Did you take your Vitamin C Today?
For the majority of the westernized population, the answer to this question will be a resounding “YES”.
Vitamin C content is often viewed and embraced as a positive when it comes to label observation. You see people looking at juice labels, processed fruit snack labels and even cereal labels, certain they are getting what they need.
I mean, if your label says “100%”, you can be sure you are getting exactly what you need for that day, right?
The plot twist is that the vast majority of the population is NOT getting enough Vitamin C. You may be asking yourself WHY NOT or HOW CAN THIS BE, but before I answer those questions, let us look at WHY your body needs this VERY IMPORTANT organic substance.
Your body requires Vitamin C for obvious reasons such as a strong immune system. Think about those over-the-counter cold remedies claiming this vitamin as the “cure”. Vitamin C is also very necessary for cellular resuscitation and regeneration.
What does that mean? Vitamin C plays a vital role in the HEALING of wounds and the formation of new skin cells, healing ligaments, tendons and blood vessels. Basically, your OUTER LAYER, your BLOOD MOVEMENT and the prevention/healing of MOVEMENT ISSUES/INJURIES requires ample Vitamin C.
Now, here is a pearl of wisdom you may not have encountered before.
Did you know that the human body CANNOT generate its own Vitamin C supply but that almost all other animals CAN? With the exception of guinnea pigs, bats, monkeys and humans, animals can make their own Vitamin C. This is factual information (google it!).
Aside from things like heart worms, generational heart defects, breed specific defects and other things like stenosis or a hole in the heart, animals do not acquire heart disease consistent with “blockage”.
The number ONE KILLER of the UNITED STATES population is HEART DISEASE, most often caused by “blockage”. Something to ponder.
And let me set the record straight….there are no “small” blockages. I wouldn’t want a partial blockage of my toilet or my guttering. Granted, the end result isn’t as dramatic as a full blockage but really, justification of a 30% blockage of the toilet causing a slow flush is really just SILLY. If you have blockage, it’s a problem.
Based on hypothesis and repeated research results, it has been discovered that a Vitamin C deficiency is directly related to “blockage”, and NOT CHOLESTEROL, as the mainstream medical world and drug industry has led us to believe. Who isn’t on a STATIN??? Me, for one.
Let me digress a bit. Cholesterol is extremely important in hormone balance (hello ladies), the prevention of cancer and heart disease, brain function and serotonin (I FEEL GOOD) levels, as an anti-oxidant and to synthesize Vitamin D, which is responsible for fertility, all body functions, muscle tone and a host of other necessities. Your body MAKES ITS OWN Cholesterol in the liver. Obtaining good cholesterol from sources like grass-fed meats, fatty fish, nuts (NO, a peanut is NOT a nut), olive oil and avocado is essential in OVERALL WELLNESS. Therefore, a chicken fried steak with cream gravy, biscuits and with margarine, bagels and cream cheese, 7 eggs and a package of bacon served beside 3 pounds of brisket will not serve your body or your longevity very well.
The general population HEARS cholesterol and immediately thinks BAD. This is far from the case. It’s really about the types of foods you are eating.
WHY do I need Vitamin C?
Our bodies are constantly at WAR with the environment. Second hand smoke (I cannot believe people STILL smoke cigarettes, but that is my opinion). Toxins from crap food, such as 3 pounds of brisket. Prescription meds. Over the counter meds. Smog and industrial pollutants. Chemicals from the water and products we use and ingest. Did I mention crap food? Moreover, we have the illnesses and diseases we are continuously fighting, mostly due to diet. It is no wonder your body is in a constant state of BATTLE.
The warrior to fight all of this is Vitamin C!!!!
Without Vitamin C, your BODY sends in the triage team to attempt to stabilize the battle wounds. This triage team will not fix the problem, like good ol Vitamin C warriors, and will begin to cause inflammation in the area for which its serving as a “Band-Aid”. This is believed to be the cause of the “blockage” in the arteries, where you don’t get blockage in a vein.
Ever wonder why changing your diet to plant-based often results in a rapid drop in weight? Yea, that’s inflammation.
Now, the recommended amount prescribed by the same authorities who allow killer drugs (the ones YOU PAY OUT THE NOSE FOR THAT MASK UNDERLYING ISSUES) to be dispensed is a whopping 60mg a day. This amount is basically to PREVENT the disease SCURVY, which is a death sentence caused by an insignificant amount of Vitamin C. HOWEVER, this recommended level doesn’t address optimal health and cellular regeneration, all required for vascular heath, skin health and joint/muscle health.
According to the studies by Dr. Matthias Rath, M.D., it is recommended that between 600mg and 3000mg (depending upon lifestyle and current state of health) be consumed each day. Again, just google up Dr. Rath and see what his peer-reviewed published research has uncovered!
This seems attainable, except that the half-life, or the time that Vitamin C is drawn in and used by the body before it is sent out in your pee, is only about 30 minutes! Mega-dosing once a day doesn’t even seem efficient or appropriate. It’s more important to work at keeping a good supply of this WARRIOR VITAMIN in your body at all times.
I could go into a diatribe of reasons and conditions and concerns and arguments concerning good ol Vitamin C, but it really boils down to getting enough to keep your body healthy.
Where can I get my 600mg minimum of Vitamin C?
Oranges, right? WRONG!
Peppers have the highest amount per whole piece, at close to 350mg per red or yellow bell pepper. Eat 3 of these a day and you are on the right path.
An entire pineapple contains about 450mg.
Papaya and Guava fruits have approximately 120mg per fruit.
Kale and Broccoli have around 80mg in a cup of RAW (let me repeat….R A W).
A Kiwi has about 60mg.
An orange and other citrus? They weight in about the same as a Kiwi with 60mg per fruit (that would be 10 oranges a day for the rest of your life!!!!)
Fruit juice? Well, as any nutritionally savvy individual would tell you…..you really should LIMIT the amount of fruit juice and concentrate that you consume. WHY? Because it is pure sugar and causes a host of other internal bodily mishaps.
What about “side effects”? (asked with a certain “whiny” voice about it)
Look……just like the vast majority of women walk around with 60lb purses/diaper bags/shopping bags while carrying their 3 year-old, but balk at the thought of lifting a 60lb weight, the vast majority of the westernized population is consuming more deadly toxins and medication than the side effects an increase in Vitamin C could ever create, the worst being diarrhea! I don’t know about you, but a trip to the crapper to remind me that I might have too much is way better than dizziness, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, heart palpitations, facial hair and death.
I’m not going to try and “sell” anyone on Vitamin C or its benefits. You either educate yourself, or you DON’T.
There is a reason why the “vanity” world puts Vitamin C in their products….because the ignorant will buy based upon the belief that it’s good for the skin. Well, it is good for the skin IF INGESTED INTERNALLY IN APPROPRIATE AMOUNTS. It’s the best ANTI-AGING vitamin on the planet if taken internally. However, this far exceeds vanity and focuses primarily on functionality and longevity.
Get enough, 600mg-3000mg, Vitamin C every day through fruits, veggies and supplementation. Do this for the rest of your life, starting NOW!