The scurvy disease is low vitamin C and it has very specific late symptoms. Some of them are loose teeth, bleeding gums and slow-healing wounds.
But a lack of enough vitamin C in the body can lead to other chronic diseases. This includes cancer, heart disease, infections, allergies, among others.
Now, the scientific name of Vitamin C is ascorbic acid. But the ascorbic acid substance is more than a vitamin. Your body needs enough vitamin C to maintain good health and fight disease.
The problem is that many people are still not aware of this.
One reason is that ascorbic acid was already named a "vitamin" many years before its discovery. Before scientists understood the value of ascorbic acid to the body. Not only its nutritional value as a "vitamin".
To understand why this happened, we need to know a little bit of history. The story of ascorbic acid is the story of the scurvy disease and the story of vitamins.
The scurvy disease is low vitamin C and it has very specific symptoms. But a lack of enough vitamin C in the body can lead to other chronic diseases. This is because vitamin C is more than a vitamin.
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Few Researchers Used Right Amounts of Ascorbic Acid...
It’s difficult to understand how many researchers failed to understand the one thing that would have given positive results in all of the early studies on vitamin C…
Dose amount and frequency.
One of the researchers that did realize the importance of proper dose and frequency was Dr. Frederick Klenner.
Dr. Klenner became a pioneer in treating viral diseases with large doses of ascorbic acid in the late 1940s. He found dramatic results in diseases such as poliomyelitis.
These results have been largely ignored by the medical profession to this date.
“As time passed and more facts were gathered, “vitamin C” was not behaving like a typical vitamin. Scientific studies proved that nearly all animals manufacture it in their own bodies. And they never got scurvy, no matter how little vitamin C was in their bodies." -Irwin Stone, American Biochemist, dedicated 40 years to research Vitamin C
Did you know cancer patients have one of the lower levels of vitamin C in the body? These people are told by doctors that they have cancer, not the scurvy disease.
Linus Pauling said, in the book Vitamin C and Cancer... "vitamin C may be the most important of all nutrients in the control of cancer."
It took the medical profession 200 years to accept the cure of scurvy. The "magic" substance inside citrus fruits, such as oranges and lemons. The substance that was later identified as ascorbic acid, or vitamin C.
Vitamin C has existed as a “vitamin” for so long that, for many people still, it can only exist as a vitamin.
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