- June 1st, 2013
What it is:
Vitamin C is a water-soluble nutrient that our body needs to function properly. The body does not make this vitamin, so it must be consumed through food or supplements. Since the 1700s, it has been known as the “antiscorbutic factor” due to its ability to prevent scurvy.
[ Sources ]What it is, why we need it, and where to find it
- January 1st, 2013
A recent study provides evidence that vitamin C, when ingested orally, can prevent bone loss and stimulate the formation of new bone.
Spring allergies cause a host of symptoms that can range from mild to severe. Many resort to taking prescription or over-the-counter drugs such as antihistamines and steroids, which may not be completely safe or without side effects. A healthy alternative is to
- January 1st, 2012
- January 1st, 2012
If you were to hold a camu camu berry in your hand, it would look like a large reddish grape. But don’t be fooled by this berry’s small size and familiar appearance; it holds an abundance of antioxidants, phytochemicals, and unrivaled vitamin C content. It also boasts medicinal properties, serving as an analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, and emollient.Wild berries provide potent vitamin C options; and that is just the start.By Brooke Holmgren
- May 1st, 2010
Although the term fiddlehead describes all coiled ferns as they break through the soil, unfurled ostrich ferns are the type we most often eat. With a flavor that resembles artichokes, asparagus, and mushrooms, fiddleheads are packed with niacin, potassium, vitamin C, and vitamin A, which promotes healthy eyes and immune systems.By Matthew Kadey, RD
- May 1st, 2008
Cardiovascular disease caused more than one third of all deaths in the US in 2004, making it the nation’s No. 1 killer. Confronted with that grim statistic, one could venture we’ve been missing something. Two new studies suggest what that might be—fruits and vegetables full of vitamin C and a daily dose of sunshine.By Kris Kucera
- January 1st, 2008
If instead of ringing in the New Year you’re sneezing, wheezing, and coughing it in, ’tis the season to fortify your immune system. Along with getting sufficient sleep, washing your hands, and stocking up on fruits and vegetables, our experts recommend keeping the following herbs and oils on hand to prevent and treat colds this winter.
Keep these remedies on hand to ward off winter bugs.By Gina Roberts-Grey
- March 1st, 2002
Thirty years ago, Nobel Prize-winning chemist Linus Pauling, PhD, shook the health community with his book Vitamin C and the Common Cold, in which he proposed that large doses of C, or “megadoses,” could cut the duration of the common cold in half.By Kristen Bole