Today, vitamin C has never been so important.
I support the old school of thought that daily vitamin C is essential for good health and is needed in larger amounts than the current Recommended Daily Allowance, which is merely 60 mg/d.
I take 2,000 mg a day. And, if I am feeling under the weather like coming down with a cold or something, I take more.
How much vitamin C that you need depends on the 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.
What You Don’t Know
Unlike most all other animals, the human body is unable to produce its own vitamin C. Humans, guinea pigs, apes (primates), and a species of bat in India are the only animals known to mankind that are unable to produce vitamin C within their livers.
Bats, you say? It’s not a coincidence that bats have something to do with the COVID experiments in Wuhan, but that’s for another article. For now, connect the dots between bats, COVID, and humans who do not make it inside their bodies ….. when you dig deeper into this, you’ll see the connection.
A 150-pound animal produces an average of 15 grams of vitamin C every day. When the animal is stressed, the liver produces as much vitamin C as needed to meet the demands on its body.
Some animals have been known to produce up to 100 grams (100,000 mg.) of vitamin C in one day when put under extreme stress. Yet, humans depend on their diet exclusively for their supply of vitamin C. When under stress, we require much more vitamin C than minimal daily requirements.
Cooking destroys vitamin C, so it is important to include in your diet two or more servings of a raw vegetable or fruit every day.
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 in:
- 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 the 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 to prevent disease.
For more on vitamin C, read Chapter 5 “The Significance of vitamin C and Cancer” in my book The Richardson Caner Prevention Diet, also on Amazon.
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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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