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    Question Vitamin C

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    What are you thoughts on this vitamin? Do we really need it at all? I haven't consumed it in months and I feel fine... never get sick or show any symptoms of deficiency.
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    It's a cellular antioxidant and it's required for the formation of collagen. I have a feeling that eschewing it leads to a much shorter life.
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    Meh I guess I will start eating some parsley for Vit C. Any other ideas on very low carb foods that contain a minimum amount of it?
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    There are supposed to be ways to get it from animal sources, although I'm not too knowledgeable on that.

    If not, a cup of kale should do the trick.
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    I think Vitamins C/E are far underplayed, at-least their benefits. The medical establishment likes to de-popularize vitamins and popularize their vitamins (beta blockers, anti-depressants, aspirin).

    I take supplemental C on top of what I get in the food, great for the adrenals.

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    Vitamin C helps your immune system fight infections. And eating plenty when not sick may help stop you getting sick. I drink rosehip tea since rosehip is a very good source for vitamin C so I assume I get some from that.

    Red Capsicums and blackcurrants both have more vitamin C than parsley.

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    Deficiency of Vita C will give you Scorbutus. And when that happens, you'll know FOR SURE!

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    Animal source: sweetbreads (thymus and panchreas).
    Low-ish carb source: cabbage.

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    Scurvy is caused by vitamin C deficiency.

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    Vitamin c and glucose fight for transport into cells with each other, so if you are eating very low carb, your vitamin c will be a lot lower than the average American. However, scurvy is a dreadful disease, and lemons and limes are primal and great flavor additions to a lot of savory meals. Scurvy is really horrific - blackened gums, extreme pain, bleeding into your joints... Ick.

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