Vitamin C levels in red blood cells (platelets) and immune cells (leukocytes) are lowered by the use of oral contraceptives (OC’s) specifically those containing estrogen- like compounds. Furthermore, OCs increase oxidative stress (the production of more free radicals than our cells can neutralize), so these drugs increase needs for vitamin C. Vitamin C is required for our production of collagen. Since more than 90% of the protein in the bone matrix is collagen, vitamin C is an essential nutrient for healthy bone.
Author: Lara Pizzorno, MDIV, MA, LMT
full article: here
Lara Pizzorno is the author of “Your Bones: How You Can Prevent Osteoporosis and Have Strong Bones for Life – Naturally” and a member of the American Medical Writers Association with 29 years of experience specializing in bone health . Lara is the Editor of Longevity Medicine Review (www.lmreview.com) as well as a Senior Medical Editor for SaluGenecists Inc., and Integrative Medicine Advisors, LLC
In this online article by Dr. Jockers he explains Liposomal vitamin C in easy-to-read terms, and in much more depth. Dr. Jockers also shares his Liposomal Vitamin C dosage recommendations: