Network Antioxidants – Vitamin C

Everybody is familiar with vitamin C which you might know asascorbic acid (AA) or dehydroascorbic DHAA in its oxidized state. In fact, vitamin C is virtually a generic name for any compounds that show the same biologic activity as AA . It’s importance was initially recognized in 1747 when James Lind found that men could be cured of scurvy when offered oranges and lemons. It was a lifesaving breakthrough for sailors and the expression Limey’s was rapidly adopted referring to the sailors in His Majesty’s Royal Navy.

Vitamin C is the most important and accessible water soluable antioxidant within your body . Its water solubility means that it can scavenge free radicals before they reach the cellular membrane layer. The relationship between Ascorbic Acid and glutathione- the body’s master antioxidant is unique. Vitamin C returns glutathione back to the active form. Once reduced, glutathione will regenerate vitamin C from its DHAA or oxidized state. This why Vitamin C is an ingredient in Dr Kellers Glutathione Formula Vitamin C is essential for the creation of collagen. It is also important in the development of norepinephrine and serotonin. Ascorbic Acid might also have some anticlotting and blood flow advancement qualities by stimulating the release within the body of Nitric Oxide, which is the most likely reason that Vitamin C is also a major ingredient in the supplement Pro-Argi9-Plus

Vitamin C is held in both the tissues and blood in our bodies. The adrenal and pituitary glands, and lens of the eye contain the highest concentrations of vitamin C inside of your body. Vitamin C is one of the thirteen essential vitamins. Although the term “Essential” is often confused. What it really means is that an essential vitamin is one that can only come from our diet since we cannot produce it within the body.

Camu-Camu is a Superior Antioxidant Food

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In the flood plains of the Amazon between Peru and Brazil grows a shrubby tree – Myrciaria dubia- better known as Camu-Camu. When the pleasant smelling , white waxy petals fall this tree develops small red/purple colored fruit that appears like a cherry. Among plant experts , camu-camu is known for its antioxidant, astringent , antiviral, anti-inflammatory , analgesic and emollient and nutritional characteristics and additionally is a source of protein, phosphorus , iron, niacin , riboflavin, thiamin , beta-carotene, calcium , and three amino acids. It’s an abundant source of flavinoids.

Those who use Camu-camu because of its vitamin C have found that only one to two grams of this naturally present vitamin C is a better immune system supporter than mega doses of commercially available synthetic vitamin C . Camu-camu is around two to three percent Vitamin C based on the fresh weight, which is an unusually high concentration and explains Camu-camu’s value as an antioxidant . And antioxidants are important for my two other favorite “antis” antiaging and anti-inflammatories. antioxidants are important for Cardiovascular health.

Camu-camu is now being researched to evaluate its mood balancing components . As appearing in the Clinician’s Handbook of Natural Healing (1998) by Gary Null, Ph.D. this fruit is number two in terms of its potential mood balancing properties. While the connection has not been thoroughly examined , it seems that Camu-camu may provide nutritional help for the brain’s own production of mood balancing chemicals . Additionally, findings have been released connecting vitamin C with a higher level of serotonin.

Dr Mike Adams, (who’s called the Health Ranger) had this to say about Camu-Camu:
“I’ll tell you a secret about camu. Camu-camu is the highest natural source of vitamin C in the world. And it’s not just ascorbic acid, it’s the full symphony of protective antioxidants. My research, based in part of the works of Dr. James Duke, leads me to the conclusion that camu-camu crosses the blood-brain barrier and offers extraordinary protection to the nervous system. There is no question in my mind that this product can drastically reduce eye disorders, including macular degeneration, as well as protect the brain and nervous system from degenerative diseases like Alzheimer’s and dementia.”

Camu-camu is just one of the natural antioxidant foods found in AIO- Premium Cellular Health