Honestly, if I had to pick just one of the most powerful antioxidants to use it would be vitamin C. It’s so much more than boosting our immune system to avoid getting colds. Vitamin C is a requirement in the biosynthesis of collagen, L-carnitine, and particular neurotransmitters; Vitamin C is also involved in protein metabolism and halts the destruction (at a minimum) from those blasted free-radicals.
Our immune system function is intimately and closely related to the proper function of our adrenals.
You have probably heard the phrase “Adrenal Fatigue’ a bit lately. I recently learned the highest amount of vitamin C in our bodies is in the adrenals. Some experts think that this might be the reason why it boosts our immunity. Our immune system function is intimately and closely related to the proper function of our adrenals. People with weak adrenals get respiratory infections and asthma-like problems frequently. Supplementing with vitamin C can boost your energy levels for that reason too. Healthy adrenals equal good energy levels! Given your body is not dealing with high toxicity (mercury, nickel, aluminum, chlorine, etc.) or hidden infections (like a root canal, an existing amalgam, or an imbalance in the micro-biome), if it is, it will most likely use the vitamin C on that.
Research on Vitamin C is in and it shows that it is nothing short of a miracle nutrient that is extremely versatile. It’s one of, if not the, best antiviral, antibiotic, antihistaminic, antipyretic known to mankind! You just have to know how to use it. The key is orthomolecular doses. That’s MEGA doses, and frequent doses of the highly bioavailable nutrient. Vitamin C has a very short life in the body. It is very safe and is a water-soluble vitamin. There are many different forms of vitamin C and it is a good idea to supplement with many of them (if you can afford it). Especially when you’re dealing with some sort of illness. Well ascorbic acid is the cheapest and a very safe form you can use for life and in a daily basis as a basic part of your supplementation regime. There’s a lot of controversy about it but I trust the scientists I’ve been reading, and for the results I’ve seen too. Liposomal Vitamin C is the only option in my mind. It is far superior to anything else out as of now.
It was first suggested as a tool for cancer treatment in the 1950’s:
Doctoryourself.com has some fantastic articles with a lengthy compilation of scientific papers on Vitamin C. It was first suggested as a tool for cancer treatment in the 1950’s: its role in collagen production and protection led scientists to hypothesize that ascorbate replenishment would protect normal tissue from tumor invasiveness and metastasis (McCormick, 1959; Cameron, et al., 1979).
We should all ramp up our intake of Vitamin C
Vitamin C dosage: You can start by taking 1000mg after each meal. I started doing that quantity, and went up little by little. I do 5000 mg/day religiously. I do other forms too depending on my bodies needs at the moment. Vitamin C absorbability depends on how much sickness we have going on within us. We should all ramp up our intake of Vitamin C. This could be 3000 mg to 100,000 (via IV). Keep in mind that we can (and should) take as much as vitamin C as we can. It will not hurt us. A very important note: the more you divide the dose, the better it will work. For example: if you’re going to try and take 5000 mg/day, then it would be best to try and take 1000 mg 5x over the day. If you can spread the same dosage out 10x over the course of the day, this would be even more optimal.
This RDA table is pretty ridiculous and scary if you ask me.
Most of what the USDA recommends for vitamins and minerals are basically just to keep you up to a minimal baseline of health. Which is not even par for the course. It’s not a joke, but it is laughable.
Recommended Dietary Allowances (RDAs) for Vitamin C
|0–6 months||40 mg*||40 mg*|
|7–12 months||50 mg*||50 mg*|
|1–3 years||15 mg||15 mg|
|4–8 years||25 mg||25 mg|
|9–13 years||45 mg||45 mg|
|14–18 years||75 mg||65 mg||80 mg||115 mg|
|19+ years||90 mg||75 mg||85 mg||120 mg|
|Smokers||Individuals who smoke require 35 mg/day
more vitamin C than nonsmokers.
* Adequate Intake (AI)
Vitamin C Deficiency
Acute vitamin C deficiency leads to scurvy. Signs can appear within 1 month of little or no vitamin C intake (below 10 mg/day). Initial symptoms can include fatigue (probably the result of impaired carnitine biosynthesis), malaise (general feeling of discomfort), and inflammation of the gums. As vitamin C deficiency progresses, collagen synthesis becomes impaired and connective tissues become weakened. Skin diseases (such as petechiae, ecchymosis, hyperkeratosis, and purpura) can also arise. Joint pain and poor wound healing are also common symptoms. Additional signs of scurvy include depression as well as swollen, bleeding gums and loosening or loss of teeth due to tissue and capillary fragility. Iron deficiency anemia can also occur due to increased bleeding and decreased non heme (plant based) iron absorption secondary to low vitamin C intake. In children, bone disease can be present. Left untreated, scurvy is fatal.