Skip to main content

Why Bones Get Brittle without Vitamin C

www.100pitches.org 
We were never told that lack of Vitamin C will make our bones brittle. All we know of bone health is to take enough calcium. Not Vitamin C. With Vitamin C, all we know is that it's good for body resistance against cold, cough and scurvy. Well, they didn't actually lie to us--they just didn't tell us everything there was to know. They probably also didn't know about these things.

But it came out in The Journal of Biological Chemistry. A study was done which discovered the pivotal role of Vitamin C in bone health. It's not just calcium we need but Vitamin C as well. In particular, the study found out that taking a bit more of Vitamin C (slightly higher than just getting enough for your immune health) actually promotes higher bone mass, lowering, if not preventing, bone fracture incidence. 

Osteoporosis drugs only take care of osteoclasts, or those cells that destroy bones. They do not rehabilitate and build up bones like Vitamin C does. This vitamin stimulates osteoblast cell production, building bone cells in the process, promoting constant bone renewal. I never knew this till I stumbled upon it one day while doing a research for a client. Now I know I have to take a little bit more of Vitamin C for my bones.

You see, if you'd just rely on traditional facts discovered eons ago and never update yourself with your own online research, you'd miss a lot and no one would care enough to tell you about them, especially not those you pay exorbitant medical fees to. Some medical experts are afraid you might really get well so they never tell you everything. Self medication through Google is not a good thing (you need your regular medical check up) but you need to do your own medical research now and then to cross check and update.

Anyway, citrus fruits and other fruits are rich in Vitamin C, so eat as much as you can, but I must warn you--many of them are loaded with chemical pesticides that poison your system aside from wreck your bone health. And with the fact that Vitamin C quickly evaporates from fruits when they are mishandled during delivery or sits a long time in fruit stalls or at the grocery store, I doubt if you'd get enough of it for your immune system. What more for your bone health?

That's why I supplement with Vital C. I eat lots of fruits when they're around and love drinking fresh fruit juices like kalamansi juice, but I never settle for them. I take non-acidic Vitamin C supplements to make sure. It's got to be non-acidic, like Vital C. Anyway, you can never "overdose" with Vitamin C because once your body has enough, it automatically gets rid of excess Vitamin C through your urine and sweat. Your body doesn't store or manufacture Vitamin C.

So count on it, you will only gain health with Vitamin C:
  • Immune boost
  • Delayed aging
  • Fat burning and weight loss
  • Cleansing and detox
  • Bone health 

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Harvard Study Says Chicken Skin is Healthy!

You used to take off chicken skin because doctors and nutritionists said it's bad for your heart. So, with broken hearts we did so, stripping the golden brown and juicy skin from our roasted or grilled chicken and couldn't believe we were actually throwing away all that goodness into the trash.

And we wondered why God made chicken skin so delicious just so we could throw it all away.

But a new Harvard study says chicken skin is actually good for your health---to be specific, your heart health. It says most of the fatty part of chicken skin (the most mouthwatering one) is unsaturated and healthy for the heart. And that's according to studies done by the Harvard School of Public Health, no less.

Unsaturated fat can lower your cholesterol and blood pressure, the Harvard school said, according to an article on The Daily Meal site titled "Doctor's Got It All Wrong!" So, if the study is correct (I'm waiting for another "study" to contradict this---al…

Do You Know the Right Way of Eating Fruits 2

Previously on Right Way of Eating Fruits

Another mistake people do when eating fruits is eating them long after peeling their skin. Not many people know this, but all fresh fruits are alkaline, even soir ones. I met one "nutritionist" who thought sour fruits were all purely acidic---just because they were sour.

Take kalamansi for instance. Fresh kalamansi is alkaline. Those who know herbal medicine know this. But make sure you consume it right after slicing it open. If you let it lie open like that for a long time it becomes acidic. Moreover, the Vitamin C in it quickly evaporates. You get nothing but sourness.

So those fruit juices sold in bottles in grocries and malls? You get nothing from them except water, flavor, sugar and synthetic Vitamin C perhaps, which is acidic. If you want to keep fit, an acidic tummy is the last thing you'd want.

Here are my secrets on how I get physically fit. Click here.

If you peel off a banana, make sure you eat the whole thing now. Don&#…

How Posture Affects Your Confidence Level

Try it. Make it a habit to stand erect---chest out, stomach in---and make sure you look relaxed and natural doing it. No hint of struggling. How? Well, keep practicing this posture.

And then always lift your chin and look straight ahead with relaxed, rested eyes. Even if you don't feel confident inside, that look will make people think you have it. That look and posture often earn you respect.

Now, when you see people awed at you because they think you have powerful self confidence---when in fact you don't---you begin to feel confident. It builds up like a miracle.

I tried it once. I used to stand up with stooping shoulders and often looking down at the floor. Then one time I saw how it looked in a mirror. Such a look of defeat and weakness. Then I wondered---does good posture really make a difference?

So I started practicing good posture. I studied how to stand, sit and walk erect, like a real model. I watched how models moved and imitated them. Together with my regular work…