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Vitamin C: the Real Story

Vitamin C: the Real Story

This book tells the story of how the controversy about vitamin C has grown and continues even as increasing evidence demonstrates the value of the orthomolecular approach. The story of vitamin C is an exciting journey into the workings of science and medicine, the intrigues of political and economic influences, and the evolutionary history of humankind. Someday, medicine without vitamin C therapy will be compared to childbirth without sanitation or surgery without anesthetic.

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C, also known for its role in fighting off the common cold, serves as the antioxidant vitamin. This vitamin helps the body form collagen, a protein that builds bone structure, bone cartilage and blood vessels. Another function of Vitamin C is its absorption of iron, which aids in bone maintenance for stronger bodies and cleaner teeth. This can be accomplished by keeping a well balanced diet and eating healthy. In addition, Vitamin C assists in fighting off cardiovascular disease as...

Vitamin C

Vitamin C

Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) is a key vitamin to animals and plants. This book looks at all aspects of vitamin C; its chemical and biochemical properties, its role in various plants and animals and its effect on our health. Written by an international team of experts, together they represent much of the expertise on vitamin C throughout the world.

The Importance of Vitamin C

The Importance of Vitamin C

The discovery of ascorbic acid, better known as Vitamin C in1928 by the Hungarian Dr. Szent-Gyorgyi, a later Nobel Prize winner, was one of the biggest achievements in the biochemical area. It was without doubt a huge step for the improvement of the human health and well-being. With that discovery however a strong debate started around that important water-soluble vitamin. Another famous scientist, Dr. Linus Pauling proposed in 1970 that the daily intake of Vitamin C needs to be much higher...

Vitamin C in Health and Disease

Vitamin C in Health and Disease

"Provides an up-to-the-minute, comprehensive analysis of the most recent theoretical and clinical developments in vitamin C research--integrating a wide variety of interdisciplinary studies into a single-source volume. Highlights the redox properties of vitamin C, including regeneration, participation in antioxidant networks, and influence on atherosclerosis."

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What you need to know if you take these common supplements

You may not realise it but your lifestyle choices, from taking the birth control pill to smoking and even drinking coffee, can seriously affect those vitamin and mineral supplements you're popping on a daily basis. We asked Net Doctor resident GP Dr Roger ...

Scurvy Is a Serious Public Health Problem

“And this had led to these very severe nutritional deficiencies,” Churchill says. The man’s vitamin C levels were so low, he qualified for a disease Churchill hadn’t thought about since medical school: scurvy. The same scurvy made famous by pirates ...

Dr. Blonz: Meat warning merits closer look

Did the WHO study control for processed meats with and without nitrites? A nutritionist once told me that vitamin C blocks the formation of cancer-causing nitrosamines, and that if I choose to eat bacon, I also should have a lot of orange juice.

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