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FDA Goinf After Vitamin C


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Carrie
- 1364 days ago - anh-usa.org
The FDA has just notified small pharmacies that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C--despite its remarkable power to heal conditions that conventional medicine can't touch. Please help reverse this outrageous de



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Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:23 pm
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Vitamin C

The FDA has just notified small pharmacies that they will no longer be allowed to manufacture or distribute injectable vitamin C—despite its remarkable power to heal conditions that conventional medicine can’t touch. Please help reverse this outrageous decision!

Let’s get this straight. The government acknowledges the risk of a worldwide flu pandemic. It acknowledges that conventional drugs cannot cure big viruses-like the mononucleosis and hepatitis viruses, many influenza viruses, and many others. It acknowledges that many bacteria have become resistant to antibiotics and are killing increasing thousands. It acknowledges the risk of a worldwide drug-resistant TB pandemic.

Despite acknowledging all this, it now insists on wiping out one of the best potential treatments for these conditions and for certain cancers as well. And why is this being done? What possible rationale is offered? Because it’s dangerous? No. Because it can’t be patented and therefore won’t be taken through the standard FDA approval process. No matter that vitamin C is one of the least toxic components of our food supply and liquid forms of it have been used safely for decades.

By the way, here is what is not safe. Don’t substitute home-made vitamin C solution for pharmaceutical grade liquid. That is not safe for injection. If the FDA action leads someone to do that, the FDA should be held responsible for the results.

The government, instead of banning intravenous vitamin C, should instead be supporting research into it. Even though IV C is being used in burn units around the world, including in the US, and has been adopted by the military for this purpose, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) refuses to fund any studies using intravenous C in patients. There are privately funded studies currently underway, but of course these cannot continue if the FDA bans the substance.

With at least one of the pharmacies, the FDA seems to be banning injectable magnesium chloride and injectable vitamin B-complex 100 as well. These two substances are routinely added to intravenous C to make the “Myers Cocktail,” used especially for conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome, and infectious diseases such as hepatitis, AIDS, mononucleosis, and flu. The FDA is not going after the Myers Cocktail directly, but is rather attacking each individual substance used to make the cocktail, and may conceivably be going after injectable vitamins and minerals in general, despite such injections being given under the care of a qualified physician.

Please contact the FDA right away, and tell them to stop this foolish war on intravenous vitamin C!

Each of us reading this should think, “Intravenous C could someday save my life.” Dr. Jonathan Collin, editor of the Townsend Letter, discusses the case of a man in New Zealand who nearly died from swine flu. After developing a severe fever and upper respiratory infection, his condition deteriorated and he became comatose. Eventually even a ventilator was insufficient to keep him breathing because his lungs were so compromised by pulmonary edema. After weeks of heroic intervention, doctors decided there was no chance of survival and nothing further should be done for him.

The family asked the hospital to administer intravenous vitamin C. After much disagreement, the hospital gave him 25 grams of vitamin C every 6 hours. There was so much improvement over the next two days that the hospital decided to reinstate his intensive care—but they discontinued the vitamin C, saying that he had improved only because they had rolled him onto his side or his stomach instead of keeping him on his back! Not surprisingly, his condition once again deteriorated.

The family moved him to another facility that reluctantly allowed the IV vitamin C (albeit at a lower dose), and his lung function gradually improved. He came out of coma after four weeks, and after taking vitamin C orally, he gradually improved enough to be discharged. One year later, he was back to flying his plane and surveying his farm in New Zealand. None of the doctors who fought so hard to prevent his treatment with vitamin C have ever acknowledged their error.

Even people in perfectly good health may not be getting enough vitamin C. We recently noted the research that up to 87% of Americans are vitamin D deficient. But studies also show that many people may be deficient in vitamin C as well. A recent study on 1,000 Canadian adults found 33% had suboptimal levels of vitamin C—one in seven was “very deficient”—which could place them at increased risk for chronic health problems. Those who were vitamin C deficient were also more likely to have larger waists, greater body mass, and higher blood pressure.

The study’s author, Dr. Ahmed El-Sohemy, suggested eating fruits and vegetables high in vitamin C, such as citrus fruits and peppers, or taking supplements. The recommended dietary allowance (RDA) in nonsmoking adults is 90 mg per day for men and 75 mg for women, though some experts say a minimum daily dose of 120 to 200 mg is more appropriate, and some routinely take much higher doses themselves. Research also shows that people suffering from various diseases may benefit from larger amounts. In the case of the common cold, a review of published trials found that amounts of 2 grams per day appear to be more effective than 1 gram.

But there is a big difference between oral vitamin C and intravenous C. One maintains your health. The other seems to directly attack pathogens and cancer cells. Vitamin C taken orally will not do this, because the concentration does not seem sufficient to accomplish the task.

Please take action immediately! Please contact the FDA, and tell them to take their job of protecting our health seriously—by allowing injectable vitamin C, magnesium chloride, and vitamin B-complex 100 to continue being manufactured and sold! And don’t accept the answer that these substances need to be taken through the full FDA approval process. These are not patentable substances and no one will pay billions to do that. To require a standard approval process for them is identical to banning them, as the FDA know full well.
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:25 pm
Please use the link in the story to contact the FDA!
 

Betsy Bee (1048)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:33 pm
Perhaps the FDA is right. Injections are invasive and dangerous.
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:43 pm
Over the years I have been acquainted with many people who have used Vitamin C injections without any ill effects.
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:43 pm
signed* Thank You Carrie ~
Here's the link:
HTTPS://secure3.convio.net/aahf/site/Advocacy?cmd=display&page=UserAction&id=648
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:45 pm
Noted, already signed, thanks.
 

Marti Williams (170)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:51 pm
The Doctor was right...
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 3:53 pm
So have I Carrie. Makes me think that the food safety bill and drug companies are behind this. When they come for my garlic which the drug companies have been after for some time they had better be armed. If I were not awake these last years I would be certain I was having the nightmare of a lifetime. The corporations and their gr$$dy bottom line are shoving us off the cliff! It's amazing how gr$$d takes no prisoners. The Gr$$dy may be on top at the moment but they are also so stupid that in time, they will self destruct!

You can't serve the bottom line when there's no one left to buy your wares.. Crazy just got crazier. We have Statins and other drugs crippling and killing folks and the FDA goes after Vitamin C! Carrie please, wake me up!
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:08 pm
I agree with you completely Barbara. There are so many dangerous drugs on the market being used for illnesses they were not intended for and they are killing people, but the FDA wants to ban injectible Vitamin C, knowing how well it works for so many different things!
 

patricia lasek (317)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:15 pm
They are only regulating intravenous vitamin C. It should be regulated. Wouldn't you prefer to have it safe if it's going into your veins?
 

. (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:34 pm
The article is incorrect when it states that the NIH has refused to fund studies of IV vitamin C. In just a quick googling of the subject I found several. Whether an extensive search of the medical literature would find more I don't know, of course.

http://www.cmaj.ca/cgi/reprint/174/7/937
http://www.nih.gov/news/health/aug2008/niddk-04.htm
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/20628650
http://www.encognitive.com/files/Intravenous%20Vitamin%20C.pdf

And the NIH appears to believe that there is a potential use for IV vitamin C in some cancer treaments at least.

"....data indicates that iv ascorbic acid in pharmacologic concentrations could have an unanticipated role in cancer treatment”. The NIH also said – “these findings give plausibility to i.v. ascorbic acid in cancer treatment …”

http://www.latestagecancer.com/2009/12/nih-vitamin-c-cancer-treatment-gets-respect.html

 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 4:53 pm
Thanks Lindsey. I will check all that out. Wonder what they mean by "funding".
 

Mac R. (289)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 7:49 pm
This maks my blood boil! I am so outraged I can't even type properly. I'll probably have the FBI or FDA kicking down my door soon, beause in the body of the petition letter I added in all caps:

STOP WORKING FOR BIG PHARMACIY COMPANIES AND START WORKING FOR THE AMERICAN PEOPLE YOU CORPORATE VAMPIRES!!!! SOMEDAY THE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO COME AFTER YOU CORPORATE SLUGS.
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 7:53 pm
Go get 'em, Mac! Need any help?
 

Jae A. (323)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 7:58 pm
Mac expressed my feelings so I will try and remain calm even though this is a sure sign of what's to come from D.C. for the next two years ..or until everything crashes and no one can affort oragne juice much less V C for health concerns.
 

Carrie B. (306)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:01 pm
I was waiting to hear from you, Jae. I can see how calm you are by your typing skills which have be reduced to my level on this one!
 

Constance F. (433)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:21 pm
You know what just galls me. The FDA is going after injectible Vitamin C, or it has gone after different herbs on the market, meanwhile there have been plenty of more dangerous pharmaceutical drugs leashed unto the public that have gone unchecked.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 8:46 pm
I completely understand your anger Mac. Choice is what we are losing and then they, whoever they are at the moment, would "Dare" attempt to drown us with their drug company, guinea pig, garbage. Nightmaresville. Good post Carrie. To those who feel that this FDA move was smart I "Dare" say again, why is it that the FDA picked Vitamin C and not killer statins that are yet on the market and drug companies touting that statins may be good for cancer. Yes they are. Many have developed cancer of the kidneys which the real experts say could be a result of using statins... What about Aspartame? Hello!
 

Past Member (0)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 9:40 pm
Signed & noted.
 

Melody Aragorn (135)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 9:43 pm
Thanks Carrie, would still say leave these drug companies alone go natural one can find natural vit C in fruits too....
 

Dave Colorado (11)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 11:27 pm
The banning of (cost-)effective natural substances (which cannot be patented) is consistent with having a government that is of the corporations, by the corporations, and for the corporations (iow, fascism). Therefore the belief that "the food safety bill and drug companies are behind this" does not sound unreasonable to me...

Since the article also mentions oral Vit.C supplements, I'll add that we are big believers in the benefits of TIME-RELEASE formulations, including those for vitamin C.
 

chris b. (2474)
Tuesday January 4, 2011, 11:31 pm
Noted and signed
 

Mac R. (289)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 12:24 am
Patricia, what the article says is not that they are going to regulate IV C, it says they are going to BAN it.
 

H Nick H. (1826)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 12:52 am
WE need to know who runds and controls the FDA, it's big pharma. And they are doing everything they can to put everything they can under their control, for profit and greed, NOT TO HELP THE AVERAGE CONSUMER.

And it's the republicans who are most behind this. This is making the US the UNITED CORPORATIONS OF THE WORLD.
 

AniMae Chi (410)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 1:57 am
Thanx Carrie
Thanx Amour a. for posting the link.
SIGNED
Your message has been sent to the following decision makers:
Margaret Hamburg, MD US Food and Drug Administration

here it comes.....
 

Abdessalam Diab (154)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 6:08 am
We all know how corporations contrl US.Would it be stange if FDA is also controled by corporation.
 

Kris B. (136)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 7:17 am
The US seems to be taking choice out of your rights.
I think they don't want healthy people that can think. Just sheeple to follow the path.
 

Charla D. (67)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 7:41 am
The foxes are guarding the henhouse in all U.S. "regulatory" agencies.
 

Past Member (0)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 9:10 am
Sadly, President Obama just signed the Food Modernization Health & Safety Bill into law. This law gives the FDA power to do just what they did. I signed the petition. Please sign and forward to your friends, spread the word. Thank you, Carrie, for posting this.
 

Barbara W. (342)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 12:21 pm
Charlene the foxes are in the hen house devouring everything in their path! Just as a fox will kill all the chickens because that's what they do, so too will these monsters who have taken over this nations GOVERNMENT!

And to answer your question Patricia. Wouldn't you prefer to have it safe if it's going into your veins?

Patricia, I would prefer that the FDA regulate the drug companies and the way certain hospitals and physicians fail in their duties. I would prefer that they were more careful about the dangerous artificial sugars, among other deadly compounds, that flood the market.

Is it no wonder that the drug companies, certain doctors, Monsanto, Dow chemical and other abusive corporations, like the oil and gas industry, want "TORT REFORM"

I bet that BONER and his merry men of deceit are chomping at the bit to get Tort Reform on the table. Interested parties would have excused the Health Care Bill of it's infractions had they been able to get Tort Reform in it.. And they did, many times.

These next two years are going to be tough. But there's light at the end of the tunnel. The Repugs do not have an open end mandate though they would have the dumbed down believe that they do. "We" are the real victims of this garbage and "We" have to work even harder so that this administration can back down from "SIGNING ANY ABUSIVE LEGISLATION".
 

Nancy sands (447)
Wednesday January 5, 2011, 2:01 pm
I'll save you Ascorbic Acid! N and S!
 

Ralph F. (64)
Thursday January 6, 2011, 6:31 am
Yet another ridiculous decision to ensure only expensive treatments are available for the public.
Signed & Noted.
 

. (0)
Sunday January 9, 2011, 1:29 pm
Noted and Thanks:

The good ole' FDA take away the good and force the bad!

Be Blessed! Stay Blessed!
Peace, Love and Light ;-)
 
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