Humans do not make vitamin C like animals do, we need to supplement this essential vitamin to meet our daily needs. Vitamin C and lysine work together to build collagen, which strengthens and holds together the coronary cells. Inadequate amounts of vitamin C mean poor collagen. Coronary cells then fall apart just as bricks do without good mortar. Coronary arteries, closest to the heart, receive the greatest pressure and without enough vitamin C the collagen weakens. This sets the stage for heart attack.
Dr. Linus Pauling reported years ago that it requires several thousand milligrams of vitamin C, along with the amino acid lysine, to prevent coronary attack. Pauling also reminded us that animals produce thousands of mgs of vitamin C daily but humans lost this ability eons ago. This inability to make vitamin C sets up humans for heart attack and stroke. Increased vitamin C and lysine supports cardiovascular health by promoting healthy coronary arteries.
Vitamin C makes coronary arteries strong. As mortar binds bricks together, coronary cells are glued together by collagen. But it requires high doses of vitamin C and lysine to produce strong collagen. And just as steel rods provide extra strength to concrete, lysine increases the strength of collagen.
Dr. William Stehbens, Professor of Pathology at Auckland University in New Zealand, reported years ago that Pauling was right. Stehbens emphasized that coronary arteries are under more pressure than any other arteries in the body. After all, they’re situated in the heart’s muscle, not in the big toe. Moreover they’re under constant pressure while the heart beats 100,000 times every 24 hours, or 37 million times a year, and 2.2 billion times if you live to 70 years of age.
Without sufficient vitamin C and lysine this constant pounding causes minute cracks in collagen, resulting in blood clots and possible death. Or a weakened artery can break, causing a stroke.
Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, should be eligible for the Nobel Prize for his finding. Bush took photos of the retina (back part of the eye), then prescribed large doses of vitamin C and lysine. 16 years later, photos showed improvement.
Medi C Plus® comes in three flavours, Citrus, Original (non flavoured) and Berry. It is also available in Calcium and Magnesium formulas, both of which act as buffers for the vitamin C. The Calcium formula supports bone health and is suitable for those not getting enough calcium in their diet. Magnesium regulates heart rate and supports immune health, muscles and neurological systems. Most adults don’t get enough magnesium in their diet – and absorption decreases with age. So, whether you chose the calcium or magnesium formulas – both provide effective support for heart health and more.
To fight heart disease, weight control, a healthy diet, no smoking and moderate drinking also have proven benefit. Also get off the couch!
And always check with your doctor before starting or changing medication.