Why Vitamin C ?
All my patients know, I love Vitamin C and use it in high dose IVs to help the immune system battle chronic disease. I also recommend a daily dose of Vitamin C powder.
Vitamin C benefits
Younger looking skin
Strong nails and hair
Helps absorb Iron
Aids mood swings and depression by converting dopamine into norepinephrine
Stimulates white blood cells in helping fight infections
Protective effect from cardiovascular disease by reducing plaque damage from LDL Cholesterol which causes arterial damage that may cause a heart attack or stroke.
Protects cells against the effect of free radicals (unstable molecules) created by exposure to tobacco smoke, toxins in our food supply and x-rays, among other sources.
How much Vitamin C is necessary? It depends on each individual’s treatment needs. According to the Linus Pauling Institute, there is no scientific evidence that large amounts – up to 10 grams a day exerted any adverse or toxic effects. It is water soluble and leaves the body quickly. It is beneficial to increase the dosage if feeling ill.
Do we make our own Vitamin C? While other mammals do – humans do not. It is crucial to maintain adequate amounts through diet and supplementation.
What are Vitamin C deficiency symptoms?
Fatigue and fever
Swollen and bleeding gums
Red areas around hair follicles
Dry and wrinkled skin
Slow to heal wounds
What are Vitamin C rich foods?
Symptoms of too much Vitamin C Supplement?
Is Vitamin C beneficial to the brain? It is needed to convert tryptophan, an amino acid present in animal proteins, into serotonin. Serotonin plays a major role in sleep, mood, digestion, wound healing, blood clotting, and bone health.