Benefits of Vitamin C

Note: It is vital to understand that ascorbic acid is NOT Vitamin C complex. Ascorbic acid is not found in nature without the rest of the C complex, and is never naturally found in high doses.

  • The ascorbic acid sold on the market is totally synthetic, usually made from corn syrup.
  • Consuming high potency ascorbic acid will cause deficiency in the other C complex factors, especially in organic copper.
  • Ascorbic acid’s primary role appears to be the antioxidant protection of the C complex itself.
  • Ascorbic acid alone produces NONE of the following list of the actions of the vitamin C complex.

Functions

    1. Vitamin C complex is the protector of endothelial and connective tissue. (All blood vessels are lined with endothelium.)
    2. Strengthens and protects blood vessels and helps keep them elastic and their structure tightly woven, so they do not leak (hemorrhage).
    3. Increases the oxygen-carrying capacity of the blood. Therefore deficiency can cause:
      1. Shortness of breath
      2. Tachycardia (fast pulse)
      3. Heart pounding.
      4. Deficiency then can contribute to overwhelming the heart by making it work harder.
    4. It is necessary for collagen formation, its strength and cohesion. Collagen is a protein that helps form the connective tissue of cartilage, ligaments, tendons, bone and blood.
    5. Of all the body’s cells, white blood cells contain the highest amounts of vitamin C complex, where it plays an anti-infection role.
    6. It is needed in abundance for adrenal function.
    7. “The most important part of the C complex is tyrosinase (organic copper) (just as B12 is organic cobalt), which is essential to all muscle, the heart muscle in particular, which undergoes atrophy with replacement fibrosis in case of lack of enough of this element.” Lee, Royal, Vitamin News
    8. Other deficiency symptoms related to vitamin C complex:
      1. Slow healing time
      2. Tendency toward chronic infection
      3. Bleeding Gums
      4. Loose Teeth
      5. Unstable joints
      6. Capillary fragility (bruising)
      7. Arterial wall weakness leading to possible aneurism

And, finally, “Most of our vitamin C deficiency is a result of the oxidation in the storage and transportation of our fruits and vegetables, plus the reduction in those vegetables occurring because of depletion of such minerals as manganese from the soil.  (It has been shown that the use of manganese may double the amount of vitamin C in tomatoes grown in this soil)”

Copyright 2002, Dr. Janet R Lang, DC

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