Vitamin C is known as the “Super Vitamin.” It has so many benefits to the body, it is one of the most important ones we can take to improve and maintain our physical well-being, our muscle tissues and our outside skin appearance.
Internally, vitamin C is important for connective tissue repair. It is beneficial to athletes participating in a variety of sports, but it is also important for those of us who want to maintain muscle tissue and elasticity. Vitamin C is especially important to body builders whose training could cause connective tissue damage. It promotes a healthy immune system and may help to prevent the dip in immune function that may occur right after exercise.
Vitamin C is also an antioxidant! It may help to reverse some of the oxidative damage that could have occurred from exercise. Oxidative damage, caused by free radicals, may interfere with the cells’ ability to function normally and is believed to play a role in many different health conditions, including the aging process, cancer, and heart disease. Taking regular doses of Vitamin C could reverse unknown health conditions, such as those mentioned above.
Direct Benefits to the Body
Vitamin C is also known as a stress reliever or preventative. When the immune system is weakened, people tend to get more stressed out than normal, and our bodies cannot take on typical stress factors as easily. Vitamin C equips the body with the strength to face the day’s challenges, without it draining the nutrients from our immune system.
Vitamin C is a preventative against colds and flu. Consuming doses of vitamin C will help our bodies’ natural defense system to defend itself against the common cold. It will also reduce infection from pneumonia.
Topical Use of Vitamin C
Vitamin C helps the body on the inside and outside. It is known as the “Skin Vitamin” for good reason. A study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition examined links of skin aging in women aged 40-74. It found that higher vitamin C levels were associated with a less wrinkled appearance, less dryness of the skin, and better skin appearance.
The mega-vitamin is also well-suited for topical use. At Yvonne’s salon, we carry one of the best products on the market for your skin, called Skin Scripts Vitamin C Green Teac Serum.To purchase this product, just call our office or come by and pick one up. This product is just $36.00 per 1oz. and is great for the face
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Taking Vitamin C Orally
Doses of 500 milligrams are typical, but vitamin C can be taken in larger doses of 1000 with no side effects. Vitamin C will help you avoid illnesses and maintain good health. Here are some typical foods containing vitamin C.
- Orange juice, 1 cup: 97mg
- Broccoli, cooked, 1 cup: 74mg
- Green pepper, 1/2 cup, 60mg
- Kiwi Fruit, (medium size): 70mg
- Cantaloupe (8 ounces): 59mg
Consuming vitamin C on a daily basis will improve your health, well-being, stress level, and skin appearance. It can even help you live a fuller, more productive life!