Did you know vitamin C is indispensable for the proper functioning of the body? Vitamin C is one of many antioxidants that can protect against damage caused by harmful molecules called free radicals, as well as toxic chemicals and pollutants. Free radicals can build up and contribute to the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.
Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrition markers for overall health and wellbeing. There is good evidence taking vitamin C for colds and flu can reduce the risk of developing further complications, such as pneumonia and lung infections.
According to recent research, vitamin C affects cells on the inside and outside of the body. It is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues and it is also an essential part in the body’s ability to produce collagen, a protein that helps support tendons, ligaments, blood vessels, and our skin together. It also helps to repair wounds by facilitating the growth of the connective tissues, which speeds up the process of healing wounds.
Vitamin C may also offer benefit in these other areas: boosting the immune system, lowering hypertension, the treatment of lead toxicity, curing cataracts, treatment of cancer, combating stroke, maintain elasticity of the skin, the healing of wounds, and controlling the symptoms of asthma, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling.
A study published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links between nutrient intakes and skin aging in 4,025 women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C intakes were associated with a lower likelihood of a wrinkled appearance, dark spots, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance. Topical Vitamin C is an effective way to treat dark spots, hyperpigmentation and early signs of aging caused by overexposure to the sun. Dark spots are caused by an increase in melanin that produces pigment in the skin and can be caused by hormones, the sun, or the result of inflammation such as acne or eczema.