Vitamin C is an essential micronutrient in the human system. Acting as an antioxidant, it helps the body to fight cancer, aids in healthy aging, and even promotes heart health. It is also known for its immunity-boosting potential by supporting certain cellular functions and hence, it provisions the human body to fight off bacterial and viral infections.
As the famous proverb goes ‘Prevention is better than cure’, Vitamin C is the need of the hour to fight the pandemic that mankind is facing. Numerous studies have been conducted and results have proved that boosting one’s immunity can go a long way in such testing times.
In an exclusive interview with MediaCatalyst, Dr. Manickam Mahalingam, Chairman – NIA Institutions & Mirakle Wellness Clinic shares the benefits of Vitamin C. Read the excerpts from the interview hereunder.
How Successful and important is Vitamin C to fight covid 19?
Vitamin C has been included in all guidelines as an essential element in the treatment of Covid 19. Vitamin C is a very powerful antioxidant and can control all kinds of viral and bacterial infections. The report by Dr. Cathcart shows that Vitamin C has been effective in dealing with various viral infections like Polio, Encephalitis, acute hepatitis, etc. It boosts the immunity of the body to give it the ability to fight off infections whether viral or bacterial.
What are some of the lesser-known facts about this vitamin?
The facts regarding Vitamin C are, the human being lacks the ability to synthesise it, but most life forms can. So it is essential to have a supplemental intake of Vitamin C to enable the human being to live. The lack of Vitamin C can cause scurvy and ultimately result in death.
It has been observed that all other living beings make high levels of this Vitamin to cope with infections, this supplement cannot be stored by the body, the storage is in the form of sugar and it has to be covered at the moment it is required. We lack the ability to do this.
What does your research on treating cancer patients with vitamin c show? How effective is it?
The research has been done for a long time. In fact as far back as 1949 by various doctors and scientists. It shows that Vitamin C is an effective cure for many diseases including cancer.
In 1999, there was a nuclear accident in Fukushima power station after the Tsunami. This created a major problem and the entire radiation sickness was treated with the use of the Vitamin in Japan. All the details are given in the document. In fact, nuclear-damaged DNA was restored to its original state and prevented large scale incidence of cancer.
The paper by Dr. Yanagisawa highlights the use of Vitamin C for cancer. The results are very good and are verifiable and measurable. We have collaborated with the Riordan Clinic in Kansas, the USA to bring their protocol to India. We have been operating for more than 2 years and have observed good results from the treatment for cancer patients.
How much of it is sufficient in a day and the best ways to consume it?
The requirement varies from patient to patient. The methods of consumption are oral or Intravenous injection. The oral can be normal Vitamin C tablets or in the form of Liposome. The efficiency of a normal oral dose is 5%, the IV is 25% and Liposomes are 98%. It is preferable to use IV or oral liposomes.
The requirement can range from 25 grams of IV to 100 grams of IV per day for two or three days a week. This translates to about 6 to 12 grams of liposomes of this Vitamin every day.