Person Receiving a Vaccine | After last week’s blog, I began thinking about why there would be so much resistance to something simple as Vitamin C before and after vaccines. My current hunch is that the medical community at large has a HUGE investment in the obligatory notion that vaccines be safe and effective. Anything that undermines that dogma had to be, and is, rejected.

This is notable for a couple of reasons. One is that almost all mammals make their own Vitamin C with the exception of humans and guinea pigs. So even though rats could manufacture their own Vitamin C, it wasn’t in quantities sufficient to handle the sudden insult of the vaccines in that 1 or 2% that would die. So how much more important is for people and guinea pigs to have ample Vitamin C supplements to fortify reserves when vaccinated?

Secondly, even with a very simple remedy for the mortality of their own animal population and with direct evidence of Vitamin C’s effectiveness, the researchers decided it was better to have animals die than apply a remedy they couldn’t or wouldn’t understand.

From what the vaccine industry and CDC tell us, any complication to any vaccine is a rare event. It can be claimed that the CDC and vaccine industry are one in the same, as the CDC actually has patents for certain vaccines and works closely with the pharmaceutical companies as a routine. Also, the vaccine business in the world is worth between $30 and $60 billion per year with a profit margin of between 10 and 40%. Exact profit figures are hard to come by as companies don’t want to add to the controversy by reporting exceedingly large profits.

Many a mother will tell you that these negative effects with fevers and irritability and worse are far too common. These are rarely reported to their pediatrician as those complaints would not be taken seriously anyway and are considered normal and temporary effects. And of course, mothers will report that their child was on a normal development track before a round of vaccines and then noticed that development take a marked detour and a previously normal child is suddenly somewhere on the autism spectrum.

However, it may be possible to make some level of peace between the vaccine industry and those parents who are rightly cautious about injecting their children with a myriad of vaccines.

We know that certain toxins are used as an adjuvant, which are substances designed to increase the effectiveness of the vaccine. Some examples of adjuvants are aluminum or aluminum salts, peanut oil (anyone has a sudden onset of peanut allergies?), MPA (a lipid from the cell wall of bacteria) and others. You would do well to read up on adjuvants and the following link will be a good starting point:

Vitamin C is a potent antioxidant and good evidence suggests that much of the effects of the adjuvants and mercury preservatives in vaccines can be calmed considerably by the proper application of this cheap supplement.

You may have heard about a book called Dissolving Illusions by Humphries. Dr. Humphries is a nephrologist and she noticed that upon admitting her kidney patients to the hospital that many of them took a turn for the worse after getting admittance vaccines. She mentioned her concerns to one of the hospital directors and was warned to never, never speak of negative effects of vaccines again. This prompted her to begin to research vaccines and her book on the history of vaccines is one result of that curiosity. It is likely that the dramatic effect was from the mercury in the vaccine that is very toxic to a healthy kidney and even more to a struggling kidney. Studies by Levy (2002), Mokranjac (1964), Carroll (1965) Vauthey (1951) and Gage (1975) have shown that Vitamin C is an effective mercury detox agent. Perhaps if these patients were given adequate doses of Vitamin C before their hospital vaccines, Dr. Humphries would not have had a reason to write her excellent book.

Studies over the last 30+ years also indicate that Vitamin C can actually improve the effectiveness of vaccines. Studies include Prinz et al., (1977, 1980), Vallance (1977), Feigen et al., 1982, Li and Lovell, 1985, Amakye-Anim et al., 2000, Wu et al., 2000, Lauridsen and Jensen, 2005, and Azad et al., 2007.

It appears that for optimum protection from toxins and to stimulate antibody production, supplementation of Vitamin C three to five days prior to vaccination and at least two to three days after should be sufficient. If you notice any reaction such as fever or irritability, up the dosage and continue until two to three days after symptoms have disappeared.

For infants, you can use vitamin C in a sodium ascorbate or calcium ascorbate powder in juice. For infants under 10 pounds, a general guideline is 500 mg per day divided into 3-4 doses. Babies 10-20 pounds will probably need 500 to 1000 mg per day in 3-4 divided doses. If sodium is a problem for some reason, you use the calcium ascorbate form.  As children get older, they can more easily handle the ascorbic acid form of vitamin C.

The goal of any vaccine is to stimulate a maximum antibody response to the vaccine presented antigen while causing a minimum of toxic damage. Because Vitamin C seems capable of helping to lower the toxic effects of the vaccine and increase the desired immune response, there seems to be no medically sound reason to withhold Vitamin C as part of any vaccine protocol.

Thanks for reading. Hopefully, this will prevent some vaccine problems! If you’re interested in adding more Vitamin C to your regimen, we suggest Metagenics Vitamin C supplement, powdered C from Pure, and Vitamin C from Perque. Or, if you’d like someone to help you find the best supplements for your health goals, give us a call and our staff will find the best fit for you. Shop today at for all of your vitamin and supplement needs.