Vitamin C – Metabolic Syndrome

Metabolic syndrome is an increasing worldwide health concern and the disorder is associated with the obesity epidemic. It is a serious public health problem that leads to the increased prevalence and severity of chronic diseases like type 2 diabetes, fatty liver disease, heart disease, and stroke. A review article published in the Journal ‘Redox Biology’ addresses ‘The relationship between vitamin C status, the gut-liver axis, and metabolic syndrome’. The article identifies that low circulating ascorbic acid concentrations are commonly associated with this syndrome. Poor vitamin C status exacerbates inflammation along the gut-liver axis that increases the demand for antioxidant defence.

Vitamin C with Bioflavanoids can help to increase the body’s capacity to fight free radicals, protecting against cellular damage and preventing inflammation. Ideally a CAM provider can evaluate people’s health requirements and create a helpful strategy to achieve wellness goals.

Reference: Maret G. Traber , Garry . Buettner , Richard S. Bruno. The relationship between vitamin C status, the gut-liver axis, and metabolic syndrome Redox Biology Volume 21, February 2019, 101091

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