heart attack, stroke
A lack of vitamin C causes our arteries to become brittle. These are micro-injuries to the vessels, which our organism then tries to repair with cholesterol LDL. The so-called “bad cholesterol”, which we also urgently need in other ways, becomes a helper here. However, since these micro-injuries cannot be healed due to the lack of vitamin C and arise again and again, the LDL accumulates at these “construction sites” and at some point the well-known closure occurs. It is not the LDL that leads to an infarction, but the cause lies in the micro-injuries mentioned. Read more about exactly this topic when there is a lack of vitamin C here.
Sufficient vitamin C makes the arteries supple again and thus helps to prevent infarction in the brain or heart.
The conventionally recommended amount of vitamin C
The amount of vitamin C recommended by conventional medicine is far below what has now emerged from the new scientific studies. Depending on the country, these recommended amounts were 250 – 350 milligrams per day. This means that our body can only absorb between approx. 50 – 70 milligrams of vitamin C, since the bioavailability of vitamin C is only at max. 20 percent lies.
However, the new scientific studies show that this is far too little and today one speaks of 2000 to 4000 milligrams to achieve effective effectiveness. Even the studies from Harvard University, which stick to more conservative standards, say that an intake of 2000 milligrams is fine for normally healthy people. But other studies go much further. Since one can hardly overdose vitamin C, it is therefore advisable to take a little more than too little of it, which especially affects people who suffer from an illness. But even for smokers who are otherwise healthy, the 2000 milligrams are hardly enough, because smoking reduces the vitamin C level considerably.
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