Dr Holly’s Research on Vitamin C

Last Update: July 24, 2019 at 10:46 am

Date:  July 24, 2019
Source:  News for the Soul

 

Dr Holly’s Research on Vitamin C

 

By Dr Holly

heard Wednesdays Noon PSt

on News for the Soul Radio

 

Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly   – An NFTS Global Luminary  broadcasting from Canada since March 2014 –   Dr Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.

 

Most people associate Vitamin C with getting rid of a cold. But there is a lot more to Vitamin C than that. The challenge with Vitamin C is that we need it but don’t make it. We are missing the last enzyme required to make it. Further we cannot store Vitamin C. So let’s take a look at the following issues.

 

  1. There are different types of vitamin C
  2. Vitamin C is used for a number of different things in the body.
  3. What causes Vitamin C deficiency
  4. Vitamin C deficiency causes a number of issues
  5. Sources of vitamin C

 

  1. What are the different types of Vitamin C aka Ascorbic Acid aka C6H8O6or HC6H7O6
    1. L-ascorbic acid
    2. D-ascorbic acid
    3. Dehydroascorbic acid

1a. Usually refers what the Vitamin C is attached to

  1. There are a variety of different Vitamin Cs
  2. Mineral ascorbates include:
  3. Sodium ascorbate

iii.      Calcium ascorbate

  1. Potassium ascorbate
  2. Magnesium ascorbate
  3. Zinc ascorbate

vii.      Molybdenum ascorbate

viii.      Chromium ascorbate

  1. Managanese ascorbate
  2. Then there are the bioflavinoid Vit C – various bioflavonoids are associated with the uptake of Vitamin C
  3. Ester-C – mainly calcium ascorbate but also includes small amounts of other Vitamin C metabolites
  1. So let’s deal with Number two. Vitamin C is involved in the following activities in the body:
  1. Highest concentrations are found in:
    1. Eyes, adrenals, pituitary glands, brian and white blood cells[i]
  2. Plays a role in hormone function – especially female hormones
  3. Plays a role in amino acid absorption – especially methionine; or the synthesis of carnitine (needed by the mitochondria to produce ATP)
  4. Plays a role in modification of amino acids like proline which is used to make various proteins in the body and in particular collagen
  5. Plays a role in neurotransmitters like the synthesis of dopamine
  6. Is a co-factor for many enzymes – which is then required for the synthesis of neurotransmitters, neuropeptide hormones, and DNA (gene transcription)
  7. Helps the body to grow new tissue –
    1. Blood vessels
    2. cartilage
    3. collagen tissues
    4. ligaments
    5. skin
    6. tendons
    7. as well as the cornea of the eye
  1. Helps the body repair old tissue
    1. Bones
    2. Cartilage
    3. Teeth
  1. Helps to heal wounds
    1. Form scar tissue
    2. Resolve inflammation
  1. Is a major anti-oxidant
    1. Works with glutathione
    2. Thus helps prevent cancer and other diseases
    3. Protects from environmental pollutants
  1. Works with the immune system
    1. Helps the production of the immune white blood cells[ii]
    2. Doesn’t lessen the number of colds
    3. Lessens the length of time you have a cold
  1. Helps prevent dementia
    1. People with dementia have lower levels of Vit C – anti-oxidant to the brain
  1. Helps lower blood pressure
    1. Slows down the hardening of the arteries
    2. Helps relax blood vessels
    3. One example of almost 300,000 people found that after 10 years, people who took a minimum of 700 mg of Vitamin C daily had a 25% lower risk of heart disease than those who didn’t
    4. However other studies have shown that people who consume more foods higher in Vitamin C were also associated with lower heart disease – but probably also had a healthier life style?
  1. Helps with the absorption of iron
    1. Helps to convert plant based iron into a form that is easily absorbed
    2. Important for vegans and vegetarians who don’t eat meat
    3. One study of 65 anemic children given Vit C supplements found that the Vit C alone helped control the anemia[iii]
  1. A major anti-oxidant
    1. So it is an aid with any of the issues associated with excess free radicals like arthritis, cancer, heart issues, auto-immune issues,
  1. Helps reduce lead levels in the body[iv]
  2. Helps lower levels of histamine – which causes inflammation
  1. What causes vitamin C deficiencies
  1. Cigarettes lower the amount of vitamin C in the body – both smoking and passive smoking
  2. Infants who drink boiled milk
  3. People with chronic diseases
  4. Diarrhea
  5. Hyperthyroidism
  6. Pasteurization, heat, sterilization of foods
  7. Free radicals
  1. Vitamin C deficiencies cause issues such as:
  1. easy bruising
  2. slow healing
  3. nose bleeds
  4. increased number of infections
  5. gingivitis
  6. bleeding gums
  7. perifollicular hemorrhages – little red blood vessels marks on the skin
  8. dry and splitting hair
  9. rough, dry, scaly skin
  10. scurvy: joint pain, bleeding gums, bruising, slow healing
  11. anemia – due to its role in iron absorption
  12. weight gain – due to its involvement in metabolism
  13. arthritis – due to its involvement in generating and repairing connective tissue; also its involvement in reducing uric acid levels – gout, a form of arthritis. One study of almost 1400 people showed that those who had the most vit C had the lowest level of uric acid; another study of almost 47000 healthy men over 20 years found that those who took Vit C had a 44% lower gout risk1[v]
  14. dental issues – due to its involvement in connective tissue and enamel
  15. hormonal issues – hi vit C concentrations are found in the ovaries – essential for female hormone production and regulation. Stimulates the production of progesterone. Helps regulation and elimination of excess hormones.[vi]

 

4.Sources of Vitamin C include:

  1. Fresh raw fruit:
    1. Berries: strawberries, raspberries, blueberries, cranberries
    2. Cantaloupes
    3. Citrus fruits: lemon, limes, grapefruit,
    4. Kiwis
    5. Mangoes
    6. Papayas
    7. Pineapple
    8. Tomatoes
    9. Watermelon
  2. Vegetables:
    1. Broccoli
    2. Brussel spouts
    3. Cabbage
    4. Cauliflower
    5. Potatoes
    6. Red and green peppers
    7. Spinach
    8. Turnip

Notes:

  1. you can’t overdose on vitamin C as it is water soluble and your body will eliminate excess in the urine
  2. however, if taking too much for too long, you may experience gut issues like diarrhea or form kidney stones as the kidney is struggling to eliminate it

References

https://www.livescience.com/51827-vitamin-c.html

https://medlineplus.gov/ency/article/002404.htm

https://www.merckmanuals.com/professional/nutritional-disorders/vitamin-deficiency,-dependency,-and-toxicity/vitamin-c

https://lpi.oregonstate.edu/mic/vitamins/vitamin-C/supplemental-forms

https://www.livonlabs.com/liposome-encapsulated/pdf/Livon-Review-of-Dr-Mercola-Liposomal-Vitamin-C.pdf

[i] https://ods.od.nih.gov/factsheets/VitaminC-HealthProfessional/

[ii] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits#section4

[iii] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits#section4

[iv] https://www.medicalnewstoday.com/articles/219352.php

[v] https://www.healthline.com/nutrition/vitamin-c-benefits#section4

[vi] https://www.longevitylive.com/anti-aging-beauty/top-9-progesterone-boosting-foods-vitality/

 

 

 

 

Wednesdays at NOON PST  / 3PM EST – The Whole Health Initiative with Dr Holly   – An NFTS Global Luminary  broadcasting from Canada since March 2014 –   Dr Holly is a Doctor of Natural Medicine, a scientist, a professional speaker, an author of Cancer: Why what you don’t know about your treatment could harm you and 12 other books and a practitioner.  As a Doctor of Natural Medicine with 7 degrees & 3 designations in a wide range of healing modalities and 20 years experience, she can assist you in identifying and understanding your path to health. She can identify your underlying life themes, coping mechanisms, value systems and defense mechanisms to understanding the physiology and biochemistry and energy patterns of your body.  She has a mobile health clinic that comes to your door and can assess 1000s of variables in front of you AND create a protocol unique to you.  In addition, she provides consultation for physicians and clients around the world.