Did you know that unlike almost all other animals on Earth, YOU are unable to produce your own vitamin C?
Humans, guinea pigs, apes (and all primates), plus one species of bat in India are the only animals unable to produce vitamin C within their livers. ALL other animals produce it.
Now you know why your cat never catches a cold or has allergies to the dog!
Back in the day, medical research studies were done on Reses monkeys and on guinea pigs because they were the most like a human – they do not produce vitamin C in their livers, either.
Today, research is done on mice, which DO produce vitamin C in their livers. This means that medical research isn’t efficient anymore. It’s not accurate to how a human will react to a toxin or to a vaccine.
Research from the 1950s showed that a 150-pound animal produces an average of 15 grams of vitamin C every day. When the animal gets stressed out, its liver produces as much vitamin C that is needed to meet the emergency demands on its body, like being bitten by a poisonous snake, for example.
Some animals can produce up to 100 grams (100,000 mg) of vitamin C when put under extreme stress. Yet, people depend on their diet exclusively for their supply of vitamin C.
If we get sick or are under stress, we also require much more vitamin C than the minimal daily requirements. Do you take more vitamin C when you have a cold? You should.
Cooking your food also destroys vitamin C, so it is important to include at least two or more servings of C in your daily diet through raw vegetables or fruit every day.
I just can’t say enough about how important this vitamin is to your health.
The most affective types of vitamin C are Acerola and Ascorbic Acid NOT from corn or corn syrup. These types of vitamin C can remove toxins from the water circulating within your body better than any other form of vitamin C, and ideally, every cell within your body should be immersed in water and vitamin C.
When your vitamin C levels have successfully reached all of your cells, the excess vitamin C excretes into your stool, which might make it soft or watery.
How Much Vitamin C Do I Take?
Despite today’s ongoing debate on the importance of vitamin C, I support the old school thought that daily vitamin C is essential for good health and is needed in larger amounts than the current Recommended Daily Allowance (RDA), which is merely 60 mg/d.
I take 2,000 mg a day. And, if I am coming down with a cold, I take more.
Much like taking B3 Niacin, how much vitamin C you need depends on each individual. When you take too much, you’ll have a loose stool.
This means that you should never be constipated if you are saturated in vitamin C. Imagine that!
Don’t Use Vitamin C From Corn
Vitamin C from corn is NOT a good choice. It’s less expensive, but that’s for a reason – you can have a reaction to corn-based vitamin C that results in IBS, nausea, intestinal gas, and cramping.
This is due to the high fructose corn base and not the vitamin itself.
The Importance Of Vitamin C
Vitamin C is important for:
- normal growth and development;
- collagen formation in connective tissues and healthy skin;
- the healing of wounds and the recovery from surgery;
- adrenal gland function and hormone production, especially in times of high stress.
Quality vitamin C helps with:
- proper cholesterol metabolism;
- bile production for good digestion;
- alcohol, drug, and smoking detoxification;
- proper iron absorption;
- protecting against pollution and free radicals.
A deficiency of vitamin C causes a failure of the cementing substance that holds the cells of your body together.
Vitamin C cannot be stored in the body, so it should be provided every day to keep the body in optimum health.
Foods With Vitamin C
The most common foods containing vitamin C are:
- lemons and limes
- raw vegetables
- green peppers
Your body is fueled by basic whole foods rich in vitamins and minerals, fibers, enzymes, amino acids, and proteins providing everything you need to maintain an energetic healthy life.
It’s time to get back to the basics of eating healthy to prevent disease.
For more on vitamin C, read Chapter 5, “The Significance of vitamin C and Cancer” in The Richardson Cancer Prevention Diet, free to Hullistic Network members.
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.
Before taking vitamins, consult your doctor; pre-existing medical conditions or medications you are taking can affect how your body responds to multivitamins.
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