Thursday, 9 May 2013

CF Superhero Supplements: Liposomal Vitamin C


Vitamin C - Aka: Ascorbic Acid is a Mega Vitamin. It's so good that many  people don't believe it could really be that good, but it is!!! It basically has it's finger in every pie of our bodily function & if you don't have a sufficient amount of it you'll be suffering. Safe to say anyone with a chronic illness or caught infection/virus/bacteria etc. could do with a high dose Vit C supplementation to improve their health. 

Fact is that the human body does not produce Vitamin c naturally. Pretty well all other mammals have this one enzyme, L-gulonolactone oxidase, that turns glucose into ascorbic acid, but  man missed out on this one & it's the reason why man cannot make ascorbic acid in his liver. We have survived as a race from getting our Vit C through foods sources, it's widely thought those creatures who lacked the ability to do this, did not survive...

What does Vitamin C Help?
Scurvy
Tuberculosis
Whooping Cough
Pneumonia
Bronchitis
Heart Disease
Vascular System
Diabetes
Hypoglycemia 
Cancer
Allergies
Hay fever
Arthritis 
Rheumatism
Nero-degenerative conditions
Eye Diseases
Lung Disease
Asthma
Digestion
Renal failure
Liver Disease
Bacterial Infections
Viral Infections
Herpes
Flu & cold
And many more, too many to mention....

So why Vit C for CF??

I guess it must obvious by looking at the list above, but I will attempt to give a synopses of why. Vitamin C has an amazing way of 'correcting nature'. The fact that Vit C plays such an important part of this enzyme chain in other mammals, suggests this is particularly relevant for people who suffer from enzyme disorders (CF). And here are some other reasons why our CF bodies need Vitamin C:
  • Boosts immunity
  • Kills bacteria (particularly gram negative = Pseudomonas)
  • Protects tissue from oxidative damage 
  • Detoxes Free Radicals & Chemicals (i.e. drug build up)
  • Moves & dissolves mucus
  • Mental stress, depression & anxiety
  • Adrenals & Fatigue
  • Hormone Balance
  • Asthma & Bronchospasm 
  • Prevent Lung Disease 
  • Repair Tissue
  • Prevent NTM
  • Prevent Organ Transplant Rejection 
  • Improve blood Oxygen
  • Prevent Anaemia
  • Improve Bone & Dental health
  • Increase appetite
  • Lessen Lung Infections
  • Increase energy
  • Anti-inflammatory 
  • Boost Glutathione production
  • Increase efficiency of antibiotics (reduce the need for them) 
  • CFTR Potentiator
  • and the list again could go on......


My personal history with Vitamin C

There was not a time in my life where Vit C didn't play a part in my health care routine. As a child I was given Vit C tablets as a daily tonic and it would be increased when I was unwell, with Sodium Ascorbate powder (another form of Vit C that is gentler on the tummy). Later as a teen I would have series of Vitamin C IV's through a private holistic clinics & doctors. Every time I travelled overseas I would have a series of two weeks IV antibiotics before departure. I never became unwell on my travels & never needed vaccines. As I got older my veins became 'spidery", so IV Vit C became a challenge & oral use would quickly turn into an upset gut... But not anymore!!!!!

Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C

Encapsulated Vitamin C

You remember the moment when you first heard about Klaydeco? You've know for years the cause of your prob, some things helped, but for the most part you just wait hope & pray they discover something to help? Well I have had that feeling twice! Kalydeco being the first time, hearing about Liposomal Vit C was the second!! I have know for as long as I can remember the benefits of Vitamin C, but the delivery was always the issue with my veins being 'spidery' & my gut not coping with a whole lot of oral (not as much as I needed to make a big difference).

Here's a shot video to explain Liposomal Encapsulated Vitamin C:



This relatively new technology of encapsulating the vitamin C non GMO Soy Lecithin prevents the common side effects of oral Vit C, which is upset guts. 

Snapshot of Lecithin Benefits
  • Contains Fatty Acid
  • The otter lining of Cells loves fatty acids
  • Lecithin is one of the only substance that can break through the blood brain barrier
  • In the brain stimulates the production of acetylcholine (a neurotransmitter)
  • Neurons, tiny nerve cells, control every aspect of behaviour
  • As part of the myelin sheath it helps Nervous system
  • Prevents Mental illnesses like alzheimers, dementia amnesia & more
  • Essential for liver health (softens liver hardened liver tissue)
  • Lowers cholesterol
  • Helps insomnia
  • Helps IBS
  • Hormone regulator
  • Assist absorption of Nutrients
  • Aids Immune system by coating red blood cells thereby protecting from bacterias & viruses 
  • Lecithin acts as a lubricant aids healing of Pancreatic & Kidney tissue
  • Lecithin is an important Fatty Acid for the lining of the Lungs

So in a nutshell some genius decided to encapsulate the vitamin C in side the lecithin to produce Liposomal Vitamin C!!! I absorb a huge percentage more than regular oral Vitamin C because of the lecithin & by encapsulating it prevents gut upsets. I am on 2000mg 4 time a day & 6 weeks & one day antibiotic free!!!!! FEV is now 1.95 = 66.78%!!!!!! (Higher than my initial  Kalydeco peak!!)

Some informative links

Vitamin C save a man from White out Pneumonia & death:

Liposomal Vitamin C Discovery:

Livon Laboratories Lypo-Spheric Vit C:

Respiratory Disorders Linked to Vit C deficiency:

Safety of High Dose Use of Vit C:

Children's Hospital research hints at a new treatment for respiratory disorders:

Vitamin C controls the cystic fibrosis transmembrane conductance regulator chloride channel:

Plasma vitamin C concentrations in patients with cystic fibrosis: evidence of associations with lung inflammation:


The Use of Vitamin C as an Antibiotic - Fred R. Klenner, M.D:

Bactericidal action of Ascorbic Acid on Psuedomonas A:

Plasma vitamin C concentrations in patients with cystic
fibrosis: evidence of associations with lung inflammation:

Powerful CF Testimony to Liposomal Vitamin C & Glutathione:
http://www.vitamincfoundation.org/forum/viewtopic.php?f=3&t=9479

 Thomas E. Levy, MD., J.D. The Many Faces of Vitamin C:
http://www.tomlevymd.com/health_ebytes/issue_9.html

Dr Linus Pauling Use of ascorbate and tranexamic acid solution for organ and blood vessel treatment prior to transplantation:
http://patft1.uspto.gov/netacgi/nph-Parser?Sect1=PTO2&Sect2=HITOFF&p=1&u=%2Fnetahtml%2FPTO%2Fsearch-bool.html&r=1&f=G&l=50&co1=AND&d=PTXT&s1=5230996.PN.&OS=PN/5230996&RS=PN/5230996

CFTR Potentiator Reference: 
https://docs.google.com/file/d/0B1vaA07FhokRTGp4bm54eXd5bWM/edit

Journal of Bacteriology 'COMPARATIVE STUDY OF THE ANTIBACTERIAL PROPERTIES OF
ASCORBIC ACID AND REDUCTOGENIC COMPOUNDS'



I encourage you to learn more about it. It truly is as exciting development & break though for me on the natural supplement front as Kalydeco is on the medication front. The two are a marriage made in my health heaven!



New Zealand 60 Minutes report on the Man saved from Death with the help of Liposomal Vit C











4 comments:

  1. Hi Faye, thank you!

    Here is one more study proving the importance of vitamin C. It's an animal study but specific to pseudomonas biofilms in CF lungs:

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22008605

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    1. Thank you so much Eva for adding this study to this post!! Vitamin C is so incredibly important!! Very happy for people to keep adding studies here about Vit C!!! Keep up the good work.. Faye x0

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  2. Well, an ultrasonic thingamejig is in the mail for me! Can't wait to properly start my lipo C experience! Hoping for a Special K moment but happy with any improvement on my lung function!

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  3. Although not directly on topic, I’m trying to get word out about a new process to make significantly higher potency liposomal vitamin C. I’m selling nothing (there are not even ads on the site), I simply want to help people make better liposomal vitamin C.

    Here is the link: http://qualityliposomalc.com

    Thanks!

    Chris

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