As our population is aging, fast food becoming mainstream, and a concern over eye and neurological health, we are seeing a demand for more natural therapies to counter our rising costs of healthcare. More information is coming out these days on the many benefits of Vitamin C. Research has indicated that Vitamin C is important for eye health and the prevention of cataracts. Now it is showing the anti-aging effect it has on the brain. According to the findings published in the Journal of Neuroscience, Vitamin C is needed for the correct functioning of retinal cells in the eyes. Because the retina is an important part of the central nervous system it is suggested that Vitamin C likely plays an important role in the brain that was not noticed before. The Semiahmoo Wellness Center in South Surrey has been using Vitamin C therapy since 1989.
Vitamin C or L-ascorbate or L-ascorbic acid is an important water soluable vitamin. In the human body ascorbate acts as an anti-oxidant to protect the body from the effects of oxidative stress. As an anti-oxidant Vitamin C ‘s job is to contribute electrons. We know that all infections do their damage via oxidative damage causing electron theft. All toxins cause all their damage by electron theft. Vitamin C contributes electrons so it gives something that will go in and prevent oxidative damage and contribute electrons to prevent tissue damage. Electron flow is the common denominator. The electron flow also relates to your life force. In his book “ Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, & Toxins” Dr. Thomas Levy compiles over 1200 scientific references on the many anti-aging and health benefits of this simple and very effective nutrient. Most naturopathic physicians are trained in the administration of Vitamin C both orally and intravenously.