Vitamin C Is Crucial For Metabolic Syndrome Patients, New Study Suggests


Metabolic syndrome is quite a hazardous condition characterized by the clustering of various of the cardiovascular risk factors which has an underlying pathophysiology associated with that of the insulin resistance. While this condition is highly studied upon because of its impacts on a person’s health, a new study has come up with a breakthrough.

A new study (R) conducted by the researchers from the Oregon State University has found the impending necessity of increased requirement of Vitamin C in the diets of the metabolic syndrome patients. The same is associated with trying to put a halt to the deadly cycle of antioxidant disruption as well as other health related issues.

Statistics show that around 35% of the citizens from across the place suffer from the condition of metabolic syndrome. Maret Traber, a professor in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Sciences and Ava Helen Pauling Professor at Oregon State’s Linus Pauling Institute who are also the co-authors of the study stated in simple words is once we move out of the holiday feasts into the New Year, it is necessary to include more and more fruits in the diet to avoid getting the situation worse.

According to both the professors, it is best suggested to stick to consuming 5-10 servings of the fruits and veggies to get your daily dose of fibres, vitamin C as well as protect your gut with the essential nutrients, especially for patients suffering from Metabolic Syndrome.

Prior studies have clearly stated how the consistent consumption of high saturated fats rich diet can impact the health and induce inflammation in the body which is one of the primary reasons behind the induction of the metabolic syndrome. The condition has been associated with not just the risks to the cardiovascular system but also to one’s cognitive abilities and with the induction of dementia. It also sometimes tends to be the reasons behind the induction of fatty liver disease and type 2 diabetes.

Some of the most common symptoms of metabolic syndrome include abdominal obesity, high blood pressure, high blood sugar levels and also with the lower levels of the good cholesterol in the body and high levels of the triglycerides.

The conducted study and the drawn conclusions suggest that the kind of eating we indulge in is one of the primary reasons behind the condition of metabolic syndrome in people. This condition ends up affecting the gut microbiome predominantly which ends up releasing the gut toxins into the bloodstream that deplete the levels of Vitamin C in the body and thereby impact the trafficking of the Vitamin E in the body as well.

The depleted levels of both the Vitamin C as well as the Vitamin E in the body are what ends up increasing the oxidative stress in the body. It is these two compounds which combat the free radical damage with their antioxidative properties.

Explaining the connection between the two, Traber clarified stating that Vitamin C acts as a shield for Vitamin E and protects it from wielding down in the body. Vitamin C has the capability of regeneration which is why it is necessary to replenish the same in the body. When the Vitamin C levels in the body are scarce, the same ends up affecting the levels of Vitamin E levels in the body too which is what paves way for the heightened levels of the vicious cycle of increased oxidative stress in the body.

Traber further suggested stating that the consumption of a high fat diet is often key to the induction of metabolic syndrome which ends up causing injury to the gut. This ends up making the bacterial cell walls to leak and seep into the gut and move around to the blood stream. This is then attacked by the neutrophils present in the body with hypochlorous acid (bleach).

The interaction and presence of the hypochlorous acid in the blood stream is what is responsible for the degradation of the Vitamin C in the blood stream. This is the way in which the body ends up destroying its own protectors because of the gut dysbiosis making it believe that there has been a bacterial invasion in the body.

This is the primary reason why it is necessary for the patients with metabolic syndrome to supplement their diet with more Vitamin C because their plasma levels of the same is quite low and the same is responsible for exposing the body to heightened levels of oxidative stress.