Vitamin C Therapy & Serious Medical Conditions

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Vitamin C is a vitamin that is widely used across America. The first thing that comes to mind is orange juice, right? Surprisingly, it is found in foods like broccoli, green peas, kiwi fruit and strawberries. Vitamin C is even found in skin creams because it plays a huge role in collagen production. While vitamin C is great for skin production and the immune system, it is also handy in treating medical conditions. Check out the different ways vitamin C therapy can improve your life. (via Wise Geek, National Institute of Health, and National Cancer Institute)

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Cancer: It’s the word that we dread hearing from the lips of our doctor, and it's the second leading cause of death in the United States. The American Cancer Society says that more than half a million people die each year from cancer. On the bright side, there are 28 million who beat cancer. You see the inspiring commercial and news specials on the cancer survivors, but did you know vitamin C plays a big role in cancer therapy?

Since the 1970s, vitamin therapy has been a treatment for cancer. According to the American Cancer Institute, vitamin C in a high dose may slow down the growth of over five different types of cancer, including pancreatic cancer. It can be given orally or intravenously, and eases some cancer symptoms like fatigue, nausea, vomiting and pain. (via Health Clop)

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Coronary Artery Disease: Coronary Artery Disease is a form of heart disease that basically clogs your arteries with plaque. After a while, the plaque builds up and stops your blood from flowing to your heart, which means that oxygen isn’t getting to your heart. According to Women’s Heart Foundation, about 8.6 million women die from heart disease, which stems from a longterm nutrient deficiency. So, vitamin C therapy can help with this. Here’s how it works: Vitamin C has collagen in it, which promotes elasticity not only in the skin, but in the arteries as well. Your arteries need to be able to stretch out, just to get the right amount of oxygen and blood flow to the heart. So, vitamin C therapy helps expand the narrow plaque-damadged arteries. (via Web MD)

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Diabetes: Diabetes is a metabolic disease in which an individual has high blood sugar because the cells of the body don’t respond properly to the insulin or poor insulin production. About 382 million people suffer from diabetes worldwide. Vitamin C therapy can help with the symptoms of diabetes like muscle weakness and gum problems. It can even help speed up the healing of skin wounds! The most important thing that vitamin C can do for a person with diabetes is to protect the person from serious complications like blindness and cardiovascular disease. (via Medical News Today)

>> Read more: How To Prevent Prediabetes From Turning Into Diabetes

Vitamin C therapy is not approved by the FDA, but are sometimes used for medical conditions, which goes to show that it's useful for health benefits other than building up your immune system. When practicing vitamin C therapy, there is a thin line between high doses and too much. It is possible to have too much vitamin C, which can causes diarrhea and headaches. Please talk to your doctor so you know the right doses for your body. (via Health Diaries)