History even shows us how important Vitamin C is. Sailors, from the 1500's up to the 1900's, suffered from Scurvy, a series of symptoms that branch from Vitamin C deficiency. Scurvy presents itself in a couple of main symptoms; including, lethargy, tooth decay, hair loss, and bleeding mucous membranes; it can develop so far to produce jaundice, fever, neuropathy, and death. As you could guess it created a serious problem in that time, however, a Scottish surgeon named, James Lind, finally drew the conclusion that citrus helped eliminate the Scurvy symptoms! And as we all know oranges, lemons, etc are very high in Vitamin C!
So obviously Vitamin C is important! But what are some of the advantages to taking these supplements? Well there are plenty! (I don't even have to try to be original; the data is just
"Discount houses and mail order firms, as well as the majority of pharmacies, sell Vitamin C under all kinds of names an at very competitive prices. The producers of these pills range from people in their garage producing pills to legitimate companies. Our company purchased, at random, 1,000 mg Vitamin C tablets from three different nationwide discount stores and pharmacies, different brands. We also purchased mail order Vitamin C powder from two different so-called legitimate producers selling powder to the public. We purchased Vitamin C with additives and without. All five samples of Vitamin C proved unstable and "went off" in a relatively short period of time, while effectiveness decreased accordingly. The very worst product purchased came from a large nationwide discount chain and was produced by a laboratory in the western part of the U.S.. This Vitamin C tested had no additives, other than pill fillers at 250 mg per tablet. Our investigation showed the product was pilled in or about January 1991. By June of 1991, the product was proving unstable. By December of 1992, anyone even looking at the product would have thrown it out, but stamped on the label of this unstable Vitamin C was an expiration date of July 1995."
-4 Year Study Report by the Owners of Expressnet.com site
Believe it or not humans cannot manufacture any vitamins other than Vitamin D. We must get the needed nutrients from our diet or supplements. I supplement my diet with an herbal mix I created. I keep my mix extremely fresh by grinding herbs and mixing a batch every week! It includes 5 different herbs that are naturally high in Vitamin C or help facilitate the body's absorption of it, including; Indian Gooseberry, Orange Peel, Rose Hips, Ginkgo, and Ginseng! I will be selling my Vitamin C blend in capsules soon. So stay posted! But don't stop there! Search it for yourself! Someway, somehow, start today adding this to your diet through foods or if need be through Vitamin C supplements!
If you have any herbal recommendations for me to add to my mix, leave a comment below! I love new ideas!