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Old 11-14-2008, 11:19 AM
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Well here's a study out of U.C. Berkeley where they found that those taking 1,000 mg's daily of Vitamin C in the clinical study had drastically lowered their C Reactive Protein levels which is the marker of Blood Inflammation which can cause heart disease.

Vitamin C Lowers Levels Of Inflammation Biomarker Considered Predictor Of Heart Disease - Science Daily
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Old 11-14-2008, 10:55 PM
Location: Boise-Metro, ID
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Not the least bit surprised by the findings of this study. I've been touting Ester-C on the Health Forum for this same exact reason. I don't know what type of C they used, it doesn't seem to say, but the same concept of Ester-C applies. Ester-C has what's called bioflavanoids. Bioflavnoids have anti-inflammatory properties that help fight disease. It's been my understanding that most diseases start via inflammation, so just by taking high doses of Vitamin C you could really protect yourself. The amounts they suggest on the back of bottles is way under what we should be taking and it sounds like this study suggests that.

The Ester-C product is considered a whole food supplement, which means it absorbs in your body better than a synthetic Vitamin C, so it would be interesting to know whether they used a synthetic or a whole food form for their study, my guess is they used a whole food form. It doesn't seem that they used a liquid form, which would be even stronger than a tablet........so imagine the benefits the study might have shown had they done that.

If you apply this concept to other diseases or ailments, I bet they will find just as beneficial results. I'll give you two examples where I have benefited from the anti-inflammatory properties of Vitamin-C:

1. allergies-allergens trigger inflammation and weaken the immune system. When I take large quantities of Ester-C, my allergies disappear.

2. Sciatica Nerve pain- most sciatica pain is due to inflammation. The Ester-C I take completely eliminates my sciatica nerve pain!

The above were major ailments that use to plague me. Thanks to Ester-C their no longer a problem. How do I know this? As soon as I stop taking the C, all my symptoms return.
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