Depositphotos_70864337_m-2015Rami Nagel author of Cure Tooth Decay explains that “dentist Royal Lee believed that vitamin C is the most important of the vitamins, and is the most difficult to get. It is oxidized so easily that it disappears in storage of citrus fruits and vegetables. Humans do not have the ability to make ascorbic acid and must obtain vitamin C from their diet. Vitamin C is thus considered an essential dietary component, it protects against damage caused by free radicals, and is essential for the body to have to make collagen—the flexible protein found in cartilage, tendons, bone, and skin.” According to the Weston A. Price Foundation, “the best protection against infectious disease is a healthy immune system, supported by adequate vitamin A and vitamin C. Well-nourished children easily recover from infectious disease and rarely suffer complications.”

Vitamin C Deficiency Symptoms

Rami Nagel states that whole food vitamin C can efficiently reach and nourish all of the cells of our bodies, and therefore, contains numerous health benefits. Too little vitamin C can lead to symptoms of deficiency, which include:

  • Anemia
  • Bleeding gums
  • Decreased ability to fight infection
  • Decreased wound-healing rate
  • Dry and splitting hair
  • Easy bruising
  • Gingivitis (inflammation of the gums)
  • Nosebleeds
  • Possible weight gain because of slowed metabolism
  • Rough, dry, scaly skin
  • Swollen and painful joints
  • Weakened tooth enamel

The Weston A Price Foundation writes the following about Vitamin C:

A water-soluble vitamin best known for its use in treatment of the common cold, it is also needed for a host of processes including tissue growth and repair, strength of capillary walls, lactation and adrenal gland function. It is vital for the formation of collagen, the body’s structural substance. It promotes healing of wounds and is a powerful antioxidant. Dr. Linus Pauling and others have promoted megadoses of Vitamin C for cancer while others have used large doses to treat schizophrenia and drug addiction. But megadoses of isolated ascorbic acid may lead to imbalances and deficiencies in vitamin P. New evidence suggests that vitamin C works synergistically with vitamin E. Hypoglycemics and individuals on a high-protein diet require more vitamin C as these conditions interfere with the metabolism of ascorbic acid. It is found in many fruits and vegetables and in certain animal organs. Vitamin C is destroyed by heat. Alcohol and many common drugs including aspirin and oral contraceptives may reduce vitamin C levels in the body.

The Weston A. Price Foundation also adds the following in their Guide to Superfoods about recommend forms of Vitamin C:

A berry rich in ascorbic acid, acerola provides vitamin C with numerous cofactors, including bioflavonoids and rutin, to optimize the body’s uptake and use of ascorbic acid. Vitamin C, the most important dietary antioxidant, was popularized by Linus Pauling who recommends taking pure ascorbic acid in amounts up to 15 grams a day for a variety of ailments. But large quantities of vitamin C may be harmful to the kidneys and can lead to deficiencies in bioflavonoids. Only small quantities of natural vitamin C in the form of acerola tablets can provide the same protection as large amounts of pure ascorbic acid, without the side effects.

A few months ago, I received Organic High Vitamin C Powder, along with numerous other products from a new website focused on Traditional Food that Ramiel Nagel has created. I like their products so much, I decided to become a referral partner.  Since then, Traditional Foods Market has become an official sponsor of our non-profit educational initiative.

Reasons I am excited about this particular brand of vitamin C

  • No malodextrin
  • Biodynamic Acerola cherries
  • Certified organic
  • No synthetic vitamin C
  • Their Acerola cherry is not freeze or spray dried which changes both the color, pH and vitamin C levels. Rather theirs is processed with a proprietary gentle low heat method.
  • Price per 1,000 mg of Vitamin C – $1.12, which is less than other brands
  • Most vitamin C supplements on the market are synthetic forms of vitamin C. Only a few companies sell true vitamin C that comes from berries. Camu Camu, Amala, and Acerola cherries are some of the few food sources that naturally contain very high amounts of naturally occurring vitamin C.
  • ¼ teaspoon of Organic High Vitamin C Powder contains as much vitamin C as four whole oranges, and without all that unnecessary fruit sugar. That equates to at least 250 mg of naturally occurring vitamin C per ¼ teaspoon.
  • No minimum order to ship within the United States for free!
  • We have 90 days to return the product if you aren’t satisfied!
  • I think it is absolutely delicious and am excited to have it available to us at a discounted price. The typical mark-up for a similar product would result in it being at least 40.00 to 50.00 a bottle.

Vitamin C in Food

Recommended Daily Intake, referred to as RDI is 75 to 90 mg

  • Organic High Vitamin C Powder – ¼ teaspoon = 250 mg
  • Guava – 1 fruit – 5 grams of sugar = 126 mg
  • Papaya – 1 cup cubed – 8 grams of sugar = 87 mg
  • Parsley – 1 cup raw = 80 mg
  • Kiwi – 1 medium – 7 grams of sugar = 70 mg
  • Orange – 1 large – 14 grams of sugar = 60 to 83 mg
  • Organic camu camu [depends on brand] – ¼ teaspoon = 60 mg
  • Kale – 1 cup = 53 mg
  • Red, yellow, green pepper – 1 ounce = 50 mg
  • Broccoli – ½ cup = 50 mg
  • Kohlrabi, brussels sprouts, cauliflower – ½ cup = 35 mg
  • Lemon – 1 regular = 31 mg
  • Strawberry – 4 medium – 4 grams of sugar = 28 mg
  • Potato – 1 whole = 20 mg
  • Milk – 4 cups 19 = mg
  • Persimmon – 1 fruit = 16 mg
  • Tomato – 1 medium = 15 mg
  • Raw sauerkraut – ¼ cup = 9 mg
  • Dried rose hips, sometimes recommended for vitamin C supplementation, often do not contain too much vitamin C unless freshly picked.


Rami Nagel, owner of Traditional Foods Market, has offered our community an exclusive giveaway opportunity. He is offering 4 people 1 bottle of the Organic High Vitamin C Powder.  Enter by answering the question below in the comments with at least 5 sentences. Please use the words vitamin c in your answer. I will randomly draw from qualified entries at 8:00P Pacific Time Sunday, February 22.

Here is a sample qualifying comment, which is how I would comment truthfully:

Before I starting consuming the Organic High Vitamin C Powder sold by Traditional Foods Market, I was not consistently getting the recommended daily intake for vitamin C. I was surprised to learn that parsley is so high in vitamin C. I do eat raw parsley most weeks, not a cup every single day. I also don’t eat an orange a day. I drink raw milk daily but, not necessarily 4 cups which only offers 19 mg in any case. When I saw this chart the first time, which will be published in Rami’s new book Cure Gum Disease, I was quite surprised to realize that I simply wasn’t getting that much vitamin C in my diet.

[Giveaway results: leahwh, Sonia Ponce, Michelle Brown, and Rashelle’s qualifying comments were randomly chosen.]

What foods are you currently eating the supplies you with vitamin C? Are you getting the RDI?

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