Vitamin C

Definition of Vitamin C:

A water-soluble antioxidant vitamin essential to the body's health.  When bound to other nutrients, for example calcium, it would be referred to as "calcium ascorbate".  As an antioxidant, it inhibits the formation of nitrosamines (a suspected carcinogen).  Vitamin C is important for maintenance of bones, teeth, collagen and blood vessels (capillaries), enhances iron absorption and red blood cell formation, helps in the utilization of carbohydrates and synthesis of fats and proteins, aids in fighting bacterial infections, and interacts with other nutrients.  It is present in citrus fruits, tomatoes, berries, potatoes and fresh, green leafy vegetables.

Also: Ascorbic Acid

Topics Related to Vitamin C

Acetyl-L-Carnitine

...as a treatment
“...Vitamin C-complex works synergistically with carnitine for its synthesis...”

Addictions / Addictive Tendencies

...the condition
“...Vitamin C helps detoxify and reduces drug cravings...”
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Alcohol-related Problems

...relationship to Multiple Vitamin Need
“...Over a 21-day period, the group took approximately 3gm of vitamin C, 3gm of niacin, 600mg of B6, and 600 IU of vitamin E per day...”

Allergic Rhinitis / Hay Fever

...recommendation Vitamin A
“The following vitamins can help your symptoms: vitamin A (10,000 to 15,000 IU per day); vitamin B6 (50 to 100mg per day); vitamin B5 (50 to 75mg per day); vitamin C (1,000mg three to four times per day); vitamin E (400 IU per day)...”

Alpha Lipoic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Evidence shows that even if you are not getting enough vitamin C or E, for example, lipoic acid supplements can make up at least part of the deficit...”

Alzheimer's Disease

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Both vitamin E and vitamin C supplements reduced the incidence of Alzheimer's disease in a 1998 study...”

Antioxidant Requirement

...the condition
“...Naturally-occurring antioxidant vitamins include carotenoids (which may also be pro-vitamin A), the vitamin E family of compounds (tocopherols and tocotrienols) and vitamin C...”

Antioxidants

...as a treatment
“...Also, vitamin C has been found to prevent the formation of N-nitroso compounds, the cancer-causing substances from nitrates and nitrites found in preserved meats and in some drinking water...”

Ascorbate

...related topic
“A mineral salt of ascorbic acid (i...”

Asthma

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“...In addition, quercetin has both a vitamin C-sparing effect and a direct stabilizing effect on membranes, including mast cells...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
Vitamin C, present in fruits, is a powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory agent...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Supplementation with 1gm of vitamin C per day reduces the tendency of the bronchial passages to go into spasm [Lung 1976;154: pp...”

Atrophic Gastritis

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“There may be a localized deficiency of Vitamin C in atrophic gastritis...”

Banana

...as a treatment
“...8mg of vitamin C, and 9...”

Bioflavonoid

...related topic
“...Essential for the stability and absorption of ascorbic acid...”

Bioflavonoid Need

...the condition
“...The flavonoids help protect vitamin C, and citrus flavonoids in particular improve the absorption of vitamin C...”

Bioflavonoids

...as a treatment
“...They assist Vitamin C in keeping collagen, the intercellular "cement" in healthy condition; are essential for the proper absorption and use of vitamin C; prevent Vitamin C from being destroyed in the body by...”

Birth Control Pill Issues

...the condition
“...Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)...”

Breast Cancer

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“In a 1991 review of 46 studies of the protective effect of vitamin C against cancer, 33 of those studies showed that vitamin C helped safeguard against the development of many cancers...”

Bruising Susceptibility

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Easy bruising is a symptom of low vitamin C levels, as seen in scurvy...”
...recommendation Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption
“Many people eat insufficient amounts of foods containing vitamin C; the disease caused by vitamin C deficiency, scurvy, causes easy bruising...”

Bruxism (Clenching/Grinding Teeth)

...relationship to Calcium Requirement
“...Of these, 16 took calcium, vitamin A, vitamin C, Vitamin B5 (pantothenic acid), iodine, and vitamin E...”

Butcher's Broom

...as a treatment
“...Several human studies have confirmed its effective use for venous insufficiencies alone, as well as in combination with flavonoids and ascorbic acid...”

Calcium

...as a treatment
“...Calcium comes in various forms ... Calcium Ascorbate: A salt form of Calcium (9%) with Ascorbic Acid (up to 85% Vitamin C activity)...”

Calcium-D-Glucarate

...as a treatment
“...Scientists are discovering that, like antioxidants such as vitamin C, carotenoids, and folic acid, D-Glucarate appears to protect against cancer and other diseases – but through a different mechanism...”

Cancer, General

...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...[3] Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidant substances, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, which protect cells against oxidative damage, which is related to cancer risk and other health problems...”

Carotid Artery Disease

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C protects artery linings by making them more resistant to the kind of injury that permits plaque formation...”

Cataracts

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Several experimental and epidemiologic studies have shown that long-term consumption of vitamin C supplements may substantially reduce the development of age-related lens opacities...”

CBC (Complete Blood Count) Test

...as a treatment
“...A plethora of additional factors can affect your test results: your intake of caffeine, tobacco, alcohol, and vitamin C; your diet (vegetarian vs...”

Cervical Dysplasia

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Recent evidence suggests that beta-carotene and/or vitamin C may reverse or reduce the risk of cervical dysplasia...”
...recommendation Beta-Carotene
“Recent evidence suggests that beta-carotene (in doses of about 25,000 IU per day) and/or vitamin C may reverse or reduce the risk of cervical dysplasia...”

Chitosan

...as a treatment
“...Ascorbic acid (not buffered) seems to enhance its effects...”

Chlorella

...as a treatment
“Chlorella pyrenoidosa, a freshwater single-celled green algae, is more popular in Japan as a regular supplement than vitamin C...”

Chlorophyll

...as a treatment
“...Chlorophyll is known as a "super food" because of the range and quantity of nutrients (vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and essential fatty acids) that it contains, including ... vitamin C...”

Chronic Renal Insufficiency

...recommendation against Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“The authors of the following study believe it shows that vitamin C supplementation leads to a significant increase in serum oxalate levels in dialysis patients...”

Cigarette Smoke Damage

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Smokers are advised to consume an extra 35mg daily because smoking depletes the body of some vitamin C...”

Cold Or Flu

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Many studies have been done to determine the effect vitamin C has on the common cold...”

Concern Over Wrinkled Skin

...the condition
“...Although the hormones estrogen and testosterone slow skin collagen loss, a number of beauty treatments, including vitamin C and ceramide creams, can do the job without the side-effects...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“The skin's natural defenses against the free radicals produced by UV light are vitamin C and vitamin E...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Ascorbic acid reserves are often depleted in older people, who tend to need more vitamin C in their diet...”

Copper

...related topic
“...It is also involved with vitamin C in the formation of collagen and the proper functioning in central nervous system...”

Copper Toxicity

...recommendation Manganese
Vitamin C, zinc and manganese all interfere with copper absorption...”
...recommendation Zinc
“Zinc and manganese with vitamin C remove copper from the tissues...”

Coronary Disease / Heart Attack

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Supplemental vitamin C can help heal injured arteries when used with L-lysine and proline for plaque prevention and possibly removal...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“Fruits and vegetables contain antioxidant substances, such as vitamin C, vitamin E, and carotenoids, which protect cells against oxidative damage, which is related to cancer risk and other health problems...”
...recommendation L-Proline
“See links between Increased Risk of Heart Attack and the treatments Lysine and Vitamin C...”

Cranberry Juice

...as a treatment
“...Rich in Vitamin C, the high amount of acid and other beneficial components in cranberry juice can help break down and prevent the formation of kidney stones...”

Dehydroascorbate

...related topic
“An oxidized form of ascorbic acid (vitamin C)...”

Diabetes Type II

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...Fred Klenner, MD has used large amounts of Vitamin C for many ailments, and says that diabetics are so deficient they should be considered as having scurvy...”
...recommendation Vitamin E
“...Another study showed that vitamin E (680 IU) along with vitamin C (1200mg) will reduce the albumin excretion rate in urine which reduces the risk of end stage renal disease associated with diabetes...”

Esophageal Cancer

...the condition
“...A supplementation plan should include nutrients that help support your immune system and reduce toxic side-effects, including ... Vitamin C...”

Estrogen-balancing Medications

...as a treatment
“...Choline, inositol, and methionine, vitamin C and bioflavonoids have been used to assist in preventing and stopping bleeding from fibroids...”

Excess Phytates in Diet

...the condition
“...Even a small amount of phytates in food can reduce iron absorption by half, but the effect is less marked if a meal is supplemented with ascorbic acid, which can also help the absorption of zinc and calcium...”

Fluoride Toxicity

...recommendation Calcium
“It has been observed that the ingestion of calcium, vitamin C or vitamin D, individually, is effective in protection from fluoride toxicity to a certain extent...”

Folic Acid

...as a treatment
“...Those who drink alcohol or take high amounts of vitamin C also require more of this vitamin...”
...related topic
“A B-complex vitamin that functions along with vitamin B-12 and vitamin C in the utilization of proteins...”

Folic Acid Deficiency

...the condition
“...tract, where it acts as a coenzyme for a multitude of functions and often is converted to its active form, tetrahydrofolic acid (THFA), in the presence of the niacin coenzyme (NADPH) and vitamin C...”

Gallbladder Disease

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Sixteen patients with gallstones who were scheduled for surgery received 500mg of Vitamin C four times per day for two weeks prior to surgery...”

Glycolic Acid

...as a treatment
“...It has been reported that in combination with MSM, colostrum and vitamins (especially vitamin C), the positive effects can be enhanced...”

Grape Seed Extract

...as a treatment
“With high levels of oligomeric proanthocyanidin, which is 50 times more potent than vitamin E and 20 times more potent than vitamin C, grape seed extract is an antioxidant and free-radical scavenger par excellence...”

Grape Skins

...as a treatment
“...History: Flavonoids such as anthocyanins were at one time called "Vitamin P" because they were thought to be necessary and even able to substitute for vitamin C...”

Green Tea

...as a treatment
“...Function; Why it is Recommended: Green Tea has demonstrated superior antioxidant properties in experimental studies than vitamin C or E...”

Heavy Metal Toxicity

...the condition
“...For many patients, intravenous Vitamin C and replacement mineral infusions are also recommended to support the body through the metal removal process...”

Helicobacter Pylori Infection

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“A study showed vitamin C levels to be low in atrophic gastritis and Helicobacter Pylori infection...”

Hemochromatosis (Iron overload)

...the condition
“...Diagnosis and Tests: The use of supplementary iron and vitamin C (which increases iron absorption) may lead to earlier laboratory abnormalities and iron deposition...”
...recommendation against Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“One study has indicated that excessive vitamin C intake may be a contributing factor in hemochromatosis...”

Hemorrhoids

...the condition
“...Vitamin C 500-1,000gm tid with Bioflavonoids 3,000-6,000mg per day...”

Hepatitis

...the condition
“...Other treatments that have been beneficial include the use of Vitamin C, liver extracts (which promote hepatic regeneration) and Reishi mushrooms...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C (1,000 to 1,500mg per day), beta-carotene (100,000 IU per day), vitamin E (400 to 800 IU per day), and zinc (30 to 50mg per day) strengthen your immune system...”
...recommendation Beta-Carotene
“See the link between Hepatitis and Vitamin C...”

Herpes Simplex Type I

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C, zinc, thymus extracts, TMG, monolaurin from coconut, and olive leaf extract have all been used with some success as reported by various doctors...”

Histapenia (Histamine Low)

...the condition
“...Treatment and Prevention: The treatment program consists of the administration of zinc, manganese, vitamin C, niacin, vitamin B12, and folic acid...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Zinc and manganese with vitamin C remove copper from the tissues...”

Hives (Urticaria)

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“High doses of vitamin C, such as mineral ascorbates, can help those with hives by lowering histamine levels...”

Hot Drinks

...as a treatment
“...Add fresh lemon for vitamin C or warmed nonfat milk (or fortified soy milk) for calcium...”

Hyperparathyroidism

...the condition
“...A person with primary hyperparathyroidism who also has borderline nutritional status may develop deficiencies in the following substances that are necessary for normal bone formation: Vitamin C, Vitamin K, Manganese...”

Hypertension (High Blood Pressure)

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“A 1999 study found that in systolic and diastolic hypertension as well as elevated pulse rate, blood plasma vitamin C levels were reduced...”

Increased Fruit/Vegetable Consumption

...as a treatment
“...Patients undergoing dialysis may develop low levels of vitamin C, which can lead to capillary fragility...”
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More topics Related to Vitamin C

Inositol

...as a treatment
“...Vitamin E, vitamin C as well as folic acid and linoleic acid are thought to increase the functioning of inositol...”

Iron

...as a treatment
“...Presence of vitamin C enhances the iron absorption, which is why consuming citrus fruit along with iron helps...”

Iron Deficiency Anemia

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“It has been well established that better iron absorption occurs from both plant and animal sources when vitamin C is taken at the same time, whether from foods or as a supplement...”

Laryngitis

...recommendation Zinc
“Sugar-free herbal-based lozenges fortified with vitamin C or zinc, a mineral that speeds healing, are very helpful...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is both antibacterial and anti-inflammatory...”

L-Glutathione

...as a treatment
“...Alpha lipoic acid, selenium, vitamin C, TMG, NAC, Milk Thistle (silymarin), coffee enemas, cold-processed whey proteins, colostrum, certified raw milk and L-glutamine support increased glutathione levels...”

Liver Detoxification Phase II Support

...as a treatment
“...Substances that activate Phase I detoxification ... Nutrients: niacin; vitamin B1; vitamin C...”

Low Adrenal Function / Adrenal Insufficiency

...the condition
“...This may include vitamin C, PABA, adrenal glandulars, ACE (Adreno-Cortico-Extracts) injections, licorice root, ginsengs, TMG (tri-methyl-glycine) and DHEA among other possibilities...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“Key nutrients to aid adrenal function include vitamin C, B5 (pantothenic acid), vitamin B6, zinc, and magnesium...”

Maca

...as a treatment
“...Maca is rich in vitamin B vitamins, vitamin C, and vitamin E...”

Macular Degeneration

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...People with high levels of vitamin C, vitamin E and selenium appear to have a 70% lower risk of developing macular degeneration...”

Magnesium

...as a treatment
“...Used when a vitamin C claim is also intended with the product...”

Male Infertility (Low Sperm Count)

...the condition
“...Here are some of the possible causes of low sperm count ... Malnutrition and nutrient deficiencies – deficiency of some nutrients (for example Zinc, Selenium, vitamin C, etc...”

Manganese

...as a treatment
“...Manganese ascorbate: The salt form of manganese with ascorbic acid...”

Menorrhagia (Heavy Periods)

...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“...Supplementation with vitamin C and bioflavonoids has been shown to reduce menorrhagia...”

Meyer's Cocktail

...as a treatment
“...5cc), vitamin B2 (1000mcg/cc; 1cc given), vitamin B5 (100mg/cc; 1cc given), vitamin B6 (250mg/cc; 1cc given), the entire vitamin B complex (100mg/cc; 1cc given), and vitamin C (222mg/cc; 6cc given)...”

Molybdenum

...as a treatment
“...Both vitamin C, which helps detoxify nitrosamine, and nitrate reductase, which needs molybdenum to function, can help reduce the levels of this carcinogenic chemical as it has done for the Chinese...”

Motherhood Issues

...the condition
“...The likelihood of severe reactions can be reduced by giving 500mg of vitamin C just prior to the vaccination...”

Multiple Vitamin Need

...our question about Low-carbohydrate dieting
“..."Who needs orange juice," Atkins wrote, "when a Vitamin C tablet is so handy?" [Atkins, RC...”

Multiple Vitamin Supplement

...as a treatment
“...These include vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins...”

Muscle Pains (Myalgia)

...relationship to Vitamin C Requirement
“To test the effects of vitamin C in preventing muscle soreness, researchers at Western States Chiropractic College gave 3gm of vitamin C to students beginning 3 days before exposing them to the stress of exercise...”

Myasthenia Gravis

...recommendation Manganese
“...Manganese activates several enzyme systems and supports the utilization of vitamin C, E, choline, and other B-vitamins...”

Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...When dietary vitamin C levels were low, the risk of non-Hodgkin's lymphoma in men increased...”

Noni

...as a treatment
“...The same study looked at the effective anti-oxidant properties of this Tahitian Noni brand of noni juice, comparing it with the free-radical properties of vitamin C, grape seed powder, and a commercial product containing specific bioflavonoids extracted from pine bark, at the daily dose recommended by U...”

Nutritional Deficiency

...the condition
“...Malnutrition can occur because of the lack of just one specific vitamin (for example vitamin C deficiency, also known as scurvy), or because of simply not getting enough food...”

Nutritional Deficiency Anemia

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C enhances the absorption of iron...”

Ochronosis / Alkaptonuria

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Some physicians prescribe high doses of ascorbic acid to prevent the interaction of the ochronotic pigment with the tissues...”

Oregon Grape Root

...as a treatment
“...Oregon Grape is rich in vitamin C and has been made into a beverage that was useful for scurvy, fever and upset stomachs...”

Parkinson's Disease

...recommendation Grape Seed Extract
“...Proanthocyanidins are water-soluble antioxidants that are stronger than vitamin C and which readily cross into the brain fluid...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“Supplementation with vitamin C and E markedly slows the progression of the disease in its early stages...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“Diets high in vitamin C and beta-carotene provide significant protection against Parkinson's disease...”

Pharyngitis ("Strep Throat")

...the condition
“...Contributing Risk Factors: Epidemiological surveys demonstrate a correlation between vitamin C deficiency and the development of post-streptococcal consequences...”

Phlebitis / Thrombophlebitis

...the condition
“...Vitamin C helps strengthen the walls of veins and arteries...”

Plant-Based Nutrition

...as a treatment
“...[7-12] Consuming foods rich in vitamin C, such as orange juice, with iron-rich foods enhances the absorption of iron...”

Poor Memory

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant which inhibits free-radical damage of cells and improves circulation, both of which are necessary for mental activity...”
...recommendation Bioflavonoids
“See the Link between Poor Memory and Vitamin C...”

Poor/Slow Wound Healing

...the condition
“...In a study of women being treated for venous leg ulcers, it was revealed that the women had suboptimal dietary intake of energy-providing food sources and key wound-healing nutrients such as vitamin C and zinc even though they had well-organized food habits [Wissing et al...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is crucial for the proper function of the enzyme protocollagen hydroxylase which produces collagen, the primary constituent of the granulation tissue that heals a wound and the key component...”
...recommendation Copper
“...It works with vitamin C to create strong collagen, and it creates cross-links in collagen and elastin that give strength to proteins...”
...recommendation Gotu Kola
“...wound healing properties, centella has been found to induce levels of antioxidants in wounds and newly-formed tissue, including superoxide dismutase, glutathione peroxidase, vitamin E, and vitamin C...”
...recommendation Vitamin B5 (Pantothenic Acid)
“...One week prior to surgery, some patients were administered 200mg of vitamin B5 and 1gm of vitamin C...”

Pregnancy-Related Issues

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“...287-91] In one study of over 300 consecutive births, the mothers were given 5gm of vitamin C in the first trimester, 10gm in the second and 15gm in the third...”

Propolis

...as a treatment
“...High in B-complex vitamins, propolis contains notable quantities of vitamin C, E and Provitamin A...”

Rose Hip

...as a treatment
“...25% vitamin C...”

Scurvy

...related topic
“A disease that is caused by a lack of vitamin C in the diet...”

Selenium Requirement

...our question about Vitamin C supplementation
“The availability of selenium for absorption was reduced almost to zero when sodium selenite (a common form of selenium) and 1gm ascorbic acid were taken together well before any meal...”

Silicon

...related topic
“...While vitamin C functions only as a catalyst in the formation of collagen, silicon is actually a structural part of collagen...”

Stevia

...as a treatment
“...Stevia also contains protein, fibers, carbohydrates, phosphorus, iron, calcium, potassium, sodium, magnesium, rutin (flavonoid), zinc, vitamin C and vitamin A...”

Stomach Cancer

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C supplementation may help reduce the risk to the development of gastric cancer by increasing ascorbate levels within the stomach and decreasing mucosal DNA damage...”
...recommendation Plant-Based Nutrition
“...The researchers found that plant-based nutrients such as dietary fiber, dietary beta-carotene, folic acid, vitamin C and vitamin B6 were associated with lower risk of these kinds of cancers...”

Syndrome X / Metabolic Syndrome

...the condition
“...Vitamin C and vitamin E can also be helpful, as can the minerals chromium, magnesium, and zinc...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects against infection and boosts the immune system...”

Test for B12 Levels

...as a treatment
“...However, pregnancy, large doses of vitamin C, and folate deficiency may result in a falsely reduced B12 microbial assay...”

Thuja

...as a treatment
“...The leaves also contain rhodoxanthin, amentoflavone, quercetin, myricetin, carotene, xanthophyll and ascorbic acid...”

Thymus

...related topic
“...The thymus appears to need plenty of balanced protein, antioxidants like carotenes, vitamin C, E, B6, zinc and selenium...”

Transferrin Saturation Test

...as a treatment
“...Instructions: Several factors can falsely elevate test values, including the use of vitamin C, dietary supplements containing iron, medicinal iron, and estrogen preparations...”

Ulcerative Colitis

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C (unless it causes colon irritation) may be supportive...”

Urinary Stress/Urge Incontinence

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
Vitamin C at 500mg, 2-3 times daily with meals may provide some anti-inflammatory support...”

Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)

...the condition
“...15 Vitamin C and phenazopyridine10 may cause false-negative or unreadable results...”
...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“The urine pH is often elevated in times of bacterial infection but can be lowered by some medications or unbuffered vitamin C...”

Varicose Veins

...the condition
“...Vitamin C 500-1,000gm tid with Bioflavonoids 3,000-6,000mg per day...”

Vinegar

...as a treatment
“...The vitamin C and beta-carotene in cider vinegar destroy free radicals that weaken the immune system and increase the risk of various diseases...”

Vitamin A

...as a treatment
“...It fights infection and supports the immune system right along with zinc lozenges, vitamin C and echinacea...”

Vitamin B12 Requirement

...our question about Vitamin C supplementation
“Megadoses of vitamin C and/or copper can cause B12 deficiency...”

Vitamin B3 Requirement

...the condition
“...The conversion of tryptophan to niacin requires the presence of other nutrients, such as thiamin, pyridoxine (vitamin B6), biotin, vitamin C and iron...”

Vitamin B-Complex

...as a treatment
“The B-vitamins, like vitamin C, are water-soluble and are not stored in the body...”

Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)

...as a treatment
“...Vitamin C use has been an alternative therapy for many years...”

Vitamin C Requirement

...the condition
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin...”
...our question about Gums that bleed easily
“Bleeding gums are sometimes due to scurvy (vitamin C deficiency), but this is a rare condition nowadays...”

Vitamin E

...as a treatment
“...Vitamin E works alongside other antioxidant nutrients including selenium, vitamin C, beta-carotene and others to quench free radicals, peroxides and other potentially harmful substances...”

Vitamin E Requirement

...the condition
“...In contrast, vitamin C serves to protect the aqueous – or watery – regions of the cells from oxidation...”

Vitiligo

...recommendation Test Copper Levels
“Melanin, the normal body pigment, is synthesized from the essential amino acid L-phenylalanine by an enzyme system dependent on copper, vitamin B6, vitamin C...”
...recommendation Vitamin B12 (Cobalamine)
“...This may be part of the reason why these nutrients, along with vitamin C, are often successfully used as part of a vitiligo repigmentation program...”

Vulvodynia / Vestibulitis

...recommendation Oxalate Avoidance
“...In addition, do not take more than 250mg of Vitamin C per day as it may contribute to oxalate formation...”

Weakened Immune System

...the condition
“...system include being breastfed as a baby, exercising sufficiently but not excessively, stress management, avoiding food and other allergens, and being well-nourished; supplements such as TMG, zinc, vitamin C and other antioxidants; hormones such as HGH (human growth hormone – can be used homeopathically) and DHEA; colloidal silver, and l-arginine...”

Yeast / Candida Infection

...recommendation Vitamin C (Ascorbic Acid)
“One Osteopath (DO) is known to use intravenous vitamin C followed by intravenous flagyl with good results for candidal overgrowth...”
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