The Healing Power of Vitamin C

Meeting the “% Daily Value” of any particular nutrient is usually not enough

I have routinely included 3,000 to 4,000 mg of vitamin C in my morning breakfast/vitamin routine. It may sound like a lot, mainly because we are conditioned to the “% Daily Value” we read on the “Nutrition Facts” panels on packaged foods.

What most people do not realize is that those “Daily Value” percentages are just enough to avoid a deficiency. If a person is already deficient in a certain nutrient, ingesting enough to reach 100% is not going to help the deficiency.

These recommendations are, essentially, just enough to keep a person alive! Yet, in today’s nutrient-draining, stress-filled world, most people are deficient in at least one nutrient or another.

Meeting the “% Daily Value” of any particular nutrient is usually not enough. It’s like trying to re-fill a quickly draining bathtub with a slowly dripping faucet.

So why take so much vitamin C? What does it do?


Vitamin C helps to heal bruises, wounds, fractures, and scar tissues. It strengthens blood vessels and supports a healthy appetite and stable moods. In fact, it supports overall good health including regular heartbeat, good digestion, and healthy levels of hemoglobin.

Studies have also shown that Alzheimer’s patients given anti-oxidants (in a formula containing vitamin C) demonstrate significantly improved cognitive scores. Research has also shown that people with higher vitamin C levels experienced 50% less death from cancer than those with low vitamin C levels.

Many of those with advanced lung and colon cancers who underwent intravenous vitamin C completely recovered, and as Dr. Thomas Levy mentions in his book Primal Panacea vitamin C has the potential to eradicate cancer altogether.

In a press release dated January 26, 2020, Orthomolecular Medicine News Service reported, “The coronavirus pandemic can be dramatically slowed, or stopped, with the immediate widespread use of high doses of vitamin C.”

Ironically, as all-powerful as vitamin C may seem to be, it is very fragile when exposed to heat. So, processed foods and cooked foods that contained vitamin C before they were cooked or processed likely won’t have much benefit.

Rule of thumb…

Eat foods rich in vitamin C raw, and make sure that any vitamin C supplement comes from a whole food source. If it does, it will say so right on the supplement facts panel.

I’LL HAVE MORE TO SHARE NEXT TIME… but in the meantime, you can read about this and a lot more my latest book, “Escape Root: The Secret Passage to Lifelong Wellness” available at

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