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Most mammals can make their own Vitamin C, but humans are one of the few that cannot.  In this episode, find out:

--The difference between natural Vitamin C and synthetic forms. And why Dr. Prather uses both for his patients.

--How Vitamin C helps with collagen formation, which is the building block of the entire system. And why bleeding of the gums when you brush your there is a sign of Vitamin C deficiency.

--The connection between back pain and Vitamin C deficiency.

--How symptoms of scurvy can be seen in those with diabetes, congestive heart failure, as well as those on dialysis. Plus, how smoking, drinking alcohol, and using drugs can lead to symptoms of scurvy.

--The reason why Vitamin C can help reverse an older person's skin being easily broken. And how Vitamin C helps as an anti-inflammatory with sinus issues, allergies, joint pain, and every kind of arthritis (such as osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis).

--Why Vitamin C is helpful in preventing atherosclerosis, reversing atherosclerosis, and in getting rid of excess cholesterol.

--How Vitamin C requirements are even higher for those with diabetes. And how "it was like magic" when Dr. Prather used powdered Vitamin C to help a diabetic patient's wound to heal.

--The reduction in Vitamin C levels seen from anyone taking aspirin, non-steroidal anti-inflammatories, steroids, and cholesterol drugs...which only increases the problem that caused the patients to take those medications in the first place.

--Why Vitamin C helps prevents stretch marks in pregnant women and varicose veins. And how it reverses cataracts and macular degeneration.

--How Vitamin C is important in helping the body to handle stress. And the dosage of Vitamin C that helps to quickly improve male fertility.




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