Use in Prevention and Therapy

Enhanced ability to fight infection. Vitamin C, at doses of 1 g or more, increases body temperature slightly (enhancing white blood cell function), and is beneficial in lowering blood histamine. High levels of body histamine are associated with decreased immune response and increased nasal and bronchial congestion in colds and flu.8 Vitamin C stimulates acti-vitity of white blood cells9 and enhances their ability to destroy bacteria and viruses.

Cancer. Vitamin C plays a central role in anti-oxidant and immune defenses against cancer. It helps detoxify carcinogenic food additives (such as nitrates, pesticides, and other chemicals) and heavy metals. Vitamin C may reduce risk of cancer, particularly cancers of the mouth, larynx, esophagus, stomach, rectum, bladder, breast, pancreas, and uterus.3

Atherosclerosis. Vitamin C increases breakdown and excretion of cholesterol and protects cholesterol in the body from oxidation (oxidation of cholesterol increases its athe-rogenicity). It can lower blood cholesterol and triglycerides, while raising HDL cholesterol. Large doses decrease platelet aggregation and may reduce risk of blood clots in the legs and lungs after surgery. In addition, vitamin C supports the strength of blood vessel walls. By these mechanisms, vitamin C may be of benefit in coronary heart disease, thrombotic stroke, and peripheral vascular disease.1011

Allergic disorders. Because of its ability to lower body and blood histamine levels, vitamin C may be beneficial in bronchial asthma, exercise-induced asthma, food allergy, allergic rhinitis (hay fever), and other allergies.12

Heavy metal toxicity. Vitamin C plays an important role in protecting the body from heavy metals. It reduces absorption and speeds up detoxification and excretion of heavy metals.

Hemorrhoids. Supplemental vitamin C can soften the stool, strengthen the walls of the veins around the anus, and reduce swelling and tenderness.

Diabetes. Vitamin C transport and metabolism is impaired in diabetes due to high blood sugar levels.13 Supplemental vitamin C can help speed healing of skin ulcers.

Periodontal disease. Vitamin C reduces inflammation and bleeding of the gums and helps promote healing. Ample vitamin C may reduce susceptibility to periodontal disease.

Smoking and alcohol consumption.

Smokers need additional vitamin C to maintain body reserves because of increased breakdown of the vitamin with regular smoking. Vitamin C may help protect the liver from the inflammation, damage, and fat accumulation caused by heavy alcohol consumption.

Wound healing. Vitamin C can enhance the healing of wounds and fractures and be effective in burns, trauma, and surgery.3

Iron deficiency. Supplemental vitamin C increases iron absorption from meals and supplements and is a valuable adjunct in the treatment of iron deficiency.3

Male infertility. A common form of male infertility is caused by abnormal clumping

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together of sperm, reducing sperm motility. Supplemental vitamin C can reverse this abnormality and potentially increase fertility in this condition.14

Peptic ulcer disease. Vitamin C deficiency may increase risk for ulcers and subsequent hemorrhage. Supplementation may improve healing.

Eye disorders. The antioxidant actions of vitamin C may help prevent cataract.15 High intraocular pressure due to glaucoma can be reduced with vitamin C.

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