I am dealing with a very long-term mysterious chronic condition that no doctor has been able to diagnose. Most recently I am considering I may have severe long-term Lyme disease. I have severe Neuro muscular pain/degeneration in my legs and shoulders as well as fatigue and memory problems
This could be a singular problem or a multitude of problems. That is not much information to go on. Have you checked your medications? Statin drugs and bisphonates for osteoporosis could cause symptoms like these. There are also various infections that can cause them. What about neck injuries or misalignments?
have you ever tried that? I am looking at it and it looks intriguing. I may give it a whirl
Allegedly it has high vitamin C content along with many other vitamins and minerals
The oil has been on the market for a number of years, mainly for cosmetics. The powdered herb is now becoming more popular, but I have not priced it. It is a good source of C.
Another great vitamin C source. This is my second choice after amla. There is also camu camu, but it is not very stable.
Good for nutrition and detoxifying.
Another good choice. Has a fair amount of vitamin C and contains a lot of riboflavin for adrenal steroid production.
Acai is an MLM product. I don't do anything with MLM products. They tend to be overpriced, overhyped garbage.
I was just going to ask about acai, if it was a good vit C choice, and i saw this post.
I've been taking capsules of it for several weeks now, mainly for the antioxidants.
So waste of money then??
There are so many cheaper and effective antioxidants out there. And you can get plenty of antioxidants from a good diet. No reason to buy an overpriced and over hyped MLM product. Just think of all the fresh fruits and vegetables, or antioxidant teas like rooibos that you can buy for the price you will over pay for one bottle of acai.
I agree about the hype surrounding this berry, especially for being a weight loss aid, which is c...p. They know some people are so desperate to lose weight they will buy anything.
There are so many causes of weight gain that it would be impossible to take one supplement to address all causes of weight gain. Furthermore, I doubt if acai would have much of an impact on weight unless they are using it as a bitter.
The trouble with getting C from natural souces, how do we know we are getting enough?
The body does not need massive doses. How have we managed to get enough C all of our lives? Are we having outbreaks of scurvy around the world? And supplements are generally made of synthetic ascorbic acid, which is very unstable. It is rapidly broken down by heat, moisture and light. So the amount of ascorbic acid in a vitamin C tablet is not likely to be anywhere near what the label claims.
I don't eat oranges, i was told sensitive to them, but i've always had an adversion to them even before i knew that.
I buy frozen berries for my sons smoothies. Would that give me enough C. 80G a serving. A couple of servings say? And would this give me the bioflavnoids. Also would this give me the zinc?
You will also be getting more vitamin C from other foods in your diet so it is not hard to get enough vitamin C, especially with the berries. Papaya, kiwis, peppers (hot and bell peppers) and watercress are also excellent sources.
These include blueberries, raspberries, mixed black fruits, such as blackberries,blackcurrants etc and a Summerfruit mixed berries.
Acerola cherry would have to be a supplement??
Yes. They are not like sweet cherries, although these are good sources of C as well.
I've started to take a vit C complex of 1,500mg. I only take one a day.
You cannot utilize that much vitamin C in one shot. You will just urinate out the majority of the vitamin C. You would be better off with 500mg 3 times daily if you are going to supplement.
I just want a simple natural way of getting enough C and all the co factors. I'd rather not have to rely on buying supplements all the time.
Then focus on vitamin C rich foods and herbs, many of which you can easily grow. For example purslane is grown as a vegetable in many countries and is called a weed in the US. It will grow very well without any real care, and is very rich in vitamin C. It is also the richest plant source of omega 3 fatty acids I am aware of and is delicious.
purslane, never heard of it. Will be easy to grow if classed as weed.
Yes, very easy to grow. When I used to visit my dad up north it was always in the garden and we would just pull it up and compost it. Then I found out it was edible and how delicious it was. So I started eating it. I especially like steaming it for about 15 seconds then putting some butter and a little salt on it. Delicious.
It popped up in my yard a few years ago so I always leave a few plants to grow and pull up the rest to eat or to feed to my fish. This helps to keep the plant under control. It drops about 50,000 seeds each season, so it can really take over if you are not careful. And it is pretty hardy. I hardly ever water it and it has been 112F here the last few days and it is still thriving.
I do have redbush tea in my cupboard. must use it more often. If you believe the ads, its just as hydrating as water.
How hydrating water is depends a lot on how pure it is. Highly purified waters will enter the cells more rapidly. This is the basis for all these waters claiming to be so hydrating because they are "structured". Actually they are just highly purified. Of course faster in faster out, which I think is why I find these waters to be dehydrating.
I thought i wasn't getting enough C, due to those little bleeds i was telling you about. I eat bell peppers, have grown them from seed this year, they are growing but will i get peppers, time will tell. I don't have a greenhouse and we are having a very wet July here in the uk.
I have started to eat watercress, so i get the silica and vit C in this. Its the quantities of each veg/fruit i have trouble with to give me enough of everything. I can't eat too much fruit due to the candida. The fruit in the uk unless in season and not transported from other side of world is tasteless.
I'm going have to start making notes, as so much info lately to retain. I'm going see if my HFS does bitters later today. Do they come with a dropper, or do i need to buy one?
The smaller bottles come with droppers, while the larger ones do not.