Skip to comments.Stunning Success! Vitamin C Saves People Dying of Sepsis
Posted on 04/17/2017 4:28:32 AM PDT by huldah1776
It seems too good to be true. A simple and inexpensive treatment for one of the most dreadful conditions around: sepsis.
Also known as blood poisoning, sepsis strikes one million Americans every year, killing one-fourth of them.
Dr. Paul Marik, chief of pulmonary and critical care at Eastern Virginia Medical School, came up with the idea on little more than a whim.
His patient, 48-year-old Valerie Hobbs, was succumbing to sepsis and he had run out of options to save her. It was a desperation shot in the dark: Vitamin C. It worked. Beautifully. Again and again.
Valerie spent a lifetime crocheting blankets for people in her church and feeding the homeless. But then she came down with sepsis. And when everyone thought it would take her life, she was brought back from the brink of death.
"I feel blessed," she said, "I don't say lucky. I tell people, 'I'm not lucky because I didn't win the lottery.' I'm blessed. Because God could have took me. He got me here for a reason. To keep doing the stuff I do."
Valerie was "patient A," the first to receive an experimental treatment for sepsis that worked, and ended up working on many more patients after her.
Sepsis is the body's reaction to an infection. It usually occurs in people who are hospitalized. About a quarter of a million Americans die from sepsis every year, making it the most common cause of death among people who are hospitalized.
Valerie was about to become one of them. Dr. Marik was treating her in the Intensive Care Unit and knew her outlook was grim.
"When you see a patient dying," he said, "You can tell they are dying."
Dr. Marik told Valerie's daughter Anne to prepare for the worst.
"I just broke down and cried," Anne recalled. "I just broke down and cried."
Not long before that, Dr. Marik had been reading about the healing powers of Vitamin C. On a hunch, he gave 1.5 grams of it to Valerie intravenously (because the body can only absorb 500 milligrams when taken orally), along with the steroid hydrocortisone, to reduce inflammation. He would later add Vitamin B to the mixture three patients later.
"I went home not expecting that she would survive," Dr. Marik admitted, "The next morning when I got to work, she was off the blood pressure medication and she was off the ventilator two hours later and actually left the ICU three days later. So it was quite astonishing." Since then, Dr. Marik has treated over 150 septic patients the same way. Time after time they survive.
"This is quite miraculous in that patients who are critically ill, who are at death's door, when we give them this simple combination of medications it turns around their septic process," Dr. Marik said. "And within hours they're significantly better. So in a way, it is a miracle."
News of Dr. Marik's revolutionary Vitamin C cure for sepsis is sweeping the medical community from coast to coast. The reaction? Mixed.
"Some people think this is the coolest thing in the world," Dr. Marik said. "Others think this is complete b.s. and this could not possibly be true."
Dr. Marik says the skeptics are waiting on proof his protocol works in the form of a large, randomized study. However, that may be a very long wait. Most research like that is very expensive and is paid for by drug companies who are testing one of their products that they stand to make a lot of money from, once it's approved. Marik's protocol does not fit that description.
Dr. Marik says when considering his protocol, physicians with patients dying from sepsis need to weigh the pros and cons.
"My argument is, it's so safe, you've got nothing to lose," he said.
Not only is it safe, it's also cheap. This is good news, not only for America, but more so for poor countries. Worldwide, sepsis claims eight million lives every year.
Lost a neighbor to this just 2 weeks ago.
I am sorry about your neighbor.
I read about intravenous vitamin C in YUGE doses drastically beating back cancer.
I thought it sounded crazy but upon further research some quite reputable resources confirmed that at least to some extent, and sometimes more than just some, huge doses of IV vitamin C can really help.
I am glad you are sharing this in your time of grief.
It reminded me of what C can do and will let others know.
(because the body can only absorb 500 milligrams when taken orally)
Not sure about this if true I waste $$ on 1000 mg tabs
I know it’s a different subject but the Israelis developed a way to find hidden land mines with fluorescent bacteria and lasers.
Hebrew Univ. Uses Glowing Bacteria to Spot Buried Land Mines
Thanks for replying. I was thinking about him being a former SEAL (Nam) and realized the VA should be doing this pronto. He never went to the gov for any of his benefits.
So switch to 500mg tabs, and take one with each meal.
Yeah... docs will NEVER do it and NO LONG TERM STUDIES have been done because of “politics”.
Must be a time traveler because this study was done at the NIH in 2012 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22116695
Subcell Biochem. 2012;56:67-83. doi: 10.1007/978-94-007-2199-9_5.
Vitamin C in sepsis.
and this is another one done in 2009
Biofactors. 2009 JanFeb; 35(1): 513.
Mechanism of action of vitamin C in sepsis: Ascorbate modulates redox signaling in endothelium
Just might to want to educate yourself and what the current state of management of sepsis is. Some interesting stuff with Vit E as well.
But since I’m a doctor, I’ll just rub essential oils on the soles of feet and some crystals at the head of the bed because I don’t want to be a stooge for “Big Pharma”.
Why? He had certainly earned them as a SEAL.
Intravenous C is VERY powerful. They used 2000 percent of the RDA for the cancer patients. Interesting results, to say the least.
Just, like you said, not enough tests.
sorry, article said it wasn’t proven yet. Why isn’t it standard practice?
Why? Very private and never going to public events could be hint.
I gotta tell ya, a close family member swears by Vitamin C. She told her doctor, a general practitioner her regimen of taking Vitamin C every day.
The doctor’s response was something like this: “I cannot give you any scientific proof that Vitamin C works to keep you healthy. But I will tell you that since I began taking it daily, my well being has improved!”
Reminds me of when we had our child and the new baby was teething. The old doc said to us “I cannot medically endorse this, but in the old country, we would put a little whiskey on a baby’s gums—not a lot, just dip your finger in and rub it on—and the pain will be alleviated.” We knew what he meant.
Thanks for links, too. I have problems with anxiety triggering arthritis (and probable future dementia-family history) so going to go educate myself about mechanics. I always wonder HOW things work and love, absolutely, neuroscience.
Just keep in mind that sepsis is the body reacting to an infection.
It is important to understand WHY and WHAT the body is fighting. Certainly it is important to keep this arrow in the quiver, but be sure to fix the problem as well.
The medical establishment has had a long-time problem with arrogance and attacking people with vision:
Agoraphobic? Don’t picture SEALs as shy. Boy.
PTSD-related panic attacks can be severe enough to lead to agoraphobia.
I don’t know the answer to that. I was taking a daily vitamin pill. My med school told me to stop because only 1/2 of the pill gets absorbed into the body. She recommended I take a liquid vitamin because all of the liquid gets absorbed.
I buy mine online, it’s called To Your Health and it has everything but the kitchen sink! The problem is cost. It’s $43.62 for the main vitamin/mineral supplement. They also make a bottle for liquid joint pain and weight management.
I noticed a big difference once I started taking these! Energy zoomed. I just felt better and I think it helps my immune system. I am rarely ill. Here is the link:
Search around the site. It is stunning that it can contain so
many essential minerals. It has a pleasant taste.
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