Apple Cider Vinegar and Vitamin C

My Formula for Staying Healthy

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My Formula for Staying Healthy

People ask me all the time what I do to stay healthy.  I work out a lot and unfortunately do not get the sleep I need to adequately repair and heal my body from the abuse I put it through.  Eating right will only take us so far but what we can do during flu seasons and those low energy periods to combat viruses and other harmful pollutants that will quickly knock us off our feet.

I have used this combination for years with a LOT of success and will explain why I believe it has worked so well for me and other’s I have recommended it to over the years.

Healthy Regime Recipe:

Per Day Values – (can split in 1-3 doses over the period of the day

  • 1 -2 Tablespoon Bragg’s Apple Cider Vinegar (contains the Mother)
  • 500-2,000 Mg of MSM Powder (Methylsulfonylmethane)
  • 5-15 g of L-Glutamine Powder
  • 1000-5000 mg of Vitamin C Powder w/Calcium (NON-ACIDIC)
  • 8-16 oz of filtered or purified water per drink
  • Stevia – To taste

I would recommend at first splitting starting with ½ the above recommended amount and then as needed working up to the above dose in 1-3 drinks per day.

Why does this work?

The combination works because of what each ingredient does for the body and sometimes what is NOT happening in the body to keep us healthy.

APPLE CIDER VINEGAR

ACV you would think is an acid and outside the body it is, but in our system it acts as an Alkaline.  Disease and cancer have trouble taking root in an alkaline environment already making this product worth its weight in gold.

Here are some other amazing things that ACV does:

  • 1-2 tbsp a day have been proven to aid in weight loss
  • Regulates blood Sugar
  • Improves Cholesterol Levels
  • Kills Harmful Bacteria
  • Acts as an Alkaline in the body helping Regulate PH Levels (crucial in weight management and combating Inflammation)
  • Restores Stomach Acidity – (helping you digest and Utilize the nutrients you are ingesting
  • Removes Toxins in the body
  • High in Pectin and Soluble fiber essential for proper elimination (Helps you poop)
  • Aids in Protein and Amino Acid absorption – contains Acetic Acid which helps draw these nutrients out of the food we eat

MSM or Methlysulfonylmethane – (that’s a mouthful)

  • MSM is a organsulfer Compound and a key fundamental player in attaining a healthier life. Best known as something that aids in the reduction of pain it has so many more uses and benefits.
  • MSM actively helps in the reduction of joint pain
  • Anti inflammatory to the tissue – all tissue- lungs/Intestines/stomach…
  • Speeds recovery
  • Increasing glutathione levels – key in antioxidant defense
  • Strengthens bones/helps grown hair/nails/aids in health skin
  • Increases energy

L-Glutamine (Free Form Amino Acid)

Glutamine is a key component in rebuilding tissue. Our body’s tissue breaks down every day through simple living.  Unfortunately, most of us our not living clean or simple and therefore are speeding up the breakdown of our body at a rapid pace.

Some benefits of L-Glutamine are but not limited to:

  • Tissue Rebuilding – Ideal for internal tissues like gut/stomach and intestines as well as muscles/tendons/skin and several organs
  • Increases Muscle mass – by quickly repairing the muscles they grow quicker
  • Decreases Inflammation – essential in aiding repair
  • Helps aid Stress
  • Increases the Volume of Cells – Helps muscles hydrate and hold water aiding in repair and decreasing inflammation
  • Linked to Nitrogen balance and plasma concentration – Current active clinical trials are being done in the benefits of Glutamine to hasten the repair for burn victims

Vitamin C (Buffered Ascorbic Acid)

Vitamin C is definitely one of the better known vitamins.  It’s benefits our often under rated and its role as an aid to other vitamins not as well known.  Vitamin C in Buffered form is non acidic to the stomach or esophagus and is highly absorbable.  Vitamin C is a KEY nutrient because it makes other nutrients work more efficiently in the body.  It’s a true CATALYST for change.

A few of the things Vitamin C does that helps keep us healthy include:

  • It helps collagen synthesis – Aiding in better growth or re growth
  • Helps prevent in UV induced Photo Damage
  • Antioxidant and helps protect cells from free radical damage
  • Prevents oxidative stress – linked to a host of Chronic Diseases
  • Fights inflammation
  • Significantly reduces Uric Acid levels in the blood system– aids in those suffering with Gout
  • Helps Muscles Flush Lactic Acid – aiding in prolonged pain and inflammation
  • Greatly improves the absorption of most vitamins and nutrients but is key in iron, calcium and zinc

Why do we get sick?

We get sick because our bodies get run down.  They don’t properly absorb the nutrients we need to help us stay healthy.  We have a LOT of inflammation and our body is not properly ridding itself of this destructive inflammation.   Unfortunately, it’s not just one thing but more of a domino effect that has us spiraling downward.  We are too acidic, not sleeping, not healing and not flushing properly.  If we are also not taking in the nutrients we need to fight off simple viruses then they make us sick.   This is my recipe to help me fight back and hopefully help my body optimize what it needs to keep me healthy and strong for years and years to come.

As with everything ….ALWAYS listen to your body.  Go slow and maybe start with 1/3 the recommendation first.  If that is good you can gradually raise the dose until you find the perfect fit for YOUR body.  Get a food and health journal and journal how you feel, your results and any improvements.  To stay healthy is to be present in the PROCESS of making yourself Healthier

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