Vitamin C and Heart Health
Vitamin C and Heart Health
One of the leading causes of death in the world is
heart disease. It takes hundreds of thousand of people
each year. But did you know that there is a famous doctor
that discovered that vitamin C can keep
the human heart healthy and reverse heart disease.
In 1953 Canadian physician G. C. Willis proposed
the theory that Cardiovascular Disease (CVD)
is related to a deficiency of vitamin C.
He found that atherosclerotic plaques form
over vitamin-C-starved vascular tissues
in both guinea pigs and human beings.
There are different types of cholesterols.
The most well known are LDL which is often
called the bad cholesterol and
HDL which is known as the good cholesterol.
But in 1964 the Lp(a) cholesterol molecule was discovered
and this is this molecule that is blocking the heart's arteries
when one has heart problems and
not LDL which was thought to be the problem.
Linus Pauling was a chemist who lived to the age of 97.
He won 2 unshared Nobel prizes, one for Peace and one for Science.
He discovered that heart disease was a chronic form of scurvy
(a disease marked by spongy gums, loosening of the teeith
and a bleeding into the skin and muscous membranes and
caused by a lack of Vitamin C,
sailors long ago had this disease).
Linus Pauling and his associate Matthias Rath
formulated a unified theory of heart disease and invented a cure.
Since the cholesterol Lp(a) binds or sticks
to the walls of heart arteries, they had to come up
with something that inhibites or interferes
with this binding or sticking.
Vitamin C and lysine (and proline) in large amounts
become just the Lp(a) binding inhibitor
that restores healthy movement of body fluids
and are patented to destroy atherosclerotic plaques.
Plaques are abnormal fatty deposits on an artery.
They form there because the blood vessels are injured
or weakened and would rupture or leak
causing internal bleeding and death
if the plaque was not there. So the plaque is the body's bandaid
or support for the artery.
However if the plaque continues to pile-up,
it will eventually block the blood flow from the heart.
Vitamin C is the body's natural inhibitor
without destroying the liver. However the dosage has to be high.
If the dosage is too low than the body offsets
this defect by making more cholesterol.
Collagen must be replenished for blood vessels
to remain healthy and plaque free.
Humans use up vitamin C while producing collagen.
Vitamin C, and the amino acids lysine and proline,
are the fundamental building blocks of collagen.
In 1991, Pauling and his collegue Dr. Rath found
our how and why Lp(a) binds to heart arteries
creating plaque and found a way to turn this off
thereby controlling heart disease.
Many animals produce their own Vitamin C in mega amounts
(9,000mg to 12,000mg adjusted for body weight)
but humans cannot do this.
Therefore they have to supplement vitamin C in huge dosages.
Linus Pauling himself took 18,000 mg of vitamin C daily.
He lived to be 97.
The Pauling mega-vitamin/amino acid therapy increases
blood concentrations of important substances
to strengthen and heal the blood vessels,
lower Lp(a) blood levels and keep La(a) levels low
and inhibits the sticking of Lp(a) to blood vessel walls.
It is important that vitamin C is allowed to be taken
in mega doses to support a healthy heart or heal a diseased one.
It is important that this news about the benefits of vitamin C
is announced in the major medias,
because they should be interested in keeping people healthy.
Doctors need to find out about this possibility.
They have so much literature to read in order to keep up
with the latest research.
There are several websites which point to the work of
Dr. Linus Pauling and Dr. Mathias Rath.
Bring them to the attention to those
who can benefit from this good news
and to those good doctors who care enough to heal people.
I wish you a healthy heart
filled with Love.
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