Jul 21 2010
Vitamin C is a well known mono cure. It’s a fact that when battling an infection like mononucleosis, the body can absorb ten times or more vitamin C than normal.
Studies show that vitamin C:
- Stimulates the production of lymphocytes – the white blood cells that produce antibodies against infections like Epstein Barr which causes mononucleosis
- Increases the activity of phagocytes – the cells that scavenge up viruses and bacteria in the body
- Acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory, helping to reduce pain and inflammation
The trick to using vitamin C as an effective mono cure is to take enough of it so that your body’s tissues become saturated with it. At this point your immune system will be working at its optimal efficiency.
Most people can get the optimal dose of vitamin C by taking vitamin C orally. It can be taken as ascorbic acid or a mixed ascorbate which minimises gastrointestinal irritation. Taking vitamin C to bowel tolerance is the key when taking the nutrient orally.
Some people prefer to use intravenous vitamin C as a mono cure. Taking vitamin C IVs puts the nutrient directly into the blood stream thus bypassing the digestive system. It is a good way of reaching tissue saturation without irritating the gastrointestinal tract. For patients who can’t tolerate vitamin C orally because of a sensitive stomach, difficulty swallowing or vomiting, it is the best option.
Side effects of intravenous vitamin C can include die-off reactions like headaches and nausea, especially if too much vitamin C is administered. These reactions can be minimised by the practitioner slowly increasing the dosage over a few sessions. Drinking plenty of water and resting the body will normally clear any die-off reactions within a day or two.
The major downfall of using intravenous vitamin C as a mono cure, is that it can be costly and time-consuming. Doctors who offer vitamin C IV’s can also be hard to find, especially in rural areas where alternative medicine is difficult to obtain.
Vitamin C is an excellent mono cure that boosts your white blood cell activity to fight microbes like Epstein Barr virus. To discover what types of vitamin C work best, and the right dosage for your specific needs, please refer to the e-book “Nature’s Amazing Mononucleosis Cures” by qualified naturopath Elizabeth Noble. Elizabeth also offers 30 day practitioner email support with the purchase of the e-book.
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