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Rethink Vitamin C (we need all the help we can get)

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Scientists know Vitamin C as an electron donor. For the layman, this means that it fights the oxidation or damage of cells. This vitamin helps to maintain the best electron flow in the cells and protects lipids in the body. In a way, it is the fountain of youth. Vitamin C is required for the body to create its own collagen. In addition to forming the building blocks of bone, tendon and blood vessels, collagen is required to keep the skin looking young and healthy.

Vitamin C is one of the many water-soluble vitamins required by humans. Other water-soluble vitamins include folic acid, thiamin, Vitamin B5, niacin and riboflavin. Small amounts of Vitamin C can be obtained through a diet that includes fresh fruit and vegetables, or by taking dietary supplements.

Any extra Vitamin C is removed by the kidneys and passes out of the body through the urine.

Outside of antioxidant and collagen benefits, Vitamin C plays a number of other vital roles. It helps to keep cholesterol levels within the normal ranges. Through supporting the cholesterol and improving arterial vitality, Vitamin C works to maintain a healthy heart. In addition, it helps improve eye health and maintain a healthy blood pressure.

Once Vitamin C is in the body, it is processed by hydrochloric acid. As Vitamin C is processed, it can actually aid the absorption of other nutrients. Iron, zinc and manganese are all absorbed better when they are consumed with Vitamin C.

Taking a liposomal Vitamin C is the best way to increase the amount of Vitamin C available to the body. It is easily broken down and absorbed by the digestive system. Once absorbed, it can be released into the bloodstream and used by the cells.

Just a reminder, the body cannot store Vitamin C for an extended period of time. The body cannot even create vitamin C. Kiwi and green peppers have high amounts of C.

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Heloise, what’s Liposomal Vitamin C?

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Marz in reply to Blue_Bee

Google will tell you 😊😊

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Heloise in reply to Blue_Bee

I like the website I used for this piece and it explains it. There is even a recipe for it if you're a bit of a chemist. They do feel it's more effective and since C usually washes out of the system in an hour it has to work fast. I was actually trying to find out why it's said that nothing they sell is ACTUALLY vitamin C.....even ascorbic acid is not considered C so I'm trying to get more through the foods mentioned. Acerola cherries contain it and I used to give my children chewable tablets. I wonder if they still make them. Thanks for reading.

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Blue_Bee in reply to Heloise

Ahhh liposomal, now I’ve got it. Just read up on that website you gave, thanks Heloise <3

Gosh! All those “activated” “liposomalorised” vitamins and supplements are so much more expensive than the standard ones... With what I suspect is a leaky gut (which I’m working at healing with the SCD diet... and I am feeling so much better, nearly zero body pains!) ... I’m inclined to go for these more expensive, more easily absorbed versions, at least for now, until I get fully well. Thanks again for the information :- )

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Heloise in reply to Blue_Bee

Congratulations BlueBee!! It is so good to hear that.

If you find a good company with good reviews it's worth the extra cost. If you want to make your own lipsamol C there is the recipe, haha.

Dr. Jocker's article is also excellent. Liposomal is even better than intravenous C. Look at the diagram between the two types.

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Never knew vitamin c keeps cholesterol lev Hels in check. Must check liposomes! Thanks H>

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Linus Pauling suggested taking lysine along with C.