A primary factor in immune strength and health. Protects against cancer, viral, and bacterial infections, heart disease, arthritis and allergies. It is a strong antioxidant against free radical damage. Supplementation helps reduce cancer risk. Safeguards against radiation poisoning , heavy metal toxicity,
environmental pollutants and early aging. Accelerates healing after surgery, increases infection resistance, and is essential to formation of new collagen tissues. Vitamin C controls alcohol craving, prevents constipation, lowers cholesterol, and is a key factor in treatments for diabetes, high blood pressure, male infertility, and in suppressing the HIV virus. Supports adrenal and iron insufficiency, especially when the body is under stress. Relieves withdrawal symptoms from addictive drugs, tranquilizers and alcohol. Aspirin, oral contraceptives, smoking and tetracycline inhibit vitamin c absorption and deplete C levels.
Supplementation should be considered if these things are part of your life-style. Deficiency results in easy bruising and bleeding, receding gums, slow healing, fatigue and rough skin.
Food sources include: Broccoli, grapefruit, kale, kiwi, oranges, potatoes, strawberries, green peppers, red hot peppers.
Easy bruising , easy muscle and tendon injury, frequent nose bleeds and delayed wound healing, heightened susceptibility to infections and colds, frequent hemorrhoids, arthritis and lower back pain, insomnia, depression or listlessness, loss of appetite, loose or sore teeth, spots or floaters in the eyes, premature aging of the skin, purplish gums.