The Vitamin C Mystery

In today’s blog, we are going to explore the wonders of Vitamin C. I bet you won't be able to believe what it can do in the body. There are a lot of things about vitamin c that I want to help break the mystery behind. There has been extensive research ever since Linus Pauling a famous scientist and vitamin c guru. Did you know that vitamin c plays a role in your hormones, skin, immune, digestive, and cardiovascular systems? So today let’s go well beyond the orange and discuss the benefits, forms, myth busters, and best ways to take vitamin c.


Immune Function

  • This is the greatest way vitamin c can help you. We need a steady daily dose of vitamin c at least 1000 to 2000 mg daily. This dose of vitamin c can help your body’s immune function stay strong and combat toxins that we come into contact with as well.
  • When you get sick or stressed the body will quickly consume any available vitamin c to combat the illness. So when you are sick and not feeling well you can increase your dose dramatically. One thing about taking a high dose of vitamin c it may cause you to have loose stools. So if you do get loose stools back off your dose until your body regulates again.
  • Vitamin c is antibacterial, antifungal, and antiviral.

Disease Prevention

  • Vitamin c can help prevent disease like scurvy, coronary heart disease, stroke, hypertension and even cancer.
  • Due to its protective nature in the veins and arteries, vitamin c plays a major role in cardiovascular health and regulating blood pressure.
  • It has been shown that high dose vitamin c IV has an anti-cancer effect by causing the immune system to help prevent cancer and it can also help the body heal itself when you have cancer.
  • Breast and Stomach cancers have shown a huge reduction in the instance of both of them when the patients were taking around 200mg to 500mg per day.

Brain Health

  • Did you know that your brain has a store of vitamin c?
  • You can receive a huge boost in your brain health by taking vitamin c daily and reduce your risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Eye Health

  • You can prevent cataracts and improve your eye health through the antioxidant effects of the vitamin c.

I could continue this list and as you can see this is a critical nutrient.


  • Lyposhperic is my favorite form of vitamin c. This form is a fat soluble form that has an absorption rate of 300%.
  • Camu Camu is another great form of vitamin c from a food state that has a high natural vitamin c content.
  • Amla is an Indian herb that is naturally high in vitamin c.
  • Stay away from synthetic forms as they are derived from GMO corn.


I highly recommend a daily maintenance dose of 1000mg to 2000mg to maintain health and vitality. Stay tuned for next week when we talk about how glutathione and vitamin c can help you detoxify mercury from the body.