Vitamin C plays many roles in the human body. It is required for the synthesis of the ‘glue’ that surrounds our cells (mucopolysaccharides), makes them cohesive and prevents them from falling apart. Vitamin C is important for tissue integrity and the prevention of invasion by foreign organisms and cancer cells. If you bruise easily then you most likely have a deficiency of vitamin C.
Vitamin C is the strongest antioxidant (AO) normally present in our body. It prevents free radicals from damaging our cells and tissues. It also recharges other important AOs, notably vitamin E and glutathione, allowing them to be reused many times. It also protects many B vitamins and other substances in our body from oxidative destruction.
Vitamin C is also necessary for the production of collagen and elastin, which keep our arteries, bones, teeth, cartilage, and other tissues strong. Lack of vitamin C results in weakened arteries and bleeding into the tissue spaces.
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According to Dr Thomas E Levy, vitamin C also helps the immune system in that it helps in the production of antibodies, it also stimulates the immune system by facilitating the production of T and B cells.
Vitamin C has been shown to help reverse autoimmune conditions including MS and Asthma, as well as reverse cognitive decline in Alzheimer’s patients. It has also been shown to reduce chronic fatigue.
All chronic diseases cause their symptoms by increasing oxidative stress (stealing electrons). Vitamin C donates electrons and thus reduces oxidative stress and thus reduces the effects of disease.
Vitamin C improves skin conditions due to it’s antioxidant effect and thus it’s ability to facilitate the removal of toxins in the skin.
Adrenals contain a store of vitamin C. Stress which increases oxidation, solicits the adrenals to release vitamin C as a means of combating this increased oxidation. Insufficient levels of vitamin C inhibit this effect.
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Dr Thomas Levy describes benefits of vitamin C.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries explains why synthetic vitamin C is as good as natural vitamin C.
Dr Sanjay Gupta explains the importance of Magnesium.
- Magnesium is the 4th most abundant mineral in the body.
- Magnesium is an electrolyte and is necessary for the electrical activity in the heart.
-Inflammation causes damage to artery linings and leads to hardening of the arteries. Magnesium reduces inflammation and therefore reduces hardening of the arteries.
- Magnesium opens up blood vessels (vasodilator) allowing more blood to get to vital organs.
- Magnesium is a co-factor in more than 300 reactions in the body.
- Stress uses up Magnesium.
- Lack of sleep uses up Magnesium.
- Sugar intake uses up Magnesium to break it down.
- Coffee, tea etc (diuretics) precipitate larger excretions of Magnesium.
- Deficiency of Magnesium causes tiredness, insomnia, anxiety, depression.
- Deficiency can lead to osteoporosis and diabetes.
- Deficiency can lead to constipation and poor bowel movements.
Dr. Josh Axe lists the benefits of Vitamin D and why most of us are deficient.
- Strengthens immune system
- Assists fight against bacterial overgrowth
- Enhances mood
- Helps reduce anxiety
- Helps balance hormones
- Aids muscle growth
- Aids in weight loss
- Helps to strengthen bones and teeth
- Helps prevent osteoporosis
- Helps relieve asthma symptoms
- Helps protect against formation of cancers, diabetes, and heart disease
- Helps with digestion
Dr David Brownstein explains the importance of Iodine.
Dr Edward Group explains the importance of Iodine.