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5 Reasons your body needs more Vitamin C
When flu season rolls around, many people turn to Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, during times of illness for a faster recovery. But supplementing with Vitamin C all year round provides numerous health benefits and could be the boost your immune system needs.
Here are 5 reasons why you should add a little extra Vitamin C to your diet:
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant which supports your immune system and strengthens natural defences by protecting cells from toxic free radicals that when accumulated create oxidative stress linked to various chronic diseases. Vitamin C also plays a role in various metabolic reactions and is important for healthy connective tissue, small blood vessels, bones and teeth.
Vitamin C also encourages the production of white blood cells (lymphocytes and phagocytes) important for protecting the body against infections. Consistent use of Vitamin C will be most effective in supporting your immune system over time.
Vitamin C is vital for normal function of the brain’s blood vessels, nerves, neurotransmitters and connective tissue. It’s especially essential for neurotransmitter production which is vital for the brain and body to communicate.
The brain has the ability to retain the most amount of Vitamin C, even if the rest of your body is deficient, usually containing around 100 times more compared to the bloodstream! The brain can actually remove Vitamin C from the blood if deficiency occurs which can affect the organs and tissues that receive this Vitamin C. Therefore consistently supplementing with Vitamin C ensures there’s enough levels all round!
An antioxidant powerhouse, Vitamin C works to help protect your skin by fighting off free radicals that cause inflammation and damage to the skin’s defence system. Also essential for collagen production and synthesis helping you achieve tighter, healthy, glowing skin. Benefits you can “C”.
Vitamin C is a powerful mood booster! A cofactor required to synthesize serotonin, dopamine, and norepinephrine which are specific neurotransmitters linked to positive moods. It has also been shown that a severe deficiency in Vitamin C can affect emotions negatively.
Vitamin C supplements can also help the body to absorb iron, especially not readily absorbed iron (plant-based sources), reducing the likeliness of iron deficiency. Low Iron has been said to affect mood and cause fatigue and mood swings. Squeeze the most out of life and get some Vitamin C!
Exercise can create oxidative stress within the body, which is why athletes are commonly recommended to eat a diet high in antioxidants to help fight free radicals and repair cell damage. Vitamin C increases blood antioxidant levels, helping the body to fight inflammation and help you recover from training. Whatever your choice of activity, you can benefit from the extra antioxidant boost of Vitamin C and recover faster.
It is also worth noting humans are not capable of making or storing Vitamin C ourselves, so it is important for us to ensure we are getting enough.
A certified organic source of Vitamin C is the best way of boosting your daily intake. With 400mg of natural, wholefood Vitamin C per serve, equivalent to 8 oranges and 1000% the RDI,
Amazonia Raw Vitamin C Complex is the perfect solution to ensure your body is performing at its best all year round.