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What is Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant and helps prevent damage to cells caused by free radicals. It also works with enzymes to play a key role in making collagen. Vitamin C is also called L-ascorbic acid or ascorbate.

Vitamin C is often used as an immune system booster, as well as a supplement to prevent or shorten the length of viral infections like the common cold. But it does so much more, and it is far more important to your wellness than you might have thought.

Why your body needs Vitamin C?

Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps protect cells from damage caused by free radicals. Free radicals are molecules produced when the body breaks down food or is exposed to toxins like city pollution, tobacco and radiation from the sun or medical procedures. Your body will also use Vitamin C in many different ways such as:

  • Creating Blood Vessels

  • Forming Cartilage

  • Building Muscle

  • Developing Collagen in Bone

  • Storing Iron

Vitamin C has been shown to improve your immune system’s ability to fight viral fungal and bacterial infections.

Here are some of its major benefits:

May reduce your risk of chronic disease

Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that can boost your blood antioxidant levels. This may help reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease.

May help manage high blood pressure

Vitamin C supplements have been found to lower blood pressure in both healthy adults and those with high blood pressure.

Boosting heart health

Vitamin C supplements have been linked to a reduced risk of heart disease. These supplements may lower heart disease risk factors, including high blood levels of LDL (bad) cholesterol and triglycerides.

May reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks

Vitamin-C-rich foods and supplements have been linked to reduced blood uric acid levels and lower risk of gout.

It helps prevent iron deficiency

Vitamin C can improve the absorption of iron that is poorly absorbed, such as iron from meat-free sources. It may also reduce the risk of iron deficiency.

It May help with macular degeneration and lower the risk of cataracts

Vitamin C may help to slow the progression of macular degeneration. Data on cataracts is less clear.

Strengthening the immune system

Vitamin C may boost immunity by helping white blood cells function more effectively, strengthening your skin’s defence system, and helping wounds heal faster.

Improves Mood and Mental Health

Low Vitamin C levels have been linked to an increased risk of memory and thinking disorders like dementia, while a high intake of vitamin C from foods and supplements has been shown to have a protective effect.

Prevents Scurvy From Developing

Adequate vitamin C levels prevent scurvy from developing.

Improves Skin Health

Higher levels of vitamin C have a range of benefits for skin health.

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