Dr Linus Pauling found vitamin C in the 1970´s, he spent all his life time researching vitamin C´s role in human health. Several his studies shows that decreased level of vitamin C occur in the blood of patients with infections. The worse the infection, the lower the vitamin C levels in the blood.
- Stimulates the production of lymphocytes
- Increases the effects of phagocytes
- Acts as a powerful anti-inflammatory
- Dampens the effects of cortisol
- Maintains collagen
Good sources of vitamin C are;
- berries – sea buckthorn includes most vitamin C, 400 mg for every 100 mg of raw berries
- raw peppers
- citrus foods
- kiwi fruit
- all the leafy greens
The american biochemist, Irwin Stone did research and concluded that for the maintenance of good health, adults should take 1000 – 5000 mg of vitamin C a day. According to Dr Robert Cathcart it is possible to use only vitamin C, in high doses, to treat an infection successfully.
If you have haemocromatosis or iron overload don´t take vitamin C. Magnesium and vitamin B minimalize risk for kidney stone risk, there is no risk for average person only for those who has susceptible kidney stones.
Many people are aware of vitamin C can help them recover from a cold or flu, but there’s much more to understand about how vitamin C supports our health. Vitamin C is essential to good health year round, not just when we are ill. In fact, it’s critical for our overall health and survival. Unfortunately, vitamin C deficiencies are rife today and lacking enough of this important vitamin can contribute to almost any disease. Vitamin C is used for cancer treatment 200 g/i.v. a day, maybe even more. For viruses vitamin C is used 50 g / i.v.
Why is vitamin C so important?
Vitamin C is anti-inflammatory, helps increase our blood’s white count by strengthening our neutrophils, eosinophils, basophils, and macrophages; and generally boosts the immune system against viruses, bacteria, yeast, mold, and other unwanted fungus. This makes getting an adequate amount of vitamin C essential if you are battling a chronic illness or symptom.
The right kind of vitamin C also helps to cleanse the liver, blood and lymph, strengthen the adrenal glands, and repair damaged neurotransmitters. It also helps the body to detox effectively, which is a challenge many chronically ill people face until they get the right detox-supporting nutrients.
It’s always best to work with your health practitioner when it comes to supplements so they can assess what’s best for you.
My private physician (not hospital physician) understands importance of vitamin C, most of doctors just say that 250 mg a day is enough and if taking more it´s for nothing. I disagree strongly with this. I have used large doses of vitamin C for a year. And maybe because of that my immune system is stronger now and I haven´t had any flu even I am surrounded by sick people. Or maybe result of all immune-system boosters (spirulina, sea buckthorn berries and juice, probiotics) I take. You can´t get enough vitamin C from the food especially if you have any kind of chronic inflammation, autoimmune disease or cancer. The sicker you are the more you absorb vitamin C. Bowel tolerance is an indicator when you have absorbed enough vitamin C in your body.
Love & health!
Sources: Life Changing Foods/Anthony William, Hope4Cancer/Dr Antonio Jiminez, Elizabeth Noble/WholisticTherapyCentre, PubMed NCBI