Where to Get the Best Natural Vit C
If you're out walking near the beach look out for the pine trees. Why ? Well because they are very high in Vit C - much higher than citrus fruit. As well they are the highest known source of MSM - organic sulfur - needed for skin collagen, hair, arteries, digestion and many other things. that's why.
Vitamin C helps convert cholesterol to adrenal hormones. Lack of Vitamin C is one of the biggest reasons for collagen loss leading to wrinkles, ageing, weakened arteries, and immune deficiency. Stress and stimulants like caffeine cause Vitamin C deficiencies, so people in the modern world need Vit C.
Pine needles also have Pycnogenol - a highly active bioflavonoid that doubles blood vessel strength, improves joint flexibility and slows the aging process. It is one of the few dietary antioxidants that crosses the blood-brain barrier to directly protect brain cells. They also contain natural healthy turpentines which are really good for respiratory infections - pneumonia, bronchitis. They are so powerful, and have shown amazing results in cancer and tumour studies, including breast cancer. They’re also a great source of B vitamins and even protein.
How to use them?
Get fresh ones, pick the tips on the new branches, dry them at low temps either in the sun or a dehydrator and then grind to a powder in a coffee grinder. Store in a glass jar. Make tea with it or add to your smoothies. Or just put some fresh tips in a teapot and make your tea. Add rosemary too and if you have it, licorice root.
Many thanks to Markus Rothkranz for this information. (www.markusrothkranz.com)