Vitamin C is important to neuropathy patients as is it does help our bodies rid themselves of toxic substances.
Vitamin C is another key player in health and nutrition. In fact, just like Vitamin A which we discussed a few days ago this vitamin is absolutely essential to cell health, replication, and repair.
Perhaps you are already familiar with some of the key functions of vitamin C. You probably know you can shorten recovery times from infections like the flu and colds.
Like vitamin A, this vitamin also has a significant role in bolstering our bodies immune system.
But more than this, Vitamin C takes part in many key biochemical reactions throughout the entire body. If we consume less than we need on a daily basis, our blood vessels can become fragile and our body will begin to break down very quickly.
This was the lessons learned at sea many years ago when sailors developed scurvy, the Vitamin C deficiency disease.
Vitamin C is absolutely essential for collagen and tissue repair-collagen, is the substance that binds together our skin, and ligaments, muscles, joints etc. This is one of the key reasons that this vitamin applied to the skin can help improve its tone, texture, and resistance to environmental factors.
Just like all nutrients however too much of a good thing is not necessarily better. The maximum amount of vitamin C that should be taken on a daily basis is probably around 2000 mg. and this amount should probably only be continued for a relatively short periods of time. There are of course exceptions, and each patient is different.
This is why you should work with your clinician when formulating your precise nutrition plan.
If you’re following the NeuropathyDR Diet and Lifestyle Plan, it is unlikely that you’ll be deficient vitamin C. The simple reason for this is that you’ll be consuming a fair amount of fresh vegetables and small to moderate amounts of fruits. Many of these are naturally high in vitamin C. The better quality food, the higher the vitamin content.
This is why you must learn to shop wisely and store your food carefully.
Perhaps one of the key reasons that vitamin C is important to neuropathy patients is it does help our bodies rid themselves of toxic substances. These could be anything from natural breakdown products in the body to substances we encounter in our environments.
The net result however is adequate amounts of vitamin C ensure that these critical functions happen, and will help to keep you not only feeling, healing well but also looking your very best!
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