The Wonderful Healing Powers Of Vitamin C

-By Paul A. Philips

Health Benefits of Vitamin C

As for Vitamin C and its optimum body functions, when it comes to keeping the body’s metabolic processes running smoothly for optimum health this vitamin has a hand in a vast number of vital functions. Any of the body’s organs, tissues or cells deprived of this wonderful nutrient would soon start to go awry in functioning.

Vitamin C as an immune system builder

The white blood cells are involved in immune defence: They kill off the unwanted foreign matter that invades the body. The types of white blood cells involved in immunity are called the T-cells and macrophages, which vitamin C is involved in the making of. If the immune defence could not do its job, then toxicity and disease sets in.

As an antioxidant
Damage to the body’s organs, tissues and cells happen by means of reactive molecules called free radicals. These free radicals can cause damage by oxidation. They may come from environmental toxins such as heavy metals, noxious hydrocarbons; herbicides, fungicides, pesticides…or a whole range of chemicals like, for example, nitrosamines from nitrates found in factory
Processed foods. Smokers take in free radicals when inhaling…The extent of the damage caused by oxidation can range from ageing to a number of chronic conditions such as cancer and cardiovascular disease.
In the maintenance of collagen
Collagen can be found in connective tissue. Skin, bone, teeth intervertebral disks, tendons, ligaments, cartilage and heart valves…are some of the connective tissues that contain collagen. Without collagen our tissues would not have their structural integrity or togetherness. Therefore, a lack of this vital protein could cause some serious illnesses.
Studies have shown that collagen deficiency has been linked to a lack of vitamin C in the diet. -This vitamin has an involvement in the making of collagen in the body.
Disk herniation
Intervertebral disks exist in between the backbones. They cushion the backbones during movement, acting as shock absorbers.  Due to excessive wear and tear and a lack of vitamin C, the outer surrounding of the intervertebral disk becomes less tough and worn, forming pinholes. This allows the inner soft material to find its way on the outside, causing it to make contact with the nerves around the spinal column. This can be quite painful. However, from a Japanese study it suggests that frequent intakes of vitamin C can remedy the situation by strengthening the intervertebral disks and restoring their structural integrity.
Common colds prevention
The trick to preventing the common cold is to mega-dose with high amounts of vitamin C the moment when you feel that ickle-tickle in your throat and then carry on with further high doses, allowing for bowel tolerance… Mega-dosing with this vitamin as a way of preventing the common cold and its exact methodology can be found through searching Google.
-All the above benefits through taking vitamin C have been well documented and proven.
Vitamin C in relation to handling stress
What happens during stress?
Instead of the dietary supply of vitamin C going in to the body’s normal metabolic pathways, some or much, depending on the circumstances is diverted and used in the handling of stress.
This stress situation could demand so much vitamin C that it may deprive the body’s normal metabolic pathways of an adequate supply.
If this occurs then it could lead to a deficiency and then an illness.
Examples of the type of stress situation leading to vitamin C depletion and illness could be:
Physical: Being cold and wet burdens the body and demands its homeostatic mechanism to maintain a normal temperature… see more
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