Why Vitamin C has Lyme Disease Benefits?

2 April 2019

Vitamin C

Most animals make their own Vitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID), here’s a few examples of animals that can’t. Certain primates, monkeys, apes, guinea pigs, bats, capybaras (a giant rat) and of course humans. All of theses animals can’t make their own Vitamin C. So where do we get our Vitamin C from? And what happens if you are Vitamin C deficient? Also what is the optimal level dose of Vitamin C?


A Brief History of Vitamin C – The Age of Scurvy

It is thought that between the time of Columbus’s first voyage to the new world. And the invention of steamships in the 19th century. More than 2 million sailors died of scurvy. More died of vitamin deficiency than, battles, storms and all other diseases combined. They realised that if sailors ate citrus fruit they would not get scurvy. But they still didn’t know why it worked.

The risk of developing scurvy was documented as far back as Hippocrates. Even the Egyptians recorded scurvy symptoms. In fact, the knowledge that consuming vitamin-rich foods was beneficial has been discovered and forgotten then rediscovered many times. However, it wasn’t until the 1930’s that Vitamin C was actually discovered. Albert Szent-Gyorgyi a Hungarian biochemist was awarded the Nobel Prize in medicine in 1937 for the discovery. Dr. Fred R Klenner then took vitamin c treatment to the next level. In the 1940’s he used high dose Vitamin C intake via intravenous and injections. His well-documented studies show that high dose Vitamin C will reduce oxidative stress reduces the risk of heart disease slow down age-related macular degeneration.

Klenner’s research and treatments were reversing polio and pneumonia among others. Another 20th-century Vitamin C hero was Prof Linus Pauling who also won a Nobel Prize. But his research into Vitamin C was often ridiculed by mainstream medicine.

There are many Vitamin C pioneers here’s a non-definitive list.

10 Vitamin C Deficiency Symptoms

  • Poor Immunity
  • Persistent Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Fatigue and Poor Mood
  • Unexplained Weight Gain
  • Chronic Inflammation and Oxidative Stress
  • Bleeding Gums and Tooth Loss
  • Weak Bones
  • Painful, Swollen Joints
  • Slowly Healing Wounds and Easy Bruising
  • Dry, Damaged Skin and Rough, Bumpy Skin

So What does Vitamin C Actually Do?

There is water soluble and fat-soluble vitamins and minerals. Water soluble are use and lose nutrients what we don’t use are lost. As well as Vitamin C all the B Vitamins are water soluble as well. Fat soluble vitamins are stored longer and they are absorbed into the intestine. Vitamins A D E and K are fat soluble. Ascorbyl Palmitate is a fat-soluble variant of Vitamin C. But our main focus is on Ascorbic Acid which is water soluble. We require a constant supply of Vitamin C in our diets and from Vitamin C supplementation. And anyone with Lyme disease, or illnesses that reduce your immune system require higher levels of Vitamin C.

Why I hear you ask conventional guidelines say an adult aged 19-64 only needs 40 mg of Vitamin C per day to ward off illnesses like scurvy.

As I mentioned before, humans can’t make Vitamin C. We get our daily Vitamin C from our diet or Vitamin C supplements. No argument from mainstream medicine on that one 100% fact. This is due to a mutation or failure in the GULO (gluonolactone oxidase) gene. The failure of this gene means we can’t synthesize or store it for long periods.

What Vitamin C does is give our immune system a boost, our immune system then eliminates infections. Following is an excerpt from an interview by Dr Thomas Levy, he’s an American cardiologist and a Vitamin C expert among other things and he’ll explain the process better than I ever could;

Dr. Levy: ‘Well, that’s the basic question, and the answer is amazingly straightforward. Biology and biochemistry can be so complicated sometimes. And when you start to see the big picture, you can see that there are very significant common denominators to the way molecules interact inside the body, not only of human beings, but of all animals. And the basic thing about vitamin C is that it is what’s called an antioxidant. An antioxidant donates or gives up its electrons. A toxin on the other hand or any infection or anything that causes a medical symptom in the body occurs because there’s increase oxidative stress, which means there’s increased molecules that have had their electrons taken away—they’re oxidized. Vitamin C can give those electrons back, quell or hold down the level of oxidation, oxidative stress, and relieve symptoms.’


10 Vitamin C Known Benefits

  • Vitamin C maximises the formation of collagen.
  • It helps the immune system when fighting or recovering from illness.
  • It speeds up wound healing.
  • Aids the maintenance of connective tissues like cartilage, bones and teeth.
  • It eliminates antioxidants from the body.
  • Vitamin C helps to reduce blood pressure.
  • It helps prevent iron deficiencies.
  • Reduces heart disease risk.
  • Treats the common cold.
  • Controls asthma.

I can get all my Vitamin C from oranges?

On the face of it this is true if you believe what modern medicine tells us. 1 orange contains 100 mg of Vitamin C. And we only need 40 mg, right? But what happens if we have a chronic illness? How much do we need then?

The added strain on our immune system increases our bodies requirement for high Vitamin C levels. A lot more than it was in the past. Also, our food is not as fresh or as pure as it was. Nor is the land it’s grown on as fertile caused from overuse. Also, the constant spraying of herbicides and pesticides to produce food adds more toxins to the mix decreasing the quality. Which means the food will have lower nutrient value. It will also carry more toxins that the body will need to eliminate. So by the time, it gets on to our plate or plastic take away tray after it has been microwaved to death. Our food will have virtually zero nutrition left. Turkey Twizzlers all round!

Water-soluble vitamins are found in fruit, vegetables and grains. Unlike fat-soluble vitamins, they can be destroyed by heat or by being exposed to the air. They can also be lost in water used for cooking, this means that by cooking foods, especially by boiling them we lose many of the essential vitamins and minerals. Due to the strain that modern lifestyles put on us all. Which includes bad diets, modern drugs, alcohol, high radiation products, chronic allergies, constant infections, processed foods and high sugar intake and so on. All the modern Vitamin C experts like Thomas Levy and Andrew Saul, say we need at least 12 g of oral Ascorbic Acid a day just to keep our heads above water.

So to get 12g of Vitamin C from oranges alone you would need to eat about 120 oranges a day roughly. Or roughly 1400 brussels sprouts a day.

Lyme disease is a prime example of a reduced immune function.

High doses of Vitamin C are definitely required if you have Lyme disease. We’ve done oral and IV and we make our own liposomal Vitamin C. All can be used for reducing day to day symptoms or recovering from Lyme Disease, or other illnesses. Over the years I have been laughed at for mentioning vitamin c, people say to me; ‘If it’s that good why don’t the NHS give it to us then? Or ‘It’s a placebo effect’ or ‘there’s no proof it works’. Well the NHS or modern medicines are really only geared up to give you drugs or operations. If that doesn’t work what do you have left?

What the types of Vitamin C?

This is not a definitive list, but these are what we use;
Ascorbic Acid (AA)Powder is quite acidic. And some with digestive issues may not be able to take large doses. However this is our preferred option.
Sodium Ascorbate Powder is a buffered form of Vitamin C, which is a lot gentler on the digestive system. This would be where anyone should start. We alternate between AA and SA or mix the two this reduces the acidity of AA
Liposomal Vitamin C is a mix of different ingredients that gives Vitamin C a higher absorption rate.
Intravenous (IV) Vitamin C is a direct infusion into a vein allowing high doses of Vitamin C into the body.


Is Vitamin C harmful? One word NO!

We realise there are extreme cases for anything having a toxic effect, but Vitamin C will only give you diarrhea if you take too much. I (Dom) carry a gene which means I am G6PD deficient, which means I cannot take really mega-high doses of Vitamin C. But I have had 30g IV drips no problems. But this is the only thing you will have to check if you want to do really high megadoses. The size of oral doses will never get to a point of issues because the absorption rate will never be big enough. G6PD deficiency is very very rare and generally only affects people of African, Latino or Mediterranean ancestry.

Best Quality Vitamin C

  • Any brand that states on the tub;
  • Non GMO
  • No Sugar or artificial sweeteners
  • No Fillers or Preservatives
  • Gluten, Wheat, Soya Bean, Fish, Nut, Dairy and Egg Free
  • Hexane, Chemical, or Pesticide and Herbicide Free
  • Stearate Free
  • Pharmaceutical Grade


Which Brands?

We have tried a lot of Vitamin C brands over the last 10 years, I would say the majority have something from the list above in them. Which is a little sad why have toxins in a product that you want to use to detoxify, it makes no sense. Apart from profits. We are not here to advertise any brands but I will tell you what we use.
Nutribiotic Ascorbic Acid Powder
Nutribiotic Sodium Ascorbate Powder
GMO Free Vitamin C Ascorbic Acid Ultra Fine Powder
Altrient Liposomal Vitamin C


What Dosage of Vitamin C is best?

Dosage is a personal thing, Dr. Robert Cathcart’s extensive research laid out this dosage for certain illnesses. Dr Cathcart’s advice was take Vitamin C up to bowel movement.

This is a shortened version.

Number of g           No. of Doses in 24 hrs.
Normal (Adult)             4-15                          4
Mild Cold                       30-60                      6-10
Severe Cold                   60-100                    8-15
Flu                                  100-150                   8-20
Hay Fever                     15-50                        4-8
Anxiety/Stress             15-25                        4-6


Our Day to Day Lyme Vitamin C Protocol

Dependent on the Lyme symptoms that present to us on a daily basis we try to take about 15-30g per day in 4-6 doses of Ascorbic Acid or Sodium Ascorbic.

Health Bunker

As I’ve already said, when I mention Vitamin C to people they look at me like I’m nuts, fluttering their eyelids, then run off and have a Lemsip or say ‘if it was that good why don’t the NHS use it?’

On the face of it, it is a good point, but I can’t answer for the government, or the department for Health, or all of the health minister’s past and present. What I do know is that people are suffering and even in some cases dying because of the repeated ignorance in this area. People would also rather suffer than attempt to take high doses of Vitamin C, surely if you are ill you try every weapon you have got in the armory? Or am I being unrealistic?

Doctors say it doesn’t work, but they never try it. That’s what my kids say when I try to get them eat Kale! `I don’t like kale dad’ ‘how do you know you’ve never tried it’. Very childish and unprofessional, at worse it’s committing medical fraud or manslaughter in my opinion. There is a video on Youtube about a guy in New Zealand who caught Swine Flu, he was in a coma, his lungs were full of fluid and they were going to turn his machine off.  The family fought the doctors to give him an IV Ascorbic Acid drip, eventually the hospital gave in, and that was because the board of 12 governors met to discuss, 11 said turn him off and 1 said we should try. He lived thanks to that 1 lone voice. Click here to watch the video and see what happened. Makes my blood boil.

Think about it, make an informed decision.

See you next time.

Dom and Nic
Health Bunker
It’s your Life. Own It!

*Disclaimer – Please note, we are not Doctors or trained medical professionals. We are not giving medical advice. Check with your Doctor or health practitioner before trying anything.



Sandra Goodman Ph.D.
Book – Vitamin C The Master Nutrient
Dr. Fred R Klenner
Information from – How to doctor Yourself
Prof. Linus Pauling
Founder of The Linus Pauling Institute
Dr. Robert Cathcart
Book – Vitamin C 30,000 Patients
Dr. Hugh Riordan
Founder of The Riordan Clinic USA
Dr. Thomas Levy
Books: Curing the Incurable & Primal Panacea
Youtube Video: Vitamin C The Ultimate Antibiotic
Dr. Ron Hunninghake
from – The Riordan Clinic USA
Dr. Andrew Saul
Website: How To Doctor Yourself
Dr. Suzanne Humphries
Youtube Video: Seminair – Vitamin C Basics
Dr. Steve Hickey & Dr. Hilary Roberts
Book: Ascorbate: The Science of Vitamin C
Book: Vitamin C: The Real Story: The Remarkable and Controversial Healing Factor: The Remarkable and Controversial Story of Vitamin C

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