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The Most Important Vitamin?

UniversityVitamin C is one of the most essential vitamins. According to the University of Maryland, evidence suggests that many Americans are deficient in this crucial vitamin. Vitamin C is a water soluble vitamin. That is, your body needs to ingest Vitamin C or foods with Vitamin C on a daily basis in order to maintain necessary supplies. Vitamin C is excreted daily. Vitamin C is needed for a variety of vital body functions such as the following:

 

  • Maintain healthy body tissues
  • Boosts immune system
  • Repair and maintain teeth and bones
  • Slow and prevent cell damage
  • Builds and maintains blood vessels
  • Helps absorb iron from plant foods
  • Decreases severity and duration of colds
  • Fights free radical damage
  • Builds collagen needed to bind bones, joints, tendons, and ligaments together

Enjoy Vitamin C’s amazing health benefits today!

Vitamin C and Allergies

AllergiesVitamin C is truly one of nature’s miracles. In high doses it can have a dramatic effect in improving allergy symptoms, particularly hay fever and asthma, due to it’s ability to counteract the inflammation responses that are part of such conditions.

Vitamin C is very important to a healthy diet and one becomes particularly susceptible to allergens when your body does not have enough Vitamin C. Vitamin C decreases the permeability of cells and has a powerful anti-histamine action and detoxifies foreign substances entering the body.

Most allergies usually disappear while you wait if you use the safest, most powerful, and most effective antihistamine antitoxin in existence…you guessed it…Vitamin C!

Male and Female Hormones

HormonesVitamin C stimulates adrenal hormone production! The adrenal glands desperately need Vitamin C to produce various hormones.

If you do not have sufficient Vitamin C in your system, your adrenal glands do not function properly. This can lead to hormonal imbalance. Vitamin C can assist your body in proper hormone production.

Kids and Vitamin C

KidsThis is an important vitamin for kids to help their boost their immune systems as well as heal from cuts and bruises.

As every parent knows, one of the greatest challenges with children and proper nutrition is getting them to take supplements. That’s why parents and children alike love Real C! It is powdered whole fruit and has a sweet tart taste that everybody loves.

Remember Pixie Stix? Real C will bring back fun memories for adults and make new healthy memories for kids.

Anti-aging

Anti-AgingEveryone wants to stay looking younger longer and aging youthfully is absolutely possible. Actually youth seekers need look no further than Vitamin C as research shows this vitamin plays a key role in this.

Did you know that a lack of Vitamin C in collagen tissue increases aging and wrinkles? Adding Vitamin C to your daily routine can help to promote skin radiance and repair. Vitamin C has also been shown to be an antioxidant that can help to shield the body from free radicals, hence its importance as an anti-aging vitamin.

Vitamin C may be the anti-aging miracle humanity has been looking for. The story is not new, it’s just not been widely told.

Vitamin C Tolerance Level

Tolerance LevelMost people know or have experienced when taking high doses of Vitamin C that once you hit your body’s tolerance level (your body has more Vitamin C than it can utilize), your body will eliminate the excess Vitamin C and you may experience symptoms of diarrhea.

What is not as commonly known is that with whole food Vitamin C, this is much more rare. Your body’s ability to absorb, utilize, and assimilate Vitamin C is greatly increased when it is in it’s whole food form! So let’s hear it for Real C!

Immune System

Immune SystemVitamin C is at the top of the list among natural immune boosters for your body. The research on the immune boosting properties of the vitamin has been extensive.

Your body’s immune system offers protection against a host of viruses as well as health ailments. It is of paramount importance that your body’s immunity be enhanced in order to increase its ability to ward off diseases.

When your body has a weak immune system it becomes vulnerable to viruses. The result is not only that you get sick, but that you may stay ill longer.

Stress

StressWhen you are under stress, your body’s need for Vitamin C increases. Prolonged stress depletes Vitamin C in the adrenals. Vitamin C helps reduce both the physical and psychological effects of stress on people.

People who have high levels of Vitamin C do not show the expected mental and physical signs of stress when subjected to acute psychological challenges. What’s more, they bounce back from stressful situations faster than people with low levels of vitamin C in their blood.

Vitamin C actually stimulates the release of norepinephrine and epinephrine, your body’s stress-coping hormones. So, Vitamin C equals a better ability to handle stress!

Detoxing

DetoxVitamin C is essential for heavy metal detoxification and assists in raising glutathione levels in the liver. Vitamin C binds with heavy metals in your system and safely removes them from your body. Therefore it is essential for chelating.

While it is not a chelator and cannot cross the blood brain barrier and go into organ tissue to pull the heavy metals out, when you are taking a chelator, it is important to have Vitamin C in your system to bind with the heavy metals that are being chelated out and remove them safely from the body. Taking Vitamin C while chelating can help you not retoxify your system.

Taking high doses of whole food Vitamin C (whole food Vitamin C has a much more efficient binding capability than non whole food Vitamin C) while chelating can help you to have much less intense symptoms when chelating. This is why parents with children struggling with autism spectrum disorders notice a marked difference in their child’s behavior while attempting to chelate their heavy metals if they are also on a whole food Vitamin C.

Inflammation

InflammationInflammation is at the root of all disease. C-reactive protein is a central biomarker of inflammation that has been shown to be a powerful predictor of heart disease and diabetes.

Researchers at the University of California, Berkeley, showed in a study that Vitamin C can lower your levels of C-reactive protein (CRP). This study showed that for healthy, non-smoking adults with an elevated level of CRP, a daily dose of Vitamin C lowered levels of the inflammation biomarker after two months.

The researchers said that for people with elevated CRP levels, the amount of CRP reduction achieved by taking Vitamin C supplements in this study is comparable to that in many other studies of cholesterol-lowering drugs.

Boxing GlovesWhole Food vs. Synthetic

Whole Food – Real C

  • Made from whole fruits from the Ecuadorian rainforest
  • Complete whole food
  • Very absorbable
  • No artificial ingredients allowed
  • It tastes sweet
  • Over 200% RDA of Vitamin C in 1/2 teaspoon

Synthetic and Fractionated

  • Most Vitamin C’s are made with synthetic ascorbic acid
  • Others are made from citric acid which is fractionated
  • Fractionated = Synthetic = Crystalline = Fake
  • Ascorbic acid is created from acids and corn syrup
  • Process removes all other trace nutrients essential for absorption
  • Over 90% of ascorbic acid in USA is made by a large drug company
  • Chemically created in a lab using hydrochloric acid and corn syrup
  • Ascorbic acid can sometimes be irritating to the stomach and can even eat away tooth enamel