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High dose Vitamin C for EBV

Discussion in 'Antivirals, Antibiotics and Immune Modulators' started by SpecialK82, May 7, 2014.

  1. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Ohio, USA

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    Wow, I'd love to try high-dose IV Vitamin C for EBV, has anyone here tried it? :

    http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24793092

    "The clinical study of ascorbic acid and EBV infection showed the reduction in EBV EA IgG and EBV VCA IgM antibody levels over time during IVC therapy that is consistent with observations from the literature that millimolar levels of ascorbate hinder viral infection and replication in vitro'"
     
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    Ema Senior Member

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    I did 50-75g of IV C two to three times a week for about 6 months.

    It made absolutely no difference to my viral titers unfortunately or to my symptoms.
     
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  3. Mudhole

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    There is a doctor here in the US, Thomas Levy, who is a big advocate of high dosage IV vitamin C .Healer, humbug, or simply deluded? I can't say.
     
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  4. minkeygirl

    minkeygirl But I Look So Good.

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    Whitaker Wellness in Newport Beach is also huge on vitamin IV's. I don't know anyone with ME/CFS who got a significant benefit from them.
     
  5. Art Vandelay

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    The only thing it did for me was drain my bank account and worsen my diarrhoea.
     
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  6. SpecialK82

    SpecialK82 Ohio, USA

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    Sorry to you all who tried it without success. I wonder if the doses in the study were higher...... Well, I'll not go look for it immediately, lol, thanks for the replies.
     
  7. Soundthealarm21

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    I did them as well.

    50 grams 2 times per week and it didn't do anything to my titers unfortunately. I have heard and met several people that say that it's helped them though. I believe they were doing more than just Vitamin C. I would assume a Meyer's Cocktail with Glutathione.
     
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  8. Thomas

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    Wow that's a big commitment and I'm sorry it didn't work out. I had my first IV Vitamin C infusion today (just 15g to start then work up). I hope it does something but I'm not going to give it 6 months. I read Jay Goldstein had good success with this treatment.
     
  9. maryb

    maryb iherb code TAK122

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    I'm going to try it after I get my amalgams out, if it helped my viral titres as well then it'd be a double bonus. Hope it helps you @Thomas
     
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  10. redrachel76

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    Don't know if it is relevent. I take high dose oral Vitamin C (ester C ) for years. I take a minimum of 3000mg per day. It helps with my constipation and brain fog and general symptoms.
     
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  11. Tammy

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    High dose IV vit. C did not help me.
     
  12. Thomas

    Thomas Senior Member

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    I did one 15g infusion yesterday. Going back next week for more.
    Don't feel so great today but that could be from just going to the appointment or something I ate. Are there any detox or die-off symptoms associated with IV C from an ME perspective?
     
  13. Sushi

    Sushi Moderator and Senior Member Albuquerque

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    I did slightly lower doses, also for about 6 months. No effect on anything that I could tell--including EBV titers.
     
  14. *GG*

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    Hmm, but it might be good if you come down with Shingles.

    GG
     
  15. Tammy

    Tammy Senior Member

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    I don't get it?
     
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    *GG* Senior Member

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    Hmm, I was referring to taking Vitamin C. My brother and a friend came down with it this winter, neither were over the age of 50, which is the age that they recommend getting the vaccine.

    gg
     
  17. James1324

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    I did a 100g of vit c in a months time and about 20g of b12, felt amazing. Especially the b12 injections, gave me motivation and stamina. After a EBV attack.
     

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