Ascorbic acid, Vitamin C is a water soluble antioxidant that supports metabolism and regulates iron and copper levels in the body.
Vitamin C –
- Prevents heart disease
- Prevents stokers
- Prevents hypertension and stress
- Prevents colds
- Reduces the chances of getting cancer
- Help allay the symptoms of autism
- May help with altitude sickness
- Helps treat the symptoms of AIDS/HIV
It is also known for preventing heart disease, strokes, hypertension stress, cold and flu systems, the common cold and cancer.
Typical deficiency symptoms include nasal discharge, sore throat, sneezing, burning eyes, and canker sores, bleeding gums, headaches and increased stressed levels.
The recommended daily amount of Vitamin C intake is 500 – 1,200 milligrams (mg) for optimal health in most cases. Women may require increased levels of 2,000 mg per day or more.
Build-up of excessive calcium may result in nausea, thirst, fatigue and constipation. An overdose of Vitamin known as Hypercalcemia – too much vitamin D.
Several studies show that particularly in animal’s levels of vitamin C intake should be 500 mg per day minimum.
Research has shown that cigarette and pipe smokers can benefit from taking extra vitamin C. it protects against lead poisoning and nerve and muscle diseases.
Vitamin C can be toxic in big doses. Amounts over 2000 mg daily can cause abdominal cramps, diarrhea, nausea and headaches. I
Vitamin C is also found in grapefruit juice, oranges, tomatoes and broccoli. The supplements can be purchased in powdered or liquid forms.
Did you know –
- If you lack Vitamin C your body will not build enough collagen to support blood vessel walls and you will bleed to death – this is the condition known as scurvy.
- British sailors were called limeys because they ate limes (loaded with Vitamin C) to prevent scurvy
- To fight infection a common remedy is to take 500 mg of Vitamin C powder periodically until diarrhea results and then reduce the amount taken by 500 mg and stay on it until the infection is cured
- Synthetic absorbic acid was first manufactured in 1932 and grown in bacteria
If you are a smoker you are more susceptible to colds but taking 1000 – 2000 mg of Vitamin C may help prevent infection