Superfoods with the highest concentration of Vitamin C on Earth in descending order:
1.) Camu Camu fruit
2.) Amla (Indian Gooseberry)
3.) Acerola Cherries.
Common food sources of Vitamin C: oranges, kiwis, cantelope, papaya, strawberries, brussel sprouts, broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, kale, and peppers.
In my opinion,
organic strawberries are medicine. So-called conventionally grown strawberries are toxic due to the man made chemicals sprayed on them.
There are 60,000 PubMed studies documenting the effects Vitamin C has on nearly every
"Comparing bioavailability of all other oral Vitamin C oral delivery with oral liposomal delivery is like comparing
a squirt gun to a fire hose...far surpasses any traditional oral Vitamin C supplement...may sometimes be better than IV injection. - Dr. Thomas E. Levy
C deficiency symptoms include: easy bruising, inflamed gums, weight gain, leaky gut, weaken ed immune sytem, dry hair, rough skin, and swollen, painful joints.
"After 6 weeks of Vitamin C the rate of monocyte adhesion
associated with arterioschlerosis fell by 37%." - Clinical, Cosmetic, and Investigational Dermatology
"In athletes, Vitamin C supplementation enhances immune function and cuts the risk of catching the common cold." - Yale Journal of
Biology and Medicine
"Vitamin C supplementation can increase collagen production by 8-fold improving hair, skin, and connective tissue health." - National Academy of Sciences
"High levels of Vitamin C can reduce
work related fatigue in normally healthy subjects." - Nutrition Journal
"Higher blood levels of Vitamin C are associated with a reduced risk of stroke." - Stroke Journal
"High doses of Vitamin C may play a key
role in the protection against blood cancer." - Cell Journal
Vitamin C levels in crops reduced by 30% from 1975 to 1997 according to a Kushi Institute analysis and likely more depletion in the
20+years since then. Cooking methods such as stir frying and boiling cause a further decrease in Vitamin C content of 38% compared to raw or slightly steamed vegetables. The only way around this further Vitamin C depletion for people like me whom
enjoy their vegetables fully cooked is to use a pressure cooker.
Vitamin C can help our bodies absorb iron, Vitamin E, and zinc.
Women who have higher levels of Vitamin
C tend to have higher levels of the fat suppressing hormone adiponectin.