21 October 2019
Author: Chantal Du Chenne, The Health Coach and owner operator of the DripBar.
Vitamin C: the body cannot make it so first and foremost, it must be eaten everyday or taken as a supplement. It is vital to life. Real food is always the best source.
The recommended daily intake of Vitamin C for healthy individuals is 75 – 120mg per day. For adults, the tolerable oral upper intake level (UL) – the highest daily oral intake likely to pose no risks – is 2000mg/day. (2g)
Vitamin C is water-soluble so any excess is usually excreted in the urine rather than stored in the body. It’s safe in almost any amount from foods, and supplements in recommended amounts are also regarded as safe for most people.
In some people, high doses (more than 3000mg per day) can cause symptoms such as diarrhea, nausea, heartburn, gastritis, fatigue, headaches and insomnia.
People with a history of liver or kidney conditions/disease, gout or kidney stones should take no more than 1000mg per day.
High doses of Intravenous Vitamin C (more than 10 000mg) MUST be preceded by a G6PD blood screening test.
* Powerful anti-oxidant which reduces the risk and severity of all disease.
*No other anti-oxidant is able to perform the many additional physiological and biological roles of Vitamin C.
* Boosts the immune system.
* It’s anti-inflammatory across the board.
* Its also been shown to reduce heart disease by normalizing cholesterol and triglyceride levels. Normal cholesterol levels are not affected by Vitamin C.
* In the right IV doses, it has been reported as a powerful natural chemotherapy agent.
* It helps normalize blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels; reducing both systolic and diastolic pressures.
* It is a powerful artery protector in all people – both those with normal and abnormal blood pressure
* Because it improves the absorption of iron, it’s also powerful in preventing iron deficiency and anemia
* It strengthens the skin and keeps it younger. It also reduces wound healing time.
* Protects memory. This is vitally important as early onset dementia and altzheimers disease is now affecting over 35 million people worldwide.
* It prevents the oxidative stress that leads to inflammation near the brain, spine and peripheral nerves.
* It prevents and shortens the duration of the common cold.
* Protects against eye diseases like cataracts (collagen and vitamin C deficiency) and macula degeneration.
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