Vitamins B and C: Helping Protect Us From Smoky Air
Protect Yourself and Your Family From Smoky Air and Even Air Pollution
Right now, because of the on-going wildfires a lot of California air rates worse than polluted air in India and China, according to air-quality monitoring network Purple Air.
B-vitamins and vitamin C have been shown to help protect us from smoke damage, which can shorten our healthy lifespans and allow cancerous demons to make our lives a hell on Earth. Both vitamin C and the B-complex vitamins have such short lifespans in the bloodstream (only about 90 to 120 minutes) that I suggest taking the same pharmaceutical-grade sustained-release products, Endur-B, and Endur-C that I take myself.
The two products are made with a pharmaceutical-grade sustained-release, which increases the length of time the vitamins are in the bloodstream from about 90 minutes to 5-7 hours. (Endur brand products are wth such high quality that they are used by doctors in published medical journal studies.)
While this article focuses on reducing damage to the body caused by breathing smoky air, I take sustained-release vitamin C and B-complex several times a day because of the many protections they each offer from all kinds of air pollution to improve the chances of optimum healthy longevity.
Here are two studies about the protection they enable: one about B-vitamins and the second about vitamin C.
Source: Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health
Summary: B vitamins can mitigate the impact of fine particle pollution on cardiovascular disease. Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements nearly reversed any negative effects on their cardiovascular and immune systems. This is the first clinical trial to evaluate whether B vitamin supplements change the biologic/physiologic responses to ambient air pollution exposure.
Healthy non-smokers who took vitamin B supplements weakened the effects of air pollution on heart rate by 150 percent, total white blood count by 139 percent and lymphocyte count (immune cells) by 106 percent. The study initiates a course of research for developing preventive pharmacological interventions using B vitamins to contain the health effects of air pollution, which currently is worst in the numerous parts of California that are experiencing wildfires than air quality is in India or China.
MM: THIS INFERS THAT B-VITAMINS ALSO PROTECT OTHER SYSTEMS IN THE BODY.
As To Vitamin C:
A study conducted on 209 patients in London between the years of 2008 and 2010, who were admitted into hospitals due to COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) or asthma, found that they were more likely to be hospitalized for issues related to air pollution if their bodies were low in Vitamin C.
Those that had low vitamin C blood levels had an increased risk of breathing problems if air pollution was high. European standards for air pollution are the same as the ones that The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has set, at 50 micrograms per cubic meter of coarse particulate matter. Pollutants made up out of coarse particles are so small that they typically have a diameter that is usually a fifth of the size of a human hair.
Researchers believe that vitamin C alleviates the effects of air pollutants because of its protective antioxidant properties. Antioxidants protect the body from dangerous molecules called free radicals (oxidants) that damage cells and increase the speed of aging. Research has indicated that free radicals play a role in the development of age-related degenerative health problems such as heart disease, cancer, and respiratory diseases.
Cristina Casanova and her colleagues at the Imperial College London studied the levels of vitamin C and other vitamins and genes (and genomes), and the role they played in the development of asthma and COPD. Most of the patients were 54 to 74, although some participants were as young as 18. Many patients were former smokers.
The researchers found that for every 10 mcg/m3, the risk of hospitalization for breathing-related issues increased 35 percent for people with COPD or asthma. For those who had low levels of Vitamin C in their blood, that number was increased by 1.2 times. This correlation held true even when researchers excluded the elderly and former smokers in their analysis, though they did find that former smokers tended to have lower levels of Vitamin C than non-smokers.
Smokers – if you can’t quit, be sure to bone up on vitamin C when you have the chance. It does offer some protection, especially when the amounts are higher, such as 1,000 mg.
Eating enough oranges to increase vitamin C blood levels can be difficult. It’s easier to add a vitamin C supplement to whatever amount of vitamin C one gets from foods, but doing both works best.
To underline it, vitamin C is a universal antioxidant protectant, just as we have all been told for many years. Believe it. It’s true!
How much supplemental vitamin C should we take? Studies show that 100% of vitamin C at 200 mg is absorbed with the percentage that is absorbed dropping off above 200 mg. This drop in blood levels happens in about two hours. This is why I suggest Endur-C, which is released over 5 to 7 hours.
Taking 1,000 mg of Endur-C early in the day, such as at breakfast and then later in the day, perhaps at dinner is a good strategy to provide all-day and all-night protection that requires less thinking. Buying the large, economy-sized bottle saves money.
Vitamin C has been shown to improve mood better than the popular vitamin D, too.
For your healthiest longevity;
At 65 years of age, Michael has been studying health and ageing for almost 50 years. After experiencing re-growth and darkening of his own hair, as confirmed by numerous friends, caused by experimentation with specific nutrients, he has also experienced a tremendous reduction in facial wrinkles because of the use of various nutritional supplements, biological peptides, botanicals and a specific whole foods diet. Michael further experienced tremendous improvements in his long-term and short-term memory with nootropics.