Our cells require vitamin C, and its consumption is critical for human life, because our bodies cannot produce it. Many research studies have shown that vitamin C supplementation strengthens the immune system, and substantially reduces the risk of a broad range of diseases including cancer, heart disease and other chronic illnesses.
Also, our modern food supply due to agricultural practices, transportation and storage significantly decreases the nutrient levels and food quality.
French researchers noted the RDA (Recommended Daily Allowance) of vitamin C is much lower than bodily needs. It is so low that it does not promote optimal function and it appears challenging at best to achieve an effective amount of vitamin C intake via food consumption alone. Also, medical research confirms the safety of vitamin C consumption greater than the RDA.
The researchers advise 1 gram daily of vitamin C supplementation, accompanied by a fruit and vegetable consumption.
I’ve advocated vitamin C supplementation for over 20 years. It was actually my father who told me of its benefits when I was a medical student over 30 years ago.
It is especially helpful during the winter seasons to prevent and treat colds, as well as many other illnesses. It is one of the most important vitamins known, as its anti-oxidant properties are very important.