Vitamin C Makes Research Waves with Eye & Brain Benefits
Few supplements rival the popularity and reputation of Vitamin C. With literally decades of research to show for its service to the human body, vitamin C still turns out to be full of surprises for researchers when it comes to health benefits.
You may remember humans, along with apes, guinea pigs and the fruit-eating bat (random, right?), cannot produce vitamin C endogenously like all other animals. Therefore adequate intake from diet and supplements is essential to good health. Additionally, your body depends heavily on vitamin C stores during times of stress and illness, sometimes requiring dozens of grams a day for recuperation and healing. And, while vitamin C's benefits are usually thought of as specific to the immune system and heart, new research highlights the "citrus vitamin" as an important contributor to eye and brain health.
The “surprising discovery” by researchers Oregon Health & Science University indicates that vitamin C may be needed for retinal cells to function properly, which in turn may have implications for the central nervous system. See, in order for retinal cells to function correctly, research found that "cells need to be 'bathed' in relatively high doses of vitamin C, inside and out.”
“Because the retina is part of the central nervous system, this suggests there's likely an important role for vitamin C throughout [the] brain, to a degree not realized before,” explained Henrique von Gersdorff, PhD, a senior scientist at OHSU's Vollum Institute and a co-author of the study. This is big news as most eye health research has tended to focus on protecting the macula.
Interestingly, Dr. von Gersdorff notes that while the function of vitamin C in the brain is not well understood, the brain retains vitamin C stores more aggressively than any other organ, prompting Dr. von Gersdorff to suggest, “Perhaps the brain is the last place you want to lose vitamin C."
Save 15% on Co-op Products Containing Vitamin C
Fascinating findings on Linus Pauling's favorite supplement, eh? To honor Vitamin C (and make a little extra room in our warehouse for some of the new products we'll be introducing soon), we're doing a limited tie offer of 15 % off all products containing Vitamin C now through midnight, Friday, July 29th.
It's a quick sale to help us free up some shelf space, fair members, so to get in on this limited time offer, just add Vitamin C, Cranberry Concentrate, Menopause Formula, Heart Plus, Heart Plus Veg Caps, Constant Health, and/or Multi Vites to your cart and then, upon checkout, apply the coupon code:
In no time at all, you'll have instant savings and we'll have your products picked, packed, and on their way to you or your loved ones.
That's all for now, fair members.
Still purringly yours,
Guido Housemouser, Chief KatOur Health
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