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The Hidden Facts On Vitamin C

Mar 10, 2008
Let me tell you about some facts on vitamin C that maybe you didn't know about.

Vitamin C has been around as a supplement for years. In earlier times, it was known that fresh citrus fruit could cure scurvy. Yet, health practitioners during that time largely ignored its benefits, and today's doctors, too, largely ignore the benefits of vitamin C.

What They Don't Want You To Know

Some of the most hidden facts on vitamin C is that it does different things at different levels of intake. When you take small amounts of vitamin C, it reacts like a trace nutrient. You need very little to actually stay alive, but if you don't have any at all, you'll die. Even if you take just a few milligrams a day, you'll be able to stay alive. When you take moderate amounts of vitamin C, which many health proponents do, between 500 and 1500 mg a day, vitamin C works to build the immune system. You'll have fewer colds, and if you do get the flu, you will not suffer as much and its duration will be shortened.

However, it's at the highest levels, between 8000 and 40,000 mg a day for adults, is where the therapeutic benefits of vitamin C are actually seen. In fact, at these levels, vitamin C actually has antitoxin, antihistamine, antiviral and antibiotic properties. This is a substance greatly overlooked by physicians today, and yet it could be very beneficial to their patients.

A Little History

In the 1940s, a doctor by the name of Frederick Klenner actually cured cases of staph, mononucleosis, spinal meningitis, herpes, polio, alcoholism, and even multiple sclerosis, among many others. Even though many of these diseases have vaccines today, vitamin C was an actual cure for them if the disease did occur.

Too Much Vitamin C

And the good news is a vitamin C overdose is virtually unheard of. A myth abounds that says if you take too much vitamin C, you can get kidney stones, but this has not been proven to be true. In fact, the only side effect of too much vitamin C is that you have persistent diarrhea. If this occurs, then, of course come you cut back until it goes away. However, this is at best an unpleasant side effect that causes no ill effects as long as it's taken care of once it occurs. Therefore, it's easy to manage your intake so that you are at optimal levels without being overdosed.

The bottom line is, your body needs vitamin C. It needs it in the amounts IT requires, not those set by a governmental RDA or something else. In fact, therapeutic doses of vitamin C can help anyone with a variety of ailments. It's a simple matter to start at a therapeutic dose and then adjust it as needed once your body tells you how much you need

Now that you have some facts on vitamin C that maybe you didn't know before, you may want to try some. You'll be astonished at the effects.
About the Author
Robert Orlando is a health and fitness expert who can point just about anyone in the right direction when it comes to your health. If you would like to learn more great information on how to stay healthy, visit his site at www.alternative-health-care-guide.com
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