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ow much do you know about vitamin C?
In the nutrition world, an invaluable
substance that we most likely associate with
orange juice. And while it certainly may be
good for us, that glass of juice even
come close to supplying an optimal dose of
The nutrient is so essential because our
bodies should be making it, but they
And the result of a genetic mutation
that occurred some 35 million years ago.
Interestingly, though, virtually all other animals can make their own, which suggests
this nutrient is pretty important to life.
For humans, getting vitamin from
and possibly more so from
provides a survival advantage called health
and wellness. And while scientists have long
known that we need it to make collagen and
proteins from which our skin,
cartilage and organs are primarily
research suggests vitamin is involved in far
more diverse roles: enhancing energy, boosting mood and protecting bones and joints
are just a few of them.
But research that looks at vitamin as
a cancer fighter that is the most exciting.
Turns out, a groundbreaking study shows
that high intakes can improve cancer outcomes, making chemo possibly more effective and reducing side effects. For the full
story, see p. 14. As evidence continues to
mount, this report
is a reminder to get
enough of this vital
nutrient. Why not
just for ourselves what it can
do for health?
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