The Amazing Benefits of Vitamin C
As kids we were always told to “drink your orange juice – get your vitamin c - it’s good for you”
But, do we know how important it is? or why it’s so beneficial?
THE ULTIMATE IMMUNE BOOSTER
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic or ascorbate is often looked at as a “cure for the common cold”. Well, it is debatable that it is actually a cure but more of a prevention and when consumed daily, can also aid in shortening a cold.
Vitamin C achieves this by boosting your immune system so your body can fight off those nasty germs. Unfortunately, our bodies do not produce vitamin C naturally so that means we need to consume it. The best way, of course, is through Fruits and veggies
FOODS THAT ARE RICH IN VITAMIN C
Sweet Peppers (green, red & yellow)
Any of these can be eaten in their raw state, cooked or juiced to get their vitamin C benefits.
VITAMIN C IS ESSENTIAL FOR THE SKIN
When it comes to skin care, Vitamin C:
· Improves skin’s texture
· Has Anti-aging benefits
· Prevents Hyper-pigmentation
· Repair sun damage
· Brightens the skin
· Helps fade dark spots
· Aids in collagen formation
· Is safe and effective
ARE YOU GETTING ENOUGH VITAMIN C
The Institute of Medicine’s recommended Dietary Allowance for vitamin C for both men and women 19 years and older is mentioned below. This does not apply to women who are pregnant or nursing, as they have different nutritional requirements and should consult the advice of their health care provider on the amount of Vitamin C needed.
Recommended Dietary Allowance:
Fruits and veggies not really your thing?
Worried you are not getting enough vitamin C? Vitamin C deficiency is fairly rare and if you are taking a multivitamin you are most likely getting at least some of your recommended serving of vitamin C.
There are many other ways you may already be getting it in without even noticing for example canned tomato products contain vitamin C, think pasta sauce as well as salsas. Some herbs are also high in vitamin C like cilantro, Thyme and Basil.
Other ways to get in more vitamin C is by looking into supplements that contain vitamin C. A great example is Glamour Nutrition’s Natural Collagen
According to the National Institute of health “Vitamin C is required for the biosynthesis of collagen”
In other words, Vitamin C stimulates collagen production
Vitamin C is essential for producing Collagen
As we age, collagen production declines and consequently your skin’s appearance and elasticity is affected. Increasing collagen levels can help your skin look firmer, increase smoothness and help your skin cells keep renewing and repairing normally. Scientifically designed to promote beauty from the inside out, Glamour Collagen is composed of premium ingredients such as High Quality Hydrolyzed Peptinex B Collagen which has been broken down into smaller molecules, called peptides for better absorption. Studies have shown that collagen peptides are well absorbed in the digestive system and make their way to targeted tissues, where they act as building blocks for the elasticity and health of your skin. In addition Glamour Collagen also contains Vitamin C (Ascorbic acid). The antioxidant properties of Vitamin C and its role in collagen synthesis makes Vitamin C a vital molecule for skin’s health.* - GLAMOUR NUTRITION
So, whether you are drinking that morning glass of orange juice, chomping down a big bowl of kale, or simply taking a supplement - getting your daily dose of Vitamin C is super important!