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1928: Vitamin C

Vitamin C is used in our bodies to aid the healthy growth and natural process of cell renewal.  It helps the body’s normal collagen production, which is a protein that supports the healthy development of our skin, tendons, cartilage, ligaments, and blood vessels.

Vitamin C is also an antioxidant, which blocks some of the damage caused by free radicals.  Free radicals are substances that cause damage to our DNA.

Vitamin C was isolated in 1928 by scientist Albert Szent-Gyorgyi.  It was isolated from a substance in the adrenal glands that he called hexuronic acid.  Vitamin C’s chemical structure was deduced completely in 1933 by Norman Haworth.13

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Vitamin C plays a role in protecting against the following:

Heart Disease
High Blood Pressure
Common Cold
Age-related Macular Degeneration

Although the information is limited, studies suggest that vitamin C may also be helpful for:

Alleviating dry mouth, particularly from antidepressant medications (a common side effect from these drugs)
Boosting immunity

Brain Health
Decreasing blood sugar in people with diabetes
Healing burns and wounds

Maintaining healthy gums
Improving vision for those with uveitis (an inflammation of the middle part of the eye)
Reducing effects of sun exposure, such as sunburn or redness (called erythema)
Some viral conditions, including mononucleosis -- Although scientific evidence is lacking, some doctors may suggest high-dose vitamin C to treat some viruses
Treating allergy-related conditions, such as asthma, eczema, and hay fever (called allergic rhinitis)

Where do most health conditions begin ? They could possibly start when the immune system is building or maintaining itself. No where is this more evident than with Toddlers and Teens. These years are critical for the development of a strong immune system. A immune system is built upon proper rest, daily activity and nourishment of vitamins and minerals from wholesome foods in addition to my favorite USANA Cellular Nutrition.

Here is a list of 4 foods high in Vitamin C:

bell peppers


brussel sprouts


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