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  1. willthomos@gmail.com' will
    Dec 02, 2016 @ 03:01:50

    Much obliged for making the Natural Remedies article fascinating and instructive till the end! Continue rousing us and Live a longer Life .

  2. jdmuke@hotmail.com' Jane
    Dec 03, 2016 @ 16:17:44

    when i start a vitamin c regimen, i bruise easily. why is that?

  3. mikke5green@hotmail.com' Michael
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 19:34:07

    Did you know that ascorbic acid is actually synthetic vitamin C? What’s more, it is usually GMO vitamin C, which means it was derived from GMO corn.he Winter 2009 edition of Wise Traditions cites 3 studies which give pause about large doses of vitamin C. The first study (from the Jun 15, 2001 issue of Science) showed that “synthetic vitamin C may contribute to the formation of genotoxins that can lead to cancer”.
    A second study presented to the American Heart Association showed a link between consumption of only 500mg of vitamin C per day and a greater propensity toward thickening of the arteries (Los Angeles Times, March 3, 2000).
    Even more recently, athletes taking 1000mg of vitamin C per day showed reduced endurance capacity from interference with antioxidant enzymes (American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, Jan 2008).This information should give pause to anyone who is actively taking synthetic vitamin C supplements such as those Emergen-C packets that are available everywhere, from pharmacies and health food stores to even gas stations!
    Supplements like these are NOT boosting immunity and are NOT good for you!Synthetic vitamins such as ascorbic acid act more like drugs in the body rather than whole food nutrients with all the available co-factors. Taking any synthetic vitamin can cause imbalances in the body and should be avoided.
    If you are a fan of Linus Pauling who popularized the notion of huge doses of Vitamin C for the common cold in the 1970’s, consider this. GMO Vitamin C did not exist when Pauling was conducting his studies. GMO derived Vitamin C is what most people are unwittingly taking today!
    What’s more, the studies indicating the danger of high doses of vitamin C over long periods of time had not been done yet. They were conducted long after Pauling died in 1994.
    Under certain circumstances and for the very ill, high dose GMO ascorbic acid therapy can be beneficial. For example, my husband used IV ascorbic acid therapy immediately after each amalgam removal. This prevented any released mercury from getting stored in the tissues. Not doing this risks the development of autoimmune disease.
    However, synthetic vitamin C especially when genetically modified shouldn’t be a regular feature in anyone’s diet or supplement regimen.
    Whole Food Vitamin C is Naturally Low Dose
    The best way to get vitamin C on a daily basis is from whole foods sources. This will provide you this critical nutrient at a low dosage that will do no harm over the long term. For example, the vitamin C we use in our home for the kids is a chewable, acerola cherry vitamin C. Each tablet only contains 30mg of real vitamin C with no additives or fillers.
    When you get the whole foods version of vitamin C, you don’t need much at all. A truly natural vitamin C supplement with no added ascorbic acid is naturally low-dose and yet highly effective.What’s worse is that ascorbic acid is not just synthetic. Remember that it is also usually derived from genetically modified corn! More on that GMO vitamin C travesty fooling millions of consumers every single day in the linked article.
    Another vitamin scam harming consumers concerns synthetic folate commercially known as folic acid.
    The pushing of beta carotene as true vitamin A by food manufacturers and supplement companies is another nutritional falsehood scamming millions of consumers and worse, seriously harming their health.
    Talk about adding insult to injury!

    http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/beware-of-ascorbic-acid-synthetic/

  4. Online Holistic Health
    Jun 27, 2017 @ 20:03:12

    Hello, Michael! Wow! Thank you so much for your well thought out and very passionate comment! Love it!

    First, I’d like to say that I agree with most of your comment 🙂

    Second, I’d also like to say that I believe you missed the point of the article which was about the half-life of vitamin C. And this goes for natural or (even) synthetic alike. I’m sorry but so much of your wonderful comment was a bit ill-placed.

    Third, Yep I am a big fan of Dr. Linus Pauling! Who, by the way…aside from all his accomplishments in the holistic arena, also lived to the wonderful age of 93 due to high dosages vitamin C! FYI…in those days when Dr. Puaking was taking high dose vitamin c, it was well before the introduction of GMO corn and Round-Up Ready Corn (all of which I am completely against).

    Fourth, I couldn’t agree more with your “pushing beta-carotene” comment! Perhaps you’d like to check out this article, I think you will like it: https://www.onlineholistichealth.com/betacarotene-retinol/

    Thanks again and keep up your good work against GMOs and GMO supplements! Like I said, I couldn’t agree more!

    Wishing you the BEST of health!

  5. yourliverlife@gmail.com' Juliano
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 11:32:41

    Vitamin C is one of the best sources for our immune systems. That’s a reason why people need to increase the amount of vitamin C in the daily diet. So, do you think that Dr. Pauling outlives most of us due to his diet with 25 mg of vitamin C per day?

  6. Online Holistic Health
    Jul 07, 2017 @ 15:44:03

    Hello Juliano! He actually took as much as 25 GRAMS per day (I think you just had a typo)! I do believe that we should take a lot more than the RDI which is only 60 mg…especially if you are under stress. Basically, stress causes the release of stress hormones and depletes the adrenals of vitamin C (the adrenals are high in vitamin C and it is where stress hormones are stored). I personally take 5000 mg – 10,000 mg (5-10 grams) spread out throughout the day.

    Hope that helps!

  7. yourliverlife@gmail.com' Juliano
    Jul 08, 2017 @ 02:22:45

    Yep, I mean he took 25gr (sorry for that typo). In fact, people do not know the maximum dosage they should use per day. But according to MAYOCLINIC (please use google for more info), the upper limit of intake (UL) should avoid exceeding 2,000 milligrams daily in men or women more than 18 years old ( excepts some cases such as : high blood pressure patients, liver disease, …it could be around 3gr – 4gr per day. So, if his research being believable, should I give some advice for my readers to increase it? Thanks!

  8. richardrowland7@gmail.com' richard
    Nov 08, 2017 @ 00:23:54

    see recently they have found out (scientists) that there is a certain glucose that make the synergistically make vitamin C…not as what had been thought of for many years that humans are the only mammal that cannot make vit.c…. as in your article…cheers Richard…
    love your journey and persistence inspiring road to recovery….well done

  9. dectiri@earthlink.net' MJ Raichyk
    Jun 16, 2018 @ 22:15:16

    To richard… I’d suggest you go to the vitamincfoundation,org to get your misinformation corrected. Animals — other than humans etc — as Dr Kmiec has stated — make their C from the glucose. That’s not new.

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