Vitamin C 🍊
What does it do?
• Strengthens the immune system and shortens the duration/severity of illness if you’re already sick
• Reduces the affect of seasonal allergies by neutralizing the extreme reactions the body has to histamines. A great alternative to antihistamine medication with no side effects
• Builds collagen (healthy skin, joints, bones, tissue repair)
• Minimizes skin wrinkles, dryness, and acne
• Helps the body burn fat and can lower the risk of heart disease
• Assists the body in healing from injuries, surgeries, and pregnancy
• Aids in the production of neurotransmitters = elevates mood and makes you feel good ☺️
• Studies show it has a role in the prevention of Alzheimers, dementia, eye cataracts and macular degeneration
Who can benefit?
• Depression, fatigue, and poor wound healing are the 3 most common signs of vitamin C deficiency
• Other signs include: dry damaged skin, bleeding gums, weight gain, aching or weakness in muscles or joints
• Smokers, heavy drinkers, and people exposed to heavy toxins in air pollution are at a higher risk of deficiency
• People with compromised immune systems
How can I get it?
🍊 Organic foods: Papaya, bell peppers, citrus fruits, broccoli, strawberries, and Brussels sprouts
* Vitamin C is fragile and can be destroyed by cooking with high temperatures (broiling, grilling, frying, etc.), processing, or the addition of preservatives.
💉 Injections: Allow higher doses to be administered, bypassing the GI tract and allowing a much higher rate of absorption. This is the preferred method when the body needs an extra boost or when you are sick. I use preservative-free Ascorbic Acid in my office.
💊 Supplements: Go to my Fullscript page, click the Immune Support category, and scroll for C-Flav and C-Zyme (will need my approval for C-Zyme)
Charlotte Morgan, M.S. L.Ac.