Vitamin CWhat it does: Strengthens immune system – fights infections. Makes collagen, keeping bones, skin and joints firm and strong. Antioxidant, detoxifying pollutants and protecting against… is not only made (in animals) directly from sugar (glucose) but it shares the same transport system into the blood so, in that sense, it competes with sugar. That’s why I don’t like sweet vitamin C supplements. But it goes deeper than this. Studies have shown that vitamin C status is inversely related to weight.1. Individuals with adequate vitamin C status burn 30% more fatThere are many different types of fats; polyunsaturated, monounsaturated, hydrogenated, saturated and trans fat. The body requires good fats (polyunsaturated and monounsaturated) in order to… during a moderate exercise bout than individuals with low vitamin C status; thus, vitamin C depleted individuals may be more resistant to losing unwanted fat.2
In my opinion the main reason why twice as many men are dying from the virus than women will be found to be that twice as many men have diabetes and diabetes interferes with the ability to use vitamin C effectively. This virus expends vitamin C at an extraordinary rate so any metabolic disadvantage as in diabetes is bad news.
This close relationship with blood sugar and diabetes is illustrated by two things. Firstly, every measure of blood sugar control (blood glucose, HbA1c, insulinInsulin is a hormone made by the pancreas. It is responsible for making the body’s cells absorb glucose (sugar) from the blood…. levels and sensitivity) is improved by 2 grams of vitamin C a day.3 I cover this in my book Say No to Diabetes. Secondly, if you’ve seen type-1 diabetics, such as Theresa May, with that white ‘button’ on their upper arm, which is the Freestyle Libre glucose monitor, and have one try taking 5 grams of vitamin C and see what happens to your reading. It shoots up. It can’t differentiate between glucose and vitamin C.
Vitamin C is part of my secret formula in my new book The 5-Day Diet which is, not only the fastest and healthiest way to lose weight, but also the quickest way to regain stable blood sugar control and freedom from sugar cravings. Find out more.
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