vitamin C

We need vitamin C to live. That’s why it is a vitamin: the word means “vital amine”, or essential to life. Read on to learn about a new study on sepsis and vitamin C… In centuries gone by, sailors died of scurvy wholesale in the ships of all nations. Then in 1747 Brits finally solved […]

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No prizes for guessing where I’ve been the last 2 weeks, when I tell you I took this photo! I think Sydney opera house is one of the four most beautiful and iconic buildings in the world—and I’ve seen the other three: the Taj Mahal, The Alhambra and the Mesquite in Cordoba (Spain). I finally […]

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The Anti-Aging Vitamin? Vitamin C, we know, does some pretty cool stuff, apart from just preventing scurvy. A new study finds a link between low vitamin C in the blood and increased risk for intracerebral hemorrhage (stroke). That’s not surprising, because we know that scurvy is characterized by spontaneous bleeding, especially from the gums (if […]

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I got engaged recently in a lively correspondence with one of my vociferous and intelligent subscribers who actually circulates her own list. It started when I received, via her, a round-robin email from some supposed expert who claimed synthetic vitamins don’t work—in fact, this article said, they were bad for you, even toxic. I knew […]

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