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The Vitamin C Connection
Vitamin C is a "natural" HMG-CoA reductase inhibitor.
It was observed experimentally that when vitamin C levels are low, cholesterol becomes elevated, and when more vitamin C is consumed, cholesterol levels decline. The mechanism by which vitamin C lowers cholesterol was discovered circa 1985. High Vitamin C levels inhibit the same the HMG-CoA Reductase enzyme as the statin drugs. The inescapable conclusion is that vitamin C does what statins do - lowers cholesterol -- without side-effects. If the statin drugs were patterned after Vitamin C, they lack many other benefits of the vitamin. For example, vitamin C promotes the production of coenzyme Q10 and lowers Lp(a).
It is interesting that in addition to vitamin C, our bodies require many B vitamins to synthesize CoQ10. Voluminous research has found beneficial effects from ascorbic acid supplementation similar to the effects found from smaller dose CoQ10 supplementation. For example, in a recent study, hydro soluble CoQ10 supplementation was shown to lower circulating levels of Lp(a). We speculate that some of these similar effects may be due to increased endogenous CoQ10 synthesis induced by the ascorbic acid along with generally better all around nutrition.
Every human body makes up to 500 mg of CoQ10 daily; no human body can make vitamin C. As important as CoQ10 is for health, vitamin C is more important, perhaps an order of magnitude. That fact is that most mammals synthesize ten times more vitamin C than they do CoQ10, when adjusted for body weight. Under normal circumstances the daily amount of ascorbic acid produced by mammals lies between 3,000 mg and 15,000 mg, with an average of 5,400 mg, when adjusted for comparison to the weight of the average male human being.
We conclude that everyone should supplement 3,000 mg to 6,000mg vitamin C daily from birth, including during pregnancy. On the other hand, healthy, well-nourished children will usually synthesize their own CoQ10. With the possible exception of athletes, persons taking vitamin C should not have to supplement CoQ10 until the fourth or fifth decade of life. Athletes have a high requirement for CoQ10 and may benefit from supplementation earlier in life.
The FDA is responsible for protecting the public health by assuring the safety, efficacy, and security of human and veterinary drugs, biological products, medical devices, our nation’s food supply, cosmetics, and products that emit radiation. The FDA is also responsible for advancing the public health by helping to speed innovations that make medicines and foods more effective, safer, and more affordable; and helping the public get the accurate, science-based information they need to use medicines and foods to improve their health.
They are meant to act as a check and balance for new drugs and foods being produced, and find the most efficient ways of funding efficiency projects.
I'm not discussing what they are "meant" to be. The CEO isn't "Meant" to dissolve your 401k's and pensions. The software companies aren't "meant" to create viruses. Militaires are "meant" to conquer and rule "anymore." So my point is, The FDA approves ar disproves drugs. I am in the medical industry for I own and operate and Imaging Center with x-ray CT, MRI, and I know that some centers pay for their referrals. So the idea that pharmacutical companies to "greese" the hands of FDA officials isn't far-fetched. Especially when they stand to lose money in the alternitive. 200 years ago they had no pharmecutals. We were healed by the Earth. That was the beauty then
U.S. diets tend to be high in fat and low in fruits and vegetables. Studies in various parts of the world indicate that populations who habitually consume a diet high in plant foods have lower risks of some cancers. These diets generally are low in fat and rich in many nutrients, including, but not limited to, dietary fiber, vitamin A (as beta-carotene), and vitamin C. Current dietary guidelines from Federal Government agencies and nationally recognized health professional organizations recommend decreased consumption of fats (less than 30 percent of calories), maintenance of desirable body weight, and increased consumption of fruits and vegetables (5 or more servings daily), particularly those fruits and vegetables which contain dietary fiber, vitamin A, and vitamin C.
Originally posted by stompk
Recently, I've been working on a cure to cancer.
[edit on 28-3-2006 by WyrdeOne]
Originally posted by AnAbsoluteCreation
he advocated that 3500 mg of Vitiman C would eliminate the chance of Cancer.
I think the government, tied directly with the medical industry, is keeping us sick and taking our money.
Originally posted by sparkyloveandlight
You say you have been taking raw onion with water and salt with astounding effects.
Could you elaborate?
More energy, more strength, more mental awareness, more focus, faster, less sore, balanced-----what do you mean Stompk