‘A man who doesn't know the truth is just an idiot. But a man who knows the truth and calls it a lie, is a crook.’
After all: what’s so exciting about vitamin C – don’t we already know all the facts? Most people know that vitamin C or ascorbic acid is not particularly spectacular, a dusty ‘utensil’ from the late 70s... We know that most of it is excreted in urine, and weren’t there also some studies which proved that vitamin C not only demonstrates very little effect but may even be harmful and can cause kidney stones, among other unpleasant problems...?
Yet what if the case is different...?
What if there is more to the supposedly stale vitamin than we are aware – much, much more...?
What if this ultimately concerned an (until now very successful) attempt by a money-oriented, powerful industry to publicly disparage the most important vitamin in existence, even the basis of our very lives, right behind oxygen and water, to such an extent that the population do what is expected of them:
forego supplementary vitamin C, age more quickly, become ill and therefore bestow doctors – and with them the largest industry in the world, the pharmaceutical industry – with billions and billions of euros for medicine and hospitalisation...?!
what if humans could fully exploit their genetic potential and reach 120 years old in the best of health – if only we finally completely understood and recognised how important vitamin C really is for us...?!
You will be astonished at the unbelievable spectrum of activity of vitamin C and the undeniably well-founded scientific facts which we can draw on today – and this is precisely what we do in this Codex Humanus. After just a few minutes reading you will see vitamin C – and consciously consume it – in a new light, we promise!
First we need to look at the basis and, in order to gain a better understanding of this, the question:
what actually are vitamins?
Most people only have a vague, sometimes very abstract impression of vitamins. People largely underestimate the effect of vitamins entirely; ultimately, we do not learn a lot about them if we visit the doctor when we are sick.
However, did you know that the course of study to become a doctor does not include nutritional science? According to a survey of 593 young German doctors, 74.5 % of those surveyed felt insufficiently trained in the field of nutrition. A doctor will hold lectures on pharmacology for hours, yet when it comes to substances which really matter (if you don’t just want to treat but really cure), macro and micronutrients, vitamins, trace elements, enzymes, bioflavinoids etc. you won’t learn a lot from the lecturer – because that doctor was also not exposed to these topics in his or her own course of study! Before we comprehensively shine a light on the ‘uber-vitamin’ vitamin C, here is a short explanation as to what vitamins actually are and what role they play in our bodies:
Vitamins – your body’s biochemical tools
Imagine you hammer a nail into a wall or saw a piece of wood – you need tools for these jobs, in this case a hammer and saw.
Our body also has to perform thousands of very important tasks simultaneously every day. Whether muscular activity, neutralisation of poisons or maintaining blood vessels – the body needs special tools for these activities. These tools are vitamins and enzymes. Thus, vitamins are nothing less than your organism’s biochemical tools.
The body can only complete these tasks unsatisfactorily, if at all, without vitamins and both alternatives lead to serious diseases in the medium term.
Vitamins, in particular vitamin C, have an influence on our entire existence; they largely decide how long we stay young and healthy and to what extent we are afflicted or untouched by things from the harmless cold to dangerous diseases.
Vitamin C – the most important substance for humans after oxygen and water!
Due to its multifaceted spectrum of activity on our lives and bodies, vitamin C is THE most important substance for our bodies after water and oxygen. Vitamin C is THE embodiment of vitamins and rightly a synonym for them.
If you consider that vitamin C has an influence on 95 % of our entire metabolism (that is, our existence), from preventing or even healing the smallest cold to allergies and life-threatening heart disease or even cancer (see the full list including evidence from studies in table 1 further down in the text) you can become truly aware of how important this ‘uber-vitamin’ really is! This becomes much clearer if you envisage:
humans without vitamin C would merely be a melting pot of cell broth!
We would like to quote Dr. Rath, an expert in orthomolecular medicine, in regard to this important aspect:
‘Did you know that around a third of all proteins in our bodies are collagen molecules? Collagen is the main component of connective tissue. Among other things, it helps to build blood vessels, cartilage, bones, teeth and our skin. Connective tissue forms a biological network which strengthens our bodies and gives them stability.
Collagen fibres have a similar stabilising function as reinforced concrete beams do for a skyscraper. Millions of stabilising molecules form the connective tissue in our bodies, bones, skin and blood vessel walls. Vitamin C is necessary for the cells in our bodies to ensure they can produce a sufficient amount of functioning collagen fibres.’
It has been proven that vitamin C ensures that our entire connective tissue including our skin, bones, teeth, organs and blood vessels are made from firm material.
OR TO PUT IT IN A NUTSHELL:
without vitamin C we would be a melting pot of cell broth, without support or stability!
When reading the following points, pause after each one for three to five seconds, internalise and briefly think what this means for you, your health and your life:
Did you know that...
· Vitamin C influences a total of 95 % of our metabolism and that therefore, there is hardly any disease on which vitamin C cannot have a significant and positive influence?
· Our connective tissue is composed of up to 30 % collagen and ensures the firmness of our bones, teeth, organs and skin – yet vitamin C indispensable for the production of collagen?
· Vitamin C is therefore THE most important substance for humans after oxygen and water?
· humans can only survive up to seven to eight weeks without any or with very little vitamin C (<10 mg/day)? Afterwards, there is internal bleeding (symptom of d: ‘scurvy’).
· Humans would age very slowly and hardly ever get ill if they had sufficient vitamin C?
· In the opinion of the ‘vitamin king’ and two-time Nobel prize winner Prof. Dr. Linus Pauling, vitamin C can increase your life expectancy by 20 years?
· You would need to eat 40 oranges or 7 kg of pickled cabbage per day in order to consume the amount of vitamin C through food according to natural doctors and molecular biologists?
· The requirement for vitamin C increases multiple times in the event of a disease as the body quickly depletes its store of vitamin C in order to fight the disease with this highly potent weapon?
· That you can test your perfect, personal vitamin C requirement yourself? (The test description is further on in the book!)
· That humans, primates, guinea pigs, domestic pigs and field mice do not have the ability to create vitamin C themselves?
· However, a dog can create up to 5000 mg, a cat up to 1000 mg and a goat up to 12,000 mg per day?
· That nature never creates an excess of anything and that none of the animals mentioned die from heart disease (or cancer) in the wild, while 50 % of all humans die from these things?
· In stressful situations, animals increase their vitamin C synthesis (production) by up to 4-5 times?
· That the majority of molecular researchers and vitamin experts around the world agree that humans require 30-50mg of vitamin C per kg of their body weight? For an adult weighing 75 kg this means approx. 2000-3500 mg of vitamin C each day?
· Yet, the official recommendation for adult humans according to the World Health Organisation (WHO) and the Deutschen Gesellschaft für Ernährung (DGE) is INSTEAD a scandalous 95-110 mg per day? (in comparison, the official recommendation for guinea pigs with a body weight of 0.5 kg - 1.5 kg is 10-30 mg!)
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