of detoxification from heavy metals. An important organ of detoxification is the skin through sweating. It becomes obvious that accumulation of toxins in the intestine after a successful chelation may cause more serious problems in case they are not fully excreted from the body.

Another reason is that the methods are numerous and there is not one single way for all patients. Many strong substances are used for this purpose and it is only under the supervision of a specialist that one should use them and NEVER TRY IT ALONE.

Finally, there is always the danger to overload the body if many different substances are taken besides the protocol without medical suggestion and supervision.

For the above cited reasons we will discuss only the substances suggested in the protocol and some other natural – vegetable very mild choices one can incorporate in everyday life and have very good results without danger.

FREE RADICALS AND HEAVY METALS

When free radicals come in touch with one of these tinny pieces of toxic metals, not only one new free radical is generated but a chain of millions of free radicals.

Free radicals exist in all persons, heavy metals as well. They move around several points and organs and somewhere on their way they meet again a new tinny piece of toxic metal generating new free radicals in a minute and so on.

Thus we should try to:

1. Find ways to reduce as much as possible the generation of new millions of free radicals generated in our body by the binding of metals and free radicals through chain reactions (Vitamin C, E and other antioxidants mentioned below help to that)
2. Prevent these free radicals from coming in touch with the heavy metals in our bodies in the first place.

CHELATION THROUGH THE PROTOCOL

One important contribution of the protocol is that it helps fight heavy metals, whose toxicity alone is known that it can cause symptoms similar to the ones of MS. On the other hand you know from this site that heavy metals is one of the main factors of MS.

Tips that help:

Try to consume proteins all the time, mainly animal (excpet pork which is very fatty) but vegetarian as well (eg sea algaue) according to the protocol. Protein amino-acids contain sulphur that highly facilitates the detoxification procedure. Avoid any proteinic supplement of unreliable origin.

Try to maintain 2 to 3 bowel movements per day. If there is a constipation problem read here. Remember that 90% of the mercury (a heavy metal known to be one of the most toxic ones) is expelled in our stools.

Don’t miss your daily injection of Thiamine (Β1)(1): Thiamine, being a main injectable vitamin in the protocol, has been found to play an important role in the confrontation of heavy metals (arsenic, lead, mercury etc). Especially mercury and lead compete with Thiamine absorbing the Sulphur contained in it. Sulphur is known to act as a magnet for heavy metals.
Riboflavine (vitamin Β2 contained in Β100): Also contains sulphur.

Vitamin Β6 (Pyridoxine – contained in Β100): Necessary to the metabolic procedure that transforms methionine into cysteine and followingly to glutathione (amino-acid transformed into strong anioxidative means).

Magnesium: Metals such as Magnesium are necessary to the optimal functioning of our immune system, as much as to hundreds of enzymic systems of prime importance for human health. In this way foods are more easily absorbed without irritating the digestive track that plays a crucial role to heavy metals excretion.

Take your axntioxidants every day: All antioxidants in the protocol (Vitamin C(2), E, Beta Carotene-Vitamin Α, Selenium(3)) including Thiamine, play an irreplaceable role to the fight against new free radicals being multiplied in the presence of heavy metals.

Drink alkaline water.

Exercise according to your condition, but do it systematically and under supervision. Sweating is a good way to excrete toxins and the skin is one of the main detoxification organs.

For additional help you should know that:

There are lots of other substances and ways to fight heavy metal accumulation or at least they claim to do so. As cited above, the protocol itself caters for that purpose. Nevertheless, if you think that you need more help, here are some more very mild ways:

You can take Chlorella. Chlorella is a species of algae that helps remove toxic metals from the connective tissue of our body. It contains high levels of chlorophyll which is one of the most pure and strong foods on earth. One cannot take excessive amount of Chlorella. Check your dose by trials, starting from a low dose and increasing gradually every 2-3 days.

Include garlic in your regiment if you are not allergic or intolerant to it, not in supplement form but in fresh natural form. In this way you enhance the Sulphur reserves of your body. 2-3 cloves per day for as long as your program lasts sound like a good idea. Crush the cloves so as to set their active ingredients free.

Start taking MSM (4). MSM is a kind of Sulphur acting on the membranes of the cells and thus helping your body to get rid of mercury.

Start using coriander (5). Coriander will contribute to the movement of mercury from the tissues, so as Chlorella will be able to bind with it and guide it out of the body through bowel movements. Coriander is found in most health food stores, super markets or shops selling spices. You can also add it to vegetable juices (being an excellent source of metals such as Calcium and Magnesium). Coriander alone is not enough to totally remove heavy metals from the body.

During your heavy metal detoxification, make sure that you take your daily vitamins and basic metals such as Calcium and Magnesium.
(1)Lead and mercury are strongly anti thiamine, binding to the sulphur entity in thiamine.
Heavy metal poisoning is typically characterized by symptoms common with thiamine deficiency since metals, such as arsenic or lead, block a crucial metabolic step converting thiamine to its coenzyme form. Omar Alvarado, Thomas J. Fellers and Michael W. Davidson

(1) Effect of cysteine, methionine, ascorbic acid and thiamine on arsenic-induced oxidative stress and biochemical alterations in rats

(2) Vitamin C protects against Heavy Metal Poisoning and reduces behaviour disorders Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, October 8, 2007

Effects of ascorbic acid deficiency on methyl mercury dicyandiamide toxicosis in guinea pigs Yamini B, Sleight SD.

(3) Selenium in the treatment of heavy metal poisoning and chemical carcinogenesis by Whanger PD.

(4)The Miracle of MSM The Natural Solution for Pain. Jacob, S., Lawrence, RM, Zucker, M. Penguin Putnam, New York, NY 1999.

(5) Prophylactic Efficacy of Coriandrum sativum (Coriander) on Testis of Lead-Exposed Mice.

Sharma V, Kansal L, Sharma A.

Removal and preconcentration of inorganic and methyl mercury from aqueous media using a sorbent prepared from the plant Coriandrum sativum.

Karunasagar D, Krishna MV, Rao SV, Arunachalam J.

Benefits of I.V. Vitamin C from Dr. Thomas Levy

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Sunday, October 25th, 2009

While researching thousands of articles over the last few years in the preparation of my latest book on vitamin C (Levy, 2002), interesting patterns began to emerge. Even though the effects of vitamin C on over 25 different infectious diseases and over 100 different toxins were examined, common mechanisms of action became apparent. This was especially significant to me since I had long wondered how a single chemical entity (ascorbate, or vitamin C) could have such dramatically positive clinical effects on such a wide array of completely unrelated chemical compounds and infectious agents. Quite literally, there seemed to be no exceptions to this vitamin C effect. Even if vitamin C did not cure a given infection or toxic state, it always helped resolve such a condition to some degree.

Dr. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi, the brilliant scientist who won the Nobel Prize in 1937 for his discovery of vitamin C, also advanced what I would call a true theory of life in two of his last publications. Szent-Gyorgyi (1978, 1980) asserted that energy exchange in the body can only occur when there is an imbalance of electrons among different molecules, assuring that electron flow must take place. Natural electron donators give up electrons to natural electron acceptors. Szent-Gyorgyi maintained that dead tissue had a full complement of electrons, a state in which no further exchange or flow of electrons could take place. Another way of viewing this is that brisk electron flow and interchange equals health, impaired or poor electron flow and interchange equals disease, and cessation of flow and interchange equals death. Vitamin C, as the premier antioxidant in the body, is perhaps the most important ongoing electron donor to keep this electron flow at optimal levels.

Oxidation involves the loss of electrons, and an antioxidant counters this process by supplying electrons. Although vitamin C is the most important antioxidant in the body, there are many different antioxidants present in the body, and many of them work to keep the more important antioxidant substances in the body in the reduced state, which allows the donation of electrons. For example, vitamin E is an antioxidant that is fat soluble, which is important in allowing it to be the primary antioxidant present in the lipid-rich cell membranes of the body. Vitamin C, which is water soluble, helps to recharge oxidized vitamin E in those cell membranes back to the electron-rich reduced form. Even though vitamin C is not the primary antioxidant in the cell wall, it plays a vital role in maintaining the optimal levels of the metabolically active antioxidant, vitamin E, at that site.

It appears, then, that the local loss of electrons (oxidation) represents the primary degeneration, or metabolic breakdown, of the tissue or chemical substance losing the electrons. An antioxidant can serve to immediately restore this loss of electrons, resulting in a prompt “repair” of that acutely oxidized tissue. Also, an antioxidant can often neutralize the oxidizing agent before it gets a chance to oxidize, or damage, the tissue initially.

All of the vitamin C/toxin exposure studies reviewed showed one or more of the following findings or consequences in the test tube, tissue, intact animal, or human studied:

  • 1. Decreased levels of vitamin C and other antioxidants (blood and/or the tissues most specifically affected)
  • 2. Increased levels of oxidative stress in the test setting, indicating ongoing oxidation
  • 3. Increased liver production of vitamin C (in those species capable of this), as an adaptive response
  • 4. Increased rates of consumption of vitamin C and other antioxidants
  • 5. A direct correlation between toxin activity and antioxidant levels (lower antioxidant levels, greater clinical toxicity)
  • 6. The acute induction of scurvy or other clinical findings consistent with the acute depletion of vitamin C

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