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Additionally, several vitamins have been found to be exceptionally
important in immune health. The most important is vitamin C.
Benefits of Vitamin C
Vitamin C provides a protective function against free radicals,
wound healing time, supports strong connective tissue and coronary
arteries, and seems to stimulate the immune system to remain strong
healthy. Human beings - all the higher primates, actually are almost
only animals that cannot synthesize vitamin C in their bodies. This
partly explain the high numbers of plants rich in vitamin C (especially
evergreens) that were a regular part of the diet of indigenous peoples.
Additionally, native peoples often used pine bark in conjunction
fresh evergreen tips as medicine. Pine bark is higher than any other
substance except grape seeds in proanthocyanidin, a powerful antioxidant
and potentiator of vitamin C. Proanthocyanidin causes small amounts
vitamin C to produce the same effects in the body as significantly
Vitamin C is most effective when 1000 to 2000 milligrams are taken
three times per day. It needs to be taken at least twice daily,
to keep it
present in the body at necessary levels. At larger dosages it will
flatulence and diarrhea, though the amount that produces this effect
for each person. To find your dose level of vitamin C, take it in
increasing amounts until the stools become soft, then reduce the
slightly until they become firm.
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