Vitamin C

Vitamin C has numerous valuable roles supporting body health. Not exclusive to but including tissue and cellular repair and manufacturing, as well as enhancing the immune system.

Busy lifestyles, limited access to whole foods rich in Vitamin C and current food preparation and processing practices can all contribute to poor dietary Vitamin C. For some just consuming an orange is the sufficient quantity and quality required.

What does Vitamin C do?

The benefits of the water-soluble nutrient have been proposed to be quite general. Some authors suggest, indirect ant-aging, support of cellular repair with damaging inflammatory processes, anti-viral and antibacterial benefits with vitamin C supplementation (Berger & Oudemans-van Straaten, 2015; Maggini, Wenzlaff, & Hornig, 2015; Popovic et al., 2015).

  • Vitamin C helps rebuild the tissue and minimise scarring during injury
  • Vitamin C is critical to hormone production 
  • Vitamin C maintains the integrity of connective tissue-bones, teeth, and blood vessels 
  • Vitamin C supports the immune system 
  • Vitamin C acts as a potent antioxidant

Why supplement with Vitamin C?

Many animals and plants can synthesise Vitamin C. The human body is missing this critical factor to produce this water-soluble essential nutrient. Factors that will increase the bodies demand for Vitamin C include: 

  • Stress, 
  • Infection, 
  • Injury, 
  • Poor diet and 
  • some medications (like oral contraceptives) (Carr & Frei, 1999). 

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