Linus Pauling’s Vitamin C Therapy: A Personal Experience
Vitamin C Therapy - How it Helped Me
Please take the time out to listen to the 12-minute video below. It’s my personal story and details a simple vitamin C therapy protocol that has literally saved my life and changed the lives of all the people that care for me. The information is 100% free and I hope that in sharing it I may also help others that have been diagnosed with heart disease. If you prefer, I have also laid out the important parts below in the text as well.
My name is Tony Jones and I lost my father to a heart attack just 4 days before my 13th birthday (I am 55 years old now), he was just 40 years old at the time. He had been diagnosed with having high cholesterol for some time and had been put on a an extremely low-fat diet. This was back in the days before we actually knew about HDL and LDL cholesterol (the good and bad types). Needless to say, the loss of my father was devastating for our family.
Anyway, fast forward around 25 years and now I am a father of a young boy myself (Aaron) and was desperately worried that I may die suddenly and leave him alone, just as I had been all those years before.
Some years earlier my sister, who’s a nurse, informed me that I have familial hypercholesterolemia, a genetic disorder which effects the body’s ability to remove LDL. Because of this I would have high LDL levels, which I did at that time.
My physician wanted to get me started on Statins right away, but I had heard some disturbing things about nasty side effects and that once started they were dangerous to stop, so it would mean taking prescription meds for the rest of my life!!
Before I could agree to that I decided it was time to really educate myself on what was really going on inside my body and I began serious research on the Internet.
I Had So Many Questions!
- Does dietary intake of animal fats have much impact on cholesterols levels in the blood? Does the fat we eat literally clog up our arteries?
- How does the clogging and narrowing of the arteries develop? I knew it didn’t happen overnight.
- Do other creatures in the animal kingdom suffer from Atherosclerosis?
- Is arterial plaque deposited in a uniform way around our circulatory system?
These initial questions led me to some very interesting articles by different scientists and doctors, it felt like bit by bit pieces of this puzzle were coming together. Until one day I found the work of Linus Pauling in the form of his “Unified Theory of Cardiovascular Disease”, released in the 1990s.
Well known as the greatest chemist of the twentieth century, Linus Pauling is the only person to ever win the two unshared Nobel prizes.
Pauling said arterial plaque was the result of the body trying to repair damage caused by a long-term vitamin C deficiency. He believed heart disease was a form of low-level scurvy (yes, the disease that used to strike sailors of old on long ocean voyages) and that the plaque was due to the body reinforcing and patching up weakened areas of the blood vessels that would otherwise rupture.
Pauling also showed that heart disease could be prevented or treated by taking vitamin C and other supplements. Just as carrying limes and other citrus fruits on ships became the norm when we found out it stopped the dreaded scurvy.
Pauling’s revolutionary theory was developed on several important scientific findings:
FIRSTLY: Plaque deposits found in human aortas are made from a special form of cholesterol called Lipoprotein a or Lp(a), not from ordinary LDL cholesterol. Lp(a) is a special form of cholesterol that forms the thick sheets of plaque that obstruct arteries.
SECONDLY: Plaque deposits are not deposited uniformly around the circulatory system, instead, they only occur at sites near the heart, on bends, and where mechanical pressure is great. These are points where the artery gets stretched and bent with every heartbeat.
AND LASTLY: That plaque only forms in parts of the artery that are damaged from this constant bending and stretching. As tiny cracks appear in the artery wall, Lysine a component of collagen is slowly released. This lysine attracts Lp(a) to the site of the crack and as time progresses the sheets of Lp(a) deposit on top of each other and start to develop into a dangerous blockage.
As Pauling observed the process of plaque formation, which was similar to that of scurvy, he also noticed other clues that support his theory.
#1. ATHEROSCLEROSIS DOES NOT OCCUR IN ANY ANIMALS THAT PRODUCE THEIR OWN SUPPLY OF VITAMIN C.
#2. ONLY ANIMALS THAT DON’T PRODUCE VITAMIN C ARE ABLE TO PRODUCE LPa. THAT’S HUMANS, APES, AND GUINEA PIGS
PLEASE STOP RIGHT NOW TO CONSIDER THOSE TWO POINTS!
They show the direct link between Vitamin C deficiency and Heart Disease!
There have also been animal studies that have been found to support his theory. Studies on animals such as guinea pigs which cannot produce their own Vitamin C show that when dietary vitamin C levels are restricted, collagen production drops, and the blood vessels become weaker and thinner. At the same time, the animal begins to increase the blood levels of Lp(a) and plaque is seen to form at points of potential rupture and damage.
The more I researched, the more evidence I found, and the more people I found talking about this. Of course, you will not find very much mainstream information out there as there is no way to patent a vitamin C supplement for Heart disease and NO MONEY in it for big pharmaceutical companies, especially compared with their very lucrative Statins drugs.
So instead of starting on Statins as my physician insisted, I began taking the Pauling therapy mix of Vitamin C, Lysine, and Proline every day.
I kept appointments with my doctor, and he checked my cholesterol levels regularly and noticed some improvement, especially in the ratio of HDL to LDL, which I believe is particularly important. We didn’t see a huge drop in my LDL levels, which was to be expected due to the FH gene I mentioned earlier. My blood pressure had improved a lot as well.
He still wanted me to begin statins, but I still resisted. I was nearing the fateful age of 40, and so I found a hospital that had a CT scanner, this was fairly new technology at the time and there was only one machine in the country and the test was expensive, but I really needed to know if I had made the right decision to avoid the statins and instead rely on the Pauling protocol. So, I booked an appointment and had the 64 slice CT scan in the evening and then went back for the results the next day.
I was of course very nervous, but I did “feel” really good and I had looked after myself with diet and exercise as well. But now was the moment of truth. The doctor I met with had a kind of confused look on her face as she explained that my results, we remarkable for a 40-year-old man, I had only very small trace amounts of calcium build up in some minor capillaries and my main arteries were COMPLETELY CLEAR!!
I Was Overjoyed - Vitamin C Therapy Worked
I had prepared a copy of a book called “Stop America’s #1 Killer!” By Thomas Levy MD for just this result and I went on to explain that my “remarkable” results were repeatable and that in fact if any blockages were detected they could be dissolved by applying the protocol I had learned. She seemed a little disbelieving but anyway I left a copy with her.
This is a very good book and one I highly recommend reading.
Next it was back to my personal doctor with my CT scan results and a copy of the book for him. He was also equally amazed and was interested to read the book. He has since said it has changed his outlook on cardiovascular disease and the way he approaches treatment.
1,000’s of years ago we lived in the garden of the world, eating vegetables, fruits and hunted meat. The soil was rich in nutrients and we didn’t miss the ability to produce our own vitamin C. We got plenty! But as we have “evolved” and moved out of the garden and into the cities we have begun to suffer from a deficiency in Vitamin C which has led to these problems..
Summary So Far
- Turns out plaque is not really bad! It is produced as a protection mechanism by our bodies to protect us from bleeding out from damaged arteries, caused by a vitamin C deficiency and intrinsically low-level scurvy.
- Collagen is required to keep our arteries flexible and strong. A vitamin C deficiency equals a collagen deficiency. Vitamin C – along with the amino acids Lysine and Proline – is essential for the formation of healthy collagen.
- So, by taking Vitamin C with those amino acids regularly, we can keep our arteries flexible and strong and more importantly CLEAR. And remember blockages are reversible, as soon as we begin to take the Vitamin C formula, repair begins at the wall of the artery, and then as soon as the plaque is not required to plug the cracks is dissolves away harmlessly, reopening the blood flow.
The Basic Pauling Vitamin C Therapy Protocol
The above is the basic Pauling formula and by sticking to the recommendations you will see results. Since I have been taking this formula for many years now, I decided to include it as one of our very first product offerings here at OptimaEarth Labs.
Our Optima Heart is a superior heart formula that “replaces handfuls of separate pills” and includes many additional nutritional supplements recommended by experts in the field of medicine for optimal cardiovascular health. And it SAVES MONEY by combining all these nutrients into one easy to take powder taken with mixed water daily!
1. Vitamin C – our formula matches the Pauling recommendation of 3 gm for prevention and 6+ gm for therapeutic treatment.
2. Lysine and Proline – our formula provides slightly more of these 2 essential elements for increased efficiency.
New Ingredient #1 Taurine – we included 1000 mg of Taurine as this Amino Acid has been shown to help lower blood pressure, reduce inflammation and stiffness in the arteries.
New Ingredient #2 L-Arginine – we included 200 mg of L-Aginine as this Amino Acid is converted in the body to Nitric Oxide which causes the blood vessels to relax and widen, increasing blood flow.
Vitamin A, Vitamin E, Folic Acid, Vitamin B2 and Vitamin B6 – all essential for our overall heart health and included for additional cardiovascular support.
Lastly Magnesium – we included Magnesium to improve the absorption and bioavailability of all the separate ingredients and the formula as a whole.
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