Vitamin C – The ‘Neglected’ Vitamin.
It was the British Navy that discovered this and why the ‘Brits’
were known thereafter as ‘limeys’.
Other than for the relief of the common cold most do not know the
enormous benefits of vitamin C and particularly organic vitamin C.
Man is the only mammal that does not produce his own Vitamin C.
We must get it from the food we eat.
Vitamin C is essential for every function and process in the body
which is probably why it is found in almost all plants, fruits and
Other mammals produce far more vitamin C, like 40 to 200 times
more than what is recommended as the daily dosage for humans.
Linus Pauling’s research, the ‘father’ of vitamin C, and twice
Nobel Prize winner, showed that man needs at least 2 grams
per day, not the miniscule 65mg that our ‘governments’ feels is
The common notion is that anything more than the RDA’s 65 mg’s
of Vitamin C is just urinated away was proven by Pauling’s own
studies that even at doses of 10,000 mg that a maximum amount of
1500 mg or 15% may be wasted.
In spite of the addition of Vitamin C to many foods and drinks
studies have shown that most of us are deficient in Vitamin C. This
is primarily due to the decrease of vitamin C in most all our fruits
and vegetables, anywhere from 20 to 60%.
So, just what are the body’s needs for Vitamin C.
It is necessary for collagen production which all our connective
tissues and blood vessels and skin is dependant on.
Our immune system couldn’t function without it.
It protects our cells from cancer.
Vitamin C strengthens the heart and muscles and blood vessels.
In general, a 12-16 years study of males with the highest blood
serum levels of vitamin C experienced a 57% drop in the risk of
dying from ANY cause.
If that’s not a good reason for adding vitamin C to your regular
diet I don’t know what is.