So let’s talk Vitamin C for a moment - we’ve all heard about how it’s important to have some of that lovely vit-C in our diet but the question is, why?
There are a plethora of reasons why vitamin C is beneficial to your health and we’re going to break it down into 5 nice and easy reasons but first, let’s talk Essential Vitamins!
Vitamin C is an Essential Vitamin like vitamins A, B, D, E, K, folic acid, calcium, iron, and zinc. This means that these vitamins and minerals are required by your body in order to function properly but they’re also the vitamins that your body cannot produce naturally. It is commonly advised that as part of a healthy, balanced diet incorporating as many wholesome foods as possible, you’ll truly be able to grab and absorb as many of these essential vits as poss. It isn’t always easy and the whole process can be daunting if you’re not a healthcare pro or a nutritionist - we know that - so check out our other blogs on how to get the most from your food!
Back to the basics: most people can’t always fuel their bodies with every essential vitamin and that’s why we need vitamin boosts. Head over to our shop to grab yourself some essential vitamin supplements and optimize your health now.
Vitamin C is a strong antioxidant that undoubtedly aids in strengthening your body’s natural defense system. Antioxidants are molecules designed inside the body to protect you from free radicals - these little sods are responsible for oxidative stress and consequently chronic diseases such as dementia, cancer, chrons, diabetes, and heart disease. We do have to admit, these are not exactly desirable and that’s why it’s vital to supplement your health because studies indicate that consuming more vitamin C can increase your blood antioxidant levels by up to 30%.
Supplements help in naturally lowering blood pressure and cholesterol which are both huge contributors to poor heart health. Consuming around 500mg of vitamin C per day may reduce your risk of heart disease. Supplementing your health with a potent vitamin C will also assist your arteries in their function and will help protect them from oxidized cholesterol.
In adults with high blood pressure, vitamin C supplements reduced systolic blood pressure by 4.9 mmHg and diastolic blood pressure by 1.7 mmHg, on average and since blood pressure leads to Heart Disease, it’s a no-brainer people!
Gout symptoms appear when there is too much uric acid in the blood. Uric acid is a waste product produced by the body. At high levels, it may crystallize and deposit in the joints which causes extreme inflammation, rapid onset of pain, and can cause the affected area to become so tender and sore that even the slightest touch can immobilize you!
Interestingly, several studies have shown that vitamin C may help reduce uric acid in the blood and, as a result, protect against these gout attacks. May we just add a cheeky reminder to always stay hydrated throughout the day - lots of water guys, lots!
Vitamin C is a perfect contributor to the body’s white blood cell production. These white blood cells are referred to as lymphocytes and phagocytes which is the body’s awesome contribution to helping us fight infections. Vitamin C helps the white blood cells function more effectively and assists in protecting us from those awful free radicals we just talked about!
Our favourite immune system benefit of Vitamin C is that it keeps us glowing! Vit C is part of the skins defense system and helps to strengthen the barrier of the skin too - pretty cool huh? Cuts, bruises, wounds, you name it, Vitamin C has got your back by helping you recover and heal quicker!
Low levels of Vitamin C has been linked to an impaired ability to think and retain information. Do you ever find it hard to recall past events? To remember certain details about events that took place? Perhaps you feel lethargic, tired, and a little foggy? These are all symptoms of a vitamin C deficiency but are easily controlled now so that you can help your body combat and fight future chronic illnesses related to memory loss like dementia. By controlling your vitamin C deficiency, you’re putting up a beautiful barrier against oxidative stress and inflammation around your brain, spine, and nerves which means you’ll be fighting fit for anything!
As you can see there are countless impressive benefits of Vitamin C that can be absorbed from scrumptious foods and by supplementing your health with a professional range of products like Lamberts Vitamins and Minerals.
Make yourself a force to be reckoned with and keep those essential vitamin levels top-notch and balanced so you’re able to boost your antioxidant levels, lower your blood pressure, reduce your risk of heart disease, dementia, gout attacks, autoimmune diseases, and chronic illness like cancer, eye disease, lead toxicity etc.
Vitamin C has never been so important @COVID_19.
Never has it been so important to supplement your health! Make no mistake, we are not saying that supplements are a cure for coronavirus or COVID but they sure pop you into a better mindset and help to safeguard your body from coronavirus and other nasties alike.
As you’ve learned, taking doses of essential vitamins, specifically C and D means you’re aiding your body’s defenses and reducing your risk of numerous infections. If you’re already experiencing common flu symptoms or COVID 19 symptoms then as part of a healthy recovery plan which includes staying hydrated, resting, and isolating, we do highly recommend replenishing your Vitamin C levels as these can become depleted during infection. You might also want to combine your supplements with an immune boosting treatment plan at Pain Clinic International.
Cheers for checking in - we hope you are ready to explore our vitamin range and get underway with your new, healthy lifestyle.