Do You Deserve as Much Vitamin C as a Guinea Pig?

What is the major similarity between guinea pigs and humans? We’re both unable to make vitamin C due to a genetic mutation. All other animals make vitamin C. Your dog makes 5,000 milligrams (mgs) daily and if infected or injured increases it to 100,000 mgs.

So why am I annoyed? The U.S. Department of Agriculture reports that guinea pigs weighing 2 pounds should receive 10 to 15 mgs of vitamin C daily.  Comparing this amount to the average weight of North Americans, we should be getting 1,000 to 2,000 mgs of vitamin C daily. Yet Health Canada has claimed for years we need no more than 90 mgs daily!  Hmm… Seems to me Health Canada is more interested in the health of guinea pigs than humans!

But it does explain why so many North Americans are dying from the number one killer heart attack, diabetes and other cardiovascular complications due to hardening of arteries (atherosclerosis). We know that it takes 4,000 mgs of vitamin C to prevent heart attack and 6,000 mgs to reverse coronary heart disease. But Health Canada and U.S. health authorities still haven’t heard this news.

So my advice? Treat yourself like the guinea pig. Visit a Health Food Store and take one scoop of Medi-C Plus twice a day that provides the right amount of vitamin C and Lysine. Or buy vitamin C pills and lysine pills separately.

Surely we deserve the same Rx as guinea pigs. What do you think?

Gifford-Jones