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When Your Arteries Have Had Enough of Not-Having-Enough!

  Healthy arteries need to be flexible to withstand the 24/7 pulsing of blood to your heart and brain. Over time they can weaken given the endless stress they're forced to endure. Healthy collagen production ensures your arteries remain strong and pliable. Much like an overinflated balloon, damaged vessels expand. It has been found that patients with lower vitamin C levels in their blood are more likely to have an aneurysm because a deficiency of vitamin C can not amply support collagen production, leaving weakened arteries susceptible to micro-tears. Your body was actually designed to create cholesterol as a way to help reinforce weakened arteries, making cholesterol a temporary hero rather than the demon it's reported to be. What many do...

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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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