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The Critical C? Why is Vitamin C so Important?

Vitamin C is a powerful nutrient and antioxidant that has been shown to a) support immune health, b) promote cardiovascular health, c) protect and repair human cells, and d) offer numerous other health benefits.

What makes Vitamin C so important?

Vitamin C is the powerhouse of all antioxidants and plays a dual role in your body. It functions as a powerful antioxidant but can also act as a selective pro-oxidant targeting cancer cells. In addition, it acts as an essential micro-nutrient, antihistamine, analgesic, anti-bacterial, antibiotic, and stress hormone, and can serve many other functions. These critical functions have been shown to fuel various physiological processes such as:

*1. Supporting collagen synthesis, an important structural component of bones, blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, and skin.
*2. Supporting heart and vascular health.
*3. Supporting healthy blood pressure levels already within the normal range.
*4. Supporting immune system functions.
*5. Acting as an essential cofactor in enzymatic reactions.
*6. Helping protect against damaging free radicals.
*7. Supporting healthy metabolism.
*8. Helping to maintain healthy bones and teeth.
*9. Aiding in healthy eye support.
*10. Supporting healthy hormone production.
*11. Helping the body absorb iron.
*12. Supporting brain health by aiding the production of neurotransmitters.
*13. Boosting the actions of other antioxidants.

These are just a few of the many functions the human body depends on, and Vitamin C is an essential nutrient that must be replenished daily. However, under excessive oxidative stress, nutrition alone cannot keep up with the rate of depletion of Vitamin C from the body, resolve infectious disease, promote, and accelerate healing, neutralize pathogens, manage pain, and wall off chronic bacterial infections.

To address these types of conditions daily supplementation and timely therapeutic protocols are essential. Furthermore, to reverse oxidative damage, pharmacological high-dose applications are necessary to resolve the underlying conditions. In many cases, timely administration of therapeutic doses can prevent organ failure, significantly improve quality of life, and resolve acute conditions very quickly.