salt and c protocol

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by morningsonshine, May 6, 2006.

  1. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    Has anyone heard of this protocal of sea salt and vit. C
    for lymes, CFS,and fibro?
    Someone sent me this web for it, very interesting, they claim this is the best cure for lymes, better than abx.
  2. butterfly8

    butterfly8 New Member

    I have heard about it, but I have not tried it. However, I do take celtic sea salt (1/2 teaspoon) and vitamin c powder every day for cfs.
  3. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    Quite making faces at me! LOL
    Thanks for the reply, dose it seem to help, or is it one of those things you just don't know, but it dosen't hurt?
  4. Paracelsus

    Paracelsus New Member

    I stumbled across the salt/C treatment idea for treating Lyme, etc. too.

    I seem to recall that the rationale suggested salt has always been useful as an antimicrobial for preserving foods, and C is effective against infections of course.

    People have gotten less salt in their diet over the years because of bad press due to its presumed connection with high blood pressure. Lower salt intake was assumed to correlate with the rise in the population in lyme and similar parasite infections.
  5. Paracelsus

    Paracelsus New Member

    Increasing salt intake should be done cautiously.

    As a side note, I read somewhere that ordinary processed salt (iodized or not) is not good for you. If you use dietary salt it is best to use natural sea salt.

    You can find sea salt in health food stores and many grocery stores.
  6. butterfly8

    butterfly8 New Member

    I'm not sure if it helps me or not - I think it does - and it is easy.

    The vit c powder certainly helps avoid constipation and supposedly helps prevent colds etc. (I choose not to have the flu' injection and so I take vit c and olive leaf extract to boost my immune system.)

    The celtic sea salt does seem to help reduce muscle pain - but I do sweat a lot and am in a hot climate. I was told that people with cfs often have trouble avoiding dehydration and that the sea salt helps the water we drink to be absorbed into the tissues. This helps relieve pain. I think that there might be something in this. However, it does take time and, since I have am on bp medication, I tend not to take as much as I am told to, just in case it affects my bp level - but it does not seem to have done so.
  7. morningsonshine

    morningsonshine New Member

    I do use sea salt for cooking now. I've noticed along time ago that i seemed to crave salt at times. And since i have very low bp, i've always been very generous with the salt shaker.

    I think i'll go search out some of stormsykes post about taking salt with magnesium is it?

    The sight i was looking at is using salt as a natural med. so the dose was high. They recommend having a dr. keep check of you electrolites. Like any other medicine, man made or natural, sometimes a slight risk is worth the over all benefit.

    Suppose to make your inside world hostile towards parasites, and bacteria.
  8. JenniferAnn539

    JenniferAnn539 New Member


    Is there a particular web site that you could direct me to that has information regarding the salt and vitamin c protocol?

    Have you been doing it and is it helping?

  9. victoria

    victoria New Member

    google 'salt vitamin C' - the first site has some of the basic practical information at the bottom under 'Frequently Asked Questions' ; the second site down (or google 'lyme strategies - practical research on lyme strategies') has an e-book available.

    Some people have gotten results treating lyme when long-term abx did not help; and others have used this for other things as well.

    My husband is currently trying this and seems to be herxing as they said would be expected. He has not been tested for whether he has lyme or anything else, as he won't spend the money, but given our situations he probably does have lyme or something.

    You are supposed to start with a small amounts of salt/vit. C every few hours and work your way up as you don't want too bad of a herx. If I remember right, top amount to take was 18 grams of salt divided up into 3 or 4 or more doses/day... 1 tsp of salt is equal to 6 grams, so you're really only talking about 3 teaspoons of salt overall! Same for Vitamin C.

    According to the people who tried this and found it worked, people used to eat around 20 grams of salt per day because of it being used for drying etc in more primitive times - ie, it makes a good bacteriacide. And the right kind of salt is of course important.

    It's an interesting idea, and I'm curious to see how my husband does with it... I think JarJar is also using it still along with his abx for lyme.

    [This Message was Edited on 07/07/2006]
  10. SherylD

    SherylD Guest

    I will read all of this when I get more time...Sounds interresting...thanks to all for posting..

  11. victoria

    victoria New Member

    that is good overall info Hayley!

    I also found that when I fell for that 'no salt is good' fad and eliminated most salt from my diet - I never salted my food for several years - I started getting huge BP drops when I'd stand up.

    It was often to the point that I had to sit right back down and put my head between my knees! I finally figured out I needed the salt .

    (duhhhh - I felt so stupid after realizing that was all!)

    Now I salt freely with good quality sea salt and no problems, even with being on the Benicar on the MP.

    all the best,

  12. kholmes

    kholmes New Member

    Interesting discussion. I had heard of the salt and vitaminc C protocol for treating Lyme.

    My Igenex Lyme test came back "inconclusive," so my doctors think I have primarily CFS and not Lyme. I still wonder about the Lyme, though. If I do, in fact, have Lyme, it's been since 1987.

    Salt is supposed to be helpful for treating neurally mediated hypotension--the low blood pressure and wooziness that many of us have.

    But I'm going to start taking Celtic sea salt and powdered vitamin C each day --maybe a half a teaspoon a day, even though I'll have to talk to my doctor about going whole hog on the protocol.

  13. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member


    I've been adding 2 - 3 tsp of sea salt to my daily diet, along with a licorice supplement for about 2 - 3 months now. I've managed to increase my BP from 80/50 to 105/60.

    My CFS dr (shes a specialist here in NZ) told me to eat as much salt as I could, up to 3 tsp a day. It's strange when you've been going your whole life being told to NOT eat salt, and then suddenly you're told to eat as much as you can.

    Re: the Vit C. This advice goes against what many others say, but my Dr told me that because our immune system is overactive, that too much Vit C can cause things to be "stirred up" too much. She suggested just eating one peice of fruit per day instead.

    Anyway, just wanted to post this info in case it was helpful to anyone.

    Take care
  14. Daisys

    Daisys Member

    I did use sea salt because of low blood pressure, but never thought about the other benefits. I think I'll go back to putting a little sea salt in my water. I stopped when I started taking Xyrem, thinking that was enough salt, but maybe it's a different kind. I don't crave salt as much now, but still do a little.