Have you ever heard of pirates? What about scurvy? You know, that disease caused vitamin C deficiency. The symptoms range from teeth falling to jaundice, and there is even the possibility of death. Pirates & sailors would often develop scurvy on long voyages out at sea, as they would be sailing longer than perishable food could last. Dutch sailors were the first to figure out that sauerkraut alleviated the symptoms of scurvy due to its rich vitamin C content. Captain James Cook began taking several barrels of the fermented cabbage on his voyages at sea, as the vitamin C would last indefinitely in its pickled form. If only he had known about shilajit, surely he would have had a massive advantage over the other pirates. Pürblack Live resin is, after all, the ultimate booty.
There is a lot of talk of vitamin C these days, and every health foods store seems to have those little packets of synthetic vitamin – C. Well, the ‘vitamin C’ in these formulations (and most other vitamin C supplements for that matter) is ascorbic acid. Ascorbic acid is but one of several hundred components that comprise the vitamin C found in foods such as oranges. When you take in this synthetic chemical, your body leaches the rest of what it needs from your tissues to complete the vitamin C. Do yourself a favor and don’t leach your bones of vital minerals. Fortunately, Pürblack Live Resin is very rich in ionic minerals, just in case you’ve been eating too much synthetic vitamin C. Instead of these toxic packets, try to get your nutrition from food or a high-quality supplement like Truly Natural Vitamin C from Healthforce Nutritionals. This product is organic powdered Acerola berries, second only to came camu in vitamin C content. Acerola also contains a whole host of other potent free-radical scavengers. Other foods rich in vitamin C include black currants, papaya, strawberries, oranges, kiwis, sweet peppers, chili peppers, brussel sprouts, & broccoli.
Another interesting property of vitamin C is its ability to give staying power to other beneficial substances. In one study, lemon juice caused over 80% of the catechins in green tea to remain bioavailable, as opposed to a mere 20% without the lemon. Vitamin C is a water-soluble antioxidant, making it an excellent counterpoint to a lipid soluble antioxidant such as astaxanthin. Also required for the body’s synthesis of collagen, vitamin C is a vital component of blood vessels, tendons, ligaments, & bone. Other benefits include:
– Support of healthy cholesterol levels
– Supports cardiovascular health
– Promotes healthy blood pressure
– Protects the eyes
– Promotes healthy uric acid metabolism
– Combats oxidative damage caused by cigarette smoking
– Reduces cellular DNA damage
– Accelerates healthy wound healing
– Supports healthy breathing function
– Supports healthy blood sugar
– Improves blood flow
It is so important to obtain vitamin C from the diet because we have lost the ability to synthesize it. We are still in possession of the gene that makes L-gulonolactone oxidase enzymes that convert glucose into vitamin C, but the gene is non-functional. When I consume powerful fruit like camu camu with Pürblack, the results are immediate and profound. I had been struggling with a cold sore for over a week that simply would not go away; the morning after taking Pürblack with the camu camu it had reduced in size by 90%. The moment after consumption, a deep feeling of clarity and relief becomes apparent, more pronounced than with either substance on its own. Are we not defying the very laws of mathematics by making 1 + 1 = 3? Pythagoras is probably rolling over in his grave. Who knows, maybe he would still be around to spread his genius if he’d known about the advanced realms of natural medicine & longevity that we are exploring here. Although in his time, nobody had developed technology quite as sophisticated as what we use to produce a superior quality shilajit such as Pürblack. Truly, we have more amazing tools to work with now than ever before. Lucky us, to live in this era of transformation & transcendence!