Are You Taking The Right Type Of Vitamin C? May Be Not… Let’s Check Out
Vitamin C… Your faithful companion?
You need vitamin C because…
• It detoxifies the body
• It’s a DNA protector from free radicals
• It’s a cancer fighter
• Helps to manufacture collagen, vital for the health of all our tissues and the repair of blood vessels, teeth, joints and bone
• It Helps to normalize blood pressure
• Vitamin C supports the healing process of degenerative diseases
• It prevents premature aging
• It supports immune system to fight viruses, bacteria and other microbes
• It’s needed for the synthesis of brain chemicals such as our happy mood neurotransmitter – serotonin.
• It also supports the adrenals during very stressful times and/or when we feel extremely fatigued.
These tasty vegetables and fruits contain high amounts of vitamin C:
• Broccoli – Broccoli has more vitamin C than oranges
• Brussels sprouts
• Green and red peppers
• Spinach and other dark, leafy greens
• Winter squash
• All types of berries specially blue berries
Dr. Linus and Pauling Irwin have introduced the concept of orthomolecular medicine which uses mega-dose of vitamin C to fight off serious illness. When the body is challenged by cancer, colds, toxicity or diseases, we are overwhelmed with free radical production. This is when our requirements of vitamin C must increase.
What’s the best type of vitamin C?
There are different forms of vitamin C supplements:
1. Ascorbic acid (inexpensive, but low quality therefore low absorption levels and it may cause lose bowels)
2. Sodium ascorbate (better absorption, but not in the right amount for your body)
3. Liposomal vitamin C – High absorption levels and does not harm to the digestive system.
What is Liposomal Vitamin C?
A liposome is like a bag that carries a substance into your body and its cells. It is made out of fat or phospholipids. Phospholipids are the same material that makes up your cells membranes.
Having vitamin C coated with the same material as your cell membrane not only increases the absorbability but also protects your digestive system.
Unlike pills and powders which are flushed from your system, liposomal vitamin C passes through your digestive system unharmed.
Sometimes vitamin C causes lose bowels because of its residue in the digestive system but with liposomal vitamin C there is no residue left in the digestive system. It goes directly to your cells where it’s needed.
In conclusion, no bowel intolerance and no vitamin flush means more of the vitamin C reaches your cells.
You can get liposomal vitamin C from your supplement store or you can home-made your own:
Here is a homemade recipe:
NOTE: some people say, you don’t need an ultrasonic cleaner, you can use a power-blender will do the job.
3 level tablespoons of sunflower lecithin.
1 level tablespoon of sodium ascorbate.
Dissolve the lecithin in 1 cup (240cc) of warm or cold water, preferably distilled. Let it soak for a couple of hours or so. It doesn’t have to clump, so using warm water is preferable, but not hot!
Dissolve the sodium ascorbate in 1/2 cup warm water, preferably distilled.
Pour both solutions together into the ultrasonic cleaner and mix for around 20 to 25 minutes.
Take 1,000 mg twice day for maintenance and increase to 2,000 mg three times a day when needed. Increase gradually.
This recipe provides 12 grams (12000 mg) of Vitamin C Ascorbate at about 70% – 90% liposomal encapsulation efficiency. It will keep at room temperature for about 3 to 4 days and refrigerated, it will keep much longer.
Those with iron overload (ask your physician to test for ferritin, transferrin, TIBC and iron) should keep in mind that vitamin C increases the absorption of iron into the body, especially in the heart where it can cause heart failure, palpitations and others. Ferritin levels should be ideally less than 80 and transferrin saturation should be less than 40%.