Are you eating your vitamin C?
Vitamin C does a lot more than prevent scurvy. It enables your body to use carbohydrates, fats, and proteins efficiently. It is an antioxidant. It is important for your skin, bones, and connective tissue. It promotes healing and helps the body absorb iron.Vitamin C is essential to your body’s ability to make neurotransmitters, including dopamine, noradrenaline, and serotonin.
These neurotransmitters stabilize your mood and prevent depression.
Vitamin C is also helpful for your adrenal health – and the first system of health – ROOT CHAKRA which protects our bodies from stress and aging. ????
The science speaks for itself… a 2018 study found that those who consumed the most vitamin C had the lowest reported feelings of depression, confusion, and anger.
Make sure you are eating foods containing vitamin C!
Oranges, lemons, strawberries, persimmons, bell peppers, tomatoes, and broccoli are all high in vitamin C. ???? What we eat affects what we do and how we live.
Do you know what food has the most vitamin C??
Broccoli!! Didn’t we just talk about the power of this delicious flower?
Who might need to supplement with some vitamin C even if you eat vitamin C rich foods?
- People with malabsorption issues
- If you eat a limited amount food
- If you smoke or have been around smoke
- If you experience stress
- If you are concerned about memory
- If you have bleeding gums
- If you have any collagen issues
- If you need to increase iron
- If you are in a healing crisis or have recently had surgery
- If you are concerned with chronic disease prevention
- If you have high blood pressure
- If you have high levels of uric acid
Here is the Practitioner only brand of vitamin C that I use. It is the Liposomal from from Quicksilver.
Feel free to order it off my site or find some other brand, but please do not buy vitamins from Amazon. Many are counterfeit, or old and re-sold as fresh.
I take 1,000-2,000 (some take 5,000-10,000, so this is not a huge amount) for immune support and titrate from 500 slowly until I reach a desired dose. If you take too much you’ll just have looser stools, which you just taper back if so. Most of my clients actually like that effect!
Adding supplemental vitamin C in the form of ascorbic acid, the equivalent form of vitamin C found naturally in foods, will increase blood levels further, but natural absorption of vitamin C above the intake of about 200 mg decreases sharply with increasing doses by as much as 50%.
Our bodies use certain transporters of vitamin C in the small intestine called Sodium-Dependent Vitamin C Transporters (SVCT -1) which will absorb efficiently only up to a certain point.
This absorption is regulated by our bodies depending on the level of vitamin C in plasma (blood). Any excess absorbed vitamin C is excreted in urine to maintain a small tight control on plasma concentrations. This is why LIPOSOMAL vitamin C has an advantage.
It is also due to the phospholipids used to surround the vitamin C (the very mechanism that allows it to bypass the slow vitamin C transporters present in the gut) that Liposomal C is your best bet! Yay for Liposomal C!