The Healing Wonders of Vitamin C
Vitamin C could be touted a wonder food nutrient thanks to the wide variety of functions it performs in healing the body and maintaining health.
VITAMIN C BENEFITS
Most of you will stock up on the vitamin C the minute you start to feel under the weather. However, there are many other uses for vitamin C.
It gives you youthful skin.
Vitamin C is an important in collagen production. It’s also a potent antioxidant which can help to prevent premature aging. These two combined, will help in creating youthful skin.
It’ll make you stress less.
Your adrenal glands need Vitamin C (amongst others) to function effectively. During times of stress, your body will use up much more vitamin C than usual. Vitamin C is an essential vitamin as your body cannot make it and you need to obtain it from our diet or through supplementation.
It helps your wounds to heal quicker.
Taken orally, vitamin C helps wounds to heal quicker. It does this by helping to heal the connective tissue, it also has anti-inflammatory properties.
Protection from toxins and aids smokers.
Every cigarette you smoke uses up about 1000mg of vitamin C from your body. This is because Vitamin C supports and aids detoxification and/or neutralisation of many harmful substances. It helps certain heavy metals to be more easily eliminated in urine.
It supports heart health.
As mentioned, vitamin C is a potent antioxidant. The antioxidant properties of vitamin C helps to prevent heart disease by stopping free radicals from damaging artery walls, which could lead to atherosclerosis or plaque formation.
It can reduce your suffering from allergies.
Vitamin C is a natural anti-histamine and therefore the right does can be useful in the prevention and treatment of hayfever and hives.
It supports your immune system.
Vitamin C can reduce the severity and duration of viruses such as the common cold but ideally it should be used as a preventative rather than a cure.
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