Sunday, 10 February 2013

Vitamin C

We all know that vitamin c has many benefits for our bodies. Some benefits include healthy tissue growth, iron absorption and proper collagen formation. Recently though, it has been found that vitamin C can be beneficial for those who with Rheumatoid Arthritis. While Rheumatoid Arthritis affects 1.3 million adults in the U.S alone, researcher Dr. Nina Mikirova and her team have discovered that high doses of intravenous vitamin C eases the pain and inflammation associated with the major inflammatory joint disease. She explained that oxidative stress is elevated in Rheumatoid Arthritis patients, but reactive oxygen species are present as possible mediators of tissue damage. It was also found that RA patients tended to be vitamin C deficient and needed high dosage supplements to maintain vitamin C levels. 

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