Vitamin C was first used as a treatment for cancer in the 1970's by Nobel Prize winner Linus Pauling. Pauling believed that the antioxidant properties of vitamin C were capable of stopping cancer from spreading, rendering it an effective treatment for all stages of cancer.
Pauling conducted a study of hundreds of terminally ill cancer patients in which vitamin C was administered routinely each day. His studies showed that terminally ill patients who consumed vitamin C each day lived an average life span of more than three times the usual length.
Some John's Hopkins scientists have sought to explain and test Pauling's theory, either proving or disproving vitamin C's cancer curing capabilities. The theory is that the antioxidant properties of vitamin C will help to eliminate free radicals that are produced by certain forms of cancer. These free radicals are damaging to the body's DNA. Vitamin C not only slows cancer from growth, but it also boosts the body's immune system, allowing it to fight harder against cancer cells.
The Mayo Clinic disputed Pauling's theory by testing it in the late 1970's. They conducted two studies, both under controlled circumstances, to test the effects of vitamin C on a cancer patient. In both studies, there was no reasonable proof that vitamin C had any effect on the lifespan of the patient or the growth of cancer cells.
However, the Mayo Clinic introduced the vitamin C orally only, whereas Pauling and his partner administered it both orally and intravenously. Intravenous vitamin C is shown to have a greater influence than vitamin C taken by mouth.
Because the Mayo Clinic's clinical trials were proved inaccurate, curiosity has again been raised in the possibility of vitamin C being a treatment for cancer. According to the National Cancer Institute, studies at the University of Kansas Medical Center have had positive, yet not definitive results.
This protocol furnishes 12 grams (12000mg.) of Vitamin C Ascorbate. At an estimated/theoretical 70% – 90% encapsulation efficiency, 8400 mg would be of the LET type.
sonic jewlery cleaner
qt mixing jar
1 cup of distilled water @ 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit)
3 level Tablespoons of granular lecithin
1 level Tablespoon of Pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C powder
2 oz. of distilled water
1 Heaping Tablespoon of aluminum free Bicarbonate of Soda
2 oz. of distilled water
Using a small (2 cup) Ultrasonic cleaner
1. In qt mixing jar pour 1 cup of distilled water. Add 3 level Tablespoons of granular lecithin (NOW has non-genetically modified soy lecithin) and agitate vigorously for 3 – 5 minutes.
Then place the lecithin mixture in the refrigerator for two or more hours. (You can leave in refrigerator overnight if you prefer.) This allows lecithin granules to soak up water for easy mixing into solution.
Note: Mixing can be accomplished easier if you raise the temperature of the distilled water being used to 45 degrees Celsius (113 degrees Fahrenheit). I have found this unnecessary in getting high quality mixtures but others have found this warmer temperature helpful.
After 2 hour soaking period vigorously agitate the mixture for another 3 – 5 minutes. At the conclusion there should be no lecithin granules visible. Set this smooth lecithin mixture aside.
2. Dissolved 1 level Tablespoon of Pharmaceutical grade Vitamin C powder in 2 oz. of distilled water. We recommend you use a 6 oz. or larger screw lid jar so you can shake vigorously.
3. Dissolve 1 Heaping Tablespoon of Bob’s Red Mill Bicarbonate of Soda (Bob’s is Aluminum free) in 2 oz. of distilled water using a separate 6 oz. or larger screw lid jar. Shake or agitate the mixture 3 minutes or until soda dissolved.
*One mole of sodium bicarbonate is 84 grams, and one mole of ascorbic acid is 176 grams. So, the correct (stoichiometric) ratio of sodium bicarbonate to ascorbic acid is 84/176 = 0.477. For example, it would take 477 milligrams of sodium bicarbonate to neutralize 1000 milligrams of ascorbic acid.
**What follows is often the most difficult part of the process for those new to making homemade liposomal Vitamin C Ascorbate.
While stirring the Vitamin C / distilled water solution very slowly pour/dribble the dissolved bicarbonate of soda/water mixture into the Vitamin C / distilled water solution. (Pour soda solution very slowly as the resulting mixture will bubble. By pouring slowing and constantly stirring you will be able to mix the two without bubbling over.)
At the conclusion of mixing the bicarbonate of soda mixture into the Vitamin C mixture all bubbling will cease. If you have any soda settled in the jar pour the resulting total mix together into that jar, swirl and pour the resulting Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mixture into the Ultrasonic Cleaner.
4. Pour the Lecithin solution into ultrasonic cleaner bowl with the Vitamin C / Bicarbonate of Soda mixture and stir the contents together.
5. Turn the ultrasonic cleaner on and using a plastic straw (leaving the top of the cleaner opened), gently, slowly, stirred the contents.
Note: The cleaner will, automatically, self-stop about every 2 minutes. Just push ON button to continue. Repeat for a total of 6 series (12 – 18 minutes). By that time the entire solution should be blended into a cloudy, homogeneous, milk-like mixture. The LET solution is now well formed.
You can raise the level of encapsulation by continuing several more ultrasonic cycles if desired.
simple test to gauge LET efficiency of a liposomal Vitamin C solution:
1) Pour 4 ounces of the finished LET Vitamin C into a 12oz container.
2) Add 1/4 teaspoon of sodium bicarbonate into 1 oz of distilled water, stirring well.
3) Pour the sodium bicarbonate solution into the LET Vitamin C mixture, stirring.
Results: If the resulting foam reaction line from this mixture is .5" or less you will have approximately a 50% encapsulation rate of the raw ascorbic acid nanoparticles. If the foam is 3/8" or less you will have approximately 60% encapsulation. If the foam is 1/8" thick or less, you will have around 75% encapsulation.
Foam occurs when the unencapsulated Vit C reacts with the sodium bicarbonate which is added to produce sodium ascorbate. The liposome encapsulated Vit C will not react. Thus, the less foam, the more Vit C is encapsulated and the more efficient went your process. By the way, this test solution should not be discarded as it is still valuable as a medicinal! The formed sodium ascorbate is a very useable form of Vitamin C.