The health benefits of vitamin C go back a long way. History shows that vitamin C has been used to prevent colds, flu, and allergies for centuries.
The Secret To Vitamin C
There’s a secret to vitamin C that’s been forgotten over the years. The key to its success is taking it to bowel tolerance.
This means that you must take enough of it to do you any good.
Today, most people don’t take enough. And in my opinion, the RDA of 60 – 100 mg daily of vitamin C is way too low. I recommend letting your body tell you how much you need daily, and you do this by monitoring your bowels.
Let me explain.
How Vitamin C Works
Healthy cells combine oxygen with fuel from food nutrients in a “burning” process that creates heat and energy. The higher the oxygen level, the greater your vitality.
Unhealthy cells and diseased cells, like malignant cells for example, have a different method of respiration called “fermentation”, which takes place only when oxygen levels are low or absent. This means that diseased cells are growing in an environment that is low in oxygen, and the toxic load in the tissues has stalled the oxygenating reactions.
When your body is detoxed, your oxygen levels rise, and normal oxygenation resumes. Disease conditions are gone because diseases die in the presence of oxygen, and normal cell function takes over again. The dead, diseased cells are excreted through your bowels.
The key to the elimination of toxins through the bowels is your vitamin C level.
Decades before Linus Pauling PhD began studying the benefits of vitamin C, one of the first nutritionists, Dr. William Cathcart, MD, refined his method of detoxing with mega doses of vitamin C. He recommended increasing the vitamin C level to bowel tolerance, which is the point at which all of the body tissues are saturated with vitamin C.
Beyond this point, the excess vitamin C excretes through the bowels as a loose stool or diarrhea. Then you know that you are at saturation levels.
I doubt many people have a loose stool taking merely 60 mg of vitamin C.
Who Needs Vitamin C?
Everyone is different, so based on your personal health needs, everyone requires a different level of vitamin C daily. That said, here are some guidelines to get you started.
If you are low in oxygen, you may require higher daily doses of vitamin C. These are people with asthma, allergies, smokers, or people living in high air pollution areas, like in big, congested cities.
Medications, surgeries, drugs, poisons, food chemicals, excessive cold or heat,and any infectious agent all deplete vitamin C levels and greatly increase the need for more.
Stress depletes vitamin C, and if you are constipated, more than likely your vitamin C levels are really low.
Vitamin C is a critical essential nutrient to every animal, but humans, the guinea pig, monkeys and apes, and one species of bat in India don’t make vitamin C in the liver like all other animals do.
Hence, the secret to vitamin C is our need to supplement with enough in our daily regimen.
A 150-pound human (or 150-pound ape or guinea pig, for that matter) requires an average of 12 grams/per day of vitamin C, based on studies that found a 150-pound animal (like a dog, cow, lion, or moose) produces on average 13 grams of vitamin C per day.
However, if that animal is placed under stress, its vitamin C output is higher.
Have you been under any stress lately? Consider increasing your vitamin C.
To learn more about the secrets of vitamin C, read my book The Richardson Cancer Prevention Diet where I write about disease and cancer prevention using nutrients like vitamin C. I also teach you how to judge your vitamin C intake in my Detox Program and videos.
Nature is amazing because in the natural world, so many healing nutrients are available to us, like vitamin C. We have simply forgotten just how amazing they can be !
To Your Health! (And healthy bowel movements.)
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Disclaimer: This article is for informational purposes only, and is educational in nature. The FDA may not have evaluated some of the statements. This article is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Please discuss with your own, qualified health care provider before adding supplements or making any changes to your dietary program.