Vitamin C and Lysine
Why you need vitamin C and lysine for heart health and more…
W. Gifford-Jones, MD | Vitamin C is the single most important water-soluble antioxidant in the human body. It’s tragic that researchers are unaware that high doses of vitamin C and lysine can prevent and reverse atherosclerosis in coronary and other arteries. Vitamin C is needed to manufacture collagen, the glue holding cells together.
Without sufficient vitamin C to produce collagen, bone eventually grinds on bone. There would be fewer joint replacements if more vitamin C were available to produce healthy collagen. Rheumatoid arthritis also requires large doses of vitamin C which helps reduce inflammatory reactions in joints.
This also goes for teeth — teeth fall apart when gums lacking collagen lose their grip on teeth. Patients are surprised when I tell them that vitamin C will help them keep their teeth.
The essential amino acid lysine is best known for its use with herpes simplex infections but also has favourable effects on blood pressure and stroke prevention and a positive influence on mood and anxiety.
Vitamin C and lysine supplementation also helps support:
- Immune system health
- Teeth and gums
- Wound healing
- Bones and cartilage
- Recovery from shingles
- Recovery from herpes outbreaks
This is why I’ve been taking high doses of vitamin C and lysine for the last 16 years following a heart attack. I believe it saved my life. Medi-C Plus™, containing high doses of vitamin C and lysine, is available in powder and capsules.