Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, has several important functions as follows:
- Helping to protect cells and keeping cells healthy
- Maintaining healthy skin, blood vessels, cartilage and bones
- Aids with healing of wounds
Lack of Vitamin C can lead to scurvy, which is a severe deficiency of Vitamin C. Scurvy is caused by not having enough Vitamin C in your body for at least 3 months. Vitamin C is mainly found in fresh vegetables and fruits. Babies, younger children and older adults may be more at risk if they do not eat healthily.
Smoking reduces how much Vitamin C your body gets from food. You may also be affected if you have long term dependency on drugs or alcohol that affects your food intake.
Our eyes are the window to the world and likewise, our eyes can be a window into the health of our body. Our eyes are therefore not just the window to our soul. Our eyes offer a glimpse into our health and we must go through an Iridology eye examination and consultation at least once a year or more frequently to monitor our progress if we are unwell.
Iridology is the study of the patterns and colours on the iris of the eye. This enables a person’s overall health condition to be determined. It is a non-invasive method of viewing the iris to determine existing or potential health issues. Iridologists use iridology charts to make these observations. Iridology Charts have been created after observation of a variety of irises over the years. Each marking and zone in the iris represents a different aspect or organ of the human body. Changes in our eyes can signal vision problems, stress, high blood pressure, Vitamin C and Iron deficiency, Digestive issues and even Diabetes.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that can protect your eyes against damaging free radicals. It is required to make collagen, a protein that provides structure to your eye, particular in the cornea and sclera, which is the whites of the eyes. Some of the symptoms of Vitamin C deficiency include:
- Weak Immune System and you are susceptible to getting colds, flu and other viruses easily
- Severe Capillary Inflammation in the whites of your eyes, also known as sclera
- Nose bleeds
- Easy bruising
- Low Mood
- Pain in the muscles and joints
- Swollen or bleeding gums
- Blue or red spots on the skin
Watch our short video recording to learn How To Treat Vitamin Deficiency Using Iridology.
There is a common myth that we can get all our Vitamin C requirements from food alone, especially if we eat organic and prepare our own meals. This is far from the truth as explained below:
Soil Degradation. The quality of the soil that conventional produce is grown in is declining and if the nutrient is not in the soil, than it will not be in the food. As the soil becomes increasingly nutrient-deficient, so does our food. In conventional farming practices, typically, only three nutrients are fertilised back into the soil. There are nitrogen, potassium and phosphorus. This means that 52 other nutrients are missing from the foods we eat. We cannot deprive our bodies from its biological requirement for nutrients and therefore obtain these from supplements.
Higher Nutritional Needs. There are many times in our lives when some nutrients may be required at higher levels that can be supplied via food. In times of hugh stress for example, the body has to make additional units of stress hormones such as cortisol and because this is linked to saving your life, it takes priority and other parts of your body can miss out on the ready supply of vital nutrients. Our antioxidant requirements are also increased during times of stress, which is every day for most people.
Recommended Daily Intakes (RDIs). Please note the difference between the minimum intakes required to prevent nutritional deficiencies versus optimum nutrient intakes for outstanding health. RDIs are set at the amounts required to prevent deficiency and not necessarily the amount required to obtain excellent health and energy.
Oxidation. When you cut an apple and leave it, it turns brown. This is oxidation. The three main factors that accelerates Vitamin C oxidation are heat, light and air. When we cook fruits and vegetables on high heat, most if not all of the vitamin C is destroyed. Most if not all fruits and vegetables that are sold in markets and shops are plucked or cut many days, weeks or months before it gets to us. This is why you may still be deficient in Vitamin C despite eating a variety of fruits and vegetables.
We must remember that “supplements” are designed to supplement and not replace a well balance lifestyle including meal intake. Not all supplements are created equal or of top quality which is why you need to connect with a clinic such as ours, as we have done and continue to test the quality of various supplements and only recommend the best as we only have one body and must give it the best. You must not waste money on nutritional supplements that are not highly bioavailable or contact nutrients in inappropriate amounts or ratios for your needs. When it comes to supplements and food intake, quality makes all the difference and we must never eat only because it is convenient or tastes good.
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