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Daily Supplements Save Lives

Thursday, 19 April 2012 08:14 AM

One never knows when tragedy will strike, but those who are well-prepared are more likely to survive and have a good recovery. Since many patients with life-threatening conditions receive substandard treatment in hospitals — mainly critical care units — you should supplement with essential vitamins, minerals, and other nutrients long before such an event occurs. This will give your body time to maximize its antioxidant system, boost immunity, and reduce inflammation. It also strengthens your tissues, cells, and organs so they can better withstand disease or injury.
Daily supplementation with highly absorbable, buffered or lipsomal vitamin C (1,000 mg three times a day, between meals) can protect against death following a flu infection, no matter how severe it is. We know this from studies of poor populations in Africa and Australia — mortality is directly proportional to one’s nutritional status. Adding vitamin E offers even more protection. (Read my special report "Key Vitamins that Save Your Heart, Prevent Cancer and Keep You Living Long") for more details.

Antioxidants such as vitamin C and vitamin E work as a system — that is, they need to all be present in sufficient amounts. The risk of death from infections, especially the flu, is directly proportional to a person’s vitamin D3 levels. This vitamin stimulates the body to produce special, very powerful antibacterial and antiviral proteins (antimicrobial peptides).
A physician in my area recently measured the vitamin D3 levels in his patients and found that virtually all were deficient, and many were extremely deficient. Combine this with a low vitamin C level and you have a prescription for a severe reaction to infections. To learn more about vitamin D3, read my special report "Vitamin D's Hidden Role in Your Health."

There is no question that vitamin C plays a major role in protecting the brain from free radicals and lipid peroxidation products, and helps the body fight infections. In fact, in high doses it can perform miracles.
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