I searched pubmed the commonly used, US hosted repository of medical studies.
search term: hemorrhagic virus and vitamin c
Outcome: 4 results
Only 4 results for the Vitamin C and any hemorraghic virus.
Searching specifically for Ebola returned 0 results. Nothing.
However, if we search just for vitamin c and viral infections, we get:
search term: vitamin c viral infections
Outcome: 814 results
Well, let us look at some of the results we did find:
VITAMIN C IN RELATION TO EXPERIMENTAL POLIOMYELITIS : WITH INCIDENTAL OBSERVATIONS ON CERTAIN MANIFESTATIONS IN MACACUS RHESUS MONKEYS ON A SCORBUTIC DIET
The abstract states:
“In the experiments reported in the present communication it was found that vitamin C, both natural and synthetic preparations, had no effect on the course of experimental poliomyelitis induced by nasal instillation of the virus”
It then ends with:
“During the present investigation it was found that monkeys on a scorbutic -vitamin C deficient – diet died of spontaneous acute infections, chiefly pneumonia and enterocolitis, while their mates receiving an adequate diet remained well…the vitamin C used in this study was shown to produce healing and calcification in the bones as well as to check the edema and hemorrhagic diathesis”
hemorrhagic diathesis – unusual susceptibility to bleed
The author Sabin AB of Laboratories of The Rockefeller Institute for Medical Research, our favorite globalist with a keen interest in viruses.
So which it Sabin. Severe Vitamin C defiency makes you susceptible to oppurtunistic infections or the scorbutic – severe scurvy – state makes no difference? I smell duplicity.
Vitamin C: intravenous use by complementary and alternative medicine practitioners and adverse effects.
“172 practitioners administered IV vitamin C to 11,233 patients in 2006 and 8876 patients in 2008. Average dose was 28 grams every 4 days, with 22 total treatments per patient. Estimated yearly doses used (as 25 g/50 ml vials) were 318,539 in 2006 and 354,647 in 2008. Manufacturers’ yearly sales were 750,000 and 855,000 vials
…101 had side effects, mostly minor, including lethargy/fatigue in 59 patients, change in mental status in 21 patients and vein irritation/phlebitis in 6 patients.
Publications documented serious adverse events, including 2 deaths in patients known to be at risk for IV vitamin C”
“High dose IV vitamin C is in unexpectedly wide use by CAM practitioners. Other than the known complications of IV vitamin C in those with renal impairment or glucose 6 phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency, high dose intravenous vitamin C appears to be remarkably safe. Physicians should inquire about IV vitamin C use in patients with cancer, chronic, untreatable, or intractable conditions and be observant of unexpected harm, drug interactions, or benefit”
A FURTHER CONTRIBUTION TO VITAMIN C THERAPY IN EXPERIMENTAL POLIOMYELITIS
” Multiple paralytic doses of poliomyelitis virus (RMV strain), when brought together with small amounts of synthetic ascorbic acid in vitro
…the available data suggest that vitamin C treatment may be a factor in converting abortive attacks into an altogether non-paralytic infection”
You will note their words: small amount of synthetic vitamin C. Why synthetic? Why NOT use normal ascorbic acid? My guess, synthetic creations can be patented! Furthermore, the data they reviewed showed vitamin C made subjects only suffer NON-paralyic infection ie no serious or permanent consequence of infection. Truly interesting!
Can we expect funding for vitamin C and Ebola or hemorraghic virues when more profitable and officially approved vaccine solutions are available?
I will pursue this and dig deeper to find more studies on Vitamin C and hemorrhagic viruses non-pubmed sources.