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Orthomolecular Medicine News Service, July 10, 2016

FOX News Goes Orthomolecular
Affirms high-dose vitamin C for safer, healthier pregnancies

Commentary by Andrew W. Saul, Editor

(OMNS, July 10, 2016) Thousands of milligrams of vitamin C for pregnant women? And it's actually a good idea? Yes to both, and yes for the world to see at .

Recently, we took Canada's giant Postmedia Network to task for killing a physician-authored article on successful high-dose vitamin C for meningitis. .

It is only fair that we give kudos to Fox News for having the moxie to run the most positive major-media story on orthomolecular use of vitamin supplements in years: "Nine supplements to ease pregnancy complaints."

Significantly, Fox reported on one of the most important areas in nutritional medicine: the clinical work of Frederick Robert Klenner, MD:

"This high-dose vitamin C therapy pioneered by Dr. Frederick R. Klenner, has been shown to prevent postpartum hemorrhages, cardiac fetal distress, shorten labor and reduce labor pain."

High-dosage details are provided for the interested reader. The fact that in so doing Fox quotes my daughter (you knew there had to be an angle here somewhere, didn't you?) is certainly appreciated. But look at these numbers, in worldwide print at last:

"Vitamin C, which strengthens ligaments and tendons, also eases pain. [Helen] Saul Case recommends 4,000 milligrams a day during the first trimester, 6,000 milligrams during the second trimester and 10,000 to 15,000 milligrams in the third trimester."

Those amounts come straight out of Dr. Klenner's paper, "Observations on the Dose and Administration of Ascorbic Acid when Employed Beyond the Range of a Vitamin." [1]

In his paper, Dr. Klenner wrote:

"Observations made on over 300 consecutive obstetrical cases using supplemental ascorbic acid, by mouth, convinced me that failure to use this agent in sufficient amounts in pregnancy borders on malpractice. The lowest amount of ascorbic acid I used was 4 grams (4,000 mg) the highest amount 15 grams (15,000 mg) each day."

There are the doses, straight from a physician who knew just how well they worked.

Now everyone can know. The word is out.

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Ian Brighthope, M.D. (Australia)
Ralph K. Campbell, M.D. (USA)
Carolyn Dean, M.D., N.D. (USA)
Damien Downing, M.D. (United Kingdom)
Michael Ellis, M.D. (Australia)
Martin P. Gallagher, M.D., D.C. (USA)
Michael J. Gonzalez, N.M.D., D.Sc., Ph.D. (Puerto Rico)
William B. Grant, Ph.D. (USA)
Ron Hunninghake, M.D. (USA)
Michael Janson, M.D. (USA)
Robert E. Jenkins, D.C. (USA)
Bo H. Jonsson, M.D., Ph.D. (Sweden)
Peter H. Lauda, M.D. (Austria)
Thomas Levy, M.D., J.D. (USA)
Stuart Lindsey, Pharm.D. (USA)
Joseph Mercola, D.O. (USA)
Jorge R. Miranda-Massari, Pharm.D. (Puerto Rico)
Karin Munsterhjelm-Ahumada, M.D. (Finland)
W. Todd Penberthy, Ph.D. (USA)
Jeffrey A. Ruterbusch, D.O. (USA)
Gert E. Schuitemaker, Ph.D. (Netherlands)
Jagan Nathan Vamanan, M.D. (India)
Ken Walker, M.D. (Canada)
Atsuo Yanagisawa, M.D., Ph.D. (Japan)

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