So, who was Linus Pauling? He was many things : a chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author and educator, but it was his research and advocacy of vitamin c and other nutrients that is the focus of my article today.
In 1940, at the age of 41, Pauling was diagnosed with Bright's disease, a renal disease. Following a consultation with an eminent scientist, Thomas Addis, Pauling decided to treat his condition with diet and vitamin supplementation. The following success of this treatment led Pauling to investigate and research the world of supplementation with vitamin c at the top of his list.
Pauling put forward the hypothesis that vitamin c protects against viral infection by preventing the entry of virus particles into the cells. His research into treating hundreds of illnesses from the common cold to cancer with vitamin c won him many plaudits and contributed towards him winning a Nobel Prize in 1954.
Linus Pauling : "First, for good health I recommend taking an adequate amount of ascorbic acid. I estimate that for many people 2 grams (half a teaspoon) a day is an adequate amount for an average person to remain healthy throughout the year". For some people optimum health may require larger amounts (5 grams a day)".
At the first sign of a cold developing take 5 grams immediately. Continue this every few hours until all symptoms have completely gone". From my own personal experience of using ascorbic acid, on myself and others, and following the above protocol, this has all worked 100% of the time. Given the difficult and challenging times we are living in at present, I would suggest supplementing with vitamin c is absolutely essential for the health of you and your loved ones. Some people suggest that we can obtain all the vitamin c we need from fruit and vegetables, but there are problems with this. A fruit or a vegetable begins to lose it's vitamin content the moment it's picked from the tree or ground. If you consider the fact that the fruit or vegetable has been heavily sprayed with dangerous chemicals, has then been transported across the seas, left for who knows how long in a supermarket warehouse before finding itself sitting on a supermarket shelf, it is highly unlikely that it still contains any vitamins at all.
So we at NN really can't recommend vitamin c supplementation enough. It has certainly had a profound effect on my life and health!