Vitamin C has many beneficial functions in the human body. It is important to note that humans are one of the few species incapable of manufacturing vitamin C internally, and thus, are reliant on food sources of vitamin C for survival. The following is a list of the main functions Vitamin C has in the human body: This nutrient plays a major role in the manufacture and defense of our connective tissue, the elaborate matrix that holds the body together. It is a primary ingredient in collagen, a glue-like substance that binds cells together to form tissues.

Vitamin C stimulates the immune system to fight off foreign invaders and tumor cells. Vitamin C is vital for heart and circulatory health by facilitating fat metabolism, protecting vessels from free radical damage, and strengthening blood vessel walls.

Vitamin C maintains healthy bones, teeth, gums, and tissues. Plus, it aids in wound healing. Vitamin C combats inflammation and pain. It behaves like a “natural aspirin”.

At high doses only reached by intravenous injection, Vitamin C has anti-cancer effects. It has been shown to increase survival times in cancer patients, decrease the amount of radiation required, enhance the effect of chemotherapy, protect from the damage of radiation and chemotherapy, inhibit the growth of some cancers, and reverse some abnormal cell lines back to normal. Up to 75 grams can be infused intravenously over a period of 2-3hours, 2-3 times weekly.

Vitamin C is a potent detoxifier of toxins such as pesticides, alcohol, nicotine, aluminum, cadmium, nickel, lead, fluoride, PCB’s, etc. It not only neutralizes and removes these toxins from the body, but it protects our healthy cells from being damaged by these toxins.

Vitamin C is a potent anti-viral, anti-bacterial, and anti-parasitic agent. Oral vitamin C helps protect the body from developing infections, and high-dose intravenous vitamin C is an effective method of destroying and removing pathogenic microbes. Intravenous vitamin C has cured viral infections which can be debilitating and even life threatening such as swine flu, measles, mumps, viral encephalitis, chicken pox, shingles, herpes, viral pneumonia, colds, and flus.

Vitamin C therapy both orally and intravenously has been used successfully by trained doctors for many years and is backed by volumes of research. It has proven itself to be safe and effective for a number of toxic, infectious, and cancerous conditions. Talk to a trained Naturopathic Doctor to discover how this simple, inexpensive nutrient can benefit your health.