Why vitamin C is good for you

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Many associate vitamin C with cold prevention and immune protection – but it promotes much more than that.

We need vitamin C for the growth and repair of tissues in our body, and because the body does not store this vitamin in its tissues, we need to consume it on a regular basis.

Since humans lack the enzyme necessary for synthesizing this vitamin, we must obtain it through oral ingestion or for skin support, by topical application.

The highest levels of vitamin C in your body are found in the adrenal glands. If you are stressed, this vitamin is required in higher quantities. 

Increased intake of this vitamin compound is also necessary when your body is exposed to stress caused by heavy meals, smoking, immune impairment, extreme temperatures and chronic use of medications.

A selection of the many health benefits of vitamin C

Immunity: A healthy dose of this vitamin protects our body from infections and maintains healthy bones and teeth. It also improves our body’s ability to repair wounds and keeps protects us from bacteria, viruses and infection.

Common cold: It reduces the severity of cold symptoms and can also lessen the unpleasant effects of the common cold, including inflammation, runny nose, and aches.

Antioxidant: It is a powerful and effective antioxidant that protects our body from free radicals that cause oxidative stress.

Hypertension: Vitamin C lowers the blood pressure by relaxing the blood vessels.

Stress: It helps the body deal with stress by supporting healthy levels of the stress hormone cortisol.

Production of collagen: It is a required component for the production of collagen.

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