Why The Immune System Depends On Vitamin C

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A deficiency of vitamin C broadly affects the various key aspects of immune function, which include the cells that kill viruses, the cells that coordinate those attacks, and even the production of antibodies that fight known infections.

As a result of vitamin C’s wide-ranging impact on the immune system, a deficiency could leave us vulnerable to infections. A weakened immune system caused by low vitamin C levels can make any virus infection more serious.

Stress is another major trigger for reducing vitamin C levels, leaving the affected individuals vulnerable to infection at precisely the time that stronger immune support is needed.


One of the most important functions of vitamin C is to support and energize the body’s immune system. Immune cells have active vitamin C transporter molecules embedded in their membranes that actively pump the vitamin into the cells when more vitamin C is required.

For example, during times of inflammation or infection, those transporters ramp up their activity to provide sufficient vitamin C to the cells’ inner workings, causing cells to attain levels up to 100-fold that of the plasma level. This is why blood levels of vitamin C drop during times of virus infection.

This can create a potentially vicious cycle in which, just when you need extra vitamin C, your body’s stores are depleted. This also makes it especially important to increase one’s intake of vitamin C when and before you get sick.

The content of vitamin C within immune cells is closely related to those cells’ activity, especially in the case of specific cells that engulf and destroy viruses and of those that recruit, organize, and direct other immune cells (T-lymphocytes).

All major immune system cell lines function at their peak with ample vitamin C supplies. With inadequate intake those cells are less able to detect, track, and kill invading viruses. That means that vitamin C depletion can leave one vulnerable to dangerous infections.

New studies are helping to confirm that vitamin C supplementation can reduce duration and severity of the most prevalent respiratory infections.

In an earlier email I mentioned that most mammals make their own vitamin C in their body, but humans can’t, so we have to ingest vitamin C. A 140-pound goat makes 14,000mg of vitamin C every day and they rarely ever get sick. So, 500 to 1,000mg is not enough when your cells need more. In China they were giving Coronavirus patients 25,000mgs, and in New York 6,000mgs intravenously, with good results.

Life Extension has a powdered vitamin C where one teaspoon in a glass of water supplies 4,000 mg of vitamin C. One bottle holds 84 teaspoons of vitamin C for $21.00 per bottle. At 4,000mg times 84 teaspoons that equals three hundred and thirty-six 1,000 mg tablets.

Here is the information

Serving Size 1 rounded teaspoon (approximately 5.4 g)
Servings Per Container about 84
Amount Per Serving
Vitamin C (as ascorbic acid)4000 mg
Calcium (as calcium carbonate)145 mg
Magnesium (as magnesium carbonate)55 mg
Zinc (as zinc gluconate)2 mg
Potassium (as potassium carbonate)365 mg
Other ingredients: none.


Dosage and Use

  • Mix one (1) teaspoon of Buffered Vitamin C Powder into a glass of water.
  • Wait for the fizz to stop before consuming.
  • The minerals buffer out the normally acidic vitamin C to make a pleasant tasting drink.
  • To ensure product consistency store tightly closed in a cool, dry place

I have been taking the powdered form of vitamin C for about 2 months, knowing from my 38 years of study that in large doses it helps your immune system fight viruses. The buffering that the extra ingredients supply seems to work perfectly. Also knowing that you can get diarrhea from a large dose of vitamin C, I started with ½ teaspoon (2,000 mg) and worked up to (one and a half teaspoons (6,000 mg) in about 10 days to let my body get used to it and I had no problems. I take it at mealtime, it has very little taste with the buffering and leaves a clean glass. Some people take it with a smoothie.

Look, you can buy the powdered vitamin C from corporate who has been in business for 40 years or buy it from me who has been a customer of Life Extension for 38 years. In the last 4 years corporate has allowed me to sell all 400 of their products. Everything I sell is shipped fresh from corporate, I don’t handle any products, they all go directly from corporate to you.

What can I do for you

I can give you a code (Power) and it will reduce the price from $21.00.

You can go here to order


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