This health video looks into the idea that vitamins can help trauma patients.
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Jennifer Mathew: Kellie cosner and her husband Jayson were on their way to celebrate their first anniversary, one of fears wind snapped two giant trees. Kellie cosner: One of them just fell right on our moving vehicle, very much of freak accident. Jennifer Mathew: Jayson died instantly Kellie spent nearly a month in a drug induced trauma for the first week she was given massive doses of vitamins C and E. Kellie cosner: I'm sure that they were pumping a lot of synthetic stuff in to me as well to keep me too alive and it's nice to know that they were, that they were pumping nutrients and vitamins and minerals as well. Jennifer Mathew: When the body is severely injured it quickly uses of it own supply of antioxidants, fighting off harmful chemicals that it is attack internal organs. Dr. Ronald Maier: what we do with this therapy is to replace those antioxidants and raise them back up to the high normal even super normal levels to help fight the oxidants. Jennifer Mathew: In a study of 600 Trauma patients those who received the vitamin therapy were 50% less likely to suffer organ failure and 50% less likely to die. Dr. Ronald Maier: They are well proven they are mandatory in normal diet, and there is no side effect these doses. Jennifer Mathew: Kellie relief's vitamins helped in her recovery but say were doctors, nurse's family and prayer contributed too. This is Jennifer Mathews reporting.