Taking more vitamin C during the winter months, when fresh fruits are not available and your need is greater is a huge boost to your immune system.
If you smoke and or drink alcohol you will need much more vitamin C. Smokers on the average have 25% less vitamin C in their blood than non-smokers. Heavy drinkers need extra vitamin C in order for the liver to be able to produce the enzyme, dehydrogenate, which detoxifies alcohol.
- Vitamin C aslo helps with runny nose and sore eyes, it is a natural anti-histamine.
- Vitamin C is anti-viral.
- Vitamin C is bacteriacidal.
- Vitamin C detoxifies.
- Prostaglandin production in blood platelets is boosted by vitamin C, in turn increasing T cell production.
A useful indication of vitamin C requirements is “bowel tolerance,” a healthy adult can take upto 4000mg of vitamin C before getting diarrhea, with flu you can take up to 8000mg, cancer or AIDS 20,000-30,000mg a day, it depends on your own system.
Foods high in vitamin C, Broccoli 110mg, Peppers 100mg, Kiwi 80mg, Lemons 80mg, Brussle Sprouts Papayas 62, Cauliflower, Strawberries, Watercress, Tomatoes, Cabbage 60mg, Oranges 50mg, Grapefruit 40mg.
Are you deficient, frequent colds and infections, bleeding or receding gums, nose bleeds, red pimples on skin, easy bruising, slow wound healing, lack of energy.
Supplementing, vitamin C taken with bioflavanoids, strengthens the effect. Fresh fruits and vegetables have both. Average daily intake 500-3000mg.
- The best way to get this is by pure ascorbic acid-vitamin C- powder, dissolve it in some juice or water and drink it throughout the day, keeping your body saturated.
- If you are taking it for infection, increase up to 20,000mg and decrease gradually after infection is gone, do not stop it suddenly.