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The War Against Dengue: Vitamin C Dictates Victory

The War Against Dengue: Vitamin C Dictates Victory

Dengue fever is a viral infection and all viruses can be effectively killed by Vitamin C, which is safe even in high doses. Vitamin C is a natural, extremely effective agent that can prevent and cure not only Aedes viral infection but also most if not all infectious diseases. For Vitamin C to be effective as an anti infection agent, it has to be given SOON ENOUGH, FREQUENT ENOUGH, IN HIGH DOSE ENOUGH DOSES AND FOR LONG ENOUGH.

When Vitamin C is claimed to be ineffective against infective agents, it is often due to insufficient doses and not given for long enough. The effectiveness of Vitamin C against viral infection was proven as early as in 1949 when 60 out of 60 Acute Polio were cured with Vitamin C. Unfortunately, we are still debating  the use of Vitamin C when the number of Dengue cases is skyrocketing. Deaths due to dengue fever are preventable.

There is ample clinical evidence for the use of Vitamin C against such cases provided it is given in sufficient doses and the method of administration should be intravenous and oral. Even if there is a lack of complete understanding on how Vitamin C works against viruses, bacteria, fungus etc, this should not stand in the way of Vitamin C therapy that can show CONSISTENT AND REPRODUCIBLE RESULTS.

Let’s look at some basic facts. The US FDA’s recommendation of about 100 mg Vitamin C per day is to prevent diseases like scurvy rather than for promoting optimum health. To achieve optimum health, we have to supplement ourselves with an optimum dose. What then is the optimum human adult dose? Native diets contain about 6gm of Vitamin C and this is the optimum dose for us. It is also true that animals do not suffer from infections like common flu, chicken pox, HINI or (H7N9) Dengue Ebola or even Cancer because they are able to make their own Vitamin C in the liver (reptiles and amphibians make Vitamin C in their kidneys) from glucose.

Unfortunately, Mother Nature has taken away this grace from Humans, Guinea Pigs and Fruit Bats, and hence we are not able to make our own Vitamin C. In fact why guinea pigs are used in research is because of their inability to make their own Vitamin C. This allows researchers to induce infections and cancer easily in guinea pigs. This fact alone should convince all of us that Vitamin C is the most important nutrient for optimal health and well being. Is it also true that the body’s requirement for Vitamin C increases tremendously in the presence of infections. Studies done on goats show that they produce about 13,000 mg of Vitamin C per day and this increases 10 fold in the presence of infections. All these are well documented facts.  Thousands of studies are available on the Medline. Why are we still hesitating to the use of intravenous Vitamin C to cure Aedes infected patients as well as other infections like Tuberculosis?

The necessary steps to prevent the breeding of Aedes Mosquito should still be taken. However, when one is infected with Aedes virus, cure is possible within 48 to 72 hours, if Vitamin C is used efficiently.

Doctor Linus Pauling, the world known Biochemist and the only person who had won Nobel price twice, strengthened the case for adequate intake of Vitamin C for optimum health as early as in the 1970’s. He himself consumed 10gm of Vitamin C per day and lived up to 94 years. Surely he would have understood Vitamin C better than most of us. Many of us, who are caring and intelligent, may have over looked this. Many fear taking high doses of Vitamin C for fear of Renal stones. There is not a single study to prove this. However, it is a fact that there are about 60 causes for Renal stones. Deficiency of Magnesium, Vitamin B6, D3, Diets rich in oxalates are some of the causes.

Study the evidences that exist and consider using high dose Vitamin C in infectious cases reduce the sufferings to save Lives.


Datuk Dr SelvamRengasamy M.B.B.S (Madras), F.R.C.O.G (London)

Consultant, Obstetrician & Gynaecologist,

President, SAHAMM (Society for Advanced of Hormones & Healthy Aging Medicine, M’sia)

Fellow ACNEM, IHS & A4RM Board Certified


Datuk Dr Selvam is the President of Society for Advancement of Hormones and Healthy Aging Medicine Malaysia (SAHAMM). SAHAMM trains doctors in nutritional medicine and Advanced Hormone Therapy using Bioidentical hormones.  SAHAMM’s teachings focus on a holistic treatment that recognizes and treats the underlying cause(s) of diseases so that healing and reversal of diseases is possible.

SAHAMM, in conjunction with ACNEM (Australasian College of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine) is organizing the next nutritional conference in Gut Health which will be held on the 17th, 18th and 19th April 2015. There will be a pre-conference workshop as well on the 16th April 2015. Both the conference and workshop will be held at Aloft Hotel, KL Sentral. For further information, please visit our website at or contact our Secretariat at: 603-6203 0190 (Ms Sathi)

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