Vitamin C was the first nutrient to be studied for i health benefits in modern times. In the 100 years since those first scurvy findings, evidence has been building indicating that vitamin C has an extremely wide variety of benefits to the human body.
Here are just a few studies on Vitamin C:
Association between vitamin C intake and lung cancer
Association between Dietary Vitamin C Intake and Risk of Prostate Cancer
Association between vitamin C intake and the risk of pancreatic cancer
A high dietary intake of vitamin C, or foods rich in this vitamin, may prevent COPD.
Antioxidants such as carnosine and vitamin C may be effective therapies in reducing oxidative stress associated with autism.
Beta-carotene, vitamin C and vitamin E deficiencies may play a role in the pathogenesis of thyroid cancer.
Daily intake of 100 mg of ascorbic acid prevents urinary tract infections in pregnant women.
Data suggest that measurable health advantages are associated with vitamin C supplementation in men with adequate to low vitamin C status.
High dose ascorbic acid reduces blood pressure, cortisol and subjective responses to acute psychological stress.
Higher plasma vitamin C concentrations are associated with reduced stroke risk.
Liposomal vitamin C could help protect against ischemia-reperfusion-mediated oxidative stress.
This finding supports the hypothesis that vitamin C mobilizes iron stores and improves iron delivery to the bone marrow.
Higher levels of vitamin C could help protect against lead toxicity.
Lipoprotein(a) and vitamin C impair development of breast cancer tumors.
Multiple myeloma tumor cells are selectively killed by pharmacologically-dosed ascorbic acid.
The present study indicates that vitamin C may be a novel therapeutic method for patients with advanced tumors.
…and those are just a few picked out of a mountain of evidence on the benefits of vitamin C. You can also read more about heart disease prevention and vitamin C (Linus Pauling theory) here.
Dr Benjamin Weeks discussing the basics of Vitamin C
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