Vitamin C - Crucial Building Block for Health-Carolyn Dean MD ND
Vitamin C – Building Block of Health
Over the last few weeks on my radio show, I’ve been sharing with you what I already knew and have been recommending, what is still being discovered, and what may yet be proven [which falls under the category of what I already knew lol]. The bottom line remains – the immune system is made of cells and we have to keep building healthy cells using the right building blocks. These building blocks are available to you in our Completement Formulas.
This week we are reviewing the value of vitamin C as a building block of health, vitality and well-being. To sum it up, I’ll quote Dr. Rhonda Patrick, an American biomedical scientist, researcher, and entrepreneur. I subscribe to Dr. Patrick’s newsletter and was thrilled to see a publication simply titled “Vitamin C”, a 42-page, 20,000-word, up-to-the minute description of the benefits of vitamin C.
Here is how Dr. Patrick begins her paper:
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient, widely recognized for its antioxidant properties. These properties arise from its potent redox potential due to its capacity to donate electrons to oxidized molecules. Even in small quantities vitamin C can protect critical molecules in the body such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage by reactive oxygen species, which are generated during normal metabolism, by active immune cells, and through exposure to toxins and pollutants (e.g., certain chemotherapy drugs and cigarette smoke). The vitamin also plays a critical role as a cofactor – a molecule that assists enzymes in chemical reactions. This dual nature of vitamin C means that it is instrumental in multiple physiological processes, including those involved in the biosynthesis of collagen, carnitine, and catecholamines. As such, vitamin C participates in immune function, wound healing, fatty acid metabolism, neurotransmitter production, and blood vessel formation, as well as other key processes and pathways.
The dual nature of Vitamin C! It’s exciting, isn’t it, to think about how many benefits you receive as you engage this versatile, essential nutrient?
Getting Vitamin C From Food
Unless you live in a remote community, untouched by the problems of modern farming, it’s highly unlikely your local food supply will provide you with enough vitamin C. Even if you were to focus on eating foods with a high concentration of vitamin C, you would only end up denying yourself other nutrients or suffering indigestion (from overeating). And, if you try to get all your vitamin C from fruit, you may end up getting too much fructose-sugar in your diet.
Benefits of Vitamin C
helps repair tissues, including skin, blood vessels, bones and teeth
fights against heart disease and cancer with its high levels of antioxidants
can accelerate wound healing and helps eliminate bruising – which is low grade scurvy
reduces the stickiness of blood platelets, making them less prone to forming clots
can lower oxidized cholesterol levels: when Vitamin C levels are low, cholesterol becomes elevated; and when more vitamin C is consumed, cholesterol levels decline
increases type I collagen synthesis – collagen is the vital protein scaffolding of our body
helps reduce levels of lead, mercury and other heavy metals
reduces histamine in the body — the hormone that triggers allergies and asthma attacks
Tonight, we’ll talk with Dr. Carolyn Dean about the Dual Nature of Vitamin C -along with a wide range of other health topics and clinically recommended nutritional assets to support your body. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!
Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has been featured on national media for over 30 years offering practical strategies to improve health, vitality, and well-being the natural way. As a medical doctor, naturopath, certified clinical nutritionist and master of many modalities including acupuncture and homeopathy, Dr. Carolyn Dean MD ND has authored over 33 books and 100 publications including The Magnesium Miracle, 3rd Edition, Hormone Balance, Future Health Now Encyclopedia and Heart Health. Please note that the information and opinions expressed on these broadcasts are not designed to constitute advice or recommendations as to any disease, ailment, or physical condition. You should not act or rely upon any information contained in these broadcasts without seeking the advice of your personal physician. If you have any questions about the information or opinions expressed during these broadcasts, please contact your doctor.
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