Any human completely cut off from Vitamin C will quickly grow sick with scurvy. It takes about 30 days. If they still don't get Vitamin C for 90 to 180 days, they will die.
The human being, monkey and guinea pig are the only mammals that don’t make vitamin C. Lucky for us, most other plants and animals on earth make their own vitamin C. We get our Vitamin C by ingesting other living beings.
Vitamin C is needed for the growth and repair of tissues throughout the body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vessels. Vitamin C is needed for healing wounds, and for repairing and maintaining bones and teeth.
For being the best we can be,
we need to be getting at least two doses of
Vitamin C a day, everyday.
There are many forms of vitamin C, but they are all forms of ascorbic acid.
The word ascorbate comes from anticorbutic, meaning to fight scurvy, A- (meaning "No") and Scorbutus (Scurvy.) Ascorbic acid is one form of vitamin C. Ascorbate is another form. And yet another form of scientifically made vitamin C is L-Ascorbate. Because of the L-Ascorbate bioavailability to our cells, I recommend only L-Ascorbate as a supplemental form.
Scurvy does not occur in most animals as they can make their own vitamin C. However, humans and other higher primates lack an enzyme (L-gulonolactone oxidase) necessary for such synthesis and must obtain vitamin C through their diet.
Initial symptoms of vitamin c deficiency, and scurvy can be:
Feeling very tired and weak all the time (fatigue)
A general sense of feeling "out of sorts" – such as feeling irritable and miserable all the time
Pain in your limbs – particularly your legs
Our body microbiome has a very delicate balance. There are 10 times more bacteria in our bodies than our own cells. One course of antibiotics could turn the bacteria in the gastrointestinal tract from predominantly aerobic to anaerobic bacteria. Anaerobic bacteria are fermenting cells and feed predominantly on sugars. When we have cravings for foods like chocolate, or a sweet treat, it is our body’s microbiome commanding us to feed it. This is complicated in that we do not want to rearrange, change our gut microbiome without understanding what we are doing. We could make ourselves very sick if there is mercury or other pathogens involved.
Some anaerobes incorporate mercury into their cell structures, and in the case of candida or even spirochetes from Lyme, these bacteria, and protozoans suspend our body's burden of mercury; they literally protect the organs of the body from mercury. If we kill of this bacteria, the body can have a severe adverse reaction to the released mercury. In the Lyme disease world this is called a Herxheimer’s response, but it really should be called acute mercury poisoning.
There are two kinds of mercury poisoning; chronic and acute mercury poisoning. The one thing that should never be done is to move from a long term chronic state of mercury poisoning into an acute state.
Vitamin C will get the mercury down in the blood stream, and get it to the liver.
There are different kinds of vitamin c. The ascorbic acid is the most acidic one, and least likely to be absorbed by cells. A buffered ascorbate is a better one, and the best is L-Ascorbate because it is almost 100% absorbed.
Bowel tolerance is the limit at which your body can retain vitamin C, without detoxing through the intestines in the form of diarrhea. Taking an excess of Vitamin C is not going to hurt you, you will simply go over bowel tolerance, and your body will release the excess of it and a good amount of retained toxins. There are only two brands of Vitamin C that I recommend, and they are C-Salts and Perque L-Ascorbate. Both of them are L-Ascorbate forms of vitamin C, and both can be used for doing a cleanse/flush:
FERMENTING SAUERKRAUT PRODUCES VITAMIN C
The bacteria create vitamin C and certain B vitamins as by-products of their metabolism. They digest parts of the cabbage and as part of their digestion the vitamins are made. Sauerkraut helped save the lived of many sailors during the golden age of sea exploration.
This is how I make my own Sauerkraut at home. It is incredibly easy to do.
KRAUTS AND LIMEYS
In the three centuries prior to 1800, it has been estimated that scurvy killed at least two million sailors. It was characterised by rotting gums, fetid breath, swelling limbs, malaise and hemorrhaging.
Why were Germans called Krauts, and the English called Limeys?
The Germans ate sauerkraut for Vitamin C, and the English sucked on Limes!
GOING LOOPY WITH TOXINS
For more on how toxins loop through our systems, and the uptake of bile with toxins. Please check out the comments section as well.
TAINTED VITAMIN C
It's important to understand the use of the word Natural when it comes to vitamins, especially vitamin C. It is 10,000 times more likely a "Natural" vitamin c is going to be tainted with TOXINS than an L-Ascorbate. It has to do with the chemical process used to produce vitamin C. Twenty percent of chlor-alkali (caustic soda) processes in the USA are mercuric cell processes. We have NO idea how it's being made in CHINA.
This is a great article by Diane Dean on why L-Ascorbate is the best form of Vitamin C in the world.
Be careful with products from a chlor-alkali process. Coca-Cola has a number of chlor-alkali factories in the United States. Coca-Cola with HFCS (high-fructose-corn-syrup) has mercury in it.
To do an intestinal cleanse, only use L-Ascorbate from Perque or C-Salts. Perque L-Ascorbate is made from potatoes, not corn. Be sure to read this entire link.
This is a link to Perque’s brand of L-Ascorbate. It is made in the United States and has NO fillers.
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This is a link to C-Salts brand of L-Ascorbate on Amazon. I highly recommend this brand. It is made in Switzerland and has NO fillers.
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HOLISTIC AND NATURAL
I recommend products that are natural to our well-being, and only ones that can be found in the grocery or health food store. Everything I recommend I do myself. Everything I do is on my website, and everyone can use my site to get back to feeling great, naturally. However, some people can be very deep in the woods, allergic to just about everything, while suffering from chronic pain and inflammation. Helping people naturally, takes time, patience, attention to detail, and experience.
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