Vitamin C is one of the safest and most effective nutrients, experts say. Though it may ncure for the common cold, the benefits of vitamin C may include protection against immune system deficiencies, cardiovascular disease, prenatal health problems, eye disease, and even skin wrinkling. A recent study published in Seminars in Preventive and Alternative Medicine that looked at over 100 studies over 10 years revealed a growing list of possible benefits of vitamin C. In recent times, I noticed that Vitamin C has received a great deal of attention, and with good reason. Higher blood levels of vitamin C may be the ideal nutrition marker for overall health.
How Much Vitamin C Is Enough?
Most of the studies by experts examined used 500 daily milligrams of vitamin C to achieve health results. So, unless you can eat plenty of fruits and vegetables, you may need to take a dietary supplement of vitamin C to gain all its benefits. I’llrecommend that you take 500 milligrams a day, in addition to eating five servings of fruits and vegetables.I’ll advise you to CONTACT me to schedule a FREE 20-minute phone consultation where we could discuss your unique case.
It is just not practical for most people to consume the required servings of fruits and vegetables needed on a consistent basis, whereas taking a once-daily supplement is safe, effective, and easy to do. I noticed that only 10% to 20% of adults get the recommended nine servings of fruits and vegetables daily.Expert says that there is no real downside to taking a 500-milligram supplement, except that some types may irritate the stomach. That’s why I recommend the non-acidic, buffered form of vitamin for my client’s – Balance – Buffered Vitamin C. 
Vitamin C’s Role in the Body
Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is necessary for the growth, development and repair of all body tissues. It’s involved in many body functions, including formation of collagen, absorption of iron, the proper functioning of the immune system, wound healing, and the maintenance of cartilage, bones, and teeth.
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 like cigarette smoke. Free radicals can build up and contribute to the development of health conditions such as cancer, heart disease, and arthritis.
Vitamin C is not stored in the body (excess amounts are excreted), so overdose is not a concern. But it’s still important not to exceed the safe upper limit of 2,000 milligrams a day to avoid stomach upset and diarrhea.In order not to exceed the upper limit, I’ll advise you to CONTACT me for more support.
Water-soluble vitamins must be continuously supplied in the diet to maintain healthy levels. Eat Vitamin-C-rich fruits and vegetables raw, or cook them with minimal water so you don’t lose some of the water-soluble vitamin in the cooking water.Vitamin C is easily absorbed both in food and in pill form, and it can enhance the absorption of iron when the two are eaten together.Deficiency of vitamin C is relatively rare, and primarily seen in malnourished adults. In extreme cases, it can lead to scurvy — characterized by weakness, anemia, bruising, bleeding, and loose teeth.
The Health Benefits of Vitamin C
According to recent research, vitamin C may offer health benefits in these areas:
• Stress: A deficiency in vitamin C is associated with many stress-related disease. It is the first nutrient to be depleted in alcoholics, smokers, and obese individuals. And because vitamin C is one of the nutrients sensitive to stress, maintaining levels of vitamin C can be an ideal marker for overall health.
• Colds: When it comes to the common cold, vitamin C is not a cure, but some studies show that it may help prevent more serious complications. 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.
• Stroke: Although research has been conflicting, one study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition found that those with the highest concentrations of vitamin C in their blood were associated with 42% lower stroke risk than those with the lowest concentrations. The reasons for this are not completely clear. But what is clear is that people who eat plenty of fruits and vegetables have higher blood levels of vitamin C.
• Skin Aging: Vitamin C affects cells on the inside and outside of the body and its antioxidant properties can be beneficial when it comes to aging. 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, dryness of the skin, and a better skin-aging appearance. In addition, topical management with Vitamin C have been shown in some studies to reduce wrinkles. If you would like to learn more about this, don’t hesitate to CONTACT me for more support.
Other studies have suggested that vitamin C may also:
– Improve muscular degeneration.
– Reduce inflammation.
– Reduce the risk of cancer and cardiovascular disease.
How to Get More Vitamin C in Your Diet?
This antioxidant super-nutrient is found in a variety of fruits and vegetables. Yet, according to dietary intake data and the 2020 U.S. Dietary Guidelines, many adults don’t get enough vitamin C in their diets. This is especially true of smokers and non-Hispanic black males, according to research by the University of Arizona.The foods richest in vitamin C are citrus fruits, green peppers, strawberries, tomatoes, broccoli, white potatoes, and sweet potatoes. Other good sources include dark leafy greens, cantaloupe, papaya, mango, watermelon, brussels sprouts, cauliflower, cabbage, red peppers, raspberries, blueberries, winter squash, and pineapples.Here are eight easy ways to work more fruits and veggies into your diet each day:
– Add pureed or grated fruits and veggies to recipes for muffins, meatloaf, and soups.
– Keep cut-up fruits and veggies on hand so they are ready for a quick snack.
– Frozen fruit slices make a cool summer treat.
– Include dark lettuce, tomatoes, and shredded broccoli slaw on all your sandwiches and wraps.
– Eat raw veggies with hummus, low-fat dips, and salsas.
– Add fresh or frozen berries to muffins, pancakes, cereal, and salads.
– Throw a handful of dried fruit on top of your cereal or in a baggie with nuts for an easy snack.
– Enjoy a glass of vegetable juice as a filling and low-calorie mid-afternoon snack.
Vitamin C is a water-soluble vitamin that must be obtained from the diet or supplements. It has been linked to many impressive health benefits, such as boosting antioxidant levels, lowering blood pressure, protecting against gout attacks, improving iron absorption, boosting immunity, and reducing heart disease and dementia risk. Overall, vitamin C supplements are a great and simple way to boost your vitamin C intake if you struggle to get enough from your diet. I’ll advise you to CONTACT me to schedule a FREE 20-minute phone consultation before starting any dietary supplement.
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