Once you have established a regime of healthy eating for weight loss, you will start to see the pounds fall off. In this article, we are looking at perhaps the most essential vitamin C you need to make sure you are healthy and slim.
However, before we get started, I would just like to establish the fact that all nutrition should come from food. Superfood if you like. But food as opposed to a laboratory made pill. Vitamin pills consist of isolated and synthetic vitamins that are alien to your body. At best, they are simply excreted. At worst, you can unwittingly overdose on them and wreak havoc in your body.
Along with some of the apes, humans are the only species who can’t manufacture their own vitamin C. This means you need to make sure it is in your diet. Few people eat enough fresh fruit and vegetables to get their daily dose, so supplementing tends to be needed.
Vitamin C is necessary to keep your immune system in good working order. It can prevent and resolve colds, flus, viral diseases such as chicken pox, degenerative diseases such as rabies, AIDS and cancer, can remove the accumulating toxins in your body from drugs and chemical pollution and generally boost your immune system.
Stress and toxins, so much a part of the modern way of life, deplete your already low levels, so a high dose is required. The common idea of taking vitamin C is until you notice a bowel intolerance (ie diarrhoea), then back off a little. This will vary according to your stress and toxic level.
It is considered that 60mg of vitamin C is needed to prevent scurvy. The common symptoms of scurvy are:
- easy bruising
- bleeding and haemorrhaging (especially the gums)
- wounds that open up or won’t heal
- weary, lethargy
- body aches and pains
- a sallow complexion
- mild depression
As a natural practitioner, I see many people with these exact same symptoms, so I know only too well, that most people are deficient in vitamin C.
Acerola cherry is one of the richest sources of vitamin C and loses little in storage. It usually comes in powder form and can be sprinkled on food or added to juices or smoothies.