Sometimes it’s a synergy issue, where each micronutrient is useless by itself, but in the right proportions they activate each other’s benefits. (And in the wrong proportions just plain mess things up.) We know, for example, that taking too much vitamin E can lead to deficiencies in both vitamins A and K. Vitamins need to be in the proportions your body recognizes and desires. Megadosing one in isolation is a little like strapping a jet engine to your family car. Sure the thing will go fast for a while, real fast… until the car disintegrates in a enormous ball of flame.
Upon first reading of Dr. Leung's hypothesis, the reasoning seemed to make common sense. However, I became heavily skeptical when Dr. Leung mentioned a study he performed on this topic using 100 Chinese patients between the ages of 10-30. 2 First, there was no control group in the study. Next, participants were given both internal (10g/day) and topical (20% cream 4-6X/day) B5, so the vehicle of administration was not controlled. 2 Furthermore, no baseline lesion count was established, nor were lesion count results presented. Improvement was presented in general terms. In short, this study is littered with holes."
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