22 Dec Vitamin C (ASCORBIC ACID)
Recommended Dietary Intakes
Men – 40 mg;
Women – 30 mg
Pregnant women – 60 mg
This Vitamin Is Essential For
- the production of collagen.
- the healing of wounds, burns, bruises and broken bones.
- immune and nervous system.
- rheumatoid arthritis.
- prevention of heart disease.
- help prevent some forms of cancer.
- potential to prevent the common cold.
- tissue growth and repair.
- healthy gums.
- protects against pollution.
Citrus fruits, berries, rose hips, capsicum, strawberries, broccoli, rockmelons, tomatoes, and leafy greens. Eat these vegetables when fresh.
This is a water soluble vitamin and must be replenished through the diet. Large doses for too long may cause kidney problems. Avoid the chewable vitamins as these may cause damage to your teeth.
Smoking, excessive alcohol consumption, oral contraceptives, steroids and analgesics increase the need for this vitamin.
Take divided doses of the vitamin twice daily to get the best effect. This vitamin has had amazing results with cancer patients, AIDS victims and people with heart disease.
Deficiency Can Cause
- weight loss.
- fatigue and joint pains.
- bleeding gums.
- reduced resistance to colds and other infections.
- slow-healing wounds and fractures.
Because it is water-soluble, excess vitamin C is excreted in the urine, so large amounts of it may usually be taken without fear of toxicity.