Do you take vitamin C supplements?
We all know vitamin C when it’s rainy season and we’re feeling under the weather. It helps boost our immunity if we’re down with a cold. In fact, research shows it can shorten the duration of the common colds.
But ascorbic acid is packed with more health benefits than preventing complications of the common cold.
As a mom, I can’t afford to get sick. Yes, it’s expensive and it’s difficult too. There’s no one to take care of my family and most of the chores at home.
So, let me share with you some of the good effects of vitamin C on our body.
*Note that this is for informational purposes only. Please consult your physician for any concerns.
Your skin and hair stay healthy
As a potent antioxidant, Vitamin C helps fight againts oxidative stress — the one caused by environmental pollutants. This kind of stress contributes to skin aging and wrinkles. Moreover, Vitamin C assists in building collagen which keep your skin supple.
It can reduce the risk of weight gain and obesity
A high level of Vitamin C in the body can mean lower body mass index. It helps make carnitine, a protein-like molecule that helps prevent fat from being absorbed.
It can help decrease your blood pressure
Did you know that a 500 mg daily ascorbic acid supplements can moderately reduce blood pressure according to a recent study by John Hopkins? In those with hypertension, there was a 5 mm drop in mercury.
How, you ask? According to the researchers, this Vitamin can function as a diuretic, eliminating sodium and water, thereby reducing blood pressure.
You have lower risk of developing cataract and visual acuity loss
Did you know that supplementing people aged 55 and above with 500 mg Vitamin C along with other vitamins can reduce their risk of having age-related macular degeneration by 25%?
Macular degeneration occurs when the central portion of the retina deteriorates. If not treated promptly, it can lead to loss of vision.Laser therapy and medication are other treatments besides vitamin supplementation.
On the other hand, dietary Vitamin C can also help prevent having a cataract and slow down its progression. A UK study made during a 10-year period concluded that this vitamin delays the start of having cataract. The subjects who had high amounts of vitamic C in their diet lowered their risk by about 33%.
It assists in absorbing iron into your body
Research shows that Vitamin C makes iron into a form that is easily absorbed in the body. In one study, taking 100 mg of Vitamin C with a regular meal increased iron absorption by almost 70%.
Vitamin C from Diet
You can get these awesome health benefits by eating certain fruits and vegetables. Citrus fruits such as orange, lemon, and grapefruit. But did you know some fruits contain even higher amounts of this vitamin? Guava, papaya, lychee and kiwi actually provide more vitamin C than the citrus fruits mentioned.
Interestingly, several vegetables also have ascorbic acid. Vegetables with the most vitamin C include broccoli and cauliflower. Other veggies that have significant amounts are red and green peppers, cabbage, spinach and other green leafy vegetables.
VitaGreen C: Non- acidic Vitamin C Supplement
Now, while it’s great when we can eat these fruits and veggies, there are times when they’re not part of our regular diet.
That’s why I take vitamin C supplements. But I recently discovered that ordinary ascorbic acid supplements are harsh on my tummy. So I joined the #CDiffferently campaign and switched to Vitagreen C which is non-acidic.
Each capsule has 100% premium UK sodium ascorbate in a vegetarian capsule so I’m assured of its quality. It’s also a non-GMO non-bovine product.
Last week, my husband and daughter were both sick. They had cough and colds. I knew being sick was out of the question so I took VitaGreen C with iron to increase my immune system. I’m relieved I didn’t catch it.
I also noticed that I have more energy and feel less fatigued when I take VitaGreen C regularly. It’s water-soluble so the excess is just excreted by the kidneys.
By the way, you can buy VitaGreen C from Beauty Manila and Easy Cures.
Have you tried Vitagreen C?