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Thursday, January 12, 2012

Vitamin C: A True Vitamin Hero

I love vitamin C. Every one in our house takes it every day regardless of whether we have the sniffles or not. Why? Because vitamin C is a true vitamin hero!

Besides keeping your immune system strong, vitamin C helps maintain our blood vessels, and plays key roles in energy production, mood, and skin, bone and cartilage maintenance. Sound ho-hum? It isn't! Let me get down to the nitty gritty for you.

Over the past several years, research has revealed many benefits to vitamin C. For instance...

Your body needs vitamin C to make L-carnitine, which helps you burn fat for energy. Researchers at the National Institutes of Health reported that fatigue was one of the first signs of vitamin C depletion. In one study, 44 workers received 6 grams of vitamin C daily. After two weeks, their fatigue had decreased by almost one-third.

Did you know you need vitamin C to make collagen, the predominant protein in the body? Collagen forms part of all our tissues, including skin, organs, cartilage, and bone. Some research has found that lotions containing vitamin C can improve skin tone and reduce fine wrinkles. Another study reported that vitamin C reduces the risk of bone fractures.

Not to mention, vitamin C is needed to manufacture several important mood-enhancing neurotransmitters, including dopamine, norepinephrine, and epinephrine. Seeing this, it's not surprising that one of the first signs of vitamin C deficiency is irritability. A recent study in Montreal found that almost two out of three patients in an acute medical ward had low or deficient levels of vitamin C. Taking 1,000 mg of Vitamin C daily led to significant reductions in anger, anxiety and depression. (I am a personal testimony of this fact)

Now get this, considerable research indicates that large doses of vitamin C are helpful as an adjunct therapy for cancer patients. Under these circumstances, the ideal method of administration is intravenous, but oral vitamin C can help too. 10,000 mg of oral vitamin C daily is particularly helpful in reducing nausea, improving appetite, and enhancing overall quality of life in cancer patients.

There you have it. Now you know why vitamin C is such a super star. Use it to reduce the duration of your colds, give you more energy, build healthy skin and bone, improve your mood, and even help cancer patients!

I love you, vitamin C!!!

Add vitamin C to your supplement routine daily, but make sure it is high-quality, digestible and effective! I recommend and use Shaklee for their purity, quality, and effectiveness. And be sure to eat lots of citrus fruits, peppers, and other produce high in vitamin C.

To Your Health!


  1. Great information!! I never knew that vitamin C was good for depression/anxiety. Thanks for sharing!!

  2. Yes, it's right vitamin c play a key role for the body.


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