Vitamins: Facts, Fiction and Politics, Part 3

By Dr. Scott Preibe

 

1. The Failure of Ascorbic Acid as a Vitamin

 

Mark R. Anderson, Booklet, “Natural vs Synthetic”, 1995, Appendix C

 

1. “It was demonstrated that guinea pigs, fed vitamin C-free diets, could be more thoroughly protected against infections with pneumococci by lemon juice or orange juice than by pure ascorbic acid.” (Stepp, W., Kuhnau, J. and Schroeder, J., The Vitamins and Their Clinical Applications, Stuttgart, Germany, 1936) …

 

2. “Three cases of hemorrhagic intestinal disease did not improve after daily intravenous injections of ascorbic acid, but were cured by lemon juice. …” (Lund, H., and Elmby, A., abstr. from British Journal of Chemistry and Phys., p. 678, August, 1938) …

 

3. In a speech before the Texas Pediatric Society in Dallas in 1937, H. C. Poncher M.D., stated he had observed that “frequently the hemorrhagic manifestations do not stop as promptly with pure ascorbic acid as with citrus fruit juices. The implication appears that possibly the citrus fruits and natural sources of vitamin C may contain something in addition to pure ascorbic acid which is important in the management of scurvy.” (Proceedings of Texas Pediatric Society, 1937)

 

2. Fake Vitamin C and Diabetes

 

Richard P. Murray, D.C., “The Lymphatic System”, Biomedical Nitty-Gritty, Oct. 1982

 

“Dehydroascorbic acid, a metabolite of ascorbic acid is diabetogenic” reports the “Annals of Clinical Biochemistry”, volume 19, March 1982. For the layman, that means the metabolized (degraded in the normal body processes) ascorbic acid (so-called vitamin C) has been shown to contribute to the development of sugar diabetes. The article presents 31 referenced studies about phony vitamin C and damaged sugar metabolism with #1 being:

 

Patterson, J. W., “The Diabetogenic Effect of Dehydroascorbic Acid and Dehydroisoascorbic Acid”, J. Biol. Chem., 183:81-8. Ascorbic acid is a 6-carbon sugar (hexose) and the article relates that given to rats, the result was degranulation of the pancreatic beta-cells … the source of insulin. (Journal Pharmacol. Ex. Therap., 185:713-8)

 

3. Dehydroascorbic acid and Diabetes

 

PubMed medline query, “Ascorbic Acid and Diabetes Mellitus”, Med Hypotheses 1976 Sep; 2 (5): 193-194, Clemetson, CA

 

Dehydroascorbic acid, the oxidized form of vitamin C, causes diabetes when injected into animals and has been reported to be present in increased amounts in the blood of patients with diabetes mellitus and even in prediabetics. One of the earliest changes in diabetes mellitus is electron-microscopic evidence of damage to the inner endothelial lining of the blood vessels. Certain bioflavonoids, which are natural non-toxic food substances from plants, like rutin from buckwheat, prevent the oxidation of ascorbic acid and seem to protect the endothelium when given with vitamin C; it is therefore suggested that all vitamin C tablets should be combined with these flavonoids.

 

4. Side Effects of Ascorbic Acid Megadoses

 

Richard P. Murray, D.C., “Natural vs Synthetic Part II”, Biomed. Nitty-Gritty, Feb. 1982

 

With regard to large or megadoses of Ascorbic Acid (Vitamin C, so-called), some established, responsible research is herewith cited:

 

1. Megadoses of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) can weaken red blood cells leading to hemolysis. (Ann. Int. Med. 82:810, 1975; Ann. Int. Med. 84:490, 1976; Blood 49:471, 1977)

 

2. C megadoses irritate the gastrointestinal mucosa. (N. Eng. J. Med. 285:635, 1971)

 

3. C megadoses can lead to renal calcification. (Lancet 2:201, 1973)

 

4. C megadoses can cause rebound scurvy; scurvy being vitamin C deficit disease. (Can. Med. Ass’n J. 93:893, 1965)

 

5. C megadoses interfere with normal mineral metabolism and can cause hemochromatosis. (Br. J. Nutr. 24:607, 1970; J. Lab. Clin. Med. 51:37, 1958)

 

6. C megadoses may destroy serum vitamin B12. (JAMA 230-241, 1974; Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 30:297, 1976)

 

7. C megadoses may interfere with vitamin A metabolism. (Amer. J. Clin. Nutr. 26:382, 1973)

 

5. Exposing the Research on Natural Vitamin B and Synthetic Vitamin B

 

Chromatogram: Natural B Complex and Synthetic B Complex

 

V. E. Irons, Inc., “There is a Difference”, April 1960, p. 7

 

 

The Dangers of Synthetic B Vitamins

 

Richard P. Murray, D.C., “Natural vs Synthetic, Life vs Death, Truth vs The Lie”, Biomedical Nitty-Gritty, Jan. 1982

 

Continuing with some of the abundant evidence against counterfeit food supplements, a report from the Korean conflict is enlightening. A medical columnist writing in a Pennsylvania newspaper following the said conflict told of his experience as the medical officer in a North Korean prisoner-of-war camp. He said his fellow prisoners were becoming totally debilitated with the classical B1 deficiency disease, Beriberi. From the International Red Cross he obtained synthetic B1 in the form of Thiamin Hydrochloride. He administered the Thiamin HCl to the most ill prisoners but no change was seen and they continued to worsen. Finally, he procured some rice polish, which is a natural source of the vitamin B complex. Rationing this rice polish out to the very ill P.O.Ws did the trick and their Beriberi symptoms abated. Obviously, the body does know the difference. Incidentally, another form of the synthetic B1 is called Thiamin Mononitrate.

 

In January of 1952, Dr. Lee announced: “I could write volumes on how synthetic vitamins like thiamin castrate the descendants of the victim who uses even as much as double the daily requirement.”

 

In support of this statement, in a taped lecture, Dr. Royal Lee cites a study by Dr. Barnett Sure (The Journal of Nutrition, Aug. 10, 1939, 18, 2: 192-193). He tells us that Dr. Sure fed a group of pigs twice the daily requirement of synthetic B1 [Thiamin Hydrochloride]. A like number of pigs were given the same amount of natural B1. The results:

 

  • All of the first generation offspring from the pigs fed the synthetic vitamin were sterile.
  • None of the first generation offspring were sterile from the parents fed natural B1.

Obviously, synthetic B1 is not only not a nutrient, it is a genetic poison that damages the chromosome packages responsible for transmitting sexual characteristics from the parent to the offspring. In the case of Dr. Sure’s pigs, the first generation offspring reaped the toxic, genetic damage. In the case of humans, more than one generation is required.

 

In 1981, a report from the University of Florida revealed some startling facts. It stated that in the year 1929, the average, young American male adult produced approximately 100 million sperm cells per millimeter of semen. In 1973, 44 years later, the average sperm count had dropped to 60 million/ml. Then seven years later in the year 1980, the average count was down to 20 million/ml. Incredible.

 

 

What in the world happened to bring about such a horrible drop in male fertility in just 61 years? One very possible explanation could very well lie in the historical use of synthetic B1 and other counterfeit nutrients. Textbooks record that vitamin B1 was first isolated in the year 1926. About 10 years later, scientists were able to synthesize the mirror image of thiamin from coal tar. About the beginning of World War II (Sept. 1939) enrichment of refined, devitalized flour became compulsory. The enrichment, so called, was synthetic fractions of pseudo-vitamins. The practice continues to this day. Since World War II, the American people and people of other countries as well, have had a daily ration of a genetic poison in most of the bread, flour products, cereals and other food items that are forced by law, to enrich with the only cost-feasible enricher; synthetic vitamins.

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