We see below the functions of vitamin C:
- One of the main functions of vitamin C is the formation of hard collagen. There are studies that state that some skin cancers are cleared with a local application or an oral intake of vitamin C (it would be useful to try with benign skin tumors such as warts, especially if they continue to reappear after being burned or removed surgically).
- Thanks to research carried out in the laboratory it has been seen that vitamin C kills viruses and is required by the immune system to produce the appropriate tools against viruses. A substantial intake of vitamin C can be protective against all viruses, including those that can cause cancer.
- The lymphocytes need vitamin C to move against an invader and to swallow it and produce the chemicals to digest it. Interferon also needs vitamin C.
- Nitrite, unfortunately very common in our diet but also a constituent element of many drugs, in the body can be transformed into nitrosamines. These are carcinogenic. Vitamin C avoids this modification.
- Vitamin C or ascorbic acid is acidic and can help neutralize an excess of alkalinity often caused by exaggerated salt intake.
- Vitamin C taken before bedtime can be a preventive measure against bladder cancer, since excess vitamin C remains in the bladder overnight.
- In the laboratory we have seen that vitamin C blocks the transformation of normal cells into cancerous even in the presence of substances that cause cancer and inhibits the division of cancer cells, without attacking normal ones.
- A study carried out on 169 female subjects showed that women who took vitamin C daily less than the recommended amount were ten times more susceptible to cervical anomalies than those who took a fair amount or higher than recommended.