Vitamin C is magic!

Another name for it: ascorbic acid. It is an antioxidant molecule that our body cannot produce. She absolutely needs it to work, so we have to provide it. This is Linus Paulin, double Nobel laureate, Founder of modern chemistry and pioneer of nutrition, qualified British science magazine New Scientist – one of the twenty greatest scientists of all time, along with Newton, Darwin and Einstein. which opened the therapeutic pathway for vitamin C. Since then, research has continued to back up his words.

She heals your heart

Most cardiovascular diseases begin with damage to the walls of blood vessels. Vitamin C is necessary for the synthesis of collagen and elastin, which make blood vessels strong and elastic. If you lack it, you produce little and/or poor quality collagen. The resulting loss of elasticity increases the risk of heart attack, stroke, and sudden death even in the absence of atheroma. Antioxidant also reduces reactive oxygen species

(ROS) in arterial walls and increase the nitric oxide/superoxide ratio, which favors vascular elasticity. In addition, a meta-analysis of randomized controlled clinical trialss, confirms that the consumption of antioxidant vitamins is associated with a significant reduction in arterial stiffness.[1]

Vitamin C supplements would help fight high blood pressure, as well as cardiovascular pathologies. Researchers who examined all interventional studies of interest in this link, using an average dose of 500 mg of vitamin C per day for two months, confirmed this. It significantly reduces systolic and diastolic blood pressure, especially in those with high blood pressure.[2]

Most importantly, taking it for 3 months would have the same beneficial effect as 3 months of exercise in overweight people, taking into account vascular tone. A lack of vascular tone causes a cascade of harmful effects, such as inflammation and other changes in blood parameters that promote the formation of clots, leading to a heart attack. [3]It would also be possible to eliminate the harmful effects of sitting for more than 3 consecutive hours (increased blood pressure, blood viscosity

[1] Ammar W. Ashor and all. Antioxidant vitamin supplementation reduces arterial stiffness in adults: a systematic review and meta-analysis of randomized controlled trials J. Nutr. jn. 114.195826. Published online in 2014. August 6 doi:10.3945/jn.114.195826

legs and increased intracellular calcium concentration, which would increase the activity of an enzyme with a pro-oxidative effect).[1]

It protects you from cancer

Men with the lowest levels of vitamin C were 62% more likely to die from cancer within 12 to 16 years compared to those with the highest levels of vitamin C.[2] Several studies also highlight the beneficial role of high-dose intravenous vitamin C in the treatment of cancer through various mechanisms. In a small clinical study, scientists have shown that when high concentrations of vitamin C enter the space between cells, the vitamin forms hydrogen peroxide. It affects cancer cells by creating DNA damage, activating metabolism and inhibiting growth. It does not harm healthy cells. Another part of the study looked at the combination of chemotherapy and vitamin C. The effects of chemotherapy seem to be enhanced and the side effects are much less. [3]

It regulates blood sugar levels

Researchers who analyzed the results of 22 studies, including 937 patients (with and without diabetes) who took doses of vitamin C between 72 and 6,000 mg per day, found that high levels of vitamin C in the blood reduced the risk of diabetes and lowered blood sugar levels. and insulin levels in diabetic patients.[4] High blood sugar also leads to excess production of ROS, which is largely responsible for the complications of diabetes. Due to its antioxidant properties, vitamin C neutralizes them.

This is just an example. It would also benefit from anemia, risk of cataracts, protect the liver from inflammation and fibrosis, etc.

In practice

Based on an analysis of the medical literature [5] and Balzo Frei, the world’s leading vitamin C expert, should double or even quadruple the recommended dietary intake of vitamin C.

[1] Thosar SS and all. Antioxidant vitamin C prevents the weakening of endothelial function during sitting. Med Sci Monit. in 2015 Apr 7;21:1015-21. doi:10.12659/MSM.893192.

[2] Balzas Frei et al. Authors’ view: What is the optimal intake of vitamin C for humans? Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2012; 52(9):815 DOI:10.1080/10408398.2011.649149.

[3] Yan Ma and all. High-dose parenteral ascorbate increases the chemosensitivity of ovarian cancer and reduces the toxicity of chemotherapy. Sci Transl Med 2014 February 5 6:222ra18. DOI:10.1126/scitranslmed.3007154

[4] European Journal of Clinical Nutrition (Eur J Clin Nutr).

[5] Balz Frei and everything. Authors’ view: What is the optimal intake of vitamin C for humans? Critical Reviews in Food Science and Nutrition, 2012; 52(9):815 DOI:10.1080/10408398.2011.649149.

We advise:

  • eat fresh fruits and vegetables every day;
  • take two 250 mg doses of liposomal vitamin C, one in the morning and one in the evening (doesn’t disturb sleep) for better absorption. Natural or synthetic, there is no difference in biological activity[1].

Ask your doctor for advice about intravenous injections.

[1] Carr AC and all. A randomized study of the bioavailability of synthetic and natural (from kiwifruit) vitamin C. Nutrients. in 2013 Sep 17;5(9):3684-95. doi:10.3390/nu5093684.

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