Vitamin C Deficiency is No Longer Uncommon Nor is Scurvy

Vitamin C deficiency conflicts with joint and muscle relief efforts. It slows down wound healing and stops bone development. You will feel very weak and fatigued. You may discover minor bleeding internally and externally.

You can also suffer from the Vitamin C deficiency disease known as Scurvy.

Your health can go as a snow ball rolling down hill ever growing worse till is smashes at the bottom of the hill in disaster if you don't stop this deficiency.

If you don't have the power within you to protect and maintain your health, restore your health, or recover from joint and muscle deterioration or surgery or injury, you will suffer a lot of pain and disability.

You Have Limitations

You have the misfortune of belonging in a group of about eight species on earth that do not manufacture this vitally needed vitamin, so your have to look to outside sources for its supply.

You get this vitamin two ways. One is through your diet – foods you eat that contain this vitamin. This is not as good a source as it used to be. Mostly this is due to today's poor diets and lifestyles.

Your other source is Vitamin C supplements. The second is most promising for you as it offers higher quantities to satisfy your needs.

100% of a Very Small Amount is Still a Very Small Amount

You can't rely on manufactured foods that tout they are “fortified” with vitamins. Honestly, food manufacturers are not going to put any more in their food than they have to to get you buy it.

They will spend more on advertising to persuade you to buy their food than put in more vitamins. Advertising is tax deductible and adding more ingredients is not.

As an example: Cold cereal manufacturers take a wholesome grain, kill and remove all value from it making it sterile, then add back in vitamins and minerals, "fortifying" it.

You read the label on the food container and what do you see? Look for Vitamin C. If there is any, it may say 25%, 50%, or even 100%. What does this mean? Percent of what?...

It is the percent in the “RDA” or the “Recommended Daily Amount” set as a food standard by the government. These standards are very low especially for this vitamin that is set at 75 milligrams (mg) a day for adults.

This is barely enough to survive under normal good health conditions.

What you should take from this is that you don't get enough Vitamin C in the common diet – from cereals and many other foods, especially processed foods.

Still Not Sure This Is a Small Amount

Go talk to your closest relative in the animal kingdom, the gorilla, who is likely residing at your local zoo, and see what he has to say. (always smile when you talk to him...)

He's fortunate to manufacture this vitamin on his own creating around 4000 mg a day as a basic maintenance level.

Do you come close to this daily amount? Do you have a Vitamin C deficiency?

    Vitamin C foods

Foods High In Vitamin C

Bell peppers, broccoli, papaya, Brussels sprouts, strawberries, oranges, cantaloupe, kiwi, cauliflower, grapefruit, mustard greens, tomato, parsley, raspberries, cabbage, lemons, pineapple, asparagus, blueberries, spinach, sweet potatoes, carrots, bananas, onions, watermelon, green beans, celery, cranberries, cucumbers.
Foods high in vitamin c start with bell peppers in this group ending with cucumbers. Less popular food that fit in between some of these are not listed.

What is Scurvy

Scurvy is a vitamin C deficiency disease. Acute scurvy takes about four months to show significant signs of this disease.
Long ago Limes were use by sailors
    to fight scurvy

Mild scurvy is today's common form of scurvy. Its symptom are the same as acute scurvy, but less pronounced and more difficult to detect, which is a common reason for misdiagnosing this disease at this level.

For this reason Vitamin C deficiency can exist for months in a chronic, or constant condition and not diagnosed as scurvy.

Scurvy Symptoms

Acute scurvy symptoms nausea extreme fatigue minor bleeding in joint and muscle pain from mild to strong in joints and muscles long time healing and poor healing dull lifeless hair teeth get loose or fall out and gums swell and bleed constant re-occurrences of illnesses

Mild Vitamin C deficiency, or mild scurvy symptoms, degrade joints and muscles get weaker. It accelerates aging and is often misdiagnosed as aging, so little is done for it. Children suffer poor development.

Mild scurvy symptoms are the worst, because they're poorly recognized and conditions continue over long periods of time degrading into very serious diseases. Cancer being one.

Vitamin C deficiency is easily overcome by taking 3000 mg to 5000 mg of Vitamin C daily, and eating foods high in vitamin C. Recover, stop pain, and get the joint and muscle relief your so deserve.

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