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The information on this website is not intended as medical advice. If you have any concerns regarding a health issue, please seek advice from a medical doctor, then critically analyse all options before deciding on your treatment plan.

Peer-reviewed scientific reports


  1. High dietary intake of vitamin C suppresses age-related thymic atrophy and contributes to the maintenance of immune cells in vitamin C-deficient senescence marker protein-30 knockout mice. Uchio, R.; Hirose, Y.; Murosaki, S.; Yamamoto, Y.; Ishigami, A., The British Journal of Nutrition, 2015, 113 (4), 603-9

  2. Ascorbic acid, neutrophil function, and the immune response. Leibovitz, B.; Siegel, B. V., International Journal for Vitamin and Nutrition Research., 1978, 48 (2), 159-64.

  3. Effects of ascorbic acid on neutrophil function. Studies on normal and chronic granulomatous disease neutrophils. Patrone, F.; Dallegri, F.; Bonvini, E.; Minervini, F.; Sacchetti, C., Acta Vtaminologica et Enzymologica, 1982, 4 (1-2), 163-8.

  4. Iron induced genotoxicity: attenuation by vitamin C and its optimization. Parveen, N.; Ahmad, S.; Shadab, G. G., Interdisciplinary Toxicology, 2014, 7 (3), 154-8.

  5. Vitamin C reverses lead-induced deficits in hippocampal synaptic plasticity in rats. Karamian, R.; Komaki, A.; Salehi, I.; Tahmasebi, L.; Komaki, H.; Shahidi, S.; Sarihi, A., Brain Research Bulletin, 2015, 116, 7-15

  6. Vitamin C and the treatment of tetanus. Hemila, H., Annals of African medicine, 2010, 9 (2), 108-9;

  7. Ascorbic acid attenuates acute pulmonary oxidative stress and inflammation caused by zinc oxide nanoparticles. Fukui, H.; Iwahashi, H.; Endoh, S.; Nishio, K.; Yoshida, Y.; Hagihara, Y.; Horie, M., Journal of Occupational Health, 2015, 57 (2), 118-25;

  8. Protective effects of vitamin C, alone or in combination with vitamin A, on endotoxin-induced oxidative renal tissue damage in rats. Kanter, M.; Coskun, O.; Armutcu, F.; Uz, Y. H.; Kizilay, G.,The Tohoku Journal of Experimental Medicine, 2005, 206 (2), 155-62

  9. The Genetics of Vitamin C Loss in Vertebrates. Drouin, G.; Godin, J.-R.; Pagé, B., Current Genomics, 2011, 12 (5), 371-378.

  10. Choline, an essential nutrient for humans. Zeisel, S. H.; Dacosta, K. A.; Franklin, P. D.; Alexander, E. A.; Lamont, J. T.; Sheard, N. F.; Beiser, A., Faseb J. 1991, 5, 2093-2098.

  11. Essential phospholipids in the treatment of alcohol-related liver disease: clinical and experimental study. Butov, M. A.; Vasilevskaia, A. S.; Maslova, O. A.; Mnikhovich, M. B., Experimental & Clinical Gastroenterology, 2014, 28-32.

  12. Choline deficiency - a cause of heptatic steatosis during parenteral-nutrition that can be reversed with intravenous choline supplementation. Buchman, A. L.; Dubin, M. D.; Moukarzel, A. A.; Jenden, D. J.; Roch, M.; Rice, K. M.; Gornbein, J.; Ament, M. E., Hepatology, 1995, 22, 1399-1403.

  13. Aluminum and Glyphosate Can Synergistically Induce Pineal Gland Pathology: Connection to Gut Dysbiosis and Neurological Disease. Seneff, S.; Swanson, N.; Li, C., Agricultural Sciences, 2015, 06, 42-70.

  14. Fowler, A. A.; Phase I safety trial of intravenous ascorbic acid in patients with severe sepsis. Journal of Translational Medicine 2014, 12, 32-32.

  15. Mourad, A. M.; de Carvalho Pincinato, E.; Mazzola, P. G.; Sabha, M.; Moriel, P., Influence of soy lecithin
    administration on hypercholesterolemia. Cholesterol 2010, 2010, 824813-824813.

  16. Stremmel, W.; Gauss, A., Lecithin as a therapeutic agent in ulcerative colitis. Digestive diseases (Basel,
    Switzerland) 2013, 31 (3-4), 388-90.

  17. Tovey, F. I.; Bardhan, K. D.; Hobsley, M., Dietary phosphilipids and sterols protective against peptic
    ulceration. Phytotherapy research : PTR 2013, 27 (9), 1265-9.

  18. Based on advice from the Canadian Breastfeeding Association

  19. Dusemund, B., Re-evaluation of lecithins (E 322) as a food additive. EFSA Journal 2017, 15 (4), e04742



Articles from medical doctors


 The Vitamin C Treatment of Whooping Cough   - Suzanne Humphries, MD, 2015





Useful links


  Literature on Vitamin C treatment of various conditions  - Ascorbate Web

















Image attributions:  Liposome: Dennis Barten, creative commons, CC-BY-SA-3.0-NL, no changes; Soy beans: United Soybean Board, creative commons, CC-BY-2.0, no changes

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