Benefits of Vitamin C
Halloween seems to kick off the cold and flu season. The combination of sugar, reduced sunlight, less outdoor activity, and lots of celebrating set up a good environment for the immune system to plummet.
A strong immune system is the first line of defense against colds, the flu, and countless other viral and bacterial infections. As chiropractors, we have always felt that prevention is better than a cure. We know that it pays to work on giving your immune system all the help it can get.
Is there a simple way to boost your immune system so you will not get sick?
In addition to regular chiropractic visits, to keep those signals from your nervous system to the immune system/lymph/white blood cells and such open and running smoothly, we also suggest Vitamin C.
Vitamin C is one of the most important anti-oxidants to help boost the immune system. However, unlike most animals that produce their own Vitamin C, the human body does not make their own. Therefore, supplementing from a good source or eating a diet rich in Vitamin C is important.
If you are experiencing cold symptoms, we suggest a dosage of 4 to 5 grams taken during the day. If this treatment is started in the early stages of a cold, it will often fail to develop. If the cold has already developed, this treatment will usually lessen the effect of the cold and speed recovery.
Vitamin C is also paramount in combating toxin mediated diseases such as whooping cough and tetanus. Recent studies have shown that the whooping cough vaccination is not as effective as was once hoped. Therefore, it is important to keep your immune system functioning strong. In the event that you or someone you know contracts whooping cough, Vitamin C can be the key to a full recovery. Read more about the "Vitamin C Treatment of Whooping Cough" here: http://drsuzanne.net/2015/04/the-vitamin-c-treatment-of-whooping-cough-suzanne-humphries-md/#sthash.0hdDe1Xk.dpuf
Besides boosting your immune system, there are other potential benefits of Vitamin C supplementation. Studies suggest that adequate Vitamin C is linked to reduced risk of cardiovascular disease and even cancer. Read more about cancer and Vitamin C here: http://www.cancer.gov/about-cancer/treatment/cam/patient/vitamin-c-pdq and about cardiovascular health and Vitamin C here: http://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/09/21/vitamin-c-heart-health.aspx
If you are looking for a good Vitamin C supplement, we suggest Vitamin C and Bioflavonoid formula from Vital Nutrients. It's gluten-free.
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