Vitamin C Superhero!
I know in a previous blog, I mentioned a few supplements to boost your system, but I’ve decided to touch on only one today. Liposomal Vitamin C. If there is nothing else in the universe that you add to your daily routine, it is this (Vitamin D3 is close behind — but we’ll get to that).
According to the experts (there are so many published research findings, I won’t reference them here, but feel free to do your own search on the Internet) and every doctor I’ve been to, the value and benefits of added Vitamin C outweigh any other nutrient. If you can only afford or want to start with one — this is it.
It has an added “fat” so that our cells will absorb it readily versus peeing it all away. Our cells need a little fat to absorb nutrients. I’m not talking bacon — I’m talking olive oil, safflower or sunflower oils. The one that I take has sunflower lecithin. Some have soy lecithin. Not my first choice as I’m soy intolerant, so as always, read the label.
The benefits of Vitamin C
- Boosts the immune system (and greatly helps those with immune deficiency)
- Helps with inflammation
- Improves cardiovascular health
- Lowers risk of stroke
- Increases eye and skin health
- Repairs cell damage from daily pollutants, toxins, illness
- New findings show it may control blood sugar
- Best of all, it can help stave off cancer or in high doses (IV) kill cancer cells
How Do You get Enough?
It is hard to get enough Vitamin C from our diet, even if we eat the recommended nine servings of fruit and veggies per day, our modern-day produce is severely lacking in nutrients, so supplementation is a great way to ensure you’re getting enough.
I don’t want to be liable for dosing recommendations so I will share with you that I take a minimum of 1000 mg of Liposomal C per day. I usually take more based on my needs and my doctor’s recommendations.
I have been receiving intravenous vitamin C since 2006. I consider it a gift that I have access to IV Vitamin C and feel that it is the least I can do for my body to stay functional and minimize inflammation and free-radical damage.
“If we could give every individual the right amount of nourishment and exercise, not too little and not too much, we would have found the safest way to health.” Hippocrates