Those last posts were more than 5 years ago. Thank you for a nice walk down memory lane.
Usually, the amounts of the PT you are taking (10+ g vitamin C, 5-6 lysine) work wonders, but we are all different and there are people who require up to 30 grams of vitamin C daily to reach their "bowel tolerance." And the PT is specifically for "treating" and lowering a unique form of cholesterol, Lp(a), that leads to atherosclerotic plaques in humans.
In theory, arteries become weak (leading to aneurysms) from a lack of collagen. Vitamin C is required for the body to manufacture its collagen, (out of lysine and proline by the way!) We have been encouraged by the reports like the one that began this thread, and scientific studies that have shown the value of vitamin C in reducing aneurysms.
If you don't know your vitamin C bowel tolerance, it is worth trying to determine the amount of vitamin C your body requires. The more you can take without getting diarrhea, the more good it is doing for your body.
Everything else is probably secondary, but Linus Pauling recommended 400-800 IU Vitamin E, one or two Super B complexes, 25,000 IU Vitamin A for a reason. (Your lysine should be sufficient.)
Additionally, CQ10 is important, vitamin D3 (especially from direct sunlight) is important, and new knowledge that I admit, i don't fully understand or yet completely believe is that without glucose , (NOT table sugar which is sucrose), that without glucose, no nutrient is absorbed and turned into a form that the body can utilize. (My interpretation is that this is because of the function of insulin, which the pancreas releases as glucose levels rise in the blood stream.)
What does this mean? My speculation is that perhaps the reason such large dosages of vitamin C are required for beneficial effects, MAY be due to the fact that large doses are required in some people to fool the pancreas into releasing insulin. (Dr. Levy has shared studies showing that insulin can be released only taking vitamin C.)
In my case, now, rather than being frightened into not taking glucose with my vitamin C, I have purchased NOW Foods glucose (dextrose) which I add to my Cardio-C/Heart Technology. This is a personal experiment to see whether I could reduce that approximately 18 grams of vitamin C I used to take regularly.
I am taking less vitamin C, 4-8 grams, and I am well and feel great. This is not conclusive. Know that the source behind this idea recommends eating fruits - where all the minerals, vitamin C and phyto-nutrients are already "bound" to the glucose. Nowhere does this source recommend what I am doing, but it makes sense. REF: Medical Medium (by Anthony Williams).
Owen R. Fonorow, Orthopath® (Orthomolecular Naturopath)
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