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Sunday Solution FYI: Sugar impedes Vitamin C Absorption!

When your immune system is under attack it needs to quickly produce new immune cells.  It struggles to do this in the presence of sugar. Therefore it seems counter productive to add sugar to a vitamin C product that is marketed to boost the immune system. Glucose and ascorbic acid are constantly competing for insulin transport. Sugar decreases the amount of ascorbic acid that enters cells and thus has the ability to weaken a healthy immune response. If you are now wondering why many vitamin C manufacturers add sugar or a form of sugar to their vitamin C drink mixes or chewable tablets, you are definitely not alone. While we don't like to bash manufacturers, we urge you to be a careful label reader...

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You & This Cute Little Guy Share The Same Trait That Can Negatively Impact Your Health

  You nor this guinea pig make vitamin C, but both YOU & HE need a sufficient amount, ALL DAY LONG to combat the daily immune assaults that lurk far and near! Are you ingesting ample vitamin C ALL DAY LONG the way Mother Nature intended? If your answer is "No" you are not alone, but surprisingly a diet soley rich in fruits and vegetables is not enough! It is even recommended to supplement a pet guinea pig's diet with vitamin C because with all the munching they do ALL DAY LONG, today's nutrient deficient soil does not yield vitamin and mineral crops that are rich enough!  Your need for vitamin C increases with stress too! Think about that the next time you have a...

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Lacking Sufficient Amounts of Vitamin C Is Serious Even If You Don't Have Scurvy

You don't have to have full blown Scurvy to be lacking ample vitamin C fortification.Vitamin C supports collagen production. Collagen literally holds you together! Really! Over time, a lack of vitamin C means that new collagen cannot be formed. This causes a break down in collagen dependent soft tissue. There will be issues with the quality of your skin, tendons, ligaments and muscles when vitamin C is lacking. This is certainly information that athletes, exercise enthusiasts and those that care about the appearance of their skin should take to heart among others...A diet rich in fruit and vegetables does not mean it is rich in enough vitamin C, nor is a diet low in vitamin C the only reason for a sub clinical deficiency....

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Why Working Out Can Drag You Down

People who consume high doses of vitamin C do not show the expected mental and physical signs of stress, which often manifests as, but not limited to, communicable disease. These are the people that despite the snifflers and sneezers that surround them, seem to repel viruses. When they do succumb, they overcome quickly and more efficiently then most of society. Vitamin C has been proven time and time again to be able to reduce physical stress, even the kind of stress intentionally inflicted from vigorous exercise! Now before you use this information as an excuse to avoid the gym, it is important to realize that your car cannot travel 50 miles if there is only 20 miles worth of gas...

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