1. What is Vitamin C?
  2. In the human body, what does Vitamin C do?
  3. What is the optimal daily dose of Vitamin C?
  4. Can a lack of Vitamin C cause disease? If yes, which diseases?
  5. Can high doses of Vitamin C prevent or cure disease? If yes, which diseases?
  6. Can high doses of Vitamin C prevent or cure cardiovascular disease, the leading cause of death in humans?
  7. Are there any known side effects of Vitamin C supplementation?
  8. What is the Unified Theory of Human Cardiovascular Disease? How is it related to Vitamin C?
  9. Are there any case studies that would support the use of Vitamin C as a potential life saving medicine?
  10. Why does the multi-trillion dollar pharmaceutical industry refuse to research Vitamin C as a potential life saving medicine?
  11. Why does the pharmaceutical industry attack those who promote the use of Vitamin C as a potential life saving medicine?
  12. Is Vitamin C a life saver? If yes, how many lives could be saved each and every day?
Mission Statement

What Does Vitamin C Do?

Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin, which means your body doesn't store it. Unlike most other mammals, humans do not have the ability to make vitamin C, which means you need to consume it via your diet.

Vitamin C has numerous functions in the human body, including acting as an essential cofactor in enzymatic reactions. In this way, it plays a role in your body's production of collagen, carnitine (which helps your body turn fat into energy), and catecholamines (hormones made by your adrenal glands), for starters.

Vitamin C is also used by your body for wound healing, repairing, and maintaining the health of your bones and teeth, and plays a role in helping your body absorb iron.1 However, it's vitamin C's role as an antioxidant that it is most well known for.

As a powerful antioxidant, vitamin C is known to block some of the damage caused by DNA-damaging free radicals. Over time, free radical damage may accelerate aging and contribute to the development of heart disease and other health conditions. It's through this antioxidant effect that it's thought vitamin C may play a role in protecting heart health - perhaps as much as exercise.

Source: Mercola.com