- Vitamin C is the most important water-soluble biological antioxidant. Energy cannot be made in any cell, brain or muscle without adequate vitamin C.
- Collagen is the protein that forms connective fibers in tissues such as skin, ligaments, cartilage, bones and teeth. Collagen also acts as a kind of intracellular "glue" that gives support, shape and bulk to blood vessels, bones, and organs such as the heart, kidneys and liver. Collagen fibers keep bones and blood vessels strong, and help to anchor our teeth to our gums. Collagen is also required for the repair of blood vessels, bruises, and broken bones. As the most abundant protein in the body, collagen accounts for more mass than all the other proteins put together.
- Our body is continually manufacturing collagen to maintain and repair connective tissues lost to daily wear and tear. Without vitamin C, collagen formation is disrupted, resulting in a wide variety of problems throughout the body.
- Back in the 1970's, the two-time Nobel Prize winner Dr. Linus Pauling and the Scottish Dr. Ewan Cameron published their Cancer and Vitamin C research. They demonstrated that regular high doses of Vitamin C can be effective in the prevention of cancer, in the treatment of exisitng cancers and as an adjunct to other types of therapy for cancer, either conventional or alternative.
- A study did not find a correlation between a high daily intake of vitamin C or vitamin B6 and the risk of stone formation, even when consumed in large doses. [J Urol, 1996 Jun, 155:6, pp.1847-51].