This Ultra Powerful Nutrient Helps Your Body Repair and Recover From Gluten Induced Inflammation…
Adrenal burnout, reduced immune function, and increased inflammation are just a few of the side effects caused by a lack of vitamin C. This crucial nutrient plays a major rule in the repair and recovery process of those with gluten sensitivity. Unfortunately, a multivitamin does not contain enough. Let’s take a look at 9 key functions of Vitamin C (ascorbate):
Vitamin C Found To Reduce Inflammation Caused by Gluten
“Ascorbate decreases the mucosal inflammatory response to gluten…”
Research Resource: Allergol Immunopathol (Madr). 2012 Jan-Feb;40(1):3-8. Epub 2011 Mar 21.
Gluten Induced Damage Can Cause Vitamin C Deficiency
This is just one more reason to make sure that you are checking your vitamin and mineral levels twice per year. So many of us are cross contaminated with gluten on a regular basis, and lack of this essential vitamin could contribute to even greater damage. It is a well established fact that gluten can contribute to vitamin and mineral deficiencies. Most doctors measure for iron and vitamin D levels as part of their standard laboratory follow up in patients with celiac disease. Unfortunately, only looking at iron and vitamin D is not comprehensive enough because nutritional deficiencies (and in this case – vitamin C) can reduce a patients ability to heal and respond to a gluten free diet.
Benefits of Vitamin C
- Improved blood vessel and cardiovascular integrity
- Regulates hormone health
- Preserves the adrenal glands
- Regulates the production of neurotransmitters (chemicals used by the brain to communicate to the body)
- Promotes immune system health
- Enhances nitrous oxide (NO) functions (potent chemical that regulates antioxidant status and blood pressure)
- Enhances and repairs cellular detoxification functions
- Enhances ATP energy compound production
- Enhances healthy bone formation
- Enhances and rebuilds glutathione (a potent antioxidant system and liver detoxifier) functions
- Promotes iron balance and absorption
- Reduces and prevents bioaccumulation of toxins
- Improves gastric transit time
- Improves the quality of gastric acid
- Protects DNA from oxidative damage
- Reduces toxic minerals in body
- Enhances natural anti-cancer surveillance
- Helps the body kill cancer cells
Signs & Symptoms of Vitamin C Deficiency:
- Dry and splitting hair
- Inflammation of the gums (gingivitis)
- Rough, dry, scaly skin (hyperkeratosis)
- Easy bruising and slow healing
- Histamine elevations (leads to increased environmental allergies)
- Easy bruising
- Spontaneous nosebleeds
- Weakened enamel of the teeth
- Swollen and painful joints
- Gallstone formation
- Increased susceptibility to infection
- Weight gain (due to metabolic slowing)
- Weight loss
Drugs/Medications that deplete or interfere with Vitamin C
Remember, if you are taking certain medications, you may also be blocking the effects of this powerful nutrient. Some of the most commom vitamin C blockers and disruptors are listed below:
- Aspirin and other NSAIDS
- Birth control pills (oral contraceptives and hormone replacement)
- Corticosteroids and glucocorticoids
- Furosemide (Lasix), and other diuretics such as caffeine
- Heparin and coumadin (blood thinners)
Food Sources for Vitamin C
Food sources of vitamin C are essential. Keep in mind that with over farming of soil, environmental pollutants, use of growth hormones, pesticides, etc have all contributed to a lower level of vitamin C concentration in many foods. The following is a list of some excellent food based sources:
- High: Acercola cherries, broccoli, brussel sprouts, collards, guava, rose hips, black currant
- Moderate: Cabbage, spinach, citrus fruits, strawberries, cauliflower, chives, green peppers (jalapenos), red peppers, watermelon, tomatoes, kiwi, mango, cranberries, potatoes, winter squash, raspberries, blueberries, pineapple
Functions of Vitamin C Needed For Those Recovering From Gluten Exposure
Vitamin C is a potent immune modulator and it helps with antioxidant function. That means it is crucial for calming down an overactive immune response as well as protecting cells from ongoing inflammatory damage. Vitamin C helps the adrenal glands make epinephrine, norepinephrine, and cortisol. These hormones are vital for reducing inflammation and regulating the stress response. When these functions falter, many doctors refer to it as ADRENAL BURNOUT. Vitamin C helps the body form collage, a structural protein that gives the skin elasticity and integrity… Some of the most common symptoms of vitamin C deficiency are bleeding gums, and easy bruising.
Warning: Many forms of vitamin C are derived form corn. Corn is a major problem for those with gluten issues, and I have seen patients have issues with corn derived forms of vitamin C. Aside from the problem with corn, many brands of vitamin C are not fully reduced. This equates to a less potent supplement with diminished benefit. That is one of the reasons why I developed Detox C.
Detox C is a fully reduced, corn free, ascorbate (vitamin C) with absolutely no fillers, no grain, no yeast, no MSG, no dairy, and no sugar. There are no hidden chemicals or preservatives, just pure vitamin C.
Most vitamin C products on the market are counter productive for those with gluten sensitivity because they contain hard to digest fillers and are produced from vitamin C. Each tabsule of Detox C contains 1000 mg of fully reduced pure vitamin C.
- How many should I take to help fight inflammation and aid repair? Vitamin C is very safe to take. The typical adult dose is 3-5 grams per day. Detox C can be taken in much higher doses (up to 10 grams/day) without fear of toxicity or negative side effects.
- Are there any common allergens in this product? NO.