It takes only 30 mg per day of Vitamin C to prevent scurvy, a disease of collagen breakdown. The average intake in America of 110 mg per day is well above this figure.
But to be effective in preventing oxidation requires Vitamin C in multi-gram amounts.
The greatest biochemist of this century, double Nobel Laureate Dr. Linus Pauling, first recommended multi-gram doses of Vitamin C in the early 1970s, and was rejected by the conservative scientific community of the time. Dr. Pauling, who lived into his 90s, sharp as a tack, long outlived his critics. He took up to 18 grams of Vitamin C daily.
The best food sources of Vitamin C are citrus fruits and dark leafy green vegetables. However, it is easily destroyed by light and chemicals. For example, fresh cut lettuce loses half its vitamin C in 48 hours.
We recommend a generous supplementation of Vitamin C every day.