Vitamin C for Stress - OptimizeCEO - OptimizeCEO

Thomas DeLauer

Executive Body & Business Coach

We’re always told that you can take vitamin C when you’re sick and it’s going to help you get over it quicker. This is true but no one’s ever really looking outside the box and looking at other uses.

First, let’s take a little look at what vitamin C does and exactly why it can be a benefit to you in this particular case. Before I dive into vitamin C, I have to talk a little bit about cortisol, which I talk about in a lot of my videos. Cortisol stimulates the release of adrenaline, epinephrine and norepinephrine. All these hormones and neurotransmitters that are going to get you in that fight or flight response. They’re going to make you have to fight for something or run away and basically not be able to focus on the work that really needs to your attention.

vitamin C does actually blunts the effect of cortisol on the body. Simply by taking some vitamin C in a mega dose, your body can fight the cortisol and be in a better position to make executive decisions, progress in the gym, at home or in the kitchen. There’s even been a study out of Germany that looked at the effects of high doses of vitamin C.

, 500 of them, they were given a placebo, and the other 500 we’re given high doses of vitamin C.

The study involved 500 participants that were given a placebo and 500 that were given a high dose of vitamin C. All of those participants were going into a public speaking arrangement. They were going to be speaking in front of a lot of people, something that was unnerving and stressful. The test subjects that took the vitamin C had markedly lower serum cortisol levels than the others. The other interesting thing is those that took vitamin C also had about a 30% reduction in their heart rate. What that means is the vitamin C had a direct correlation with reducing cortisol levels and stress.

What does this mean to you? Simply put, mega dose some vitamin C. Take 500 milligrams with every meal, and don’t worry about overdosing on it because vitamin C is water-soluble and whatever your body doesn’t use, your kidneys are just going to excrete out. If you can keep a constant flow of vitamin C through the body, you’re going to constantly be reducing that carbon footprint that cortisol is leaving on your body. Let’s face it, as someone that’s working all the time and trying to juggle all aspects of life, you are constantly stressed. If you can combat it with a little bit of vitamin C, you’re going to be more focused in the office, able to focus on what needs to be focused on to get the job done and to get paid.

You’re going to have more energy to focus on what needs to be done in the gym. You’re going to feel better and less stressed out so you’re going to be make better decisions. Most of all, you’re going to have that sense of well-being that’s going to skyrocket you to a new level of success where you feel confident and never fear that you can’t get the job done.