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Vitamin C is an antioxidant that is required for
tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland functions, and
It also aids in the production of
anti-stress hormones and interferon and is needed for
the metabolism of lactic acid, tyrosine and
phenylalanine. It protects against harmful
effects of pollution, helps to prevent cancer,
protects against infection, and enhances
immunity. Vitamin C increases the absorption of
iron. Essential in the formation of collagen,
vitamin C protects against blood clotting and bruising
and promotes the healing of wounds and burns.
Evidence suggests that Vitamin C works with Vitamin E
and they reinforce and extend each others antioxidant
are only 3 mammals on planet earth that have bodies
that do not manufacture vitamin C. These are the
guinea pig, the rhesus monkey, and humans.
The way all three must acquire the vitamin C they need
is through their diets and/or supplementation.
Are you getting enough
Taking Vitamin C is essential. Your body attempts to
protect itself from high blood sugar levels by
converting excess glucose in your bloodstream to
sorbitol, which is a form of sugar that is initially
less damaging to your body.
But over time, sorbitol travels to certain parts of
the body where it builds up. Research indicates that
this buildup of sorbitol is a factor in the long-term
complications of diabetes.
These complications are cataracts, neuropathy
(nerve damage), retinopathy (going blind) and
nephropathy (kidney failure).
Studies have shown that taking 2,000 mg/day of
vitamin C reduces the production of sorbitol and
strips sorbitol out of the body.
Another study presented at the Nuffield College of
Ophthalmology [Definition: the branch of medicine
concerned with the eye and its diseases] of
Oxford University, England, showed that vitamin C
actually slowed and stopped the development of
cataracts, and how natural vitamin C was more
effective than synthetic ascorbic acid.
High Blood Pressure:
If you have high blood pressure, taking vitamin C
is a must. A study done by scientists at the Boston
University School of Medicine and the Linus Pauling
Institute at Oregon State University, showed that
people with high blood pressure had their blood
pressure levels fall by an average of 9.1% by
taking 500 mg of vitamin C each day for a month.
A 10-year study from UCLA showed that in a
population of more than 11,000 US adults aged 25-74,
men who took 800 mg of vitamin C daily lived about six
years longer than men who took only 60 mg of vitamin C
daily. Increased vitamin C intake was likewise
associated with greater longevity in women. Higher
vitamin C intake reduced cardiovascular deaths by 42%
in men and 25% in women.
characterized by gum redness, changes in the gum, and bleeding. It is essentially painless.
It is created
when plague (sticky deposits of bacteria, mucus and
food particles) adheres to the teeth, hardens and
irritates the gum.
accumulation of this plague causes the gums to become
infected and swollen. As the gums swell, pockets form
between the gums and the teeth and act as a trap for
more plague. Irritated gums bleed and eventually
start to recede.
irritation can be fought by taking Vitamin C
Vitamin C fights the formation of plaque.
study from UCLA showed that in a population of more
than 11,000 US adults aged 25-74, men who took 800 mg
of vitamin C daily lived about six years longer then
men who took only 60 mg of vitamin C daily.
The larger vitamin C intake was likewise
associated with greater longevity in women.
Higher vitamin C intake reduced cardiovascular
disease by 42 percent in men and 2 percent in women.
Ascorbic Acid is not vitamin C.
There is a
huge difference between Vitamin C and Ascorbic Acid.
Talking Ascorbic acid
when you want to take Vitamin C, is like wanting
to eat an egg and getting the shell.
ascorbic acid you take the less your body absorbs.
An intake of less than 20 mg has 98% absorption
the time you take 1000 mg to 1500 mg, the absorption
has dropped to 50%.
In amounts over 12 grams, the absorption of
ascorbic acid drops to only 16%.
In contrast, whole food Vitamin C contains
the complete complex including all the co-factors that
is available in natural vitamin c in food, and the body knows how to absorb and use
it. (more information on ascorbic acid below)
The problem for people who want real vitamin C, is
that glass for glass, orange juice contains more sugar
(although a different type of sugar) than Coca-Cola
RHP® Vitamin C is an ascorbic acid, in a citrus concentrate, that contains proteins and bioflavonoids.
This improves the absorption of the vitamin C and is more bioavailable to your body. It enables the body to absorb, retain and utilize this special form of vitamin C more efficiently.
RHP® Vitamin C will not upset the stomach and digestive tract. You can even take it on an empty stomach.
To get a whole food Vitamin C we have found RHP®
which delivers what is needed.
To order this Vitamin
Below is some information about this Type of Vitamin C:
Did you know that most of the supplements on the
shelves of health-food shops, drug stores and
supermarkets contain "vitamins" that are
just man-made chemicals and
"minerals" that are simply ground up
rocks or mineral salts.
For example, nearly all "vitamin C" sold
in the US is ascorbic acid. This is a man-made
chemical found nowhere in nature.
There is no ascorbic acid in an orange, tomato or
broccoli, or any fresh fruit or vegetable.
Ascorbic acid is manufactured in chemical plants by
applying heat and pressure and additional chemicals to
glucose (sugar), which converts the glucose to
ascorbic acid. Not exactly like drinking orange juice,
Ascorbic acid, being a chemical, isn't
absorbed or utilized the same way as food, and can
often upset the stomach and digestive tract because
it's an acid.
Vitamin C as it is found in nature is
acid - it is neutral! The acid taste in
oranges and other citrus fruits is caused by their
citric acid content.
Some companies will combine ascorbic acid with
other chemicals to "buffer" it (make it less
acid). This results in the "sodium ascorbate"
or "calcium ascorbate" salt forms of ascorbic
The bottom line is that these forms of
"vitamin C" as well as most other
"vitamins" you find on store shelves, are
man-made chemicals. They are nothing like
the true vitamins found in fresh fruits, vegetables
Now, let's take a look at the "minerals"
that are available on store shelves. For example, 70%
of the "calcium" supplements sold in the US
is calcium carbonate. This is factually finely ground
up limestone rock, seashells or coral.
Only 4-7% of calcium carbonate taken as a
supplement is actually absorbed by the body. Calcium
carbonate is sometimes combined with other chemicals
to try and improve this very poor absorption rate.
Regardless of the many different chemical forms
calcium carbonate can get changed into, none of them
are the same as the calcium found in a cabbage. Not
These man-made chemical vitamins and ground up rock
and mineral salts are called "USP" vitamins
and minerals. (USP stands for United States
Pharmacopoeia, which is a set of standards these
vitamins and minerals are measured by.)
You may also come across vitamins and minerals that
are labeled "food based". These are USP
vitamins and minerals that have been physically mixed
in with alfalfa or soy or some other food.
This mixing with food is done in an attempt to
increase the absorption of these chemicals and ground
up rock into the body. That is why you often see
"take with food" on their labels.
Occasionally these "food based" products
will be labeled "organic". This simply means
that the alfalfa or soy the chemicals were mixed
in with was grown organically.
Today you can find vitamins and minerals dissolved
in liquid form. If the product is made with man-made vitamins and minerals, you're just pumping man-made
chemicals into your body.
When you plant a cabbage in the ground, its roots
grow down into the soil and rocks, and they pull up
from the ground calcium and other minerals in a form
that you and I can't eat.
Then through the normal life processes of the
plant, it converts these minerals into a part of the
plant body itself. Now the calcium has actually
become a food we can eat, and our body knows how
to absorb and utilize it.
To be effectively absorbed and
utilized, vitamins and minerals must be the way they
are in food.
◊ RevitaHealth™ Real Food vitamin C is produced by using a proprietary process. This process creates vitamin C that is in a form that is highly bioavailable. The body recognizes and can use it.
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