5 Vitamin C Secrets Every Parent Should Know


5 Vitamin C secrets every parent should know.  Your body is capable of many things, but it can’t make or store vitamin C.

Believe it or not, various types of citrus fruit – which everyone assumes are rich in vitamin C – actually supply only a small amount of vitamin C in a typical serving. A medium orange, for instance, contains just 66 mg of vitamin C; half a grapefruit contains only about 37 mg. That’s why it would be extremely difficult to manufacture a conveniently sized tablet consisting only of 100 per cent natural materials containing the entire amount of vitamin C needed to be effective as a daily therapeutic dosage.Vitamin C

So you must take you que’s from Mother Nature & find out how to produce Vitamin C using exactly the same molecule that occurs in citrus fruit. Since natural vitamin C is usually found in foods with other related factors, you must mimic this by adding other natural ingredients that contain vitamin C and closely related compounds to a Vitamin C supplement. For example, the best Vitamin C supplements would contain 500 mg of natural-source vitamin C plus bioflavonoids, hesperidin, and rose hips powder.


Vitamin C Secrets Every Parent Should Know


The more researchers study vitamin C, the more amazing this vitamin appears to be.  Scientists will finally admit that vitamin C reduces the time you have a cold and reduces the symptoms of a cold.  What drug will do that for you?  Answer: none!  But they still will not quite admit that it might prevent a cold.  We believe it does.

Vitamin C is needed to make various hormones such as epinephrine.  It can detoxify harmful chemicals, is essential for tissue growth, has lowered cholesterol, aids in bone formation, promotes tissue repair, and is necessary for the formation of cartilage and collagen.  In addition it is a natural antihistamine and an immune system stimulant.  A very busy vitamin indeed!


Vitamin C And The Immune System


Vitamin CWhite blood cells which fight virus, bacteria and other invaders contain 30 to 50% more vitamin C than the blood they live in.  This active uptake mechanism tells us that vitamin C is very important to these cells.  Vitamin C is depleted in your body when you are under physical or emotional stress.  That is one reason every college campus in America has an outbreak of minor illnesses around exam time.  As the C drops in the body, it also drops in the white blood cells.  In a low C condition the number of white blood cells can drop by 25%.  Those that remain lose 25% of their ability to attack invaders.  It adds up to a 50% loss!  At this level a virus is able to multiply, grow, and invade.  The stress we mention above can be surgical stress, emotional stress, or the stress of fighting off invaders.

Vitamin C is involved in the manufacture of interferon and antibodies, which is chemical warfare against various invaders.  It is required by the thymus gland where many of the white blood cells are made.  It even helps control the inflammatory response.  Vitamin C is key to so many areas of the immune system that it can well be called a broad spectrum immune system enhancer.  Vitamin C is extremely key to your overall health.


Vitamin C’s Antioxidant Role


Vitamin C is considered a major antioxidant because it is involved in so many conditions believed to be caused by free radicals, such as heart disease, caner, aging, lung disease, arthritis and cataracts.  The reason vitamin C has so many roles is because it is our water soluble antioxidant, and you are largely made of water…..some 90%.

Vitamin C scavenges free radicals in the watery parts between the cells before the free radicals can attack the fatty parts of the cells membrane and cause some really bad problems.

Vitamin C has another key role.  After vitamin E disarms a free radical, it is no longer active.  Vitamin C restores E to power, thus sparing vitamin E.

So, you can see vitamin C is our key player in the water soluble areas and even helps in the fat soluble areas by restoring vitamin E.


How Much Vitamin C Do I Really Need?


It is extremely difficult to get optimal amounts from diet alone.  Surveys show that the average intake in American is 70mg. This is bad, but there is worse news.  Large portions of the population do not even approach the U.S. RDA of 60 mg.  Researchers indicate that over 25% of males do not even get that much. The elderly are less likely to consume foods high in vitamin C.  It is further estimated that 20-40% of American women get less than 70mg of vitamin C a day.  But even if we all consumed the low U.S. RDA of 60mg, it would be far to low for optimal protection from free radicals.Vitamin C

Our bodies cannot make or store vitamin C, which, since it’s lost during everyday activity, needs to be replenished daily to prevent a vitamin C deficiency. Taking two 500mgVitamin C in a sustained release tablet five hours apart has been shown in clinical tests to maintain vitamin C levels over 24 hours – equivalent to taking 100 mg of vitamin C every hour for 10 straight hours. And these levels were significantly greater over a 24-hour period than levels resulting from taking 1000 mg of vitamin C all at one time.

The best way to ensure a steady supply of vitamin C to your cells is by taking Vita-C 500 Sustained Release tablets – the first sustained-release vitamin C supplement to use all-natural gums and waxes to release pure, protective vitamin C gently and continuously.

The “do-everything” nutrient, vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant. Sustained Release Vita-C provides:
• High-potency vitamin C
• A proprietary sustained-release system that delivers the vitamin C equivalent of one-and-a-half oranges every hour for five hours
• A formula that helps maintain natural antioxidant defenses, cell integrity, and the health of eyes, teeth, gums, bones, muscles, and blood vessels

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5 Vitamin C Secrets Every Parent Should Know


Lynne is a Certified Nutrition Consultant and Therapeutic Massage and Ethics Educator with extensive study in preventative nutrition and physiology. For over 35 years, Lynne has helped thousands of people through consulting, seminars and writing.

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