My husband has been taking large doses of Vitamin C for years. He had a stroke on May 27th, and we were both very disturbed to learn that in spite of the Vitamin C he had been taking for over 20 years, he still has vascular disease. The scans, etc., picked up on the vascular disease when they were taking images of the arteries leading up to his brain.
I wanted to join the forum to discuss this. How can this be? Is Vitamin C only good for coronary arteries, and not those arteries which lead to the brain?
When we first started taking Vitamin C, we were using the Bronson Labs brand, but we noticed that it no longer seemed to be as effective as it once was. To us, the product had definitely changed. Then, we started using Now Foods Sodium Ascorbate. I'm wondering if the source of the Vitamin C was the problem. My husband should NOT have had vascular disease of any type if he was taking sufficient quantities of Vitamin C.
What was the "large" dosage of vitamin C that your husband was taking over the years? Did he keep it up, or lapse before the stroke?
Do you know his total cholesterol? Is he diabetic?
In the first case that Pauling reported, the scientist was alive taking 5,000 mg of vitamin C, but still suffered heart disease. It wasn't until the scientist added 5,000 mg of lysine, that his condition dramatically improved.
Linus Pauling wrote:Two and one half years ago, (1991) I was in a meeting of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States. I wa s in the hallway of the academy building and another member of the academy came up to me. He said, Dr. Pauling, " I have heart disease. My brother, my father both died of heart attacks. I am a biochemist but I was retired from the National Institutes of Health several years ago for disability because of my heart. I have had 3 by-pass operations, and I can't have any more by-pass operations. I like to walk, but I have trouble. After I have walked a little way I develop angina pectoris pain in my heart. If I take a nitroglycerin tablet, I can walk a little farther, and then I may have to take another nitroglycerin tablet." He went on to say," I have been taking vitamin C, 5 grams a day for several years because of your recommendation. Is there something else that I could do that would permit me to walk?"
I said, "I could make a suggestion, it has never been tried before. Take Lysine."