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I've had issues with bleeding/receding gums in the past. Though I've pretty much gotten things under control, I've read that supplementing with vitamin C is good for your gums and even helps with bone growth and "knitting" pockets back to teeth.
Anyway, is vitamin C supplementation beneficial to Nomads like me?
PS: I got my info from articles written by a Dr. Judd. I'm sure somebody here has read his stuff. He's the guy who also recommended brushing with soap, which has actually worked very well for me.
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If you are short Vitamin C, supplementation with a good source (or eating beneficial foods high in vitamin C will be helpful. The problem many of us have is trying to find a vitamin C supplement derived from a beneficial source. Victoria has mentioned one that she takes, although, I don't immediately remember what it is.
I usually focus on foods that provide high amounts of nutrients that I am short in and allow my body to extract the nutrients from the food. Of course, this assumes that your gut is working well enough to absorb the nutrients during the digestion process.
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jeremy, are you sure about your secretor status, or have you not done a secretor test yet?
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I'm sure I'm a secretor; I took the test a few years ago. Of course, I'm not sure how reliable it is.
I was under a great deal of prolonged stress and depression until a few years ago. That's when my gums got bad (among other things), and that's when I decided to take action. Mindfulness/Meditation, the Blood/Genotype Diet, exercise, and just getting out more and doing the things I love turned things around. I haven't been depressed in four years although I still get a little 'worked up' sometimes. My gums are healthy and stabilized now but there's been some recession so I just want to support any regrowth that might be possible in the future.
I'm pretty sure my gut was bad when I was having gut problems. I was bloated and constipated at that time. All the stress I was under must of been the major catalyst.
Tru C by the NOW company is made from amla berries and has 200 mg vitamin C per capsule.
Camu Powder by Fruitrients has 400 mg. vitamin C per 1/2 tsp.
They are the two I take daily and I like to use some of each to get a well rounded assortment of micronutrients.
Acerola powder has approximately 150 mg. vitamin C per tsp. That's one brand that my health food store sells in bulk. I'd like to take it but all brands that I've seen are cut with maltodextrin, which I try and avoid.
Rose Hips are a rich source of bioflavonoids and have vitamin C also, although the actual amount is quite low.
Any vitamin product that says Vitamin C with Acerola, or Vitamin C with Rose Hips, is most likely corn-based ascorbic acid with one of these added to the mix.
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