Vitamin C: The Real Story


This Is a Review of the book : Vitamin C : The Real Story

This book details how to use vitamin effectively to maintain good health and recover from injuries and illnesses.

Vitamin C is used to prevent infections, its antiviral and antibacterial, and helps people recover from injuries and operations. Cuts, wounds and ulcers heal more quickly and effectively if vitamin C is taken orally.

Your body needs more Vitamin C to heal itself.

The health giving properties of vitamin are not acknowledged by the medical establishment and drug manufacturers to the detriment of the well being of all people so this book tells the truth about vitamin C and beneficial uses of it to enhance your health and well being.

The book details are :

Vitamin C : The Real Story. Steve Hickey, Ph.d, Andrew Saul, Ph.d. Basic Health Publications,2008

It can be purchased on Amazon for $19.39.


A Quote From The Book

Their words are quoted directly from the book page page 3 . It’s eloquent and informative :

” Just about everything doctors have been telling you about vitamin C is wrong.

Research into the clinical applications of vitamin C is progressing rapidly despite a lack of funding from conventional medicine. Orthomolecular medicine,  which uses nutrients in large doses to treat disease, is regarded as highly controversial by the medical establishment. The rejection of the Orthomolecular approach has little basis in science and reflects a bias at the heart of the status quo.

  • You’ll see that megadoses of vitamin C have proven to be an effective antibiotic, a non-toxic anticancer agent, and also a treatment for heart disease.
  • We’ll explain the real reasons behind conventional medicine’s rejection of vitamin C therapy
  • You’ll meet the pioneers of vitamin C research, who often faced great resistance in their advocacy for the health benefits of this nutrient.

Vitamin C is a simple molecule with powerful effects. If you want to be healthy, you should take enough vitamin C. After reading this book you will know why and how much.”

I have read the book and it does exactly what it promises. It tells clearly how much vitamin C to take and why.

Are Vitamins Toxic?

Vitamins are not toxic.  There are no recorded deaths from taking vitamins. The source is Andrew W Saul in his book :

Doctor Yourself – Natural Healing that works. Andrew W Saul,Phd,.Basic Health Publications,2012

Go to page 372 of this book. He uses the data collected by the American Association Of Poison Control Centers. There have been no deaths whatsoever from taking vitamins. None at all for the 28 years that the organisation has been recording and reporting deaths due to toxic substances.

Its a lie if someone claims that vitamins are toxic and cause illness and death. This not true.

Abram Hoffer MD,Ph.d – orthomolecular medicine practitioner

Abram Hoffer wrote the foreword for Vitamin C the true story. I quote below from this:

” Considering the properties of vitamin C in the body, it is not surprising that it has proven so valuable. I will list only three very important roles , as you will read about the rest of them in this book :

  • Antioxidant – Without antioxidants we we would slowly burn up from the oxygen in our atmosphere. It is essential that the body keep oxidation under control.
  • Collagen formation – Collagen is an important structural protein in the body’s connective tissues. Lack of vitamin C , is why, in scurvy the collagen tissues break down so severely.
  • Histamine scavenger- Each molecule of vitamin C  destroys one molecule of histamine. The bleeding tissues and loosening of collagen fibres in scurvy is caused by the massive build up of histamine in the body which does not contain enough vitamin C.

Vitamin C is very safe.

Its an interesting, easy and informative read about being healthy

Vitamin C is effective against bacteria and viral infections. It effectively reduces the effects of colds and flu.

The secret to success is to take one 1000mg tablet every two hours until the symptoms go away and you feel better. It works – I have used this effectively when afflicted by a cold or the flu.

Nobel Prize winning Scientist Linus Pauling won a Nobel Prize for research into vitamin C. He  proved the the anti-viral and anti-bacterial properties of vitamin C.

He is the only person in history to win 2 Nobel Prizes for his work as a scientist.

Bleeding gums and receding gums is a sign of being low in vitamin C and vitamin B3 – niacin. Tooth and gum health is not just about dental hygiene its also necessary to maintain an adequate amount of vitamin C and vitamin B3 in your body.

Three 1000mg tablets of vitamin  C three times per day and three 250 mg tablets of vitamin B3 is a maintenance level for a well adult.

What is the best source of vitamin C?

Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is made naturally by plants and animals but unfortunately not by  humans.

It is also manufactured.

So is one kind better than the other?

No its simply ascorbic acid no matter what its source is. It is equally effective whether its from a natural source or is manufactured.

If you try to achieve high intake using food sources its impossible to physically consume and digest the amounts of food required.

Supplementation with tablets or powder is the way to go. You can get ascorbic acid – the pure form. You can get sodium ascorbate, ascorbic acid combined with sodium; and calcium ascorbate which is ascorbic acid combined with calcium.

Sodium ascorbate is good for people with sensitive stomachs who find the plain ascorbic acid a bit too acidic – its a weak acid but for some its too strong.

There is much debate about how much the body can absorb and what preparations of vitamin C are better in this context than others.

What counts is the serum level of vitamin C in the blood which indicates how much is made available to all parts of your body – to all cells.

The key is to take vitamin C over the course of the day in divided doses  – for example at breakfast, lunch, afternoon, dinner and before bed. Vitamin C is water soluble like most vitamins and you body does not store it for later use.

So its important to maintain a constant level in your blood for optimum health and to boost your immune system to  fight illnesses and repair injuries.

Vitamin C-  The True Story

So if you want more good info about vitamin C read this  book – its about how to be healthy, and relieve the effects of illnesses; and recover from injuries..

Its about natural healing that works using vitamin C and the important discoveries of its healing power.

 Thank you and enjoy.

regards Jack



Vitamin C : The Real Story, S Hickey,PhD.,A.W.Saul, PhD, Basic Health Publications, 2008

Orthomolecular Medicine For Everyone – Megavitamin Therapeutics for Families and Physicians. Dr. A.Hoffer, M.D., PhD. ,A.W.Saul,PhD, Basic Health Publications Inc., 2008

Doctor Yourself Natural Healing That Works, A.W.Saul PhD, Basic Health Publications, 2003,2012

The above link is to a website about natural healing of disease through orthomolecular healing and nutrition.

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