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Vitamin C? ? L- Ascorbic Acid??

Most Vitamin C supplements usually list l ascorbic acid as the main medicinal ingredient. Vitamin C requires flavonoids to function and prevent its degradation. L ascorbic is just a portion of Vitamin C. This antioxidant wrapper utilizes flavonoids, rutin, the enzyme tyrosinase, vitamin K, and J Factor. Vitamins are an “activity”, which requires the interaction of many items to function. The l ascorbic that is added to processed food is just the l ascorbic—it doesn't have the other necessary components of Vitamin C.

L ascorbic is processed synthetically via five steps from glucose, using either acetone or a genetically modified microbe.

Vitamin C is critical to maintain the health of our body.

Vitamin C is anti-viral and anti-bacterial. It is necessary for the formation of collagen and wound repair. It is needed for strong blood vessel walls, lactation, and adrenal gland function. It is an important antioxidant, protecting the cellular fluids from free-radical damage. Further, it resupplies vitamin E with electrons (vitamin E protects the cell membranes from free-radical damage) and it neutralizes the positive charge on toxic heavy metals, ultimately helping the body to excrete them. We could go on because Vitamin C is required for over 300 metabolic functions in the body. Acquiring the natural form (i.e., the form found in fresh food) is the most beneficial way to acquire this vitamin.

There are many sources of food that are significantly higher in Vitamin C than citrus fruits.

Some species of Rose hips contain 10–100 times the Vitamin C content of oranges. The peel of the citrus fruit, actually has more Vitamin C than the fruit itself. Wild plants that can be foraged for Vitamin C, include currants, gooseberries, baked-apple berries, persimmons, elderberries, strawberries. Greens like amaranth, goosefoot, pokeweed, wild leek, and watercress are also high in Vitamin C .

Try foraging eastern white pine for food health benefits.

Eastern white pine is a good source of Vitamin C during the winter season (at 4 times the Vitamin C content of oranges).Drinking this tea, supplies large amounts of proanthocyanins, the phenolic compounds found in red wine that promote cardiovascular health and have an antioxidant ability 20 times that of Vitamin C.

Drink your Vitamin C as a tea, in ascending order content: eastern white pine leaves, northern white cedar leaves, red spruce leaves, eastern white pine inner bark, and balsam fir leaves.

Northern populations of indigenous people, ate raw animal foods, such as liver, kidneys, and adrenal glands, which also contain Vitamin C. Vitamin C is destroyed with heat and light.

Below are vitamin C supplements derived from actual foods.

New Roots Herbal - Vitamin C8 (Capsules), 90 capsules


Elderberry with Zinc and Vitamin C


Natural Traditions Camu C Capsules - 90v caps, 500mg


KOYAH - Organic Acerola Cherry Powder


Vitamin C Complex 1,200 mg With Papaya and Black Pepper - 120 Vegetarian Capsules


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