Vitamin C Good for your Immune System But I Don't like Fruit

Discussion in 'Fibromyalgia Main Forum' started by futurehope, Apr 3, 2006.

  1. futurehope

    futurehope New Member

    I have read several articles on the internet the Vitamin C is good for your immune system.

    The only problem is that I do not like any kind of fruit!!!

    So, in turn, I though that the lack of Vitamin C that I get might be partly contributing to my immune system problems.

    But I do like Apple and Grape Juice. Does the source of Vitamin C have to come from food, or can it be beneficial from juice also??

    Also, what about supplements. How does everyone feel about these?

    Thanks in advance for your help!!

    Love and prayers,
    Brenda
  2. Jeanne-in-Canada

    Jeanne-in-Canada New Member

    Vegetables are just as rich in it.

    I hardly eat fruit at all, but I eat lots of veggies. Every morning is started w/ fresh raw produce, like baby carrots, lettuce, a type of bell pepper, etc. I get lots of vit. C that way.

    I also take calcium ascorbate powder throughout the day in my water. it's a buffered form of vit. C, or rather ascorbic acid, which doesn't have the whole vit. C complex, so I eat some veggies when I take my vitamins. It's a great source of V.C because the calcium buffers it for your stomache, and it alkalizes the body in this form. It's also great in a pinch to take in high dose for allergy symptoms and for herxes. Cheapest way to buy it too, much cheaper than pills. Not to mention, one less pill to take.


    Jeanne
  3. Michelle_NZ

    Michelle_NZ New Member

    The CFS specialist I see in NZ believes that too much Vit C is not helpful for CFS people. She told me that our immune systems are in overdrive and when you add too much Vit C it just stirs things up and makes it worse. She told me to eat one peice of fruit a day and no supplement.
  4. kriket

    kriket New Member



    Hi futurehope. There is some stuff you can get called Emer'gen-C. It comes in a packet. You just mix it w/ 4-6 oz of water and drink it. It has 1000 mg. of vit.C. It's a fizzing drink mix. Also has 32 mineral complexes included. Comes in all diff. flavors. You can get it at most health food stores. I can tell a huge difference in my energy. If you haven't tried this, it might be helpful to you.

    Kriket