Vitamin C, also known as ascorbic acid, is a water-soluble vitamin. Most plants and animals synthesize enough vitamin C for their own requirement. However, the body of humans cannot synthesize vitamin C due to the absence of an enzyme named gluconolactone oxidase. Due to this reason, the only source through which we can get this essential vitamin is to ensure that our diets are packed with vitamin C. Fruits and vegetables are good dietary sources through which we can get a good supply of vitamin C. The recommended RDA of Vitamin C is 75-90mg. However, recent studies have shown that to get the best health benefits from vitamin C, you would need to take about 500mg of vitamin C daily. This amount of vitamin C can not be gotten just from fruits and vegetables, supplements like EVERGREEN Vitamin C would be needed to boost your Vitamin C stores. Here are some 10 amazing things that you stand to gain from taking daily Vitamin C supplements:
1. Reduces the risk of chronic diseases
Chronic diseases are broadly defined as conditions that last one year or more and require ongoing medical attention or limits activities of daily living or both. Studies show that individuals with high intakes of vitamin C have a lower risk of a number of chronic diseases, including cancer, eye diseases, and neurodegenerative conditions.
2. Lowers risk of heart disease
It has been proven that taking a Vitamin C supplement greatly reduced LDL (low-density lipoprotein) which is bad cholesterol. Therefore, taking at least 500mg of vitamin C daily may reduce the risk of heart disease.
- Help manage high blood pressure
Vitamin C may act as a diuretic, removing excess fluid from your body. This may help lower the pressure within your blood vessels.
4. Reduce blood uric acid levels and help prevent gout attacks
Gout is a complex form of arthritis that can affect anyone. Some of the characteristics of gout include sudden and severe pain attacks, tenderness, swelling, and redness in the joints, most times the joint at the base of the big toe. Gout is caused by a condition known as hyperuricemia, i.e. a condition where there is too much uric acid in the body. Several studies have shown that Vitamin C may help reduce the amount of uric acid in the blood, which eventually could protect against gout attacks.
5. Necessary for growth, development, and repair of all body tissues
Vitamin C is important in the formation of collagen, blood vessels, cartilages, and muscles. This enables it to carry out the function of maintaining the integrity of many body tissues, especially the skin during the growing and developing stage of a child. It also helps to repair worn out tissues, which is important as kids tend to get wounds more often. Vitamin C speeds up the healing process and helps the child develop healthy bones, and teeth.
Vitamin C is a powerful antioxidant that protects the skin cells against the damaging effects of free radicals caused by constant exposure to UV (ultraviolet) radiation. It also helps collagen formation, prevents skin dryness, improves hair quality, and enables a better skin-age appearance, so you can “shine bright like a diamond” as you age.
7. Increases Iron Absorption
Vitamin C has been shown to boost iron levels. It helps the body absorb iron easily, especially among children, women who have lost a lot of blood due to menstruation, pregnant women, and vegetarians, who are the most susceptible to iron deficiency. So, taking a vitamin C supplement helps them absorb iron faster.
8: Stops Cold-complications
There is not enough proof that shows that vitamin C prevents colds, but it has been shown that vitamin c prevents complications that might arise from cold, such as acute bronchitis and pneumonia.
- Boosts Immunity
Vitamin C improves the production of white blood cells known as lymphocytes and phagocytes which protects the body and helps it to fight against foreign bodies that may cause infections. Vitamin C also helps these white blood cells to function more efficiently, while protecting them from damage that may be caused by free radicals.
Vitamin C has been proven to help relieve stress in people. Vitamin C is water-soluble and is quickly used up or excreted from your body. It should be consumed several times per day. This is more necessary when your body undergoes any kind of physical, emotional, or environmental stress. The quantity of vitamin C required varies by person and by the stress level. As stressful events increase, the need for many nutrients, but especially vitamin C.
Carrot-top Drugs Limited has a range of Vitamin C supplements for the whole family. Whether it is the EVERGREEN VITAMIN C 100mg, which is perfect for kids, or it’s the EVERGREEN VITAMIN C 500mg and 1,000mg for the grown-ups, we’ve got you all covered as your plug for ever-refreshing, IMMUNE-BOOSTING Vitamin C supplements.