Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) an antioxidant
is truly a wonder nutrient and there is no doubt that many of the
serious degenerative diseases plaguing the civilized world today can be
prevented or even reversed through an adequate intake of this essential
The current RDA of 60 mg/day is clearly far too low and
the proposed new RDA of 200 mg/day, while perhaps adequate for healthy,
young males, would seem to be quite inadequate for older people and
certainly way too low for sick people.
As a matter of fact, a scientific advisory panel to the
U.S. Government sponsored Alliance for Aging Research recently
recommended that all healthy adults increase their vitamin C (ascorbic
acid) intake to 250- 1000 mg/day. A daily intake of 250-1000 mg of
vitamin C (ascorbic acid) may be adequate for preventive purposes, but
far larger quantities are required in halting or reversing cancer and
heart disease. Although there has been some concern that people
suffering from hemochromatosis (a tendency to iron overload) may be
sensitive to high dosages of vitamin C (ascorbic acid) most researchers
now agree that vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is entirely safe even in daily
quantities of 10 g or more. An adequate intake of vitamin C (ascorbic
acid) is surely the best and most cost effective health insurance
Vitamin C facts. Also known as Ascorbic Acid and Cevitamin Acid
Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin and most animals
synthesize their own vitamin C with the exception of humans, apes and
guinea pigs. Vitamin C plays a primary role in the formation of
collagen, which is important for the growth and repair of body tissue
cells, gums, blood vessels, bones and teeth. Aids in the absorption of iron. Is consumed more rapidly during times of
Vitamin C plays a vital role in healing wounds, burns, and bleeding
gums. Increases effectiveness of drugs used to treat urinary tract
infections. Accelerate healing after surgery. Help in decreasing blood
cholesterol. Aids in preventing many types of viral and bacterial
infections and generally potentiate the immune system. It also offers
protection against cancer producing agents. Helps in counteracting
nitrosamines (cancer causing substances). Aids in the treatment and
prevention of the common cold. Extends life by enabling protein cells
to hold together. Increases the absorption of inorganic iron. Reduces
the effects of many allergy producing substances. And prevents scurvy.
For the best sources of Vitamin C please consult the USDA website.
Vitamin C supplementation.
Vitamin C is one of the most widely taken supplements and is available
in pills, time-release tablets, syrups, powders, and chewable wafers.
The difference in one Vitamin C supplement from another is the ability
of the user to digest it or commonly called bio-availability. Most pure
forms of vitamin C are derived from corn dextrose. The best Vitamin C
supplements incorporate bioflavonoids, hesperidin, and rutin. Also
called Citrus salts. Rose hips contain bioflavonoids and other enzymes
that help vitamin C assimilate. They are the richest natural source of
The Vitamin C
Foundation recommends that every man, woman and child over the age
of 3 consume at least 3 g (3000 mg) vitamin C daily in order to enjoy
optimum health. More during pregnancy (6000 mg), and much more during
periods of disease (20,000 to 300,000 mg).
||U.S. Recommended Intake
||LPI & Levin/NIH Recommendation
||Foundation's daily recommendation
||Levy's daily recommendation
||Pauling's daily recommendation
||Cathcart/Levy Cure for Infectious Diseases
My personal notes on vitamin C.
Excessive intake of Vitamin C can cause unpleasant side
effects such as diarrhea, excess urination, and skin rashes.
It is also recommended that vitamin C be consumed with a
magnesium supplement as well as B6 and sufficient amounts of
water to prevent stone formations. If any of these occur, cut back on
your dosage. Vitamin C taken in conjunction with Vitamin E proves to
make an antioxidant combination hundreds of times more powerful then
either one taken separately click here for more
information on Vitamin E. If what your looking for is an anti-oxidant
complex I personally recommend Veriunis Advance Antioxidant with Red
Wine Extact, this complex containes 500 mg of vitamin C as asorbic
acid, 400 IU of vitamin E as alpha Tocopherol acetate, 100 mcg of
Selenium as chelate, 30 mg N-Acetyl cysteine, 30 mg of Red Wine Extract, 30 mg
While researching to write this page I found a wealth of knowledge on
the Internet about Vitamin C and its amazing powers. I can't see why
anyone would discount its ability to heal. With that in mind I suggest
that anyone taking any type of supplement please do your homework
before taking massive amounts of any thing to improve your health. I
have always believed and probably always will that moderation in all
things is good and I recommend to anyone that a well rounded
multivitamin and some extra specific supplementation as needed, is the
way to go.
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