The Ortho Molecular Answer



Sufferers of Asthma appear to have low levels of ascorbate (vitamin c) in their system.  This is especially the case for men and children.


Vitamin C is known for reduction of inflammation.


Dietary quantities of vitamin C are not sufficient to relieve asthma.


Large doses of vitamin c should relieve asthma attacks in children following exercise.


It has been shown by a leading orthomolecular therapist that all asthma attacks associated with the onset of viral diseases have been relieved by large doses of vitamin C.


Anyone who suffers from asthma should also avoid tobacco smoke and reduce stress levels.


Junk foods, meat and dairy should not be eaten.


Suffers of asthma should stay away from tobacco smoke and any additional irritants or allergens.

Allergic foods should also be avoided.  Although it may not be the cause of an asthma attack, for general health one should determine the foods that cause allergic reactions and avoid them.  An Ortho Molecular therapist will take a detailed history of your diet and placing the client on the elimination diet:

Elimination diet

  • Remove foods to which one is allergic or which are toxic for a minimum of two weeks.
  • Monitor symptoms to see if there is improvement.
  • Reintroduce each food one at a time to determine which foods are causing an adverse reaction. If health deteriorates with the introduction of a specific food then it is toxic to your body and should be avoided, often for life.

Main Suspects

  • Junk foods
  • Meat
  • Dairy

A customized vitamin therapy will also be prescribed.


This program must be customized by an Ortho Molecular therapist.


In the morning:

  • 1,000-2000 mg of vitamin c every 30 minutes until saturation (1 episode of loose stool – not diarrhea)
  • If loose stool does not occur after 15 hours increase the dosage to 3,000 mg every 30 minutes.
  • Once loose stool is achieved reduce the dosage to 2000 mg of vitamin c every hour.
  • Adjust the dosage as needed so that it relieves asthma but does not cause loose stool.
  • The typical dosage to relieve asthma is 15,000 to 50,000mg of vitamin c per day divided into 8 equal doses