VITAMIN C (ASCORBIC ACID)

Benefits:

Tissue growth and repair, adrenal gland function, and healthy gums, protects against the harmful effects of pollution, helps to prevent cancer, protects against infection, and enhances immunity, reduce cholesterol levels and high blood pressure, and prevent artherosclerosis, protects against blood clotting and bruising, and promotes the healing of wounds and burns.

Symptoms of Deficiency:

Scurvy, poor wound healing, soft and spongy bleeding gums, edema, extreme weakness, and “pinpoint” hemorrhages under the skin, colds and bronchial infections; joint pains; lack of energy; poor digestion; prolonged healing time; a tendency to bruise easily; and tooth loss.

Sources:

Berries, citrus fruits, and green vegetables, asparagus, avocados, beet greens, black currants, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, cantaloupe, collards, dandelion greens, dulse, grapefruit, kale, lemons, mangos, mustard greens, onions, oranges, papayas, green peas, sweet peppers, persimmons, pineapple, radishes, rose hips, spinach, strawberries, Swiss chard, tomatoes, turnip greens, and watercress, alfalfa, burdock root, cayenne, chickweed, eyebright, fennel seed, fenugreek, hops, horsetail, kelp, peppermint, mullein, nettle, oat straw, paprika, parsley, pine needle, plantain, raspberry leaf, red clover, rose hips, skullcap, violet leaves, yarrow, yellow dock.

Recommended Daily Allowance:

US - 60 mg, EU - 60 mg

 

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