Dr. Budwig was convinced that we should be getting our vitamins in a natural form

the food we eat. For example did you know that just one serving of turnips has 50% of

the daily requirement for Vitamin C, plus a whole lot of other great stuff.

The problem with supplements is when they are “purified” “modified” or “refined” and our

bodies no longer identify them as natural. They can become “toxic” to our systems once

they have been altered to an unnatural state.

Budwig said that “supplements above a certain level can become a problem.” Unknown

to most consumers worldwide, there are no brand name vitamin companies that actually

manufacture their own vitamin material. They may create the formulas and manufacture

the tablets, but they do not create the vitamin material. It is all manufactured by 14

companies worldwide and seven of them are located in the United States. 100% of the

vitamins made by these companies are synthetic or identical to synthetic.

Among these are vitamins derived from so-called ”natural sources,” and even these are

stripped of their natural protein bonds and other food attachments, including enzymes.

They frequently contain detectable amounts of petroleum-based extraction solvents such

as Hexane. Almost all vitamins on the market today, whether labelled ”natural source”

or ”natural base,” have been so processed as to leave them in a totally unnatural free

form, not in the natural form in which nutrients are delivered in food.

But if we use the nutrients in food as our model, which is the delivery system used by

nature for human life over thousands of years, then what we find is that vitamins and

minerals as found in food are always an integral part of a complex matrix of nutrient

factors that is essential.

If you are doing Budwig, just get the amounts in the foods. . Cancer cells have abundant

vitamin C anyway. Adding a lot more can take you in either direction. It also depends on

what else you are doing. Vitamin C can interrupt some protocols other than Budwig.

On the other hand, in some people vitamin C extends survival time. The problem is that

you cannot determine the effect ahead of time with confidence.

Vitamin C enters cancer cells along with glucose in the form of dehydroascorbate. It

is converted into ascorbic acid in the cell. Glucose does not enter the mitochondria,

but is first broken down into pyruvate and NADH. This means that there is relatively

little vitamin C in the mitochondria, even when there are massive amounts of it in the

cell cytoplasm. In the cytoplasm the C acts as a pro-oxidant when it encounters iron

or copper. Hydrogen peroxide is generated and the cell takes a hit. This won’t happen

if the cell has enough cytoplasmic catalase to counter it. In the mitochondria the C can

only act as an antioxidant, because there is much less of it. As an antioxidant it prevents

the oxidative stress along the inner membrane that would be generated by the excess of

electrons donated via the oil. Those electrons have nowhere to go when the cell has low

oxygen pressure, so they damage the membrane (unless countered by the vitamin C)

causing a leakage of cytochrome c, which can trigger natural cell death (apoptosis).

High dose intravenous vitamin C has a pro-oxidant effect as opposed to the antioxidant

effects of high doses of oral vitamin C, there is still some residual antioxidant action

associated with the intravenous administration of vitamin C that interferes too much

with the action of the flax oil within the membranes of cancer cells. vitamin C regime

comes to act like an antioxidant in addition to a pro-oxidant. Anti oxidants can nullify the

benefits of the Budwig protocol.