Ever wondered why animals don’t get heart attacks? Simple answer – They make their own Vitamin C (ascorbic acid). With few exceptions all animals synthesize their own ascorbate by conversion from glucose. These exceptions are Humans, Bats, Guinea Pigs & Fish. Somehow our ancestors seem to have lost the ability to make our own Vitamin C some 40 million years ago. This was the result of a mutation of a gene. As a result of this mutation, we became dependent only on dietary ascorbate intake.

Recent studies indicate that the Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) are way off the mark for the vitamin & mineral requirements today. Dr. James Enstrom from the University of California studied the vitamin intake of over 11,000 people for 10 years. He found that 300mg of vitamin C a day reduced risk of heart disease by 50 percent in men and 40 percent in women. Dr G. C. Willis found that people taking 1,500mg of vitamin C a day for 12 months reversed plaque while those who didn’t take vitamin C had worsening plaque. It is clear that vitamin C is necessary for vascular health. A research team at the University of California, Berkeley (my alma mater) found new evidence that vitamin C can significantly reduce levels of oxidative stress, which is associated with a variety of chronic diseases, for people exposed to environmental stress.

Here is some expert advice on the subject

  • The primary cause of coronary heart disease and other forms of atherosclerotic disease is a chronic deficiency of vitamins and other essential nutrients in millions of vascular wall cells. This leads to the instability of the vascular walls, lesions and cracks, atherosclerotic deposits and, eventually, heart attacks or strokes. – Dr. Mathias Rath – MD.
  • Ascorbate deficiency is the precondition and common denominator of human Cardio Vascular Disease (CVD). The invariable morphological consequences of chronic ascorbate deficiency in the vascular wall are the loosening of the connective tissue and the loss of the endothelial barrier function. Thus human CVD is a form of pre-scurvy. Scurvy is a fatal disease. It is characterized by structural and metabolic impairment of the human body, particularly by the destabilization of the connective tissue. Ascorbate is essential for an optimum production and hydroxy-lation of collagen and elastin, key constituents of the extracellular matrix. – Dr. Linus Pauling – Ph.D
  • Optometrist, Dr. Sydney Bush’s retinal artery observations has documented reversal of atherosclerotic plaque with Vitamin C supplementation. 
  • Richard T. Lee, MD, and his colleagues at the Harvard Medical School, tested 880 chemical compounds for their effect on embryonic stem cells derived from mice. The stem cells were pretreated so that they would emit a green color if they grew into heart muscle cells.  Of all 880 compounds, which are approved for use in people, only one promoted activity in the stem cells, and that was vitamin C.
  • Vitamin C is known to perform many critical functions within the body involving detoxification, tissue building, immune enhancement, pain control, and controlling or killing pathogenic organisms. It is known to be helpful for wound and bone healing, healthy skin and eyes, fighting infections, stress control, toxic exposure, and repairing damaged tissue of all types. At very high dosages administered intravenously vitamin C is also known to be able to treat and bring cancer into remission even with late-stage cancer patients. – Dr. Scott Greenberg – MD.
  • Vitamin C can help curb the growth of cancer cells, according to New Zealand scientists who claim breakthrough research to provide the first real evidence of a connection between the vitamin and cancer remission.- Prof Margreet Vissers
  • Study from Univ. of Maryland - Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, meaning that your body doesn't store it. We have to get what we need from food, including citrus fruits, broccoli, and tomatoes. You need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth. Vitamin C is an antioxidant, along with vitamin E, beta-carotene, and many other plant-based nutrients. Antioxidants block some of the damage caused by free radicals, substances that damage DNA. The build-up of free radicals over time may contribute to the aging process and the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.
  • Univ of California, School of Medicine - Vitamin C functions as a regulator of the catabolism of cholesterol to bile acids. For individuals with high total cholesterol concentrations, greater than or equal to 5.20 mmol/L (200 mg/dl) and less than full tissue saturation, increasing the concentration of vitamin C may have a salutary effect on total cholesterol. Vitamin C's effect on promoting the production and inhibiting the degradation of prostacyclin is reviewed, as are implications of these findings regarding thrombosis and atherogenesis. Evidence indicative of a protective effect on lipid peroxidation by vitamin C is examined. Analysis of the literature regarding groups at high risk for coronary heart disease reveals that men, the elderly, smokers, diabetics, hypertensives and perhaps oral estrogen-containing contraceptive users have lowered plasma vitamin C levels.
Though, Vitamin C is found in citrus fruits and some vegetables, it’s bio-availability to the body remains uncertain. Therefore having supplements for this critical component of good health is not such a bad idea.  Many commercial brands of chewable Vitamin C tablets are available in the market. However, even these are mostly excreted from the body. The best method of delivering adequate quantities of Vitamin C to the body is to do so intravenously. But that is (1) a very expensive way & (2) it would require a proactive medical establishment, which is very hard to find.

Recently, a new approach of effective Vitamin C delivery was achieved by “fat encapsulation of liquid Vitamin C”. The encapsulation is done by separating the fats & the Vitamin C by means of sound waves. The fat molecules engulf the Vitamin C and are able to deliver it direct to the blood stream without it getting absorbed by the digestive system. A guy called Alan Smith from New Zealand was brought out of a coma by the use of this type of lypospheric Vitamin C delivery. This was after the doctors had given up all hope of his remaining alive. You can read his full story by clicking here.

I have obtained the imported equipment and the ingredients and have started making the encapsulated Vitamin C. I am taking one dose of this vital daily requirement. That delivers approximately 1 gm of Vitamin C directly to my vascular blood supply. This is equivalent to a much larger intravenous and oral intake. Studies have shown that the effects are very beneficial and the science supports the idea. Let’s see what my next blood panel reports indicate.

At some point maybe we’ll take the product to a commercial level. I have thought of calling it - Max-C”.      


  1. I have been taking 2 doses of max c for the last 8 days and I have been able to complete all my pending work my facial appearance has also improved

  2. HI CP,
    As an antioxidant MaxC helps relieve the body of oxidative stress from free radicals, hence the energy boost that many have felt. And since it is the key ingredient for collagen, it helps at all levels of tissue repairs and cellular health. Lot of people are indeed benefiting, hopefully they will also post.

  3. my hairfall have stopped and nails no longer brittle , feeling good.i take 3o ml,in the morning half an hour after my tea.

  4. Yep even Mom's reporting a surge in energy & hunger. With time, her joint aches should also go. And your Dad feeling tired after missing his dose for 4 days ?

  5. Met a good friend Sheila last evening. She had tried to put up a comment on this post but somehow failed to publish it to the blog. I’m therefore writing on her behalf and this is what she had to say -more or less. She feels that all supplementation is bad and especially doesn’t agree with “over dosing” at all. So far as Vitamin C is concerned, she feels that since we lost the ability to make and store it 40 million years ago, there must have been a good reason for it. Everything happens for a good reason.

    I’ve been hearing such good things about MaxC that I thought that it was only fair to hear views from the other side. What’s life without a good debate. We were at an awards function and I did not get the opportunity to put my point across, so here goes. In my view there is a short reply to this belief and there is an expanded reply as well.

    Short reply - In a perfect world, I couldn’t agree more.

    Expanded reply – We live in an imperfect world. Metabolically, the perfect world was when we lived in packs of 10-20 in caves as hunter-gatherers. This entire blog is devoted to an imperfect metabolism. Our imperfect metabolism has not happened by itself, but for very valid reasons. All our essentials, air, food and water are highly polluted and toxic. This toxicity has led to many deficiencies in our supply chain and our bodies have been compelled to make many changes within. Most of them pretty bad. Our habits & lifestyles have changed so drastically.

    In another post, I have mentioned that I have been completely drug free for 2-1/2 years now. That has been interpreted as my being anti-drugs. I’m not, I’m against needless medication. It is just that I have not needed drugs for the past so many years. Metabolically I try to study how most drugs do their work in the body, and most times I don’t like what I learn. Comparatively, supplements work in a very different way. Even if they have multi faceted roles, most of them are beneficial & benign. Of course the quality & authenticity of the supplement should be good. There are more spurious supplements out there than genuine. I have no doubt that “nutrition” is best received from food. But in an imperfect world, where is the perfect food.

    As far as overdosing is concerned, when and who decided the norms. The correct dose is what the body needs, and not what the FDA decides. Sometimes you need less than the norms and sometimes more. I’ve read of some people being treated with 200 gms of intravenous Vitamin C per day. But that is when they suffer from life threatening diseases. 12-18 gms is what most doctors would prescribe. I came across the case of a 10 month child being given a 20 gm dose when very sick. And yet his serum vitamin C levels were low. Where was all that Vitamin C going? But we come nowhere near that. MaxC provides 1 gm per 30 ml dose.

    Take the case of Vitamin D. FDA limits say that 400 IU per day is par for the substance. I’m taking 5000 IU of Vitamin D per day since the last 10 months. My levels were just above 45 ng/ml at last count. How much the body can process and absorb is something that has to be examined in each case separately. I know of a doctor who prescribed 20000 IU per day for his 80 year old mother. So dosing is a very case sensitive subject and there are no benchmarks. I tried 45 minutes of sunbathing with 40 % exposure every day for 3 months. The end result was that my D levels increased only from 9 ng/ml to 14 ng/ml. I tried the natural way and I failed. I had no option but to supplement.

  6. As a case in point here's the link to a study that GMO foods (most of what we eat today whether acknowledged or not) are causing Iodine deficiency.

  7. My son had cold and I gave him only 2 doses of mac C and the cold had disappeared in one day normally it would take 6 days to go

  8. Hi, My wife had severe cough and cold , on saturday last , gave her 3 doses of maxc , and she is all well in less than 48 hours ..........

  9. I have a cold for the past 2-3 days. Unfortunately MaxC doesn't help me much with the cold as it does others. Envious.

  10. Another kudos to Max C....My Homocysteine level which was around 45 for the past so many years fell drastically to a sublime 12 with just two months of Mac C intake....This magic bottle really works man!!!Thanks Shyam..

  11. On the last day of the year i was thinking of all the good and bad things that have happened to me, and the name of Shyamji came to my mind, I never knew about metabolism and nutrition, etc, etc the change of diet to (L C H F) bought a lot of change in my sugar levels and my HBA1c which was always more than 6.3 to 6.5 went down to 5.9 to 6 again. MAC C 30 ml dose twice a day gives me the energy to work for the entire day without feeling tired. Hope to continue for the next year and try and bring my sugar levels down and be in perfect health. Thanks to Shyamji

  12. Thanks CP & Nitin. - I was wondering about Nitin's marked improvement in homocysteine levels. If you refer to Dr. Pauling's & Dr. Rath's statements in the post it becomes quite clear that the MaxC supplementation has helped in better endothelium integrity in Nitin's case. Our blood vessels are made in 4 layers The innermost (endothelium) & the next one (elastin) take the maximum stress while the blood gushes through them. This wear & tear is what causes the cracks & lesions to appear. Especially the arteries close to the heart. And that is why plaque is formed only in these areas.
    MaxC provides the ascorbate right into the blood stream by it's effective delivery mechanism. And ascorbate helps in building collagen, the most abundant protein in our body. Think of collagen as a web of fiber (as in a cloth). If the webbing is strong & intact, there will not be a lot of wear & tear in the fabric.

    And CP while I thank you for your comments, it is you who have carried out the changes in your lifestyle & seen the benefits. It takes some resolve & initiative to make the change, and then discipline to keep it up. You have done all of that and need to be congratulated.