Pauling Defense

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Revitalize Wellness brings you Pauling Defense, a heart-happy orthomolecular blend of Vitamin C and Lysine grounded in research by the great, Linus Pauling.*

"Now I’ve got to the point where I think we can get almost complete control of cardiovascular disease, heart attacks and strokes by the proper use of vitamin C and lysine.  It can prevent cardiovascular disease and even cure it." Linus Pauling Interview, Journal of Orthomolecular Medicine, 1994."

"Linus Pauling is the only person to ever win two unshared Nobel Prizes, and one of only two to achieve the feat in completely different fields. He was an American chemist, biochemist, chemical engineer, peace activist, author, and educator. 

Pauling found that conventional medicine had long ignored evidence from respected physicians and scientists. His research suggested that high doses of vitamin C might be a cure for many illnesses, including cancer and heart disease. However, when he explained these findings in his wonderfully constructed book "How to Live Longer and Feel Better", medical professionals disregarded him, implying that a mere chemist could not possibly understand the intricacies of medical science.

At the end of the 60s, Pauling participated in an exchange of correspondence with Irwin Stone, a biochemist who had attended one of Pauling's lectures. Stone wrote to him recommending that he take increased amounts of vitamin C, which the biochemist believed would boost his health and extend his life. Pauling began to familiarize himself with the subject, some would say, even obsessing over it. In reviewing the literature, he saw that there was some evidence in favor of large doses and began taking more of the vitamin. He immediately felt better and suffered fewer colds, and by 1969 he was commenting to reporters that physicians should pay more attention to vitamin C. In response, Dr. Victor Herbert, a clinical nutritionist who had helped set the FDA's recommended daily allowances for vitamins, wrote Pauling a letter demanding the evidence for recommending increased doses of vitamin C.

Pauling responded by reviewing the scientific literature on the health effects of supplemental vitamin C. The result was a book published in 1971, Vitamin C and the Common Cold, marshaling the research data. It became a sensation, kicked off a public controversy in the press, and helped convince millions of people to take more vitamin C. The medical community attacked both the findings and Pauling's credibility. Typically, Pauling fought back. To better pursue his ideas, in 1973, he co-founded the Institute of Orthomolecular Medicine in Palo Alto, California.

In the view of the medical community, Pauling's promotion of large doses of vitamins for everything from the common cold to cancer has often gone beyond the available evidence. However, in more recent years, re-evaluations of Pauling's work have shown that dietary supplementation with antioxidants such as vitamin C can have significant beneficial effects on health. Pauling's ideas about molecular balance and health are increasingly important to a health-conscious public, as well as to a growing number of health professionals."

*See, Unified Theory Lecture on Heart Disease

These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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