Who doesn’t want to live a healthy life? Especially with healthy and radiant skin.
Vitamin C has enormous benefits in helping heal the body of infections, and it is considered an antioxidant that helps protect your cells against free radicals, which are the result of all kinds of stresses on the body. To get that radiant skin you need to address those pathogens that impinge on your immune system, along with other strategies.

When it comes to youthful glowing skin, one of nature’s secrets is, to flood your body with Vitamin C! So, the questions we need to look at are: how to heal the body with vitamin C? What other aspects of Vitamin C need to be considered? How does Vitamin C affect your other organs? You may be surprised these extra benefits, along with glowing skin.

What is Vitamin C and Where is It Found?

Ascorbic acid or Vitamin C is an essential nutrient found abundantly in citrus fruits, red and green peppers, and kiwi fruit. This particular vitamin is not produced in the body, so it is a necessary element that needs to be ingested. Although your body cannot produce it, ingesting it has many impressive health benefits. It has been discovered that without Vitamin C supplementation, your body many not have the necessary combination of essential nutrients to stave of diseases, or viral attacks. It is commonly advised to heal the body with supplements that contain Vitamin C and other vital vitamins and minerals.

Vitamin C is a water-soluble carbohydrate-like substance that is involved in certain metabolic processes. Being water-soluble means that it dissolves in water and therefore can be easily delivered to your tissues. However, it is not stored well.

My preference when taking Vitamin C is when it is in liposomal form. Liposomal means that the vitamin is encapsulated in ‘pockets of fat cells called liposomes. Having Vitamin C coated in pockets of fat, means that instead of the Vitamin C being flushed out of your body easily, it can be retained and moved around the body more easily. You therefore get greater absorption if you ingest a liposomal Vitamin C compound.

So, let’s now talk about what wonders this miracle vitamin it is doing inside our bodies and under the skin.

Vitamin C as An Immune System Booster

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After the emergence of COVID-19, the importance of Vitamin C as an immune booster became more widely known. You might have heard how Vitamin C prevents curable diseases such as scurvy and other variety of diseases, due to its role in reducing inflammation. However, more importantly, it is of huge benefit for immunity support and general health.

It also helps in reducing the severity of allergic reactions. It’s a strong fighter against infection and viruses. So, to stay fit and healthy, as a general recommendation, you should add more Vitamin C to your daily intake.

Vitamin C Aids in Iron Absorption

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The role of iron in the body is to help make red blood cells. Iron transports oxygen around the body. Your body also needs iron to help make various hormones. This means that iron helps to heal the body with oxygen by increasing the body’s ability to carry oxygen through the blood vessels. Iron also has a role in the generation of specific responses to infection. Vitamin C increases this process by boosting the ability of iron absorption in the body. Vitamin C and iron work together because Vitamin C enhances this iron absorption. (We will not go into this further as there are many chemical reactions and combinations that are beyond the scope of this article.)

Vitamin C Assists in Weight Loss

Who doesn’t want to lose weight, build muscles or maintain where they already are?

According to studies, Vitamin C is inversely related to body mass. People who have adequate Vitamin C status, burn 30 percent more fat. Individuals who lack an adequate amount of Vitamin C in the body are more resistant to fat mass loss. In other words, you will lose more fat if you have the right amount of Vitamin C in your system.

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Sometimes it may get really difficult and you need extra assistance. Some people try different supplements and medicines to achieve weight loss goals. Many of these pills and potions attack fat, or improve digestion and metabolism. Many of these supplements introduce more chemicals into the blood stream and may not be advantageous in the long term. You can obtain Vitamin C from various foods such as: citrus fruits and sweet potatoes. However, it is recommended that you take Vitamin C, alongside your workout and diet plans.

Vitamin C Aids in Healing Wounds

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Vitamin C has an important role in chronic wound healing and skin health. It helps in the formation of collagen which is the most important protein of connective tissues. There is a connection between Vitamin C deficiency and loss of important skin functions. Physicians usually recommend Vitamin C supplements for better skin health and better wound healing.

Vitamin C for Cardiovascular Health Benefits:

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A healthy heart is a promise to a healthy life. There are many factors that increase the risk of heart diseases. Some of which are high blood pressure, high levels of triglyceride or bad cholesterol, and low levels of HDL (high-density lipoprotein) or good cholesterol.

Vitamin C is associated with reducing those factors which may cause the risk of having heart diseases.

A research study consisting of 293,172 participants who took at least 700 milligrams of vitamin C daily for 10 years, had a 25 percent less risk of heart diseases. Compared to those who didn’t take the vitamin C supplements at all.

How does it help in lowering blood pressure? Well, as we all know Vitamin C is water-soluble. It acts as a diuretic causing your kidneys to remove more sodium and water from the body. This process helps to relax the blood vessel walls and lower the blood pressure.

Lower blood pressure means that you are more protected from the chance of having a stroke. Hence, enhancing cardiovascular health.

In short, it looks like consuming at least 500 to 1000 mg of Vitamin C daily will aid you in leading a healthy life with a happy heart.

Increase Natural Beauty With Vitamin C Love:

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Everyone wants healthy, glowing, youthful skin and, shiny hair. Vitamin C is the secret ingredient to it. Your goal for getting clearer skin and stronger hair starts with vitamin C.

Vitamin C helps in building the protein collagen, and it accelerates the process of cell renewal. As you already know it helps in boosting iron levels, and helps oxygenate your cells. which will all help you in maintaining beautiful hair and healthier skin.

If you are into skincare regime, you may have heard of Vitamin C serums.
According to beauty experts, taking Vitamin C in your diet is not enough. It’s not guaranteed to go straight to your skin. So, using serums and creams specially crafted for beauty enhancement purposes will help you achieve the goals you are after.

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The benefits are not only limited to clearer skin but also it is a good source of hydration and brightening purposes. It also helps in reducing hyperpigmentation and limits the appearance of dark circles. It promotes collagen production through the process of collagen synthesis. Which helps in keeping fine lines and wrinkles at bay.

Whys is this so? It is because Vitamin C is the important co-factor for the two required enzymes for collagen synthesis. Prolyl hydroxylase helps in stabilizing the collagen molecule and lysyl hydroxylase which gives structural strength.

How will you know if you are Vitamin C deficient?

Generally, vitamin C deficiency is rare in developed countries. Still, there’s one in twenty people, who are suffering from its deficiency.

Since it’s a water-soluble vitamin, it cannot be stored in your body in larger amounts. That means you need to keep up your regular intake. Ideally by consuming fruits and vegetables or in some cases, by supplements.

Early signs include fatigue, swollen gums, easy bruising and bleeding, joint pain, roughness, and bumpy skin. If the condition gets worst, it may lead to brittle bones, nail and hair deformities development, longer wound healings, and a weaker immune system. Inflammation, iron deficiency, anaemia, and sudden weight gain can be other signs to notice.

The good news is, that these symptoms can diminish as soon as the correct
Vitamin C levels are restored.

Recommended Dosage Allowance (RDA) per day for different ages:

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Even though Vitamin C has an overall low toxicity risk in healthy individuals, too much intake of it can cause some adverse side effects including cramps, nausea, and diarrhoea.

Moreover, it is known that high Vitamin C intake increases the body’s absorption of iron. Still, consuming it too much could cause problems for people with hemochromatosis. This is a condition in which the body retains too much iron.

Therefore, IOM has established the tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL) for vitamin C regardless of gender, which is as follows:

Even though Vitamin C has an overall low toxicity risk in healthy individuals, too much intake of it can cause some adverse side effects including cramps, nausea, and diarrhoea.

Moreover, it is known that high Vitamin C intake increases the body’s absorption of iron. Still, consuming it too much could cause problems for people with hemochromatosis. This is a condition in which the body retains too much iron.

Therefore, IOM has established the tolerable Upper Intake Levels (UL) for vitamin C regardless of gender, which is as follows:

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The Way Forward

Knowing all the factors now, we hope it’s easier for you to understand the importance of Vitamin C, and how it helps to heal the body.

You can get your daily boost of Vitamin C with a well-balanced diet by adding more vegetables and fruits. Although getting sufficient vitamins and minerals in the diet has been found to be difficult due to the lack of minerals in the soil. There’s no guarantee that you can eat the required amount from your diet, so you need to add some supplements to fulfil your need.

Also too, there are no serious side effects of taking Vitamin C since our body is designed to flush out the excess amount. It will only consume what is essentially required.

So, what action will you take now to make sure your body is in tip top shape, flushed with the necessary amounts of Vitamin C to help stave off infection, support your immune system and have a radiant glowing skin?

Everyone needs Vitamin C. Make a commitment to your health and longevity this year.

All the best for a happy and healthy life!

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