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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! 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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