Vitamin C the Common Cold and the Flu

Vitamin C the Common Cold and the Flu Linus Pauling father of orthomolecular medicine reveals the benefits of Vitamin C to the public He explains the mechanism of how this vitamin will strengthen the immune system while continuing to be

  • Title: Vitamin C the Common Cold and the Flu
  • Author: Linus Pauling
  • ISBN: null
  • Page: 271
  • Format: paperback
  • Linus Pauling, father of orthomolecular medicine reveals the benefits of Vitamin C to the public He explains the mechanism of how this vitamin will strengthen the immune system, while continuing to benefit all of the other parts of the human organism Pauling also discusses the differences between Vitamin C and conventional drugs.

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    1. Linus Pauling is a real hero to me and his intelligence, logic and compassion for people come through on every page of this book. The world would be a far better place with more people like him in it.Having said that, after reading this book I do think it is clear he continually honed his message and the basic points he wanted to make about nutrition and orthomolecular medicine as time went on. For that reason I would recommend reading Pauling's book 'How to Live Longer and Feel Better' above th [...]

    2. Vitamin C is actually ascorbic acid. While most animals synthesize it, humans can not. One of his arguments is that the experiments and researches with vitamin c administered too little of it, often times minimal doses (less than a hundred milligrams) that, while preventing worst deficiencies like scurvy, are not enough for optimal health. Linus recommends between 1-2g daily, and on first signs of illness 1.5g hourly for a couple of hours. 3g daily cut sickness in skiers by 60%, while in other s [...]

    3. Some people are just way ahead of their time and Linus Pauling is one of them. The two-time Nobel prize winner (one for chemistry and one for peace) gives a background on the history of Vit C, a very plausible theory of how humans somehow lost the ability to synthesise it, previous research (plus his own) on Vit C that supports not only it's consumption but the need for higher doses than the RDA, and the resistence by the conventional medical community to accept it including the reticence by med [...]

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