The easy answer, (cause I wub easy answers without reading a ton of nonsense) is your body is you don't need vit C, you need collagen it is the main structural protein in the extracellular space in the various connective tissues in animal bodies. As the main component of connective tissue, it is the most abundant protein in mammals, making up from 25% to 35% of the whole-body protein content.
you need it for wound healing, skin(so you look good), and blood vessals
the rate limitating factor in collagen production is Vitamin C.,
vitamin C has a half life of roughly 30 minutes in the body
most animals make vit C all day, every day
Humans can't via lack of L-gulonolactone oxidase enzymehttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/L-gulonolactone_oxidase
why I believe in Pauling therapy:
That's what it seems like, which is a good question. The funny part of that question is I never heard of Pauling therapy till I came to this site!
so let's start from the beginningwhat is the pauling theory?
Linus Pauling claimed that specific non-toxic substances called Lp(a) binding inhibitors taken orally will prevent and may even dissolve existing atherosclerotic plaque build-ups.
This work is based on at least 2 Nobel Prizes in Medicine and the efforts of countless medical researchers. The theory and conclusions offered represent the final contribution of an American scientific giant.
Linus Pauling's idea was that we need collagen. and since 90% of the collagen in type 1 found in a few places including artery walls. so do arteries get remodeled and need MORE collagen?
Yes, high BP and wear and tear from blood flowing threw them constantly means they need repair. and when then need repair, they need more collagen.
So how is collagen made?
It needs vit C to be made
You need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in all parts of your body. It helps the body make collagen, an important protein used to make skin, cartilage, tendons, ligaments, and blood vesselshttps://umm.edu/health/medical/altmed/supplement/vitamin-c-ascorbic-acidhigh cholestrol leads to damage of the endothelial wall and that's why plaques form
no, this is a silly thought, just look at the basic chemistry of it all
-Bears dont die from CAD, yet have cholestrol 300+ during hibernation
Recall when a Bypass heart surgery is done, a leg vein is used to bypass the clogged arteries. If high cholesterol is the cause of plaque formations,why isnt that leg vein also filled with plaques?
G. C. Willis, MD, made the crucial observation in the early 1950s. A Canadian doctor, he noticed that atherosclerotic plaques in his patients kept forming in the same places. Usually near the heart where the blood vessels are stretched and bent.
Willis was the first to implicate high blood pressures and the mechanical stress caused more wear/tear on arteries, which then need collagen to be repaired. No collagen, LPA is used, which leads to plaque formation due to LPA open binding sites on LPA. Plus LPA isnt stable as collagenI take 2 grams of vit C, anything beyond that is SUPERMEGADOISNG!
that's silly to think that.
-Unlike animals,.which make lots of vit C in their kidneys all the time, humans don't made vit C.
Vitamin C does not last long in the body, half life is about 30 minuteshttp://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/linus-pauling-vindicated-researchers-claim-rda-for-vitamin-c-is-flawed-71172707.html
because vit C is water soluable, so any you take that isnt used, gets flushed out of the body. This is the reason for Paulings dose of 10-20 grams/day, because you don't take 20grams at once! you take a gram of so an hour, but like animals which don't diet from heart attacks, you always have some vit C in you.Why do I need vit C in me?
-because the body wants to use collagen to repair arteries,and when it has no collagen or cant make more because it requires vit C to make collagen, the body will use Lipoprotein(a)what is Lipoprotein(a)?
LDL-like particle and the specific apolipoprotein(a) and it's used by the body to remodel/repair arteries
otherwise, the function is unknown, except people without it are healthy, so it's not needed and seems to be used ascorbic-acid(vit C) surrogate to repair arterial wallshttps://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lipoprotein%28a%29
There a few supps we should be taking, yes.
What "more evidence" do you need?
oh ,yeah a study of someone with clogged arteries, who gets an xray(whatever) shows the 80% blockage then put them on a diet which led to fat loss along with few grams of vit C, some vit K, lysine/proline and then go back later and see if the blockage has diminished?
I think Peak has studies that show that with a low fat diet or whatever .
So that can happen.. I'm just saying the reason it happens isnt because of magic
or some unknown key nutrient in POM juice, but because of the role vit C plays in making Collagen.
I am not one to think about conspiracy theories, but you do realize how much money is made "lowering cholesterol" or doing heart surgery?
40% or more of what a hospital makes.
but the idea the AMA/pharma or anyone could have enough control to keep this out of the public knowledge seems a but absurd, right?
then again, it was established that Trans-fats are bad for you 1980s or earlier, and Transfats are still being used.
FDA will ban them, except for special uses by 2018
so we know trans fats do many bad things, but it takes almost 40years before the government helps us avoid them?
hmmm,. so maybe it is possible to hold things back.
I take Livon/lipo C
purebulk vit C and
twin labs vit C
I dont use proline/lysine supps, I just drink eggwhites
foods highest in pro/leu http://nutritiondata.self.com/foods-000083095000000000000-w.html
read better summary of pauling therapy read:http://www.internetwks.com/owen/HeartCure.htm