Vitamin C: The Super Vitamin – By Dr. Rick Santimaw ND
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is possibly the most safe and useful
nutraceutical around. It is a water-soluble vitamin (your body
doesn’t store it), which makes it very safe to use, even in high
doses. We can get what we need from our diet, including papaya,
bell peppers, strawberries, broccoli, pineapple, brussel sprouts,
kiwifruit, oranges, cantaloupe, and kale. However, when preventing
or treating certain conditions we supplement higher doses of
vitamin C (either orally or intravenously) to attain therapeutiresults.
Vitamin C plays many important roles in your body. A few of the
●Essential in wound healing and scar formation.
●Repairs and maintains healthy bones and teeth.
●Helps make collagen, an important protein used to make
skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels.
●Very powerful anti-oxidant (protects your cells from free
radical damage caused by, radiation, tobacco smoke, or
●Strengthens and supports your immune system.
Because of its versatility, vitamin C is used to prevent and treat a
variety of medical conditions. Listed below are just a few:
●Age related macular degeneration