How and why we age, Part 2

Here’s a fact for you. Humans are among the few living species on earth that cannot produce Vitamin C.

We have a long chain of enzymes in place to do so, but one essential link is missing. Does that explain why we’re more prone to ageing than other species? According to Nobel Prize winning biochemist Linus Pauling, humans would produce around 10 grams of Vitamin C per day if we had retained our ability to do so. Therefore, he recommended taking 10g of Vitamin C as a daily supplement. He did so and passed away in his nineties.

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