What About Vitamin C?

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In order for your immune system to work better, you need Vitamin C, but extra of this vitamin won’t help you avoid a cold.  Getting rid of chemicals that damage your cells and DNA is helped by getting your Vitamin C.  This vitamin is an antioxidant that neutralizes “free radicals” in your body created by pollution, cigarette smoke, sunlight, radiation and simply turns food into energy.  Without the protein collagen, your body would fall apart.  These fibers twist around each other to form scaffolding for your bones, cartilage, skin and muscles.  They are also in ligaments, tendons and blood vessels.  It takes vitamin C to make that collagen.

Vitamin C makes key hormones that carry signals from your brain and all through your body, such as serotonin, dopamine, epinephrine and norepinephrine.  These affect your mood, memory, motivation and how you feel pain.  Your eyes will benefit from vitamin A but some studies show that vitamin C might slow age-related macular degeneration (AMD) from getting worse.  It won’t prevent the disease.

IV Vitamin C For Cancer

It has been well documented that extremely high doses of vitamin C may slow the growth and spread of cancer cells, especially given through an IV.  However, the FDA has not yet approved vitamin C as a cancer treatment.  And at the rate things are going now in the US, it may never get approved. We have been using L-Rotation IV vitamin C in our treatment center, New Hope Unlimited, for over 20 years and have seen it very successful for all types of cancer.

Foods With Vitamin C Content

How about those fruits like Oranges, grapefruits, lemons, limes, berries, strawberries, raspberries, blueberries and cranberries?  Also papaya, kiwi, pineapple cantaloupe, plums, watermelon, bananas, apples and pears?  They all have vitamin C.  Vitamin C breaks down over time and the fresh and raw is best.

About 90 milligrams every day are recommended for adult men and 75 milligrams for women unless pregnant or breastfeeding.  Smokers will have lower levels of vitamin C in their bodies.  They should aim for an extra 35 milligrams every day to make up for it.

Sailors died from scurvy throughout the 1700’s because of the lack of vitamin C in their diets.  People who don’t eat well or abuse alcohol or drugs might be also be low, and medical conditions as some cancers and kidney diseases can also cause problems.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. That means that if too much oral vitamin C is taken, then your body can’t handle it, so it will pee out what can’t be used.  Adults taking more than 2,000 milligrams a day can experience stomach trouble, belly cramps and diarrhea while some doses can lead to kidney stones.

Try some variety like broccoli with your baked beans or peppers in your spinach salad.  I would prefer trying strawberries or other fruit to my oatmeal for my vitamin C.  This vitamin helps your body use the kind of iron found in plants, that doesn’t get absorbed as easily as the kind in meat and fish.  Vitamin E and flavonoids are often found in the same foods as vitamin C, so they pair together well.  

Use your imagination and make your own conglomeration of foods to get those vitamins in. Have fun with it!

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