Our immune system is the body’s natural Department of Defense, working round the clock to fight off germs and protect our health. The old Pacman video game is a great visualization of the immune system composed of various types of white blood cells that spring into action whenever germs and toxins threaten your health. Right now I am in the process of researching and writing yet another comprehensive free eBook for our ReSet community, Total Body Immunity. Over the next few weeks I’ll share with you what I already knew and have been recommending, what is still being discovered, and what may yet be proven [which falls under the category of what I already knew lol]. The bottom line remains – the immune system is made of cells and we have to keep building healthy cells using the right building blocks. These building blocks are available to you in our Completement Formulas.
One writer that I am really impressed with is Dr. Rhonda Patrick is an American biomedical scientist, researcher, and entrepreneur. Born in 1978, she missed being a Millennial by a couple of years, but I think she appeals to the younger generation. Dr. Patrick has a gift for translating complex scientific topics into insights in her videos, podcasts, and articles. She’s dedicated to the pursuit of longevity and optimal health—and shares the latest research on nutrition, aging, and disease prevention with her growing audience.
I subscribe to Dr. Patrick’s newsletter and was thrilled to see a publication simply titled “Vitamin C”, a 42-page, 20,000-word, up-to-the minute description of the benefits of vitamin C.
Here is how Dr. Patrick begins her paper:
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is an essential nutrient, widely recognized for its antioxidant properties. These properties arise from its potent redox potential due to its capacity to donate electrons to oxidized molecules. Even in small quantities vitamin C can protect critical molecules in the body such as proteins, lipids, carbohydrates, and nucleic acids (DNA and RNA) from damage by reactive oxygen species, which are generated during normal metabolism, by active immune cells, and through exposure to toxins and pollutants (e.g., certain chemotherapy drugs and cigarette smoke). The vitamin also plays a critical role as a cofactor – a molecule that assists enzymes in chemical reactions. This dual nature of vitamin C means that it is instrumental in multiple physiological processes, including those involved in the biosynthesis of collagen, carnitine, and catecholamines. As such, vitamin C participates in immune function, wound healing, fatty acid metabolism, neurotransmitter production, and blood vessel formation, as well as other key processes and pathways.
The dual nature of Vitamin C! It’s exciting, isn’t it, to think about how many benefits you receive as you engage this versatile, essential nutrient?
Tonight, we’ll talk with Dr. Carolyn Dean about the Dual Nature of Vitamin C -along with a wide range of other health topics and clinically recommended nutritional assets to support your body. You will love hearing the beneficial interactions with our callers and hosts alike including the body/mind connection, identifying the ‘conflict’ in the ‘conflict basis’ of disease and much more!!
Although tonight’s topic focuses on the benefits of vitamin C, please note there are currently no drugs or dietary supplements approved to treat or prevent COVID-19. Although there are investigational COVID vaccines and treatments under development, these investigational products are in the early stages of product development and have not yet been fully tested for safety or effectiveness.