Vitamins: Facts, Fiction and Politics, Part 2

By Dr. Scott Preibe

1. What is a Vitamin


Richard P. Murray, D.C., “What is a Vitamin”, from Lecture Notes, 1984 – 1993


It is a complex of biological “wheels within wheels” consisting of enzymes, coenzymes, antioxidants and trace mineral activators.


Enzymes being protein contain amino acids and trace minerals. Every mineral and every amino acid needed by living cells may be found in a natural assemblage of vitamin concentrates.


Enzyme activators, destroyed by heat, steam sterilization and pasteurization, include manganese, cobalt, molybdenum, zinc, selenium and vanadium … and are effective only in the proper organic state.


With regard to vitamins, Dr. Royal Lee said, Natural Complexes differ from the synthetic, crystalline vitamins in many ways. For example:


1. They are colloidal, protein in nature and usually exist as enzymes or coenzymes.


2. The crystalline vitamin itself, in the natural product is in a critical combination and cannot be split off without destroying its biological activity. If separated it must recombine with the other members of the complex before it can function as a nutrient.


3. The natural, live complex carries trace mineral activators without which the vitamin fails as a biochemical catalyst.


4. Crystalline vitamins taken into the body must recombine (if possible) with their natural required components before they can function as a vitamin. Prior to reassemblage most, if not all, of the crystalline component is lost through the kidney.


2. What is a Chromatogram


V. E. Irons, Inc., “There is a Difference”, April 1960, pp. 1-2


There is a difference between man and nature’s handiwork whether it be in soils, foods, vitamins or food supplements. The chromatograms show the difference.


Nearly all agricultural colleges and agents now recommend using chemical fertilizers to increase yield. Neither they nor many so-called nutrition experts disclose that the quality of the food grown with chemical fertilizers can be inferior in quality to that grown with natural methods used by most farmers prior to 1930. But, the chromatogram shows the difference, both in the soil and in foods grown thereon.


Orthodox nutrition as taught in many schools, colleges, and direct to the public through some avenues of radio, TV, and the press, reflects a reliance on abiogenesis (the theory of the production of living from non-living matter), because it depends on a chemical analysis to determine food values. But, it is fundamental that live organic natural foods must be killed (and thus rendered dead and inert) to be chemically analyzed. Hence, they may show up as chemically identical to a synthetic food or vitamin. But, the chromatogram shows the difference.


The chromatogram has been used in urine analysis since 1944, but in 1953, Ehrenfried E. Pfeiffer M.D., internationally known soil expert perfected it for graphically demonstrating hidden differences in soils. He knew that frequently two soils might have almost identical chemical analysis but differ widely in biological values such as yield, quality of protein, and seed germination (reproductive value). Its value rests upon the property of certain specially manufactured filter papers, through which individual fractions of a certain substance may be separated, then in turn be made visible by means of a reagent. The resulting picture allows interpretation through distinct difference in color, rings, spike life forms, etc. as related to qualitative and biological values. These interpretations can be made by anyone who studies them carefully working from a chromatogram of the well known live product to the one under interpretation.


Having perfected it for differentiating soils, Dr. Pfeiffer then found it worked equally well in differentiating values between two foods or two vitamins which might chemically analyze almost identical yet have widely different biological and qualitative values.


In nature not only does every living thing have a purpose but its juice (an extract is made) displays a definite pattern in a chromatogram, whether it be a grain of wheat, a drop of milk, an apple, egg or blade of grass, the fresher the product the greater the biological activity and the more prominent the enzyme formations. But an inorganic mineral, chemical or synthetic vitamin show only varied colored rings but no definite pattern, for they are inert.


The chromatograms show that nature does something that man cannot duplicate. Even when the chemical analysis is identical, that something is still there.


3. Exposing the Research on Natural Vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid


M. Justa Smith, Ph.D., “Chromatogram Poster”, Human Dimensions Institute



Will the Real Vitamin C Please Stand Up


Royal Lee, D.D.S., “The Least Appreciated Function of Vitamin C”, Oct. 1, 1941, Journal of the National Academy of Research Biochemists, Feb. 1986, pp. 591-593


[Dr. Lee reveals the true Vitamin C through Andrew G. Szent-Gyorgyi who received the Nobel Prize for Medicine and Physiology in 1937 for his discovery and naming of ascorbic acid.]


“If we can, by the use of vitamins, favorably influence the course of a disease such as pneumonia, nephritis, myasthenia, even eventually to cure them, what would have happened if, before becoming ill, the patient would have absorbed the right quantity of vitamin? The probable answer to that question is that the patient would never have been diseased if he had provided himself with the right vitamin.” (Andrew G. Szent-Gyorgyi, LaPresse Medicale, June 25, 1938, p. 995)


“I am talking in such detail about this substance because of a small accident that happened to us at that time. I had a letter from an Austrian colleague who was suffering from a severe hemorrhagic diathesis (vascular type). He wanted to try ascorbic acid in his condition. Possessing at that time no sufficient quantities of crystalline ascorbic acid, I sent him a preparation of paprika that contained much ascorbic acid and the man was cured by it. Later with my friend, St. Rusznyak, we tried to produce the same therapeutical effect in similar conditions with pure ascorbic acid but we obtained no response. It was evident that the action of paprika was due to some other substance present in this plant.” (Andrew G. Szent-Gyorgyi, Oxidation, 1939, pp. 73-74)


The Functional Architecture of Vitamin C Complex by Richard P. Murray, D.C., Dec. 1983

  • Ascorbic acid prevents the oxidation or breakdown of the functional components of the vitamin C complex much like a banana peel protects the inside of the banana from spoiling.
  • Bioflavonoids work together with the overall function of the vitamin complex, etc.
  • Tyrosinase is a copper-bearing enzyme also known as organic copper or blood copper. Tyrosinase is the trace mineral activator of the vitamin C complex. Tyrosinase is absolutely essential in the biosynthesis of catecholamines, or in other words adrenal hormones, etc.
  • Vitamin P factor is in combination with bioflavonoids and rutin, which maintain vascular integrity and collagen tissue support, etc.
  • Vitamin K factor promotes thrombin synthesis in the liver for blood clotting, etc.
  • Vitamin J factor increases the oxygen carrying capacity of the blood, etc.

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