Vitamin C Crystals™ contains 8 ounces (226 grams) of 100% pure, corn-free vitamin C (ascorbic acid) in a powder.
Dr. Susanne uses Vitamin C Crystals to clean her fruits, vegetables, and gluten free grains.
She pours a gallon of water into a large pot and one heaping teaspoon of the crystals.
Diluting the Vitamin C Crystals this way will cut through the bacteria and mold and as an antioxidant, it will neutralize the pesticides and fertilizers used on fruits and veggies. (Remember – even organic veggies can have pesticides on them because of “drift” between farms.)
Soak your fruits and veggies for about fifteen minutes right after bringing them home from the store. You won’t notice any major differences in taste and you might even get a little extra Vitamin C!
The antioxidant activity of the Vitamin C will preserve the food in the refrigerator longer than usual and reduce the bacterial and fungal growth. Do eat your washed produce within three to four days.
More information about Vitamin C:
Vitamin C (ascorbic acid) has numerous biological functions. Foremost, it is essential for the synthesis of collagen and glycosaminoglycans which are the building materials of all connective tissues, such as skin, blood vessels, tendons, joint cartilage and bone. Vitamin C is the required coenzyme for two groups of enzymes that catalyze the crosslinking of collagen fibers-lysyl hydroxylases and prolyl hydroxylases. As such, vitamin C is essential for normal wound healing and capillary health.
Vitamin C participates in the biosynthesis of carnitine, serotonin, and certain neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine. Vitamin C is among the most powerful antioxidants in humans and animals. It is a water-soluble, chain-breaking antioxidant that reacts directly with superoxide, hydroxyl radicals, and singlet oxygen. Laboratory studies show that vitamin C completely protects lipids in plasma and low-density lipoprotein (LDL) against atherogenic peroxidative damage.
In addition, vitamin C interacts with glutathione and alpha-lipoic acid, and regenerates vitamin E. The antioxidant functions of vitamin C appear to have clinical significance in providing protection from free radical damage to the eyes, lungs, blood and the immune system.
Vitamin C is absorbed in the small intestine by a sodium-dependent transport process that is intake dependent. At normal dietary intakes of 60 to 100 mg, up to 80 or 90% of the vitamin C is absorbed. At higher intakes, absorption becomes less efficient. Absorption efficiency and vitamin C utilization may be greatly enhanced during conditions of physiological stress, such as trauma or infection. Maximal absorption is attained by the ingestion of several doses spaced throughout the day rather than in one, larger dose.
Vitamin C Crystals may be a useful dietary supplement for those who wish to increase their daily intake of this important antioxidant vitamin.
This information has not been evaluated or approved by the FDA and is not intended to treat, diagnose, prevent or cure any condition or disease.