Vitamin C’s SECRET Benefits (Shocking!)
You probably know by now that vitamin C is a powerhouse for your immune system.
It helps protect your body from infection and even shortens wound healing time. It’s even been found that boosting vitamin C can shorten recovery time if you develop a cold.
But vitamin C is no one-trick pony.
This one simple nutrient has countless benefits for your body FAR beyond its immune-boosting effects.
I’ll tell you about five of its secret benefits that you probably haven’t heard about…
Better Brain Function
Studies have found that cognitively healthy people have higher levels of vitamin C than those with impaired cognition.
This could be because vitamin C plays a critical role in the formation of neurotransmitters. Neurotransmitters are important brain chemicals that send message from your brain to the rest of your body.
Increases Iron Absorption
Iron has many important roles in your body, from supporting proper growth and development to helping your body make important hormones.
Your body readily absorbs heme iron (the kind found in meat), but it has a difficult time absorbing non-heme iron (the kind found in plants).
And consuming non-heme iron at the same time as vitamin C can boost your body’s absorption of the iron.
Boosts Cancer Treatments
Amazingly enough, studies have shown that eating a diet filled with vitamin C-rich foods reduces the risk of certain types of cancer.
In addition, when vitamin C is given intravenously at high doses, it can make chemo and radiation more effective.
One study showed that high doses of vitamin C helped fight breast cancer cells when give in addition to anti-cancer drugs.
Studies show that vitamin C can lower the risk of two of the most common eye conditions facing older people: cataracts and age-related macular degeneration.
In fact, AMD is the leading cause of blindness in people over 65.
But one study showed that taking 500 mg per day of vitamin C slowed the progress of the disease in people with moderate (not advanced) AMD.
Boosts Collagen Synthesis
Vitamin C helps you produce collagen, which is a key part of the connective tissue found in your body.
Collagen is especially abundant in your skin, and it tends to diminish with age, leading to wrinkled, saggy skin.
(That’s why so many beauty products contain collagen.)
But one study showed that by topically applying vitamin C to your skin, you can increase your body’s own collagen production and get younger-looking skin.
Strengthens Your Immune System
You already know that vitamin C strengthens your immune system, but it still deserves a mention in this list.
Vitamin C protects against oxidative stress, it aids in microbial killing, and it decreases the potential for tissue damage.
The bottom line is, if you don’t have enough vitamin C, you’re at an increased risk of infection.
And if you do get sick, supplementing with vitamin C can help you recover faster.
Your body doesn’t produce its own vitamin C, so you need to get it through foods like oranges, kale, bell peppers, and strawberries… or you can start taking a vitamin C supplement for added protection.
P.S. Vitamin C’s benefits don’t stop there… click here and read about another added benefit that’s especially important for our aging bodies.
Written By Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D.
For years he’s been the trusted doctor for celebrities, world-class athletes, and countless seniors looking to reclaim their health.
And now…for the first time ever… he’s making his medical breakthroughs available to readers all across America.
Dr. Richard Gerhauser, M.D. is one of the most pioneering and innovative minds in medicine today – and he delivers cutting-edge cures each month through his Natural Health Response newsletter.
Natural Health Response readers get full access to Dr. Gerhauser’s protocols for chronic pain… heart disease… diabetes… Alzheimer’s… and even cancer. These are the very same treatments Dr. Gerhauser recommends to his own patients at his practice in Tucson, Arizona.
In addition to being a board-certified medical doctor, Dr. Gerhauser has earned two master’s degrees and has served as a clinical professor at the University of Arizona.
And as a physician at the world-famous Canyon Ranch, Dr. Gerhauser treated celebrities from around the world who paid dearly for the type of next-generation health information he provides Natural Health Response readers each month.
View More Free Articles
I’ve told you before that when you eat is just as important as what you eat. Many studies have shown this to be true when it comes to factors like weight and blood sugar control. But according to a recent study, the timing of your meals can ultimately have an impact on the most critical...
When it comes to losing weight, it can feel like you’re spinning your wheels. Maybe you start off strong and then revert to old habits. Maybe the weight comes off easily at first, but then sputters out. Or maybe you’ve found that no matter how hard you work, the weight just won’t come off. The...
If you’ve been searching for the Fountain of Youth, look no further. Scientists have identified a drink that can reduce the risk of conditions like… Parkinson’s disease Heart disease Certain types of cancer Type 2 diabetes And more… And now, a recent study has shown that having a cup of this health elixir on a...
If you’re not paying attention to your blood pressure, it’s time to get on the ball. Hypertension is the number one risk factor for heart disease, which is the number one killer in the U.S. This fact always frustrates me, because your blood pressure is something completely within your control. Not only is hypertension preventable…...
COVID-19 is trying hard to be in our rearview mirrors. Still, regardless of COVID-19’s current status, you should still be taking active steps to strengthen your immune system. Doing so will help ensure that you prevent any kind of infection—from the common cold to COVID and everything in between. Here are five all-start supplements for...
If you have type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes, chances are good that your doctor is on your case about what you’re eating. That’s a good start. Diet does play a major role in the management of the condition. But it’s not the only factor—not by a long shot. In fact, there’s one change you can...
There are some things that are obviously bad for you. Smoking, donuts, and sitting too much come to mind. But others slip under the radar, impacting the health and wellbeing of most people in ways you don’t even realize. One thing in particular can do more than cause major issues like heart disease, diabetes, and...
They say you don’t know what you’ve got until it’s gone. Sleep is one of those things. If you’ve found yourself struggling to fall asleep, if you lie awake watching the minutes and hours tick by, or if you’re starting your day at 3:00a.m. (because you KNOW you’re not going to go back to sleep)…...
Isn’t it nice to know that any time you have a UTI, a sinus infection, or strep throat, you can get a prescription for an antibiotic and start feeling better in days? And typically, the infection itself can be completely knocked out in two weeks or less. It’s the miracle of modern medicine. Now, imagine...
You probably already know that exercise is good for you. But how much is enough to boost your heart health? And even better question: how much is enough to help you live longer? A recent study asked that question about seniors, and the answer might surprise you. Researchers tracked 2,800 men from 65 or older...