Vitamin C, it’s everywhere. Daily vitamins, cold remedies and orange juice are all full of this ingredient, and most people accept that it’s good for them. But how many people realize the full potential of vitamin C in multiple areas of their health and life? Who takes the time to research the wondrous effects that this vitamin really has? By Any Other Name Vitamin C is sometimes known by another name: ascorbic acid. Of course, no matter what you call it, vitamin C is still beneficial. It’s been the case for hundreds of years. Sailors, for instance, would fight of scurvy with a healthy dose of the stuff. Scientists now realize that ascorbic acid helps create collagen in the skin. This protein is necessary to give strength and blood vessels strength and firmness, while vitamin C helps skin create scar tissue. It might not be pretty, but it does help (Read More)
Health Benefits of Vitamin C Vitamin C is rapidly finding new applications in protecting against endothelial dysfunction, high blood pressure, and the blood vessel changes that precede heart disease. Additional research is discovering that vitamin C can be helpful in preventing asthma, protecting against cancer, and supporting healthy blood sugar levels in diabetics. While often taken for granted, vitamin C is a critical supplement in your program to improve cardiac health and avoid degenerative diseases. Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin. Unlike most mammals and other animals, humans do not have the ability to make ascorbic acid and must obtain vitamin C from the diet and supplementation. Signs of Vitamin C Deficiency Minor bleeding, such as nose bleeds, or easy bruising. Dry, split hair due to inadequate collagen. Slow wound healing. Vitamin C promotes collagen development in scar tissue. Iron deficiency. Vitamin C promotes iron absorption, so low vitamin C and low iron levels often coexist. Fatigue (Read More)
The importance of Vitamin C in combating cancer is of paramount importance. The body has two intrinsic lines of defense against the growth of a tumor, both of which involve Vitamin C. The first is our immune system. Even after the most successful surgery, radiation or chemotherapy exercise, some cancer cells are bound to remain. It is our immune system that hunts down these cells and kills them. Vitamin C is required to mobilize specialized cells that fight cancer and other infections too. Under severe duress, the immune system is challenged and needs high amounts of Vitamin C. In a nutritionally deficient body, the supplies of Vitamin C dwindle, resulting in unstoppable growth of tumors. Dr. Tony Jimenez, a world-leading pioneer in natural cancer treatments and founder of Hope for Cancer speaking of the importance of vitamin C said, “Each of us produces several hundred cancer cells every day of (Read More)
Vitamin C is the most consumed vitamin in the world. It is not only essential in building a strong immune system – its role as the chief water-soluble antioxidant in the human body adds many more benefits. Recent studies are now linking Vitamin C in slowing the progression of Alzheimer’s disease and memory loss.
Thanksgiving is almost here, and all of us at Let’s Talk Health couldn’t be more thankful. Since we officially launched our Facebook page in 2012, we have been so touched and pleased by the numerous Facebook recommendations you have posted. Without us doing anything to encourage you to spread the news, we’ve been thrilled to see how many of you took the extra effort to recommend us to your friends. Due to the endless support we’ve received from you, we have been fortunate enough to acquire nearly 15,000 Facebook fans! As a token of our gratitude, we are giving away products the Let’s Talk Health Facebook page. From Monday, November 25 until Thursday (Thanksgiving Day), we will post 1 “Let’s Give Thanks” photo a day (seen below) — a total of 4 photos. For a chance to win the free giveaway, follow the instructions listed on the Facebook post. (Read More)
Most people assume that when they admitted to a hospital that they are safe from infections – that assumption would be wrong and could be deadly.
Most of us are not getting the vitamin C dosage we need for good health. This is because illness, trauma, stress, and injury all use up large quantities of vitamin C in animals, including us humans. But the main difference between us and other animals is that we’ve lost the ability to make our own vitamin C.
The Codex Committee in Canada and the United States set policy for food labeling. The mission and purpose of this committee is the adoption of a standard that would require the disclosure to consumers on product labels of the presence of any Genetically-Modified ingredients in that food product.