31 Mar The power of vitamin C
There’s been much talk about vitamin C since the recent article from the New York Post was published: New York hospitals treating coronavirus patients with vitamin C.
We're so glad that the power of vitamin C is becoming recognized around the world, especially during this time.
We wanted to share some Vitamin C truths straight from one of our favourite books, “Prescription for Nutritional Healing” by Phyllis A. Balch, CNC and James F. Balch, M.D. :
“Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is required for at lease 300 metabolic functions in the body, including tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland function, and healthy gums. It also aids in the production of anti-stress hormones and interferon, an IMPORTANT IMMUNE-SYSTEM PROTEIN.”
Wow! We also thought this was interesting:
“Even the venom of a black widow spider may be rendered harmless with the administration of very large doses of vitamin C.”
Because our bodies cannot manufacture vitamin C, we must make sure it’s in our diet and/or take a quality vitamin C supplement. For maximum effectiveness, we recommend taking supplemental vitamin C in divided doses, twice daily.
Good news! There are so many foods that contain vitamin C.
Good sources of vitamin C include:
Asparagus, avocados, beet greens, black currants, broccoli, brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, collards, dandelion greens, dulse, grapefruit, kale, lemons, mangoes, mustard greens, onions, oranges, papayas, green peas, sweet peppers, persimmons, pineapple, radishes, rose hips, spinach, strawberries, swiss chard, tomatoes, turnip greens and watercress.
There’s even vitamin C in some herbs including alfalfa, mullein, nettle, oat straw, red clover, yarrow, cayenne, fenugreek, hops and peppermint.
We hope you will consider supplementing with vitamin C and regularly eating foods that contain it. It’s so important that we keep our immune system strong, especially during this time.